COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a new coronavirus discovered after an outbreak in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Soon after the initial outbreak, this coronavirus, known as SARS-CoV-2, has spread to most countries, including UAE. Coronavirus has been responsible for millions of inf

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak means that life is changing for all of us for a while. It may cause you to feel anxious, stressed, worried, sad, bored, lonely or frustrated. It's important to remember it is OK to feel this way and that everyone reacts differently. Remember, this situation is

Usually, various strategies are used to make vaccines. Pros and Cons of each method are described here. Weaken the virus In this method, the viruses are weakened so that they reproduce very poorly once inside the body. The vaccines for 

Unfortunately, Yes, the virus that causes COVID-19 can be viable for up to 72 hours on certain surfaces and therefore, shopping for groceries carries extra risk. So, taking extra care when handling your groceries can reduce your risk of exposure. While shopping, not only are you near other people

Steps on how to wear a mask and discarding it properly Wearing a face mask often helps people feel protected and reassured. And, for a mask to provide you protection effectively, it is important to wear the mask and discard by following certain guidelines. Wha

Collagen is a major building block protein component of the extracellular matrix in various connective tissues in animal bodies. It is the most abundant protein in the mammals comprising of 30% of the body protein. It is concentrated in fibrous tissues such as tendons, ligaments and skin. Collagen t


Scabies: Background Scabies is an ancient disease (documented as far back as 2500 years ago). It affects about 300 million people annually worldwide, and the prevalence is as high as about 60 % of Indigenous and Torres Str

Does your heart stop when you sneeze? Some of us had lived with the concept that when someone sneezes, the person’s heart stops for a moment. But is it for real? According to Dr. David Rutlen, a cardiologist at the Univer

Gingko – A Traditional Medicine The seeds and leaves of Ginkgo biloba are used in traditional medicines. The two main bioactive constituents present in a concentrated standardized extract of Ginkgo biloba are Flavonoid Glycosides (24%) and terpene lac

Our skin demands care. It forms a protective layer to what’s within, say, the tissues, the muscles, veins and arteries. It is sensitive to temperature and due to its response to stimuli, we are able to save ourselves from extreme heat and cold. While there is should b