Autism Spectrum Disorders are characterized by deficits in social communication and restricted repetitive behaviors. Differences in the development of producing and processing language and body language are common in those with ASD, impact social communication, and are affected by differences in the brain.
In his book, Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell discusses the consequences of power distances in a high-stakes profession such as aviation. Findings on ample research executed on the effect of power distances in aviation transformed the profession’s approach to operations in a cockpit. Flying in a cockpit may emulate circumstances in an operating room in a hospital; both are high-stakes and leave no room for errors. Thus, to some degree, we may be able to apply similar principles in healthcare in order to maximise safety for every patient.
This article explores the commonality of poor eyesight among the general population and why such conditions have become more prominent in recent years. It also investigates potential factors which can better or worsen eyesight and suggests ways to avoid further damage to one of the most highly developed human sensory organs.
The malaria epidemic has been rampant for generations, and unfortunately remains a significant problem predominantly in the developing world. This article looks at the pathology of malaria, as well as the 10/90 Gap and how this contributes to the lack of global action to tackle this problem and the root causes.
One factor that is crucial in addressing vaccine hesitancy is the discussions between healthcare providers and patients. Although seemingly insignificant, the language used by providers during these conversations may influence the vaccination decisions of patients, an influence which has the potential to be beneficial when utilized alongside other interventions.
Recent research on the use of pirfenidone suggests it may be suitable for treatment in patients with heart failure. The drug is already approved for treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and has shown some promising results in the reduction of myocardial fibrosis in patients with a preserved left ventricular ejection fraction, potentially providing a new approach to treating heart failure.
Cancer: Will We Ever Cure it, And How Long Will That Take? A Scientific and Humanitarian Perspective.
Cancer leads today’s medical research industry and is a disease affecting so many lives and mercilessly killing millions across the world. So, are we close to ever finding that perfect cure, or not?
This article reviews the benefits of music for patients with dementia. It outlines current pharmacological treatments for dementia and the basics of music perception, before reviewing medical literature regarding music therapy.
This experiment aimed to determine the effects of varying ascorbic acid concentrations towards the cellular respiration of S. cerevisiae. The results collected from this experiment will yield insight in generating new implications and directions for antifungal medication towards virulent strains of S. cerevisiae.
While current cancer therapies have undoubtably saved many lives, they are currently toxic and have the potential to be greatly improved using nanotechnology. This article is a review of novel nanoparticle-based cancer therapeutic/diagnostic studies and concludes with a nanotechnology-based ovarian cancer therapy proposal.
3D printing is a well-known technology, and recently its revolutionary significance in clinical settings has started to be researched and utilised. This article explores the various medical applications of 3D printing, both currently and hopes for its future.
Green tea contains many antioxidants such as polyphenols that can reduce inflammation in the lungs and protect lung tissue from the harmful effects of smoking such as lung cancer.
Alice In Wonderland Syndrome sounds like a rather harmless disease and an unusual one as well, but it is more of a deadly symptom which in most cases is fatal.
Parkinson’s disease is a very prominent neurological disorder, whose complexity may not be fully understood by many people. This article thus provides a scope of the new treatments being researched for this particular disease as part of understanding the significance of the disease as a whole.
In this article, we will be exploring both the COVID-19 pandemic and also asthma care in the United States. This article will dive deeper into understanding how both COVID-19 and asthma correlate with one another and how this pandemic has overall affected our population (specifically Black Americans living in the United States).
In this article, the topics of mechanism within humans that allow for both appertite and body weight regulation will be explored. This article will dive deeper into not only obesitity, but also a deeper understanding of leptin cycles, JAK-STAT pathways, etc.
Depression Treatments: To Try or Not To Try? An Analysis of Treatment Efficiencies for this Common Mental Health Disorder
There are many depression treatments available to patients today, ranging from therapy to medication. However, their effectiveness varies per individual. This article examines certain treatments and their viability as options for patients based on the results of statistical trials.
This article explores how eating disorders have significantly escalated during the COVID-19 pandemic amongst adolescents whose lives have been uprooted and upturned since it began in November of 2019.
Despite its growing pervasiveness, there currently exists no standard cure for Parkinson’s disease. This review discusses the mechanisms utilized by four primary treatment options and utilizes research regarding the safety/efficacy of each to establish a recommendation for future research and development.
Even though it is not often acknowledged, the lymphatic system is vital to the immunity of a person. This system performs many functions and is involved with removing toxins and waste. There are certain steps you can take to have a healthier lymphatic system.
Yellow Fever is an internet slang phrase that is often thrown around but the real term is actually a really rare infectious tropical disease! Learn all about the symptoms, causes, and treatment through this article that will give you all the basic information about the viral infection.
Modern society emphasizes the importance of conservation of resources and sustainable development, instilling these virtues from a young age for the betterment of society. However, in what ways beyond simply awareness could the movement towards conservation be encouraged?
River pollution and water pollution, in general, has become a major focus of the public in recent decades. In fact, just this month, a fire broke out in the Gulf of Mexico following a gas leak. These events can be environmentally destructive, and…
The first major drug to treat Alzheimer’s diseases was recently approved in 18 years by the FDA for clinical use. While this may sound promising, it has received a lot of criticism. This article is a summary about this drug, aducanumab (aduhelm), and its hopes for the future.
CRPS is a neurological disorder characterised by intense pain and has significant biological and psychological effects on individuals with the condition.
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken the world by storm and has impacted not only many people but how medicine is now perceived. This article will focus on how the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced our attitudes, behaviors, engagement, and our personal responsibility in our society and examine more in depth the long lasting effects due to the mass pandemic.
The Black Death, an epidemic caused by what is known today as the plague, devastated Europe and much of Western Asia during the 1300s. Many assume that the plague is a thing of the past, and they are partially right. However, that raises the question: how is the plague fairing in the modern world?
Scientists often study local customs, traditions, and practices before implementing an epidemic control centre in a respective country. This is when anthropology and science combine their forces to work towards a similar goal. However, this marriage of anthropology and science may prove to be detrimental for healthcare due to the subconscious presence of prejudices and biases.
As sedentarism sweeps through today’s world, we must be cognizant of the damage we are doing to our minds and bodies. Not only does physical inactivity deplete your brain of crucial hormones needed for well-being, therefore increasing the risk of mental illness, but it also wreaks havoc on your physical health and is an increasingly large cause of mortality. Fortunately, it is not too late to fix your lifestyle and put a stop to the harm inactivity is inflicting on your body.
Colour blindness is typically used as an umbrella term for any form of colour deficiency condition. In actuality, colour blindness is more complex and varied, and can have huge impacts on the individuals with the condition.
This article explores the neurological effect of substance and alcohol abuse and explores the treatment options available from the British healthcare system, the NHS.
An article exploring the causes, symptoms and various types of motor neurone disease. The article also looks at the current treatments to try to improve patients’ quality of life.
As India’s COVID cases skyrocket each day, doctors have recently been reporting a rash of cases of a rare infection: the black fungus. Cases are seen mostly among recovering and recovered COVID-19 patients. In this article we will be debunking the facts about the new Black Fungus Infection of India.
We often hear about forms of alternative medicine, which are medications not usually prescribed by doctors. Some of these have been popularized recently, while others have been passed down for generations. Out of all of these, homeopathy has remained one of the most prominent variants of alternative medicine. Why is it so popular, and is there any merit to it?
The immune systems of neonates are, unsurprisingly, different and less developed than those of adults.
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