Eczema, Animation.
17
November

Eczema, Animation.

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Eczema, or dermatitis, is a group of conditions characterized by inflammation of the skin. Among the many types of dermatitis, the most common is atopic dermatitis, also known as atopic eczema. Very often, when not specified otherwise, the term “eczema” is used to describe the atopic type. Symptoms of atopic dermatitis include rashes, redness, scaling, […]


Hypersensitivity, Overview of the 4 Types, Animation.
16
November

Hypersensitivity, Overview of the 4 Types, Animation.

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Hypersensitivity refers to abnormal reactions of the immune system against certain antigens. It includes exaggerated reactions to otherwise harmless environmental antigens, commonly known as allergies; and inappropriate reactions against the body’s own antigens, or autoimmune diseases. Reactions can range from a mild rash, to damaged organs, to fatal anaphylactic shock. There are 2 principal groups […]


Top 10 Strangest Allergies in the World
14
October

Top 10 Strangest Allergies in the World

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Brainy Dose Presents: Top 10 Strangest Allergies in the World Many things can trigger allergies. The most common allergens are pollen, dust mites, mold, animal dander, insect stings, latex, and certain foods and medications. However, some people react to some very unusual allergens! Number One: Water This allergy is extremely rare, and it affects only […]


Immune System: Innate and Adaptive Immunity Explained
12
October

Immune System: Innate and Adaptive Immunity Explained

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Our body has a powerful army that protects it from various types of threats. These threats can come in the form of mechanical injuries, the entry of germs, or the entry of other foreign particles like dust. This personal army is called the immune system. Every day, we encounter a huge number of bacteria, viruses […]


How a Storm Triggered a City-Wide Asthma Attack
25
August

How a Storm Triggered a City-Wide Asthma Attack

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

In November 2016, on a very hot day in Melbourne, Australia, a thunderstorm rolled into town. And suddenly, thousands of people found themselves struggling to breathe; a strange outbreak of asthma, sparked by a storm. In just five hours, paramedics were called nearly 2,000 times. By the end, nine people had died, and hospitals had […]