What is Coronavirus (Covid-19), and what should we do if we have symptoms?

Coronavirus information is constantly developing due to being so new What is Covid-19 – the disease that started in Wuhan?It is triggered by a known user of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before, but like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially contaminated either worked or frequently shopped within the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the center of the town within Wuhan, China….

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Coronavirus’ Primary Targets: Seniors, Men, Cigarette Smokers

Viruses can attack one segment of the population more severely than another. The 1918 flu, which claimed 50 million lives globally, particularly affected young adults. The Zika outbreak that ravaged through Brazil in 2015-2016 had an impact that was especially devastating pregnant females, attacking the brains of the foetuses they carried. COVID-19, the illness triggered by the coronavirus which originated in Asia, appears to reach more severe levels with with…

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Why masks are necessary

As COVID-19 cases continue to spike across the US, wearing a mask is more important than ever. We discuss why that is and how you can help prevent the spread As the Corona Virus pandemic enters into July, experts and researchers are constantly learning new information about the disease and updating health guidelines. Initially the CDC recommended that only those who were sick wear masks, aside from health care workers…

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Keeping Your Distance to Stay Safe – COVID 19

With the number of COVID-19 cases growing every day, psychologists offer perspective on how to separate yourself from others, while still getting social support from people in your life. Around the world, public officials are asking individuals who have contracted or been exposed to the coronavirus to practice social distancing, quarantine, or isolation measures to slow the pandemic spread of the COVID-19 sickness. Social distancing involves keeping a secure distance…

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Why Exercise is Essential for Your Health

Most people know that exercise is a critical component in maintaining a healthy balance in their daily lives. Still, we may not understand why or what physical activity can do for the human body. It’s vital to keep in mind that we have evolved from nomadic predecessors who spent nearly all their days moving around in search of shelter and food, traveling long distances on a daily basis. Our bodies…

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What is ECF Volume Overload?

A volume overload refers generally to an expansion of the ECF volume. An expansion of the ECF volume typically occurs during heart failure, nephrotic syndrome and in liver cirrhosis. A renal sodium retention leads to an increase of total body sodium content. This increase results in varying degrees of volume overload. In heart failure, the decreased ECF volume leads to an increased effective circulating volume, which in turn causes the…

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What is Vitilgo Impact on the Skin?

Vitiligo is the loss of skin melanocytes with circumscribed depigmented skin areas of different sizes. The cause of vitilgo is unknown but is likely based on genetic and autoimmune factors. The diagnosis is usually clear from the skin findings. Popular treatments include topical corticosteroids (often with calcipotriol combined), calcineurin inhibitors (tacrolimus and pimecrolimus), and narrow-band ultraviolet (UV) B psoralen and UVA If large areas are affected, the disease may respond…

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WIlson’s Disease

(Wilson’s disease, Hereditary copper toxicity) The Wilson’s disease leads to the accumulation of copper in the liver and other organs. Hepatic or neurological symptoms develop. The diagnosis is based on a low caeruloplasmin, high urinary copper excretion and the results of a liver biopsy. The treatment consists of a low-copper diet and drugs such as penicillamine or trientine. Wilson’s disease is a disorder of copper metabolism that affects men and…

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Understanding Bruton’s Disease ( X-Linked Agammaglobulinemia)

(Bruton’s disease) The X-linked agammaglobulinemia is characterized by low or absent immunoglobulin levels and lack of B cells, leading to recurrent infections with encapsulated bacteria. (See also Overview of immune deficiency disorders, and approach to the patient with an immunodeficiency disorder.) The X-linked agammaglobulinemia is characterized by low or absent immunoglobulin levels and lack of B cells, leading to recurrent infections with encapsulated bacteria. Agammaglobulinemia is a primary immunodeficiency disease…

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What is Zap-70 Deficiency?

The ZAP-70 (zeta-associated protein 70) deficiency is characterized by an impaired T-cell activation, which is caused by a malfunction of signal transduction. ZAP-70 deficiency is a primary immunodeficiency disease which includes cellular immune deficiencies. Inheritance occurs as an autosomal recessive. The ZAP-70 protein plays an essential role in T-cell signaling and T cell selection in the thymus. A ZAP-70 deficiency leads to defects in T cell activation. Patients with ZAP-70…

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