Medical Research

"Fake News" Causes Mass Fear Over "Deadly" Vaccines

On January 15th, 2018, a writer, Baxter Dmitry posted an article on the site “yournewswire.com”, that sparked controversy on vaccinations. He claimed that this years flu shot did the exact opposite of what it was suppose to. In his words Many health officials believe that 2018 will ultimately be the worst flu outbreak that we have experienced since 1918.”. With a bit of research it was easy to find out that this was not as true as he made it sound.

Should the US legalize marijuana

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Orthotrichum lyelli

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A team of researchers discovered incredolous amounts of cadium and arsenic in the air of the hotspots of Portland, which can prove hazardous to human health such as development of anomalies in children and cancer. During the investigations of these hotspots, the same team of researchers found an unlikely indicator of highly polluted air: the moss named Orthotrichum lyelli, which is not only cheaper than the current method they are using, but also much much more economical.

The United States raising state of public health emergency on opioid crisis

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On October 26th, the Trump administration has declared the opioid crisis to be a national public health emergency under the federal Public Health Service Act in order to combat the “worldwide problem” with deep-reaching negative effects of drug abuse. In a speech delivered, he decries how the United States has lost “at least 64 000 Americans to overdoses, that’s 175 lost american lives per day, that’s 7 lost lives per hour” in 2016.

Summary of the article “Neuroscience maps new ways to treat human fear and anxiety”

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I read an article called Neuroscience maps new ways to treat human fear and anxiety written by Anne Q. Hoy on October 24th 2016. This article was about the paper published in September by Joseph LeDoux, professor of science and director of two institutes at New York University, and Dr. Daniel Pine, chief of the National Institute of Mental Health Intramural Research Program. In short, they say that fear and anxiety occur in two different sets of neutral circuits that react differently to threats instead of occurring in a single “fear center”.

What we learned about Early Modern Medicine.

The 18th century, a time period viewed as the Enlightenment, was one evolution and advances in Europe. The medical field still had a strong non-scientific influence, but it can be considered as the start of the rise of scientific medicine (Rodgers, 2017). Many important books were printed and distributed, which was the start of the increasing importance of the human anatomy (Spray).

Summary of the article "Random Errors in DNA Replication Play Major Role in Cancer"

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I just read the article named “Random Errors in DNA Replication Play Major Role in Cancer” written by Meagan Phelan in March 23, 2017. This article was about scientists discovering that cancers do not have only environment and heredity as principal sources, but also random errors created in the body itself. These errors, called “R” mutations, have been localized into replications of DNA. Before that discovery, researchers haven’t given a big attention to the mutations, but now that this case is raised, people are more conscious.

Random Errors in DNA Replication Play Major Role in Cancer ... What Else ?

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A lot of element can cause a cancer but one of them is particularly grabbing our attention: the “R mutations” or “random mutations”. In fact, two-thirds of mutations in human cancers are engendered by a random error in DNA replication and this happen even when the cells are completely healthy. This means that heredity and environment have a greatly lower impact on cancer mutation than everybody always thought. Up until now, R mutations have been neglect but these mutations need to be taken very seriously.