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Health And Fitness

Infectious Diseases and Their Effect on Human Lives

January 26, 2021

Human history has witnessed several epidemics that have changed the course of medicine, leading to innovative treatments. People have become more aware of infectious diseases and realized that an outbreak can have serious repercussions on a global level. […]

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History of Science

Who was Dr. Alexander Fleming and How was Penicillin Discovered?

November 27, 2020

Accidents in the laboratory have played a key role in Dr. Alexander Fleming’s career. These accidents didn’t cause any harm. Instead. his trained scientific eye and the willingness to adapt to unexpected situations enabled him to make incredible discoveries. So, how did he accidentally discover Penicillin? […]

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History of Science

Discovery of Penicillin Was Made Possible By Germ Theory

November 27, 2020

Toward the end of 19th century several physicians and scientists noticed certain inconsistencies with the theory of humors, which led to the development of the germ theory of diseases. What were these inconsistencies and startling discoveries, and why is the development of germ theory considered to be a revolution? […]

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Health News

Protecting Your Vision: The Consequences of Vitamin A Deficiency

November 4, 2020

Deficiencies of vitamin A in the United States are not common. However, up to half a million children each year in developing countries, particularly in Africa and Southeast Asia, become blind as a consequence of vitamin A deficiency. Professor Anding explains the symptoms of deficiency, as well as toxicity. […]

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Health And Fitness

A Case of Different Media Reactions to a Single Piece of News

October 7, 2020

Media headlines can shape our views about world issues, including diseases and medical interventions. To attract audiences, the writers of these catchy headlines can even give a different picture of reality. Read on to see how media can react differently even to the same story. […]

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Health And Fitness

How Media Headlines Create a Frenzy Regarding Infectious Diseases

October 7, 2020

Media headlines and stories can exaggerate or underestimate health issues. While they overstated the case of the Ebola outbreak, they had varying reactions towards the flu and vaccination. Here is a timeline of the media coverage of the effectiveness of the flu shots in the 2017-2018 season. […]

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Coronavirus News

Great Courses Professor Discusses Medicinal Prevention of COVID-19

July 18, 2020

Japan urged silence on roller coasters to prevent coronavirus spread, “The Guardian” reported. In an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Japanese authorities are asking roller coaster riders and sports game attendees to refrain from shouting. A Great Courses professor talks medicinal prevention. […]

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