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A Tale of Global Pandemics

A Tale of Global Pandemics

This article is part 1 of a mini-series focusing on the progression of global pandemics. This instalment explores the history of past pandemics and how they relate to the current COVID-19 situation. While it may seem that our current self-quarantine has brought upon...
The Effects of Cabin Fever

The Effects of Cabin Fever

Staying at home for extended periods of time can feel like entrapment. Especially true for those accustomed to a hyper-connected lifestyle, quarantining can be detrimental to one’s well-being. Not being able to attend a dance class in person, visit a pub, or needing...
“Must Wear Masks”

“Must Wear Masks”

Wearing a mask in a supermarket in the United States or in Britain, one may receive uneasy glances from fellow shoppers. Are you sick, or is there something you’re trying to hide? But that is all changing. With the America’s CDC now recommending wearing some sort of...
How Can We Deal With Stress?

How Can We Deal With Stress?

This article is part 3 of a mini-series focusing on how the body can combat stressors. This final instalment dives into several techniques for reducing stress and how they can positively impact the body. In this mini-series we have gone over what stress does to the...
The Mysterious Relationship Between Mental Health and Stress

The Mysterious Relationship Between Mental Health and Stress

This article is part 2 of a mini-series focusing on how the body reacts to stressors. This installment explores the importance of mental health awareness and how stress can deteriorate our mental health. Mental health awareness has become an incredibly important topic...
Regulation of Medical Devices: The Need for Global Harmonization

Regulation of Medical Devices: The Need for Global Harmonization

The medical device industry is one of the most complex and rapidly evolving sectors of the health sciences field. Dynamic innovation in medical devices has helped better healthcare both in terms of people’s quality of life and their longevity; however, while the value...