Health and Disease

Pills Kill.

The pills, they kill. Drugs can have a variety of affects depending on the drug, the user, and their circumstances. Learn about the short- and long-term consequences of medications as well as how your body processes them.

Efficacy of CAR-T cell Therapy in Patients with Hodgkin lymphoma who Relapse or Experience Primary Refractory Disease

CAR-T cell therapy shows promising results in cancer treatments, however, in terms of treating Hodgkin’s lymphoma it is considered an option when patients relapse or experience primary refractory disease. CAR-T cell therapy is considered a good alternative to regular treatment as the safety is high and, at the same time, it makes many patients respond…

Ageing, genetics and Parkinson’s

Nowadays vast amounts of misinformation surface the internet, constructing controversies. Within the same spectrum, healthcare professionals seek to support or contradict the argument, through evidence-based judgement. Likewise, contributing factors of Parkinson’s disease stand firm ground between the evaluation of healthcare professionals across the platform. The Parkison’s debate, distinctly separates itself into three categories, which will…

Arya Bhatt: Water Fluoridation

Water fluoridation is the adjustment of fluoride ions within the public water supply. Through extensive research, water fluoridation has been evidenced to improve the oral health of the wider population, especially in areas of lower deprivation where levels of oral health are seen to be much worse. This article will look into how water fluoridation…

Magic Mushrooms: A Revolutionary Clinical Treatment

Introduction  Psychedelics, additionally known as hallucinogens,  are a class of drugs that are hallucinogenic, and can cause changes in perception, mood, and cognitive processes when they are taken by individuals (1). The most well-known psychedelic is psilocybin  – the key compound in magic mushrooms, which are prominent for the hallucinogenic effects they induce when ingested…

Poxes and Vaccinations

This article discusses vaccinations through the lens of poxes, namely the small poxes that inspired Edward Jenner and the rapidly rising cases of monkey pox around the world. What are poxes? Poxes have a large double-strand DNA genome and an oval shape. Animals are the major carriers of the virus, and they also cause it.…

Importance of Oral Health

This article gives an introduction to the importance of oral health for a better overall body health and how countries all over the world are attempting to better the oral health of the general population.

Influence of Technology in Dentistry

This article briefly looks at some technologies and how they are being utilised to provide the best care for dental patients. With procedures becoming more accurate and patients receiving better care, it is only inevitable more of these technologies will be seen in the future.

How Cold Medicine May Be Contributing to the Spread of Disease

Cold medicines are amongst the most commonly prescribed drugs by American doctors, however, healthcare professionals are beginning to acknowledge the many flaws with these types of medications. The first and most notable being increased transmission of infection, and the second being that medicated individuals may stay sick for longer. Despite these flaws, these drugs are…

An Unorthodox Solution to Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is an extremely common disease, especially among the elderly, but we have not discovered a cure for the disease.  At the Department of Biomedicine in the University of Basel, Switzerland, a research team thought of using cartilage tissue from the nasal septum, a structure that holds the formation of the nose.  For this study,…

Ethics Behind Organ Transplantation in the Modern Day

For the past 67 years, the ability to donate viable organs to a recipient in need, known more commonly as organ transplantation, has been a life-saving treatment for those living on the edge of life. But, with great advances comes great imperfection. With the unequivocally difficult decisions of allocation, many physicians ask themselves the question:…

Autism Spectrum Disorders and Music Interventions

The use of music for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) dates back to the 1940s and over time has been adopted by clinicians. This article discusses the condition and its causes and analyses the potential of music therapy to improve the cognitive and social abilities of ASD patients through a neurological lens.

The 10/90 Gap and Its Impact on Malaria

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.

The Plague in the Modern Day

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?

The Exoticization of Epidemics

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…

A Look Into India’s Black Fungus Epidemic

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.

SSRIs: Helping You or Hurting You?

When faced with conditions such as depression and anxiety, psychiatrists are quick to prescribe selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIS). While these medications are effective in alleviating psychiatric symptoms, many fail to acknowledge the serious long-term and short-term repercussions these drugs pose. 

ADHD, ASD, and Schizophrenia

There are several psychological disorders and if we begin to study them one by one, we will be able to observe very distinct characteristics in each one. However, the scope of this article covers 3 common psychological disorders and includes a brief but explanatory profiling of each

What OCD Really Entails

Many of us have all too often heard phrases along the lines of, “this is making me feel OCD” or “I’m so OCD about this thing,” but what is OCD really? Is it as simple as being particular about the arrangement of objects in a given space or the order of colours and letters, or…


Insomnia is a condition of sleep disorder present in the lives of many people. People with insomnia experience hardships in terms of going to sleep, falling asleep, and experience sleep in general in their day-to-day life. Out of all sleep disorders, insomnia is emphasized to be the most common amongst many individuals. Overall, insomnia is…

How Have Viruses Contributed to Human Evolution?

Evolution can be defined as the biological process by which the physical characteristics of creatures change over time, new types of creatures develop, and others disappear. With the recent coronavirus pandemic it’s very easy to regard viruses as the enemy of evolution: an arm’s race between a host and a pathogen. This article will explore…

Phobias and How We Can Treat Them

Phobia: the irrational fear of an object or situation. Almost everyone has some irrational fears, however, phobias are when this fear inhibits you from staying grounded and makes you uncontrollable. Specific phobias are one of the most common mental disorders, with an estimated prevalence ranging from ~7% to ~15%.

Link Between Social Media and Mental Illness

In today’s digital age, many children are given cellular devices before they have even reached 12 years old. Upon receiving these new phones or tablets, children are immersed into an unfamiliar yet intriguing online world of viral videos, photoshopped images, and trendy lifestyles. While seemingly benign, this newfound online immersion can be detrimental to a…


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