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8 Questions From a Disease Detective on the Pandemic’s Origins

For decades, Dr. Daniel R. Lucey, an infectious disease specialist at Georgetown University, has crisscrossed the globe to study epidemics and their origins. His attention now is on the Covid-19 pandemic, which first came to public notice late last year in Wuhan, China. Its exact beginnings are sufficiently clouded that the World Health Organization has… Read More »

What is the cause of malaria disease

Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease that affects humans and other animals. Malaria is caused by single-celled microorganisms of the Plasmodium group. The risk of disease can be reduced by preventing mosquito bites through the use of mosquito nets and insect repellents, or with mosquito control measures such as spraying insecticides and draining standing water.… Read More »

Are there benefits of cardiac catheterization for stable coronary artery disease?

One of the main causes of chest pain is a blockage of blood flow down the coronary arteries, the blood vessels that deliver oxygenated blood to our heart muscle to allow it to beat. Depending on how fast the blockage forms, it is labeled as either a stable or unstable blockage. Unstable blockages occur quickly… Read More »