An abstract representation of the monkeypox virus. Monkeypox is a virus within the Poxviridae family. Monkeypox has clinical presentations similar to smallpox, though usually with a much smaller fatality rate (~10%).1 In 1958, the monkeypox virus was first identified in monkeys transported from Africa to Denmark.  The virus has been documented in other mammals, misleading
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Physical exercise offers several health advantages, whether you are a competitive athlete, participate in a recreational sport, or practice yoga. Nutrition and physical exercise go hand in hand when enhancing your workouts or increasing sports performance. What you consume before and after exercise, as well as daily, can have a significant impact on how you
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Booster vaccines Multiple variants of SARS-CoV-2 were identified throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus’ genetic material can mutate whenever viruses replicate inside a host cell. Since SARS-CoV-2 is a rapidly spreading virus with a high replication rate, it has many opportunities to evolve and change.1 A new study investigates the differences between the Omicron variant
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Juvederm is one of the most popular dermal filler brands these days. It has gained popularity because of its high-quality composition, exceptional safety, and great results. While having a broad product line, Juvederm manufactures solutions with different aesthetic purposes, such as facial volume restoration, wrinkle reduction, and lip augmentation. But how exactly does Juvederm work
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A young girl fighting to breathe. Since the discovery of cystic fibrosis (CF) in 1938, there have been significant increases in life expectancy for those with CF. Treatments such as antibiotics and physical therapy are responsible for the increased life expectancy into a person’s 30s.4  However, these treatments still have limits as they do not
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Artificial sweeteners vs. sugar Aspartame and sucralose are popular amongst consumers looking for a healthy sugar substitute. Attacking sugar as the cause of obesity and heart disease is a typical practice. The use of artificial sweeteners continues to be studied. New data is contraindicating the trend of artificial sweeteners as a healthy alternative. Some of
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Vectors such as mosquitoes and flies are responsible for thousands of deaths per year globally. They carry disease causing germs and transmit them to humans either directly or indirectly through food. Undergoing treatment when you are suffering from a vector-borne disease can, at times, drain you both emotionally and financially. However, with a little caution,
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3D render of a male figure in sprinting pose with leg joints highlighted and shattering Joint instability is a condition that can lead to pain, reduced mobility, and other complications. It can affect people of all ages and genders, but it’s more common in people with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Many different treatments are available
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Fighting monkeypox with vaccinia vaccines Monkeypox is a painful and debilitating viral infection. Cases have been rising rapidly since April, causing the World Health Organization to declare the monkeypox outbreak a global health emergency as of July 20221. Thankfully, science is on our side and vaccinia-based vaccines may be the key to stopping another pandemic.
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SaMD companies have taken off during the past years, helping create more accessible, personalized and effective healthcare. There is so much potential that the software as a medical device market is projected to continue growing at a CAGR of 70% through 2026—second only to pharma and drug development.  SaMD comprises technology across diagnosis, treatment, prevention
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Sharp jawlines. Chiseled cheekbones. Defined facial contours. It seems like today; these features are something of a prerequisite in Hollywood… but how?  Three words: buccal fat removal. For years, it seems like the Hollywood elite kept this trendy aesthetic procedure on the hush-hush; whispers about its magical powers to permanently contour faces are saved for
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A new study shows that engaging in solitary drinking during young adulthood can greatly increase the risk of developing Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). Drinking alcohol has become an integral part of most social events and gatherings and is particularly prevalent amongst adolescents. However, while most adults drink while in the company of others, studies show
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Air pollution is estimated to have caused 6.7 million deaths around the world in 2019.  As the leading environmental cause of premature death, air pollution has been linked to several health conditions, including stillbirths, asthma, neurological and mental health disorders, strokes, and lung cancer.  These consequences are more prevalent in marginalized populations.1 Some advancements have
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