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Monkeypox

The monkeypox virus is the infection that causes monkeypox. It can spread from animals to people since it is a viral zoonotic infection. Additionally, it is transferrable between people and the environment, as well as between humans. Numerous symptoms and indicators are associated with monkeypox. While some people experience less severe symptoms, others may experience …

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Assessment of dietary macronutrient and micronutrient intake among haemodialysis patients in Sri Lanka

NADUNI ERANDIKA1, NISHANTHA NANAYAKKARA1, LALANI YATAWARA2 1National Hospital-Kandy, Sri Lanka 2Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Kandy, Sri Lanka Background: Malnutrition is very common among haemodialysis (HD) patients. Aim: We aimed to assess the macronutrient and micronutrient intake and determined the association between nutritional intake and socio-economic status among HD patients. Methods: This …

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Predictive Modeling

Utilizing predetermined outcomes to develop, process, and validate models is known as predictive modelling. To develop, process, and evaluate a model that can be used to predict future outcomes, predictive modelling is the process of employing known findings. It is an instrument used in predictive analytics, a data mining technique that seeks to provide an …

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Magic Mushrooms

Magic mushrooms are a variety of naturally occurring mushrooms that contain Psilocybin. Psylocibin is a psychedelic drug that can affect all the senses of a person and can cause hallucinating effects. Psilocybin in magic mushrooms get converted to Psilocin upon digestion, which can cause psychoactive effects. The appearance of magic mushrooms look much similar to …

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Body composition in lupus nephritis patients

Duminda B. Basnayake1*, Naduni H. Erandika1, Hashan K. Amarathunga2, Ayesha A. Nayanamali1, Jayamini Pathiraja2, Rangi Kandane-Rathnayake3, Abdul W. M. Wazil1, Nishantha Nanayakkara1, Kushan T. Thennakoon1, Inoka M. Chathurani1, Ruwina A. Deepani1, Buddhika A. Wijayawickrama1 1Department of Nephrology and Renal Transplant, 2Department of Nutritional Medicine, National Hospital Kandy, Sri Lanka, 3School of Clinical Sciences at Monash …

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World Disabilty

  Disability is part of the human being and almost everyone will temporarily or permanently experience disability at some point. Over 1 billion people – about 15% of the global population – currently experience disability. This number is increasing due in part to population ageing and an increase in the prevalence of non-communicable diseases. Disability …

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Monkeypox: Where did it come from?

Despite its original discovery in the late 1950s, monkeypox virus appears to have undergone significant alterations in the past three to four years that have made it easier for the virus to spread among humans. In 1958, the first monkeys with monkeypox were found in a lab in Copenhagen, Denmark. The monkeys have come from …

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Monkeypox: Where did it come from?

Monkeypox: Where did it come from?

Despite its original discovery in the late 1950s, monkeypox virus appears to have undergone significant alterations in the past three to four years that have made it easier for the virus to spread among humans. In 1958, the first monkeys with monkeypox were found in a lab in Copenhagen, Denmark. The monkeys have come from …

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Eczema

Eczema is a condition in which patches of skin becomes inflamed, itchy, cracked, and rough. Some types can also cause blisters as well. Atopic dermatitis is the most common type, which is frequently referred as eczema. The term atopic refers as a collection of conditions that involve the immune system, including atopic dermatitis, asthma, and …

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Pediatrics Nephrotic syndrome

Nephrotic condition syndrome causes the kidneys to release a lot of protein into the urine. This can cause various concerns, including swelling of body tissues and an increased risk of infection. Although nephrotic syndrome can affect anyone at any age, it is most commonly diagnosed in children between the ages of two and five. It …

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