October Monthly Archives

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – How it Tires Patients

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a long-term complicated disorder characterized by severe mental and physical exhaustion which cannot be explained by any underlying medical condition. The extreme fatigue may worsen with mental or physical activity, but does not get better with rest. The condition makes it difficult or impossible to perform one’s day-to-day activities. source The exact causative factor of CFS is still unknown, though …

Editing Human Genes in Embryos to Correct Inherited Diseases

For many years now, scientific advancements are capable of altering genetic material in a cell by utilizing a technique called CRISPR. Our genome comprises of DNA. These DNAs are made up of long sequences of base pairs. Each base is represented by one of the four letters- A, T, G and C (Adenine, Thymine, Guanine and Cytosine respectively). These genetic alphabets sequence in a particular …

Don’t Blame Doctors For Medication Non-Adherence, Enlighten Patients!

Non-adherence to prescribed medications is ‘an out-of-control epidemic’ in the United States, says an article published in the New York Times. This article which discusses a review in Annals of Internal Medicine, says that 125,000 people die each year in the country due to non-adherence. If medication non-adherence in tracked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it would rank as the sixth leading …