Free access to… microbes! Free access to… life!
Poverty increases the risk for numerous diseases by limiting people’s access to healthy food, environments and stress-free conditions. In a new essay published November 26 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology, Suzanne Ishaq and colleagues at the University of Oregon, argue that poverty also compromises health by creating unequal access to beneficial microorganisms. People living […]
Coronavirus epidemic. Hand washing. The art of simple. And other ‘little things’…
According to scientists, to fight an epidemic, focus on hand washing. (1) An advice which came into light just as the epidemic of the coronavirus is gaining momentum. We have been so much focused on high-tech and elaborate methods of dealing with diseases, that we have forgotten the greatest weapon we ever devised against disease […]
Happy new year, with disease and misery! (again)
Harmonia Philosophica has said it before more than once, but repetition is the mother of learning… Most of us do not want to be reminded of the basic element of life. For all of you that had the courage to continue reading this wire despite its despicable title, I have one reminder: health is overrated! […]
Health. Disease. Blurry lines…
Our genome is made up of 20,000 genes, all of which may cause disease. At present, 4,141 genes have been identified as being responsible for genetic abnormalities, leaving around 16,000 genes with unknown implication in disease. Researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, — working in collaboration with scientists from Pakistan and the USA […]
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