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NON-ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE (NAFLD): THROUGH THE EYE-VIEW OF A LONDONER

The liver also serves as an epicentre and paramount determinant of the health status of an individual. Statistics show that 16,087 people in the UK died from liver disease in 2008. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a metabolic disorder which does not originate from an inherent usage of alcohol making. It is widely believed that NAFLD may be linked to obesity and a sedentary lifestyle. As a result, it is sometimes tagged as a disease which is more common among the affluent. There has been a great focus on liver diseases originating from the usage of alcohol but little attention has been paid to NAFLD which could be fatal, if not identified early and treated appropriately..... CLICK ON TITLE TO READ ENTIRE ARTICLE

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A REVIEW OF COVID-19 HERD IMMUNITY WITH HINDSIGHT

On 11th March 2020, I heard from the BBC that the COVID-19 outbreak had been confirmed as a pandemic by the WHO. This was the confirmation of a worrying reality which many of us within the field of medical research hoped would never see the light of day. The world was entering unchartered waters with many epidemiological terms which previously were not popularly known becoming household terms. Most notable among these were the terms “herd immunity” and “R”. Imagine a battlefield where the enemy is trying to set an entire army on fire. The enemy will fail to achieve their aim if a significant proportion of opposing forces have fire-resistant gear which will diminish the spread of the fire. In plain terms, herd immunity is collective immunity conferred onto the general population resulting from a significant amount of the populace developing immunity mostly through vaccination. Herd immunity eventually leads to a reduced rate of infection (R)..... CLICK ON TITLE TO READ ENTIRE ARTICLE