Why do they strike in winter?

The cold and flu season is starting to rear its ugly head, and we cannot seem to get away from the coughing and sneezing. But why are we more prone to these infections during the colder months? Viral infections that cause the common cold or flu can range from a nuisance to a serious health […]

My experience living with sickle cell anemia

I’ve always been a little obsessed with having a great quality of life. I guess it makes sense considering I was told from a young age that my life expectancy and quality of life would be low. It also makes sense then, that I’ve always been precious about how I spend...

Tackling 11 myths about dementia

Welcome to the latest edition of our Medical Myths series. Today, to mark World Alzheimer’s Day, we will be tackling myths relating to both Alzheimer’s disease and dementia at large. Today, an estimated 5.8 million people aged 65 years or older in the United States...

Can we tackle the root cause of inflammation?

Researchers in Spain and the United States have proposed that an existing drug may help prevent an excessive, life threatening immune reaction to SARS-CoV-2 in susceptible individuals. Share on PinterestNew research suggests that an existing drug could target the root...

My experience battling COVID-19

Please note: This article contains some content that our readers may find distressing. It all started in early February when the SARS-CoV-2 virus reached Italy. At the beginning, it was underestimated by everyone, and politicians claimed it was a normal flu, inviting...