Posts by: quaysond

Ebola in Guinea

The Ebola is a virus that was formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic  fever that is very fatal in human beings, 30-90% fatal to be exact. This virus has unpatterned periodic outbreaks usually in Central and West Africa, usually villages around the…

Epidemiology

Epidemiology literally means the study of diseases. The definition of this field caught my attention because I wondered how such a broad thing could be simply defined and studied under one topic. My interests led me to take a course…

Aging and wrinkles

There is some drug or pill for every imaginable thing out there. The average American takes slightly over 10 pills a day. From vitamins and supplements to seasonal medication and medication for illness o disease, the pharmaceutical companies make billions…

Male/Female

Right when I read this assignment, I picked to write on this dichotomy because it is a very debated topic, culturally and biologically. Biomedicine in this week’s lecture was explained a direct reflection of nature and its representation. It was…

I can’t stay thin

I chose to write about the episode of true life titled I can’t stay thin. This episode was about two young individuals, a man and a woman who had problems with their weight since adolescence. They described themselves as yo-yo…

Fibromyalgia

I chose to talk about Fibromyalgia syndrome because it most the one that stuck out to me most of all the others we learnt about this week.  To some, it may not be considered a disease because of its lack…

Frigophobia among the Chinese

Frigophobia is a culture bound sickness among the Chinese which is a condition in which affected individuals have an extreme fear of cold. This rare culture related condition leads to a morbid fear of death. Frigophobia is considered a psychiatric…