KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Biden Declares the Pandemic ‘Over’

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on Acast. You can also listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, or wherever you listen to podcasts. President Joe Biden’s declaration in a national interview that the covid-19 pandemic is “over” has complicated his own administration’s efforts to get Congress to provide more funding for treatments and vaccines, and […]

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What is Amebic Colitis?

IntroductionCauses and symptoms of amebic colitisAssociated complications of amebic colitisPathophysiology of amebic colitisDetecting amoebic colitisTreatment of amoebic colitisReferencesFurther reading Amebic Colitis is caused by the anaerobic parasitic amoebozoan Entameba histolytica. This bacterium infects the mucosa in the colon and accounts for 100,000 deaths annually. The parasite infects 10% of the world’s population. Diagnosis of amoebic colitis is often difficult as gastrointestinal symptoms […]

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What is Amebic Colitis?

IntroductionCauses and symptoms of amebic colitisAssociated complications of amebic colitisPathophysiology of amebic colitisDetecting amoebic colitisTreatment of amoebic colitisReferencesFurther reading Amebic Colitis is caused by the anaerobic parasitic amoebozoan Entameba histolytica. This bacterium infects the mucosa in the colon and accounts for 100,000 deaths annually. The parasite infects 10% of the world’s population. Diagnosis of amoebic colitis is often difficult as gastrointestinal symptoms […]

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Decarbonization of Healthcare and the Life Sciences

IntroductionTactics to Reduce Carbon EmissionsEvidence of Healthcare and Life Sciences Making Steps Towards DecarbonizationHow the COVID-19 Pandemic has Impacted Decarbonization StrategiesReferencesFurther Reading At their core, decarbonization strategies aim to reduce carbon dioxide emissions that are a result of human activity, with the long-term goal of eliminating them altogether. In 2015, 175 parties (174 states and the European Union) signed the […]

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Decarbonization of Healthcare and the Life Sciences

IntroductionTactics to Reduce Carbon EmissionsEvidence of Healthcare and Life Sciences Making Steps Towards DecarbonizationHow the COVID-19 Pandemic has Impacted Decarbonization StrategiesReferencesFurther Reading At their core, decarbonization strategies aim to reduce carbon dioxide emissions that are a result of human activity, with the long-term goal of eliminating them altogether. In 2015, 175 parties (174 states and the European Union) signed the […]

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Dental Care; How to Brush your Teeth

IntroductionTooth brushing recommendationsTooth brushing techniques in adultsTooth brushing techniques in childrenReferences Food particles that stay in the mouth mix with saliva and build up a sticky substance on the teeth. The colorless film of bacteria that thus forms on the teeth along the gum line is called plaque. The hardened form of plaque, called tartar, is attached to the enamel […]

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What Role has Social Media Played in COVID-19?

IntroductionSocial Media and COVID-19: What are the Downsides?Social Media and COVID-19: Is there an Upside?Millennials, Generation Z and Social MediaReferencesFurther Reading In the wake of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), many turned to social media for information and guidance. There are both positive and negative aspects to this behavior. These range from the spread of misinformation to the indispensable role social media […]

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What is Public-Private Mix in Healthcare?

IntroductionGreater Private InvolvementThe Spectrum of Public-Private Healthcare InvestmentPros of Private HealthcareCons of Private HealthcareCons of Public HealthcarePros of Public HealthcareSome Possible CompromisesConclusionReferences Even as medical technology becomes more sophisticated and expensive, healthcare providers have been battling the need to keep costs within affordable limits, while still pushing consumption of goods and services to as high levels as reasonably justifiable. This […]

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