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Health And Fitness

Herpes: What Causes the Infection?

February 14, 2021

There are four main viruses of clinical significance in the herpes virus family. The viruses are never eliminated from the human body and after the primary infection can recur due to precipitating factors. […]

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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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Medicine and Disease

Bacteria That Produce Dangerous Toxins

January 31, 2021

The DTP vaccine is developed to fight against three infectious diseases in humans: diphtheria (D), tetanus (T), and bordetella pertussis (P). The harmful toxins produced by the pathogens can affect adults and infants alike. In some cases, chances of contracting a disease is more in children. This vaccine helps boost the immunity of the human body against these diseases. […]

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Health And Fitness

Bacteria: Anatomy and Functioning

January 30, 2021

The human body contains innumerable types of bacteria. These microorganisms can help humans directly; for example, E. coli. However, not all bacteria are beneficial for humans. These harmful bacteria are known as pathogens. […]

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Polio: An Infectious Disease of Epidemic Proportions

January 27, 2021

The beginning of the 20th century faced an outbreak of epidemic proportions caused by the polio virus. This virus mostly affects young children and infants and can cause severe damage to their nerves that can lead to paralysis, and in some cases death. […]

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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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Zinc, Vitamin D, and the Common Cold

December 8, 2020

People and scientists have always looked for effective cures for the common cold. Two of the less popular ways, suggested by some scientists, are taking zinc and vitamin D, but these may really not cure a cold. […]

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Health And Fitness

Does Chicken Soup Cure a Cold?

December 8, 2020

There is no definite cure for the common cold yet, but the most common cure for a cold is having soup. It is an old method and looks like an inseparable part of cold remedies, but its efficacy has been put to test in some research studies. […]

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