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Covid-19 Vaccine On The Horizon

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  Covid-19 Vaccine On The Horizon We had a lot of excitement when we heard about the invention of a vaccine for Covid-19. The world has been ravaged by coronavirus and the virus has taken more than 1.2 million human lives since March 2020. The pandemic has affected our livelihoods, social well being and now we live in a  new  normal way. We accept that the virus will not be extinct from the face of the earth and the only way to beat the virus is by inventing a vaccine, To achieve this,167 vaccine projects were set up globally, 72% of these projects were being led by pharmaceutical companies and the remaining 28% were managed by academics, public health and non profit organizations. The drug company Pfizer working together wit h German biotechnology  company BioNTech  has invented a vaccine for coronavirus which they claim to be 90% successful. For developing a vaccine for any micro organism, the developer has to go through different stages, and normally it can take over ten years to ge

Keep Fit -My Perspective

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  Keep Fit- My Perspective  Most people now accept that doing exercise and keeping fit are tremendously important just like we consuming food to live. Exercise such as brisk walking for 150 minutes per week helps to increase the longevity. It has been proved that moderate exercise helps to improve thinking process for children and minimises short-term feelings of anxiety for adults. In my experience as a doctor I have found that patients who were advised to take exercise consistently benefited their mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and insomnia. However, moderate aerobic exercise may not help to reduce weight, I shall explain it later. Regular keep fit regime brings down the risk of type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. In metabolic syndrome one acquires too much fat around the waist, high blood pressure, low High Density Lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol, high triglyceride, and high blood sugar. More vigorous keep fit exercises increase the tone and strength of the mus

An Overview Of Aesthetic Medicine

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  An Overview Of Aesthetic Medicine   Human beings are known to take care of their physical appearance for centuries, by masking scars, wearing dentures and dying hair. Aesthetic medicine evolved through centuries and Egyptian history gives evidence that ancient physicians had  treatment regime to enhance the look of Pharaohs about 5000 years ago. Aesthetic medicine is a fast growing money making sector of healthcare. The demand for aesthetic medicine in the US increases 7.4% every year since 2016, driven by ageing population struggling to maintain the appearance of youth. Non surgical procedures are often practised by laymen in house parties, hairdressers and other poorly qualified NHS or other healthcare staff, whose activities are not still stringently regulated. Although there are Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulations on practising any type of healthcare provision, it is not enforced and few are prosecuted. Keeping up one’s appearance is very important for one’s vanity, social

Fascinating Concept Of Body Language

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  Fascinating Concept Of Body Language   Body language is a term familiar to most people and most people take advantage of body language in everyday life. Body language is non verbal communication prior to someone articulates, and gives an idea about what is there in the mind of the other person. American president, George Bush senior once used the phrase “ read my lips, no new taxes” in the 1988 Republican National Convention, indicating that even lips are capable of conveying messages.Through body language one person grasps the emotional state such as happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, excitement, fear, confusion of the other person. Non-verbal communication is very primitive,and animals and birds communicate through it. In the Bible (Genesis 11:1-9), we read how God confounded the people who were until then speaking one language in the process of building the Tower of Babel as tall as the sky . Since they lost the ease of communication through a single language, they managed to co

Covid-19 Burning Questions Answered

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              Covid-19 Burning Questions Answered   It has been reported that the coronavirus is again spreading exponentially in the North of England. In cities like Manchester and Liverpool, the infection has escalated to the level of up to 600 per ten thousand people. Hospital admissions have reached (10/10/2020) over 550 and death over 80 per day. Countries in Europe such as Belgium, Spain, France, and even Germany are reporting a resurgence in covid-19 cases after successfully slowing outbreaks early in the year. In this blog, I would like to address the worries of laymen on the effectiveness of lockdown, face mask, Covid-19 test interpretation and morphology of Coronavirus. Should the government impose another lockdown or allow the coronavirus to run its course? The UK had a nationwide lockdown through a statute on 23rd March 2020. In China strict lockdown rules have massively reduced the virus transmission. In Singapore  and other Far East countries, lockdown helped to reduce th