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Hormones Maintaining a Vital Balance

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The endocrine system has eight major endocrine glands, which secrete different hormones that are very potent, with even small amounts having profound effects on metabolic processes. The major glands are: pineal gland, pituitary gland, pancreas, gonads (ovaries and testes), thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, hypothalamus, and adrenal glands. About 50 different hormones …

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Battling Infertility in Nepal

In Nepalese society children are considered a gift from god –a blessing that every couple looks forward to. As soon as a couple gets married, they immediately encounter questions from well-meaning family and friends about when they plan on having a baby. In Nepali society, often the answer is, within …

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Major Advancement in Regenerative Medicine

  In what is a major leap forward in the advancement of regenerative therapy, scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, California, have created a drug that can lure stem cells to damaged tissue and improve treatment efficacy. The ability to instruct a stem cell to go to a …

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THE EYE AND COVID-19: PROVIDING FACTS, NOT FEARS

The worldwide outbreak of the severe and acute respiratory coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by the coronavirus strain SARS-CoV-2 is currently the focal point of discussion due to the suffering this syndrome is causing to humanity. However, the ophthalmological implications of this syndrome have not yet been well described. Both eyes …

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COMMON QUERIES ABOUT VACCINES

How do vaccines work? Vaccines, which are made from killed, weakened, or partial version of specific pathogens, prime the body’s immune system against future attacks by those pathogens. So, following vaccination, in case of an attack by a particular pathogen, the immune system will recognize it and fight it off. …

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NEPAL NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM

A vaccine is a preparation used to prevent a particular disease by triggering an immune response to the disease without actually suffering from the disease. Step-by-step protection against childhood infection is vital for a healthy life. Side effects of vaccination, in general, are fever, pain, and swelling at the site …

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THE FASCINATING VOYAGE OF VACCINE DISCOVERY

  In 1879, renowned French scientist Louis Pasteur created the first vaccine (for chicken cholera) in his laboratory, and his experiments later led to the development of live attenuated cholera vaccine (in 1897) and inactivated anthrax vaccine (in 1904). Pasteur, along with Emile Roux also developed the first rabies vaccination …

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COPD: An Overview

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (often called “COPD”) is one of the most important diseases of the 21st century, being a major cause of death and disability. COPD is a common, preventable, and treatable disease characterized by persistent respiratory symptoms and airflow limitation that is not fully reversible. The airflow limitation …

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New York Historic Endometriosis Bill

On June 25, 2019, the Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound.org) announced that its year-long campaign to encourage New York State elected officials to pass endometriosis legislation has been approved unanimously in both the Assembly and the Senate. The bill will bring endometriosis education to New York’s school and medical practitioners. …

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