Bacteria Vs Viruses Explained

Bacteria and Viruses have plenty of things in common. Both are caused by tiny microbes, and both are spread by sneezing, coughing, contact with infected people and animals, infected surfaces, infected water, infected food, and so on. Microbes, their common nominator can be the cause for either an acute infection (typically short-lived), latent infection (symptoms may appear after a while), or a chronic one (can last weeks, months, or even a lifetime). But what matters the most is that bacteria and virus infections can lead to mild, moderate, or severe disease.

The differences between Bacteria and Viruses

Even though they share some common features, bacteria and viruses have plenty of differences.

·         Bacteria

Bacteria are single-celled organisms featuring a rubbery membrane that encapsulates its fluid and a rigid wall. These relatively complex organisms can reproduce on their own and can survive in various conditions and environments. Some fossilized bacteria are thought to be 3.4 billion years old. Almost 99% of all bacteria are either harmless of brings some benefit to the human organism. Only 1% of all bacteria can bring diseases to people.

·         Viruses

Viruses are smaller than bacteria. They are made of a protein coat and

Sleep And You

Sleep disorders present a set of conditions that prevent people from sleeping well on a regular base. Regardless of the cause, sleep disorders are an issue that affects millions of people worldwide.

Sleep disorders 101

Most people from time to time experience sleeping problems due to specific health problems, hectic schedules, stress, and other factors. However, when these issues persist, they may lead to a sleeping disorder and when sleeping deprivation starts, it causes lower energy levels throughout the day and affects our concentration levels and can lead to negative mood swings and other health issues.

In some instances, the sleep disorder may be a symptom of mental or other health condition. Once treatment is obtained the sleeping problems may go away as well. When a mental or other health problem does not cause the sleeping disorder, the treatment includes a combination of lifestyle changes and medical treatments.

Symptoms of a sleep disorder

When it comes to a sleep disorder, one of the most important things do is to seek help right away. There is no point in waiting and letting your sleep disorder take its toll on your life. Some of the most common sleep disorder symptoms

My Breasts Cause Me Back Pain

My Breasts cause me back pain

Breasts are sexy but very big breasts are not. They are not only unattractive but come with a baggage of medical conditions mainly back pain. Individuals also suffer from headaches, chest pain, neck pain, etc. and the suffering is not limited to physical discomfort but also engulfs the emotional side of the individual. Big breasted women suffer from depression and low self-esteem.  It is believed that almost 1 million women in America suffer from this problem. Thankfully you do not have to suffer in silence anymore, help is at hand in the form of breast reduction surgery.


Why do breasts cause back pain?

The rib cage is strong enough to support normal sized breasts but large breasts put pressure on the chest walls and if the supporting muscles are not strong you will tend to roll your shoulders forward and this puts a strain on the spine causing back pain. And even self-conscious women hunch forward to hide their breasts leading to further exaggeration of pain. The weight of the breasts which is predominantly made up of glandular tissue and fat cells, too makes them sag and bend lower. The body


Obesity, not for me!!

Obesity was not a common issue in the past. But a modern lifestyle with all the conveniences it offers has made mankind lazy. Work occupies a large part of the day and if you have an office job you could be sitting in the one place for hours. With little time available to cook, takeaway and processed food have become the go-to options. The body doesn’t get healthy food nor does it get the right amount of physical activities it requires. The result is obesity. Since the year 1975, the instances of obesity on a global level that has been observed has tripled. Obesity is now a serious concern not just for the grown-ups but also for children. In fact, childhood obesity is increasing at an alarming rate. Childhood obesity doesn’t just increase the vulnerability to ill health for children but also can cause serious consequences when the child grows up.

Consequences of obesity

Obesity is the condition of being overweight. This is when the weight of the individual is beyond the normal recommended level based on height, age, and gender and other factors. The list is long if you start noting down the many effects of obesity.

Skin Care

It’s your Skin!

Being the largest organ in the human body, skin performs specific functions of protecting the body against sunlight, injury and other infections. Also, it potentially regulates the body temperature and stores enough fat, water and vitamin D to stay hydrated and beautiful. However, the rising environmental pollution makes it a necessity to take extra care of your skin, particularly the exposed part to help it retain its health.

Know the essential tips to build a daily skincare routine

It is a general fact that your skin gets renewed in every 28 days. Hence, it becomes so important to feed on nutritious food like fruits and vegetables so that the new one is loaded with a lot of healthier vitamins and minerals. Along with this, you need to consume at least eight glasses of water every daily to rehydrate the skin.

Further natural skin care techniques depend on the type of skin you have.

For oily skin

Excessive oil in the face makes dust and other unwanted materials to stick to it, thereby making it difficult for the skin pores to breathe properly. These lead to breakouts of acne and you definitely need to treat it in a two-step

‘Collective’ quotient in evolving medical education

Medical education is a collective knowledge

Medical education has been a term owned by higher position in medicine. It’s the privy knowledge of the elites. Nowadays, the ability to learn medicine has crossed barriers. Anyone can get into best medical schools in the world, regardless of their demographic. Moreover, medical education isn’t strictly the teachings of education professionals anymore. It is the collective knowledge, all of us can obtain.

Evolving terminology

The terminology in medicine is due for some reimagining and redefining. For instance the definition for the very term ‘patient’ itself is evolving. By its former noun form, it meant a ‘person who is under medical care’. The current adjective form would mean ‘bearing pain and hardships with calm and without complaints’.

N of 1

As e-patient physicians Matt Dudley put it, every patient is na N of 1. We must get an understanding of the precision quotient. Humans are not machines. Two machines can have the same make up. But no two human bodies can be the same. Each body will react differently to a particular treatment. Every patient’s experience is different. Both of them mutually have knowledge to gain from one another. It puts much