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Black fungus infection in India


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A Black Fungus Infection Is Killing Covid-19 Patients in India

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June 10, 2021
Reading Time: 5 minutes How Covid-19 and its treatments create a breeding ground for black fungus infection.  Black Fungus Infection, India’s New Pandemic “The black fungus infection has now become more challenging than Covid-19,” says Dr. VP Pandley, head of Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital. “If patients are not treated in time and properly, then the mortality rate can go up […]


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Menacing New COVID-19 Variant May Reduce Pfizer Vaccine Efficacy

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February 24, 2021
Reading Time: 3 minutes South African COVID-19 Variant Elicits Weakened Response From Pfizer Vaccine How COVID-19 Variants Come About Since viral particles frequently mutate, treating viral infections like COVID-19 is no simple task. Mutations can produce new variants that are more dangerous and, sometimes, can even render existing vaccines useless. Viral mutations arise from random copying errors that alter […]


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PPE and Me – It’s Complicated

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February 23, 2021
Reading Time: 4 minutes PPE Is Great, but Pandemic Waste Is Piling Up Encountering Discarded Gloves and Masks in Public = Infuriating Sitting at my ‘work-from-home’ quarantine desk, I heard my alarm – time to change the laundry. Donning a mask, I walked down the hallway and opened the laundry room door. I couldn’t help but fixate on the […]


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A Brief Look At COVID-19 Vaccines And How They Work

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February 17, 2021
Reading Time: 4 minutes Answering Common Questions About the COVID-19 Vaccines What is a Vaccine? A vaccine is a pharmacological agent that is used to prevent viral infection by strengthening the immune system. Unlike bacteria, which are treated with antibiotics, viruses are combated with vaccines, which contain the same elements (be it DNA, RNA, or another antigen) of the […]


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Important Facts You Should Know About Diabetes

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November 30, 2020
Reading Time: 5 minutes What To Know About Diabetes A Very Serious and Prevalent Disease Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disease that affects the body’s ability to process glucose, or blood sugar. This leads to an elevation of blood glucose level, which exposes the heart, eyes, nerves, kidneys, and blood vessels to possible damage. Information from the WHO shows that diabetes […]


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Paging Doctor Internet: Your Mental Health Expert Is Closer Than You Think

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July 4, 2020
Reading Time: 4 minutes Mental Healthcare in a more accessible landscape: Online The Idea of Promoting Mental Health in the Patient’s Most Comfortable Environment Why is it necessary for a psychiatrist to have a patient visit an office? Why not convene in the patient’s home? Why place them in an unfamiliar, alien environment? Even the most charming psych offices […]


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Safe & Simple Strategies for Gloves, Face Masks, and Hand Washing

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April 30, 2020
Reading Time: 9 minutes Are You Using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Correctly? Personal protective equipment (PPE) comes in many shapes and forms. Some items are unique and specialized to certain fields, while others are used for generic purpose. From the former category are beekeepers’ netted veil face masks and firefighters’ thermal-protective gear, both highly specialized. [1] Goggles (eye protection), […]
Distress and suffering with a human eye crying a single tear drop with a screaming facial expression of anguish and pain due to grief or emotional loss or business burnout


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“You Are Not Crazy, They Are”

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April 29, 2020
Reading Time: 4 minutes When considering mental illness and the way society views it, you must understand that this problem has been ongoing since the dawn of time. Over the last two or three decades, how it is dealt with has changed, but there remains a ton of room for improvement. What is “the norm?” Culture can be defined […]


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Balancing Theory and Clinical Practice

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March 13, 2020
Reading Time: 3 minutes Navigating the Wards AND the Boards as a third-year medical student. Welcome to the Jungle  During medical school, one is constantly bombarded with information and statistics that are often irrelevant by the time graduation rolls around.  This phenomenon is very similar to social media literature in the sense that it seems to be outdated the […]


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Trials and Tribulations of Dating Medical Students

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March 4, 2020
Reading Time: 4 minutes This article is based on my personal experiences dating a medical student and what I have witnessed of other couples in similar situations. A few things I learned along the way: Every couple’s experience will be different. Medical school is packed with new daily problems, whether the student is single or has been married for […]
SOHAIL MERCHANT
Youngstown, Ohio

Medical Doctor (M.D.); Research Fellow at Lumen Foundation Artificial Intelligence Division

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