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Recent Advancements in Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is among the most common neurodegenerative disorders. Classified as a movement disorder, it is characterized by bradykinesia, rigidity, rest tremor, and postural instability. The treatment of this condition is currently centered on dopaminergic tone in the corpus striatum of the brain since a shortfall in dopamine stimulation of these neurons is thought […]

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What is the Human Virome?

The Virome: A New Frontier in Physiological Understanding Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, terms such as “virology” and “immunity” have become constant mainstays on virtually all communication platforms. As such, the general population has become highly aware of the threat posed by highly contagious viruses and the measures we can take to hamper […]

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Importance of Research into Rare Disease

According to Global Genes, around 7,000 rare diseases affect approximately 350 million people worldwide. Millions of these people are still waiting and hoping for effective treatment. As the name suggests, rare diseases only affect a small fraction of the global population, for instance, in Europe individuals with rare diseases occur in the ratio of 1 […]

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The Effect of Diet on Mental Health

The brain controls and regulates most of the body’s vital functions, conscious or not. For this reason, it is essential that the brain receives a steady supply of fuel and oxygen. The fuel is obtained by metabolizing nutrients made available in the bloodstream, originating in the digested food. The brain consumes 20% of the daily […]

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The Gender Gap in Mental Health

According to research, socially constructed differences in roles and responsibilities, status, and power between men and women contribute to differences in mental health, health-seeking behavior of those affected, and responses of the health sector and society as a whole. Mental health. Image Credit: SewCream/Shutterstock.com When analyzing the conducted research, it is vital to keep in mind […]

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What is Bloom Syndrome?

Bloom syndrome (BSyn), also known as Bloom-Torre-Machacek syndrome or Congenital Telangiectatic Erythema, is a rare, inherited genetic disorder. It is characterized by photosensitive skin, short stature, a red rash that appears primarily on the nose and cheeks, mild immune deficiency with increased sensitivity to insulin resistance similar to type 2 diabetes, and a significantly increased […]

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Plant-Based Drugs and Medicines

Plants have been used as the source of drugs for long ages, and as of today, approximately 70,000 species have been screened for their potential utility as medicines. In recent decades, several antitumor drugs have been derived from plants, including paclitaxel (from Taxus brevifolia) and camptothecin, using fractionation techniques based on bioactivity. At present, about […]

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What Are the Health Effects of Air Conditioning?

In response to global warming, human beings have been forced to adapt in response to the long-term warming trend. Long-term warming is concomitant with severe weather events such as heatwaves, cold spells, extreme rainfalls, or storms. One adaptation to extreme heat events is the installation of air conditioning (along with heating and ventilation) in homes […]