Live Q&A with infectious diseases expert | THE BIG STORY | The Straits Times

We have a question from a concerned reader, Thomas, who asked if an infected person coughs or sneezed onto a handrail or an item, how long will the virus survive on this surface. At 6°C the infectious particles can stay on the surface for a 100 hours. Whereas at 30°C, they are gone within an…

The Return of the Black Death: VICE Reports (Full Length)

[MADAGASCAR, AFRICA] [BEN SHAPIRO, VICE] In September of 2013, the Minister of Health issued an epidemic alert The villages where it originated are extremely isolated. In fact, the only way to get to these Northern villages is by helicopter, so that’s what we’re doing. We’re traveling 1,000 kilometers North of the capital to get some…

S. Korea, China, Japan to work together on health coverage, infectious disease, healthy ageing

South Korea China and Japan vow to work together in fighting infectious diseases promoting universal health coverage and ensuring healthy aging for their people issuing a joint statement in the 12 tripartite health ministers meeting on Sunday the three countries pledged a wide range of medical services at lower costs by sharing good practices and…

GERD – Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or Gastric Reflux, Animation.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease – GERD, or gastric reflux disease, is a chronic condition where stomach acid flows back up and damages the mucosa of the food pipe – the esophagus. At the junction between the esophagus and the stomach is the lower esophageal sphincter – the LES. The LES is a ring of muscle that…

Monitoring for Root and Crown Diseases in Avocado Orchards

Hi, I’m Ben Faber, Farm Advisor in Ventura [and] Santa Barbara counties. In this video, I’ll walk you through the steps to monitor for common root and crown diseases in avocado orchards. To detect these diseases early and manage them before they spread to other trees, it’s essential to regularly monitor your orchard for these…

7 Deadly Diseases Making a Comeback

With the advancements in modern medicine, we no longer have to suffer the same diseases that once plagued our planet. But don’t feel too secure, as many of these diseases are making a reappearance. Here we present to you seven deadly diseases that are making a comeback. Today’s video was done in collaboration with Crazy…

Foodborne diseases

Food borne diseases affects everyone. We’ve seen examples like the fenugreek e coli outbreak in Germany, the melamine contamination scandal in China and they are examples that even highly developed countries can get big problems with food borne disease but they’re only the tip of the iceberg. There’s a lot more food borne diseases that…

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), Pathology and Genetics, Animation.

Alzheimer’s disease, or AD, is a very common neurodegenerative disorder in which brain cells are progressively damaged and die, leading to loss of memory, thinking skills and eventually all other brain functions. A brain consists of billions of neurons, or nerve cells, which communicate via chemical messages, or neurotransmitters. This communication occurs in a space…