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Health And Fitness

The Changing Outlook Toward Infectious Diseases

April 13, 2021

The late 1900s saw the rise of new infectious diseases such as the Legionnaires’ disease, genital herpes, HIV, EBV, RSV, and the norovirus. Millions of people around the world were infected and it was a serious challenge for healthcare personnel to find the cause of these diseases and develop a cure. […]

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Viral Diseases of the 1950s and 1960s

April 12, 2021

The mid-1900s, especially the ’50s and ’60s was an era of change. A drastic change in lifestyle brought with it several viral diseases that were highly infectious and gave rise to a medical crisis. […]

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Health And Fitness

Seemingly Benign Infections of the 1950s in the US

April 12, 2021

Aside from the poliomyelitis, several of the childhood diseases such as mumps and measles were defeated in the United States in the 1950s, and some of the scientists believed that the worst was over. There were, however, a few bacterial infections such as strep tonsillitis, childhood ear infections, and the common cold that were still prevalent in the United States. […]

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Health And Fitness

The Foundations of Modern Medicine

March 5, 2021

Modern medicine would not be what it is today if not for the contributions of the inventors and innovators, whose contributions have helped shape the history of medicine as well as human beings. […]

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Health And Fitness

Fungal Diseases: Causes and Types

February 25, 2021

A more complex life form, fungi are eukaryotic cells that contain a nucleus and many organelles. Fungal diseases can be quite harmful even though they do not affect humans directly. […]

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Health And Fitness

Viruses: How Are They Different from Bacteria?

February 14, 2021

Unlike bacteria, viruses cannot survive outside a living organism. They can only live and multiply inside host cells. They are the smallest microbes and were first seen through the electron microscope that was invented in 1931. […]

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Lifestyle News

Much-Needed Comedy Brightens a Difficult Start to the Year

January 31, 2021

The new year has begun turbulently, highlighting our need for a good laugh. CNN has published a listicle of places to find exceptionally good humor in such trying times, from podcasts to books. Different societies approve or disapprove of humor. […]

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