Public Health

Flu shot campaign started. Go get yours and talk to your doctor to update your other shots.

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With the pandemic still around, it’s easy to forget about the existence of the other viruses that could potentially harm us. But they are still everywhere, waiting for any opportunity to contaminate their favorite host: Humans.

Preventable deadly viruses

Among deadly but preventable viruses, Measles has not been eradicated yet. The cause originates…


Opinion

Pain is complicated. Current treatments are inefficient or highly addictive. It’s time to encourage novel and safe therapies.

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That day was the worst pain I ever experienced. I fell brutally on my shoulder and broke my collarbone. For any movements or vibrations, my brain sent a reminder that something was wrong. It was its way to say, please don’t move, you are going to make it worst.

I’m…


Hot Topic

Researchers are paying attention to cannabidiol (CBD), a cannabis component with multiple health benefits.

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Yesterday, I did a simple search with the keywords “cannabidiol” and “CBD” on Pubmed. The search engine found 2,345 results. In other words, two thousand three hundred and five publications focused on CBD. If you look up “cannabis,” the results topped at 25,470 publications.

It all started in 1972 with…


Hot Scientific Research

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of many components found in Cannabis plants. CBD health benefits are undervalued.

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Marijuana, Ganja, Mota, Dagga, or Kif, are different names given to the same plant, cannabis. It depends on if you are from South America, North Africa, or Asia. Inhaled by smoking and digested after eating “space cakes,” the ways to consume recreational cannabis are multiple. …


Opinion

Social media exacerbate your anxiety. It could benefit the economy.

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Your anxiety has worsened lately; you are not alone. Covid-19 pandemic made our future an uncertain territory. Your social media app reminds it off every minute of every day.

You can’t make projects because you don’t know whether it is possible to make them happen. The new rules made to…


Opinion

Deep down, the uncertainty is taking over my self-confidence

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I know your role, Santa, is to give us hope and happiness, or at least, something to look forward to. Thank you for that. But 2020 has been an unusual year. My 2020 Christmas trip during the pandemic is on hold.

The coronavirus pandemic changed every single aspect of our…


Point of care COVID-19 rapid testing is part of the solution to reopen businesses and keep the economy going during the pandemic.

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In March 2020, the world was shutting down. The new coronavirus was spreading faster than we could handle. Governments needed to buy time to prepare. But fast spread took the world off guard. The quarantine was established. All activities had to stop for an undefined period of time. Businesses had…


Reprogramming

The latest Tim Cook’s operating system is a game-changer.

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If you are an Apple aficionado like I am, there always been a specific feature that I missed from day one after I transitioned from Android to iOS.

It has to do with homescreen customization. Until now, Apple’s operating systems have been particularly locked in regard to customization.

Since the…


Mental Health Awareness

It’s all part of my selective ignorance strategy.

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I’m not surprised anymore. I know social media apps like TikTok, Youtube, and Facebook are seeking my attention. These apps are using many techniques to keep us connected all day long. Facebook or TikTok addiction is real.

While writing, most of us leave our smartphone beside the coffee cup and…


Mental Health Awareness

Are you addicted to Facebook? Or simply highly engaged to it. Take this test and find out.

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When Facebook first made an appearance, its main and only focus was to connect people. Mark Zuckerberg and friends created a virtual yearbook. Today, the Facebook app reaches a phenomenal number of 2.7 billion monthly active users.

Think about it, starting at a campus-scale to reach such a gigantic number…

Julien Dimastromatteo, PhD

Doctor in Science | Entrepreneur | Writer | Interested in every little thing that makes life healthier.

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