Researchers study prevalence of UK SARS-CoV-2 variant at University of Texas

The UK severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variant, also known as the B.1.1.7 variant, has been spreading since October 2020. Since then, it has reached many countries worldwide. The UK variant is confirmed to be transmissible than earlier strains, and recent studies revealed that it may even cause […]

Mexico reports 5,448 new confirmed coronavirus cases, 564 more deaths

FILE PHOTO: People wearing face masks walk on the street, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues, in Mexico City, Mexico. January 26, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos JassoMEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s health ministry on Monday reported 5,448 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 564 more confirmed fatalities from COVID-19, bringing the total […]

What is Periodontitis?

Periodontitis, also sometimes referred to as pyorrhea, is a health condition that involves inflammation of the periodontium, the supporting tissues, bones and ligaments around the teeth. In severe cases, the alveolar bone in the jaw area can become degraded and, without treatment, eventually lead to the loss of teeth. Periodontitis […]

Giant Cell Arteritis and Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Giant cell arteritis (GCA), along with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), are autoimmune disorders involving the medium and large arteries which have muscular walls and vasa vasorum in their adventitial coats. What is GCA? GCA is one form of vascular inflammatory disorder that affects the large aortic branches, especially those of the […]