Scientific Corner

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

15 Apr 2019

Every day, we experience sound in our environment, such as the sounds from television and radio, household appliances, and traffic. Normally, these sounds are at safe levels that don’t damage our hearing. But sounds can…

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Microsleep

15 Mar 2019

Nodding off during a lecture or while riding on public transit is a common experience. Though many think nothing of dozing for a few moments like previously mentioned, these types of incidents may indicate one…

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Broken Heart Syndrome: When Your Heart Breaks—Literally

15 Feb 2019

Broken Heart Syndrome, or takotsubo cardiomyopathy (named after the Japanese tako-tsubo pot, an octopus trap which shape resembles that of the heart of patients with this condition), is a reversible cardiomyopathy that is typically preceded…

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A Closer Look at Monosodium Glutamate

15 Jan 2019

Monosodium Glutamate, commonly abbreviated as “MSG,” is a flavor enhancer that is used in the food industry. MSG has a rather bad reputation and is wildly believed to cause many negative health effects when consumed.…

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The History of Hand Hygiene in Health Care

15 Dec 2018

Handwashing with soap and water has been considered a measure of personal hygiene for centuries now. In medicine, hand hygiene is a basic, important procedure that is second nature to all clinicians. It is almost…

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The Antibiotics Resistance Crisis

14 Nov 2018

Alexander Fleming, the person who discovered antibiotics, said in his Nobel lecture “it is not difficult to make microbes resistant to penicillin in the laboratory by exposing them to concentrations not sufficient to kill them,…

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Epilepsy: Facts and Myths

15 Oct 2018

Epilepsy is a condition in which a person has recurrent seizures due to a chronic, underlying process. A seizure is a paroxysmal event due to abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain. This…

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Cardiopulmonary Bypass: How Open Heart Surgery Became A Reality

03 Oct 2018

The heart is a tremendously important organ in the human body. It’s a muscular organ that pumps deoxygenated blood into our lungs for oxygenation and pumps oxygenated blood to be delivered to our tissues, essentially…

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