Health

Health means prevention, knowledge, and treatment. In this section we’ll provide you with information on the human body and how the organs work, disorders and diseases, the main treatments for each of them, as well as first aid you should know.

The Cytokine Storm and the Coronavirus

In this article, we’ll be taking a look at the rare phenomenon known as the “cytokine storm” and why our body sometimes fights against us. The coronavirus crisis in some countries seems to have improved slightly lately. Because of this,…

Cerebral Herniation

A cerebral herniation, or brain herniation is a displacement of tissues in the brain. This means the brain tissue along with the blood and lymphatic vessels and cerebrospinal fluid move in an abnormal way. The development of a hernia in the…

What is a Super-Spreader?

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to be a part of our present life. This situation is forcing us to become familiar with the different terminology that appears on the media. From virus detection tests, statistics, predictions, and all sorts of…

How Viruses Evolve: The Race is On

Viruses and their influence on our lives are, unfortunately, more prominent in our society than ever before. Viral load, percentages, infected, and re-infected are terms that many of us have never thought about until this pandemic started. Yet there are…

Insomnia Disorder: Causes and Treatment

Insomnia disorder is when you are unable to fall asleep or stay asleep. People who suffer from this disorder have low quality interrupted sleep, which interferes with their daily lives. This disorder can show itself either through difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or…

Bipolar I Disorder

Bipolar I disorder, also known as manic depression, is the most extreme form of manic-depressive disorder, whose main characteristic is the appearance of manic or mixed episodes, alternated with at least one episode of major depression. Patients affected by this mental illness…

How Does COVID-19 Affect the Brain?

How does COVID-19 affect the brain? Currently, knowing this information is one of doctors’ and scientists’ new concerns. There’s already evidence pointing to kidney and heart involvement, too, and so there’s talk of it being a multisystemic disease. This is…

What Is Horner’s Syndrome?

Horner’s syndrome is an uncommon disorder, known as oculosympathetic paralysis, in which the nerves of the eye and face are affected. Due to this syndrome, the pupil of the affected side of the face contracts. Likewise, the eyelid droops and sweating on…

How Pneumonia Affects the Body

Pneumonia is an infection that affects the alveoli of the lungs. These are small sacked covered in blood vessels that carry out the gas exchange. In other words, they’re responsible for expelling carbon dioxide (CO2) and capture oxygen from the…

What Does Viral Load Mean?

When we talk about viral load, we’re referring to a biochemical measurement employed in order to know how much of a virus is present in the body. This information is very important for specialties like infectology. Thanks to viral load values,…