Research

Research

What is the Difference Between Antibiotics and Antivirals?
Research

What is the Difference Between Antibiotics and Antivirals?

Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections such as urinary tract infections (UTIs), pneumonia, sinus and ear infections, and strep throat. While most antivirals work by stopping a virus from entering healthy cells or by inhibiting viral DNA replication. Unlike antibiotics, antivirals mostly inhibit the growth and replication of viruses as opposed to killing the pathogen.

Sophie Wei
Sophie Wei27 Jun 2022
How Much Does Life Insurance Cost in 2022
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How Much Does Life Insurance Cost in 2022

The average monthly premium for a $500,000 20-year term life insurance policy for a 40-year-old individual, is $27 per month. There are over six different types of life insurance policies available to most individuals.

Girisha Bharadwaj
Girisha Bharadwaj27 Jun 2022
What is the Difference Between Bird Flu and Covid-19?
Public Health

What is the Difference Between Bird Flu and Covid-19?

Bird Flu, also known as Avian Influenza A, has been found to cause viral outbreaks across the globe. Abbreviated as H5N1, this type of virus is the most common cause of flu in birds. It is a very deadly virus in birds but is rarely seen in humans, especially in North America. Risks of transmission are incredibly low, especially in humans, but it is important to understand the best ways to be safe.

Sophie Wei
Sophie Wei27 Jun 2022
How Contagious is Monkeypox Compared to COVID-19?
COVID-19

How Contagious is Monkeypox Compared to COVID-19?

According to our research, Monkeypox has a reproduction rate R of 0.85, compared to 8.2 that of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, making Monkeypox less contagious than COVID-19. Research on Monkeypox has been around for over 20 years. Monkeypox isn’t a new virus or variation. However, the viral infection has seen a spike in interest as communities in the UK and Canada have increased outbreaks.

Khang T. Vuong, MHA
Khang T. Vuong, MHA27 Jun 2022
Do I Need a Monkeypox Vaccine?
Public Health

Do I Need a Monkeypox Vaccine?

The short answer is no; you most likely do not need it. Currently, the only people being offered the monkeypox vaccine are those deemed to be at high risk. This includes those that have come into contact with suspected and confirmed monkeypox cases, such as family and friends, healthcare workers, and scientists confirming cases in laboratories.

Talor Bianchini
Talor Bianchini27 Jun 2022
How Bad Is Self-Diagnosis?
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How Bad Is Self-Diagnosis?

At its worst, self-diagnosis is life-threatening. Every time we feel symptoms developing in our body, it can be intriguing to go online, attempt to piece together information, and diagnose ourselves. However, self-diagnosis can not only deliver incorrect information but can be dangerous. While there is an abundance of information available online, nothing can replace a visit to your doctor.

Girisha Bharadwaj
Girisha Bharadwaj28 Jun 2022
What Happens During a Recession?
Finance

What Happens During a Recession?

A recession is when the country’s economy declines, unemployment rates increase, and companies make fewer sales. The U.S. Federal Reserve just raised interest rates by the most in two decades, prompting concerns that a recession is coming, likely in 2023.

Erica Kahn
Erica Kahn28 Jun 2022
Can I Use My Health Insurance Outside of State
Health Insurance

Can I Use My Health Insurance Outside of State

All health insurance plans regardless of the state of purchase will cover emergency services at any hospital in the United States, with the exception of Hawaii. However, non-emergency care, like primary care visits, might not be covered.

Alexandra Thompson
Alexandra Thompson15 Apr 2022
Impact of Childhood Trauma
Mental Health

Impact of Childhood Trauma

Adverse childhood experiences can interfere with one’s health status, having harmful effects later on in one’s life and even affecting future generations. Early adversity dramatically affects health across a lifetime, and therefore focus needs to be put on building resilience.

Kendra Bean
Kendra Bean15 Apr 2022
Why Are My Employees Calling Out Sick?
Employer

Why Are My Employees Calling Out Sick?

Coming into the workplace when you are sick, injured, or otherwise unwell is called presenteeism. Presenteeism is the number one cause of loss of productivity in the workplace. In fact, the cost of presenteeism is estimated to be 150 billion dollars per year in the United States - a value far higher than the cost of absenteeism.

Dvora Kluwgant, MD
Dvora Kluwgant, MD13 Apr 2022
Will We Have Paid Family Leave in 2022?
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Will We Have Paid Family Leave in 2022?

There is currently no federal obligation for employers to provide their workers with paid family or medical leave. However, there are laws in place in some states that require paid family leave for employees in 2022.

Dvora Kluwgant, MD
Dvora Kluwgant, MD16 Mar 2022
Is Vaping Worse than Smoking?
Research

Is Vaping Worse than Smoking?

Using e-cigarettes can lead to issues with brain development, mental health, cognition, and worsen certain medical conditions. Even though e-cigarettes lack the primary cancer-causing “tar” in traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes are likely to have increased levels of heavy metals, nicotine, and chemical flavoring.

Sophie Wei
Sophie Wei28 Feb 2022