Reading some of the medical headlines spreading over the internet nowadays could be scary it seems every other day we are reading about a new strain of the Coronavirus or even a new virus outbreak, so what changed in the world?!
Actually not much, what changed however is our perception of medical news, since the outbreak of the Coronavirus people are more interested in medical news than ever before, and while educating ourselves about such matters is a good thing, many sites are abusing this to attract more visitors by catchy headlines and exaggerated news, especially on social media platforms.
is good to stay updated on news related to our health but do not let yourself get overwhelmed, follow respected sites and networks and always look for the source of the information you are reading.
On March 8th we would like send a message of love and support to all women of the world, we wish you a wonderful day. The field of medicine is filled today with names of female nurses, doctors, surgeons, researches and pharmacists leading the way in their fields.
A downside of modern day life is the sedentary life style many of us have adopted, especially those working in office jobs, a lack of physical activity is associated with increased risks of high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, anxiety, lower metabolism and much more. Remember, your heart is a muscle, and the less it is worked, the weaker it becomes.
We do not all need to be professional athletes to be healthy, a simple thirty minutes of moderate daily exercise can have a great positive effect on our health.
Fascinating Surgeries: Deep Brain Stimulation.
DBS surgery is a medical procedure that seems straight out of a sci-fi movie, where electrodes are implanted into certain brain areas through small holes made at the top of the skull. Wires travelling under the skin and down the neck to a small battery in the chest connect the electrodes, they generate electrical signals that control abnormal brain activity, which helps with the treatment of disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and tremors.
Research continues to further understand the exact mechanism electrical impulses affect our brains and hopefully widen the range of disorders that can be treated with DBS surgeries, including psychological illnesses such as major depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
March 24th is the “The World Tuberculosis Day” The date marks the day in 1882 when German Dr Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium that causes TB, which led to new options for diagnoses, treatment and prevention.
TB might be a thing of the past in some countries but in many others, Today the World Health organization is urging global leaders to remain committed to the organization’s goal of ending TB by the year 2030 despite the difficulties risen by the Corona Virus epidemic.
Debate Point: Corona virus and preventive measures.
The coronavirus outbreak started a global debate on the government’s role in protecting public health, with some arguing that preventive measures (wearing face masks, social distancing…) should be enforced by law, while others consider this enforcement an invasion of personal freedom, and think these measures should be left to every person’s choice.
Are social distancing rules enforced in your country, do you follow the rules by choice or by law and what are your thoughts on the subject?