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What is Ocular Motor Apraxia?

IntroductionHistoryCause and typesSymptomsEpidemiologyAtaxia with oculomotor apraxiaDiagnosis and treatmentReferencesFurther reading Ocular motor apraxia (OMA) is a neurological condition resulting in an inability to turn the eyes voluntarily in a horizontal manner. Ocular Motor Apraxia is known by a variety of terms. OMA is sometimes referred to as Cogan's Ocular Motor Apraxia (COMA) or Saccadic Initiation Failure […]

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Hot vs Cold: the differences between tumor types

What are hot tumors?What are cold tumors?The importance of distinguishing between the two typesApplication for medical practiceTaking age into considerationIgniting the cold heartReferences Further reading  According to modern scientific concepts, tumor types are now categorized into separate groups based on their response rate to immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI). In practical terms, which can be understood more […]

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Government Watchdogs Attack Medicare Advantage for Denying Care and Overcharging

Congress should crack down on Medicare Advantage health plans for seniors that sometimes deny patients vital medical care while overcharging the government billions of dollars every year, government watchdogs told a House panel Tuesday. Witnesses sharply criticized the fast-growing health plans at a hearing held by the Energy and Commerce subcommittee on oversight and investigations. […]

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Human Monkeypox – Epidemiology, Clinical Characteristics, Diagnosis, and Prevention

IntroductionThe global monkeypox outbreak of 2022Transmission of monkeypox virus to humansCross immunity and protectionClinical featuresDifferential diagnosisTreatmentPreventionReferencesFurther reading The human monkeypox virus, which belongs to the genus Orthopoxvirus of the family Poxviridae, is a double-stranded deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) virus. As of June 9, 2022, over 1,000 people have been confirmed to be infected with the monkeypox […]

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Can Just Breathing Help Your Body and Mind?

IntroductionWhat is deep breathing?What is relaxation response?How to perform breathing exercisesReferencesFurther Reading Deep abdominal breathing helps reduce stress, control emotions, increase attention, and improve overall wellbeing. Deep breathing controls heart rate, blood pressure, and respiratory rate by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system. By diverting attention from distracting thoughts, it reduces stress and anxiety. Image Credit: […]

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What is Variegate Porphyria?

Variegate porphyria (VP) is an autosomal dominant condition that results from the deficiency of protoporphyrinogen oxidase (PPOX, EC 1.3). The build-up of porphyrin precursors delta-aminolevulinic acid (ALA), and porphobilinogen (PBG) is observed in patients with VP. Photosensitivity and acute neurovisceral episodes are some common symptoms. Adult-onset cutaneous blistering lesions of sun-exposed skin, notably the hands […]

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Why Can Women Fight COVID-19 Better Than Men?

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) put an unprecedented burden on the global healthcare system, with more than 425 million infections and 5.8 million deaths to date (March 2022). Regarding disease severity, a gender difference has been observed worldwide, with women developing less severe infections than […]