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Mature & Aged Immune Systems and Common Ways to Boost Them

May 10, 2021

The immune system helps protect the body against disease. Ageing can have an effect on the immune system, therefore, people should strive to boost it through activities such as a following a healthy diet, practicing meditation, and taking exercise. […]

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Vaccination and Immunization: Concerns and Misconceptions

May 6, 2021

Some people are concerned about vaccination. This may be a concern about the production of the vaccine, for example, using live viruses or chemicals such as mercury, or about whether there is a link between vaccination and autism in children. But vaccination requirements are likely to get tougher in the future. […]

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The Development of Vaccines in the US and Beyond

May 6, 2021

The world has witnessed many disease outbreaks. Hence, vaccine development never stops. It is crucial for overcoming deadly infectious illnesses. The development of one specific vaccine may take months/years of hard work, testing, and reexamining to finally reach optimum results. […]

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The Changing Outlook Toward Infectious Diseases

April 13, 2021

The late 1900s saw the rise of new infectious diseases such as the Legionnaires’ disease, genital herpes, HIV, EBV, RSV, and the norovirus. Millions of people around the world were infected and it was a serious challenge for healthcare personnel to find the cause of these diseases and develop a cure. […]

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Viral Diseases of the 1950s and 1960s

April 12, 2021

The mid-1900s, especially the ’50s and ’60s was an era of change. A drastic change in lifestyle brought with it several viral diseases that were highly infectious and gave rise to a medical crisis. […]

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Seemingly Benign Infections of the 1950s in the US

April 12, 2021

Aside from the poliomyelitis, several of the childhood diseases such as mumps and measles were defeated in the United States in the 1950s, and some of the scientists believed that the worst was over. There were, however, a few bacterial infections such as strep tonsillitis, childhood ear infections, and the common cold that were still prevalent in the United States. […]

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