The Age of Global Epidemics

The Age of Global Epidemics

Did you watch any zombie movie? One person gets the virus and people contracting the zombie virus are increasing exponentially. Within a few weeks, it spreads globally and the human beings have the doomsday. Well, I personally think something like zombie virus cannot exist but we had some health crisis lately. We feared Swine flu, SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), Ebola virus, and currently fighting Zika virus. Urbanization is accelerating worldwide and contacts between animals and people will increase if…

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Girl’s first time trying cotton candy becomes hit at Mariners game

Girl’s first time trying cotton candy becomes hit at Mariners game

From Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHpXZfRud44 SEATTLE (KOMO/CNN) – A 3-year-old Seattle Mariners fan has become an internet sensation after she got a little too excited over cotton candy. Beatrix Hart was nicknamed “Cotton Candy Girl” after a video of her at a Mariners game was posted on social media. The Jumbotron camera caught Hart covered in cotton candy and going absolutely berserk. Her apparent sugar rush is now famous. “I feel crazy,” she said. “Because I was just being silly with my…

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More Harms Than Benefits of Using Antibacterial Soaps

More Harms Than Benefits of Using Antibacterial Soaps

Recently Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the use of chemical ingredients which are mainly used in antibacterial soaps. FDA says there is no scientific data that antibacterial soaps are more effective in disease prevention than regular soaps, and antibacterial soaps can harm the health of users. Details of FDA press release can be found here. Nineteen chemicals cannot be used in consumer hand washes or soaps including triclosan and triclocarban, each mainly used in liquid and bar soaps. Manufacturers…

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What is H1N1 Flu?

What is H1N1 Flu?

It is also called swine flu. H1N1 Flu virus is a relatively new strain of type A (avian) influenza virus. It was first reported in 2009 at San Diego, California from a 10 year old child and widespread worldwide. In its name H1N1, H is Hemagglutinin and N is Neuraminidase. Our immune system targets virus Hemagglutinin (HA) part to detect. Neuraminidase (NA), an enzyme, helps a virus to enter and exit the host cells. There are 16 H and 9…

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