Health At Every Size: The 5 Principles of HAES

Health At Every Size: The 5 Principles of HAES

The Association for Size Diversity and Health or ASDAH has developed and promoted the Health At Every Size or HAES approach as a central element of its advocacy to end discrimination and stigma related to weight, lessen the cultural obsession with weight loss and thinness, and promote acceptance of diverse weights and sizes. Originally developed […]

WHO: Three Dimensions of Burnout

WHO: Three Dimensions of Burnout

The World Health Organization or WHO included burnout in the 2019 iteration of its International Classification of Diseases or IDC-11. It specifically defined the condition as a phenomenon applied in an occupation context, and thus, a syndrome conceptualized resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. Note that the organization limited the […]

Criteria for Defining Hospital-Acquired Infection

Criteria for Defining Hospital-Acquired Infection

A hospital-acquired infection or HAI is essentially an infection acquired by an individual from a hospital or other health care facilities such as outpatient clinics, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, and other clinical settings, among others. Note that HAI is also known as nosocomial infection. The term “nosocomial” directly means “originating in a hospital.” Moreover, several […]

Neurology vs. Neuroscience vs. Neurobiology

Neurology vs. Neuroscience vs. Neurobiology

The Difference Between Neurology, Neuroscience, and Neurobiology Neurology is a branch of medicine or a specialization within the medical profession that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of conditions and diseases involving the central and peripheral nervous systems. On the other hand, neuroscience is a multidisciplinary branch of biology and the scientific study of the […]

Brief: Why Is Carbon Monoxide Poisonous?

Brief: Why Is Carbon Monoxide Poisonous?

Toxic chemicals or substances have specific properties and/or traits that make them harmful to the human body or other species. In the case of carbon monoxide, its poisonous attribute has something to do with how it reacts to hemoglobin—a protein in the red blood cells of almost all vertebrates responsible for transporting oxygen to tissues […]

Difference Between Epidemic and Pandemic

Difference Between Epidemic and Pandemic

Epidemic and pandemic are two terminologies generally used to describe the spread of a particular communicable or non-communicable disease within a given population and geographic location over a short period. However, it is important to note that the specific uses of these two, and thus, their meanings are different. What is the Difference Between an […]

The Five Major Factors of Acne

Acne or acne vulgaris is a skin condition generally characterized by the clogging of hair follicles with dead skin cells and sebum or oil. Specific characteristics include the appearance of whiteheads or blackheads, inflammation due to pimples, and in some cases, scarring. Treating or preventing acne requires understanding its causes. Note that the interplay of […]

What is a Health Risk Factor?

What is a health risk factor? Or in other words, what does it mean when people say that someone is at risk or has a risk factor for developing a certain disease? Health Risk Factor: A Brief Definition For starters, a health risk factor is anything that changes the chance of a person of getting […]

Causes of Ebola outbreak

What Are the Causes of Ebola Outbreak?

Direct contact with body fluids such as blood and secretion entering through cuts in the skin or mucous membranes is the only mode of transmission of ebolaviruses. It is in this regard that the flu virus is more contagious because it is airborne. However, despite the aforementioned, numerous Ebola outbreaks have been recorded since the […]

7 Ways Smoking Damages the Skin

7 Ways Smoking Damages the Skin

Smoking is bad for health. However, others are not to keen to heed this warning. Perhaps, knowing how tobacco smoking damages the skin can help some smokers to quit the habit. How Smoking Ruins the Skin? How Does it Affect Skin Health? 1. Smoking damages the skin by breaking down a group of proteins called collagen. […]