Monthly Archives: May 2016

Cell-mediated Immunity Vs. Humoral Immunity

Did You Know? Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) is a specific marker that sticks out on the membrane of every cell in the human body; this marker indicates that the cell belongs to the body. This helps the immune system identify the pathogen or foreign invader. A healthy immune system is essential for our survival, as we are constantly exposed to… Read more »

Diseases Caused by Viruses

Micro-organisms are all around us. We cannot see them, but they have the ability to alter our lives and bring them to a standstill. If you’ve ever seen a virus (and there is little to no possibility of that), you will definitely be amazed at how a speck of almost nothing is responsible for so many diseases and disorders, not… Read more »

Preventive Measures for Shaken Baby Syndrome

As alert citizens, we come across several cases of early infant deaths. The cause is most often stated as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). On a closer look, we realize that there could be more to this unusual death than SIDS. Shaken baby syndrome is a critical form of child abuse where the child suffers because of parental frustrations. Often… Read more »