What are Zellweger Spectrum Disorders?

IntroductionCauses and symptomsEpidemiologyDiagnosisTreatment and managementReferencesFurther reading Zellweger spectrum disorders (ZSDs) are a group of rare genetic diseases marked by a lack of functional peroxisomes caused by mutations in various PEX genes. Zellweger spectrum diseases are a subset of peroxisome biogenesis disorders that span a clinical spectrum of severity from severe to lesser phenotypes. Several metabolite abnormalities are commonly found in […]

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Health Technology Around the World

IntroductionWhat is Health Technology?A History of Health Technology and its AdvantagesHealth Technology in ChinaHealth Technology: Leveraging Blockchain in the USATelehealth Technology in GermanyThe Future of Healthcare TechnologyReferences Health technologies can support the implementation o effective national health and care systems. These are defined as data-enabled infrastructure that supports policy and planning. In addition, they can inform effective public health and […]

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How Can Sleep Affect Men's Health?

Introduction What is Considered to be Appropriate Sleep? The Interrelationship Between Disrupted or Inadequate Sleep and the Manifestation of Disease Sleep and Erectile Dysfunction Sleep and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Sleep and Male Fertility Conclusion References Further Reading Sleep is known to affect several systems and processes in the body. Overarchingly, sleep deprivation is associated with negative health consequences. Sleep […]

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Future of Sustainable Pharmaceuticals

IntroductionPrinciples of Sustainable Drug DiscoveryGiants Leading the WayConclusionReferences Sustainability in pharmaceutical development and marketing is crucial for human welfare since the use and role played by medicines will only increase as the human lifespan increases, and greater numbers of people live out their lifespans. Unless these medicines are produced ethically and greenly, the planet will come under greater environmental stress. […]

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Intersectionality in Healthcare

Importance of intersectionalityReal-world issues without intersectionalityTraining in intersectionalityBenefits of intersectionalityConclusionReferencesFurther reading Importance of intersectionality What is intersectionality? This relatively new term has to do with each individual's unique experiences of discrimination and stigma, experiencing intersecting layers of oppression from different social identities. This could include race, sex, religion, and class. Why is this important in healthcare? On the patient's side, […]

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What is Chorionic Villus Sampling?

IntroductionThe Chorionic Villus Sample ProcedureRisks and Contraindications of Chorionic Villus SamplingPreterm LaborFetal Limb-Reduction Abnormalities and Chorionic Villus SamplingReferences Chorionic villus sampling is a prenatal diagnostic test performed for prenatal genetic testing involving a biopsy of placental tissue between 10 to 13 weeks gestation. The tissue harvested is the placental villi. According to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, prenatal […]

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Incontinence and Mental Health

IntroductionAbout Urinary IncontinenceUI as the Result of Mental DiseaseMechanism of AssociationUI as the Cause of Mental IllnessManagementReferences Urinary and fecal incontinence refers to the involuntary leakage of urine and feces. They are related both as cause and result to the presence of mental illness. About Urinary Incontinence Urinary incontinence (UI) affects many adults but is often suffered in silence because […]

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How Forensics is Used to Determine the Diet of Ancient People

The United Nations predicts that the global population will reach 10.9 billion by the current century. Researchers anticipate that this rapid population growth will increase the global demand for food by 59% to 98% by 2050, inevitably altering the current agricultural sector. In addition to a growing population, several factors associated with climate change, including water scarcity, rising global temperatures, […]

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Comorbidities in Older Adults

IntroductionPopulation growth, aging, and comorbidityBurden of diseaseReferencesFurther reading As a result of an increase in life expectancy, several issues related to longevity and health arise. One of these is comorbidities.  Comorbidity is the concurrence of one or more clinical conditions in a single person. Chronic disease occurrence is more common with increasing age. For example, the likelihood of possessing two […]

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The Post-COVID Future of Telehealth and Telepsychiatry

Introduction In touch 24/7: how COVID-19 re-energized telehealth What is Telepsychiatry? Digital methods used in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness The new direction of telehealth A virtual bridge between patients and doctors More effective at a distance: doctor-to-doctor telemedicine The role of AI in remote image analysis References Further reading The spread of COVID-19 has been a significant […]

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