How Are Smart Cameras Used in Healthcare?

The Internet of Things plays a significant role in smart health monitoring. The Internet of Medical Things is a network of interconnected electronic devices dedicated to medical uses such as rehabilitation, nursing, disease monitoring, anomaly detection, patient monitoring, conditioning, and remote and telemedicine care systems. As such, several sensors on […]

Perfectionism and Depression

Specific dispositional characteristics are thought to predispose individuals to depression. One such predisposing factor is maladaptive perfectionism. Perfectionism is defined as setting excessively high standards of performance, alongside a tendency to make critical self-evaluation periods perfectionism is distinct from healthy attitudes of striving to achieve. In particular, maladaptive or neurotic […]

The Role of the Placenta in Maternal Mental Health

The placenta is the nutritive organ for the human fetus. It plays multiple roles in protecting the pregnancy from pathogens, producing the right endocrine milieu, supplying nutrients, and removing wastes. A more interesting role for this organ is the regulation of maternal mood and behavior, thus impacting neonatal well-being. Image […]

The Impact of Learning a Language on Brain Health

Over the past several years, there has been an increased research output in the field of language acquisition and its effects on the brain. This is especially true with regards to the effects of bilingualism. Language acquisition has been shown to impact neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain […]

What are the Health Benefits of Cocoa?

Cocoa is most commonly associated with chocolate and has a variety of nutritional benefits that can confirm positive health attributes. The cocoa bean is an accident source of dietary polyphenols, containing more finale antioxidants than most foods. It is well known that polyphenols are associated with beneficial health effects, therefore […]

Grants fund drug development for devastating tropical diseases

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received two grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) totaling more than $5.5 million to develop new treatments for two types of devastating parasitic infections common in sub-Saharan Africa and Central and South America: river blindness and intestinal […]

What is a Viral Mutation?

Viruses can change. They can alter their genetic make-up. When these changes occur, the virus may become more or less of a threat to the human host. Virologists are therefore interested in tracking the evolution of the viral genome. When a virus infects a host cell its goal is to […]

The Relationship Between Climate Change and Global Social Medicine

Climate change has exacerbated the challenges of many individuals, particularly those who are living with disabilities and chronic health conditions. Therefore, addressing climate change is not only essential in preserving the future of our global environment but will also determine the long-term health impacts of the world’s most vulnerable populations. […]