COVID-19 and Reproductive Health

The coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was declared a global pandemic by WHO in March 2020. It was not only a health emergency but also put a halt on economic and social relations. COVID-19 is a viral infectious disease that is spread through respiratory droplets. It mainly attacks the lungs although some investigations […]

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What Are the Health Benefits of Music?

Music holds a unique and important place in virtually all cultures on earth today and has likely held a similar position for tens of thousands of years. Its historical prominence is clearly evident through artifacts such as a vulture bone flute found in Hohle Fels, Southern Germany, in 2008. This flute was carbon-dated to be approximately 40,000 years of age, […]

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Demócratas proponen ampliar beneficios de Medicare para la audición. ¿Qué pueden esperar los consumidores?

El gigantesco proyecto de ley de gastos domésticos del presidente Joe Biden agregaría beneficios para servicios de audición al programa tradicional de Medicare, una de las tres principales prestaciones nuevas que los demócratas habían solicitado. La administración Biden parece haberse quedado corta en su ambición de ampliar las prestaciones dentales y oftalmológicas junto con las auditivas. El senador Bernie Sanders, […]

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Medical students celebrate in-person White Coat Ceremony

“You,” said Lisa Moscoso, MD, PhD, “are a sight for sore eyes.” Even with a mask on, it was evident that Moscoso, associate dean for student affairs and a professor of pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, wore a huge smile. She joyfully welcomed 124 future physicians, the school’s entering class of 2021, to their White […]

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Maternal Health and Hepatitis

Inflammation of the liver is known as hepatitis. Hepatitis can be of many types, including hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and autoimmune hepatitis. Infection with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) is one of the most common health problems in the world. In China, the prevalence of HBV infection among women of reproductive age may be as high as 2–8%, […]

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Anthropogenesis and COVID-19

The emergence of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS–COV-2) virus in Wuhan, China, in 2019 and the subsequent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has been linked to the anthropogenic biodiversity crisis and climate change. History of COVID-19. The disturbance or destruction of the natural environment through human activity has resulted in a loss of biodiversity. Consequent to these […]

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What are the Health Effects of Loneliness?

Loneliness is a subjective feeling associated with a lack of social interactions in combination with several internal factors relating to personality. Increasingly, loneliness is becoming viewed as a risk factor for several major negative health outcomes. Image Credit: Jorm S/Shutterstock.com Social isolation and loneliness are both sources of chronic stress and hypervigilance that lead to reduced sleep quality, physiological changes […]

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Effect of Stress on the Thymus

Both acute and chronic stress in many different forms can lead to a condition known as acute thymic atrophy, which can severely impact the health of the immune system. Thymus. Image Credit: Nerthuz/Shutterstock.com What is the thymus? Except for jawless fish, the thymus is found in all vertebrates. The thymus is a primary lymphoid organ located above the heart that […]

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