Shingles of the eye can cause lasting vision impairment
Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a viral infection known for its characteristic painful, burning, or itchy rash. This rash appears along a particular affected nerve, for example in a band on one side of the chest or abdomen that extends around to the back. In fact, the name shingles comes from cingulum, the Latin word for girdle, belt, or sash.
What’s behind racial disparities in kidney disease?
My first exposure to kidney disease and its impact on communities of color occurred when I was in high school. An elderly neighbor, who was like a grandfather to me, had been diagnosed with kidney failure. At about the same time, my older first cousin, who had children about my age, was starting dialysis due to kidney failure attributed to hypertension. She would go on to get a kidney transplant. If you ask any African American, he or she is likely to have at least one relative with kidney disease requiring dialysis or transplantation.
Life expectancy: How can we address uneven declines?
Not long ago, during pre-pandemic 2019, the reported life expectancy at birth for non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic White, and Hispanic populations was approximately 75, 79, and 82 years, respectively. The higher life expectancy of Hispanic people compared to others in the United States may come as a surprise to some.
Common questions about medical cannabis
Medical cannabis is currently legal in 37 states and, with 94% of Americans in favor of legal access to medical marijuana, it seems as if this treatment option is returning to the mainstream. Many people aren’t aware that cannabis was a popular treatment in this country in the late 1800s and early 1900s — commonly dispensed by doctors — and that the American Medical Association was one of the strongest voices testifying against prohibiting it in 1937.
Intermittent fasting is a fad with benefits but science behind it demands more answers
Intermittent fasting is currently one of the world’s most popular diet trends promoting quick weight loss. This pattern involves a cycle of eating followed by a cycle of fasting. The popularity of intermittent fasting might be because of the fact that your diet doesn’t fundamentally change ‘what’ you eat but ‘when’ you eat. In addition, there are six types of fasting one can pick frm
A Career in eSports: Here’s everything you need to know to get started
The eSports (electronic sports) industry is growing fast unlocking viable employment opportunities in the field of digital sports. So, is eSports a mainstream industry? If you are thinking about physical sports like football and cricket, eSports is yet to make a breakthrough into the mainstream culture. A lot of people are still unfamiliar with the gaming industry and consider it as casual sports or a hobby. But the gaming market has matured extensively in the past few years driving more than $1.1 billion global revenues in 2019.
PUBG MOBILE STREAMER MORTAL TALKS ABOUT 'THAT EPIC GAME', FOUR-FINGER METHOD
PlayerUnknown's BattleGrounds aka PUBG Mobile is one of the most popular Battle Royale games played in India. The game can be played on the mobile as well as on the desktop. PUBG's popularity in India can be linked to a number of streamers — gamers who play their game live and stream it on platforms like Facebook and YouTube.
10 Esports Gadgets Under $200 to Level-Up your Gameplay
Though we admit there’s something a bit ironic about quoting Benjamin Franklin to kickoff a post on some of the best Esports gadgets out there today (which also makes us wonder, what game title do you think old Mr. Franklin would’ve found to be his favorite?), credit must be given where credit is due—this old adage still holds true, particularly in the world of competitive Esports.