health Tag

Medicine is one of the most coveted and noble professions- and this is no joke. The studying and knowledge part of it is one giant part of it- it enables one to stand in a position toassess and understand what the patient is undergoing- but another testing element of this profession is the responsibility of dealing with patients who could be in pain, not able...

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The term ‘psychedelic’ is derived from the Greek wordspsyche, "soul, mind" and delein, "to manifest", hence "soul-manifesting", the inference being that psychedelics can access the soul and develop unused potentials of the human mind. Scientifically speaking, the primary action of a psychedelic is via serotonin receptor agonism, leading to an altered state of consciousness. Although these drugs are mostly associated with recreation, parallelism can be...

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Using screws and wires for fixing fractured bones is a common procedure. In fact, in some cases, these may be the only solution. However, what is also common is the probability of these screws causing an infection. It is common for patients to feel an irritation in the operated area, and if on further check-up, the problem is considered severe, the screws and such other...

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“The Interdisciplinary Healthy Aging Initiative brings together stakeholders both within the university and outside in an effort to deal with healthspan—we’re not really interested in lifespan per se,” exclaimed Jon Tilly, Northeastern University’s Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Biology at Northeastern University. “We’d all love to live longer. What makes the IHAI effort unique is we want to achieve true healthcare, which...

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  What separates humans from most other species is our multifaceted internal neural system which sets our mobility apart from all. The science of human movement is a complex one, and often research in accordance to it during situations such as strokes or hindrance of any kind of movement, draws to no conclusion because of this very complexity. The nervous system is like a house of...

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Synthetic biology allows scientists to use the concept of both engineering and molecular biology to successfully change the molecular construction of a cell. Using different viruses to get the modification done, they get the cell to act in the desired manner. These re-engineering methods can help treat diseases such as cancer and diabetes, but for a long time, it was unknown, as to how to...

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The growing advancement in the field of medical science is equally countered by the growth of new variants of deadly diseases. Modern civilisation has also brought with it modern civilisational hazards. In the recent decade, we have seen the Zika virus, Ebola virus, and Cancer which affects the lives of millions. One of all those new diseases is the growth of HIV aids. In 2018,...

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food

The United States Department of Agriculture tracks only a fraction of chemical compounds in our food that we consume, roughly around 150 fats, amino acids, sugars, and other nutrients in the things we eat. While these are important, they represent only a tiny fraction of the chemical compounds that make up our food.   “If you look closer at our foods, we don’t have just 150 nutrients,”...

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Climate change effects

Political lobbyists, the fossil fuel industry, media moguls, and some individuals have spent more than the last 30 years sowing doubts about the reality of climate change; as it just doesn’t exist. It has been estimated that the world’s largest five publicly-owned gas and oil companies have been spending about $200 million a year for lobbying to delay control and block climate protection policies.   Lately, their...

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One of the great challenges of our time is that of climate change. Since time immemorial, we have been told that the need of the hour is sustainable growth. The idea is that a balance had to be struck between capitalist notions of growth and the negative consequences that come with the relentless pursuit of this goal. The United Nations has sustainable development goals (or...

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