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Advantages and Disadvantages of Euthanasia
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Euthanasia

The debate on how a person should live or die has been long-standing. Particularly, the debate on the premature ending of life, that is, euthanasia has its complex ethical, moral, religious, and cultural aspects to it. Let us look at the perspectives from both sides. WHAT IS EUTHANASIA? Euthanasia is the act of intentionally causing death, particularly of an incurable or terminally ill patient, to relieve their suffering and pain. The motive behind the idea of euthanasia is to benefit the person whose death is brought about. It is among the most controversial concepts in bioethics because of the ethical, moral and legal issues it poses. CATEGORIES OF EUTHANIZATION There are different categories of euthanasia including voluntary euthanasia, non-voluntary euthanasia, and involuntary euth...
Advantages and Disadvantages of Privatization of Healthcare
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Privatization of Healthcare

There has been considerable interest in the growth of private sectors across nations. The lure of profits, better infrastructure, and performance has made it very prominent over the years. Similarly, privatization of healthcare has been in contention for quite some time.  But is it beneficial as a structure or does it solely work for profits? Let us weigh the advantages and disadvantages of privatizing healthcare. THE CONCEPT OF HEALTHCARE Healthcare is the service of providing medical aid for the purpose of maintenance or improvement of health. These services are provided by healthcare professionals who are formally trained. For instance, doctors, surgeons, physicians, nurses, and psychologists are some examples of healthcare professionals or providers. A healthcare system requires well...
Advantages and Disadvantages of a Keto Diet
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Advantages and Disadvantages of a Keto Diet

Over the years, we have witnessed a steady increase in the healthy food revolution. People are enthusiastic about trying out the latest food trends and diets. One of the many diets that have gained traction recently is the keto diet. Keto or ketogenic diet has been advertised to be effective in very quick and rapid weight loss among dieters. But is it a good diet to follow or is it just another extreme fad? Let us look at its pros and cons. WHAT IS A KETO DIET? The ketogenic diet is a low-carbohydrate and fat-rich dietary plan that was originally in use to treat specific medical conditions. Now, the prominence of this diet has emerged as a popular low-carbohydrate diet for weight loss. This diet restricts the amount of carbohydrate-rich foods in the body and replaces it with fat-rich foo...
Advantages and Disadvantages of Vaccines
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Vaccines

In the span of a few months, we have witnessed the coronavirus pandemic change the landscape of the whole world. Difficult questions about global health and the disparities it poses have come to the forefront. It has become clearer than ever that investing in health means investing in our economy. One of the ways of safeguarding our health has been with the use of vaccines. They have helped in reducing many infectious diseases like smallpox, influenza, polio, etc. Let us look at the effectiveness as well as the problems attached to the use of vaccines. WHAT ARE VACCINES? Vaccines are a biological material or preparation that induces a specific immune response in humans or animals to an infectious disease. Vaccines work because the body's immune system knows how to protect itself from dis...
Advantages and Disadvantages of Clinical Trials
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Clinical Trials

There has been a recent surge in new-age diseases everywhere. The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is rapidly spreading across nations. Unfortunately, there is no cure for it yet. While the death toll increases because of this pandemic, we are still waiting for a vaccine that could potentially save millions of lives. Research and clinical trials to find a solution are moving at breakneck speed because only a vaccine can prevent any further damage. Over 35 companies and institutions are racing to find the answer. So, this begs for us to look at how important the field of medical research is. WHAT IS A CLINICAL TRIAL? Clinical trials are a type of clinical research that studies new treatments and tests and evaluates their effects on human health outcomes. Studies are done on participan...
Advantages and Disadvantages of the Coronavirus Crisis
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Advantages and Disadvantages of the Coronavirus Crisis

We are anxious spectators to a calamity affecting the entire world. The coronavirus crisis has affected over two hundred countries and territories with over 1.2 million cases detected. Naturally, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared this as a global pandemic that needs to be tackled with preparedness, comprehensive strategy, and sound political leadership. WHAT IS THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE? The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). This disease is contagious in humans and primarily spreads through discharge from the nose or droplets of saliva when an infected person sneezes or coughs. The disease can also survive on contaminated surfaces for up to 72 hours. Common symptoms of the vir...
Advantages and Disadvantages of Trump’s Coronavirus Relief Package
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Trump’s Coronavirus Relief Package

The unprecedented outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has brought the entire world to a standstill. Countries like the United States of America, China, Italy and Spain to name a few have seen a colossal loss of human lives to the disease. We are witnessing world leaders and decision-makers trying to mitigate the situation in the best possible way. The current President of the United States, Mr. Donald J. Trump has attempted to make history by introducing a $2 trillion coronavirus relief package to provide economic aid to the people of the United States during this devastating crisis. EFFECTS OF THE CORONOVIRUS OUTBREAK The coronavirus disease 2019, commonly known as COVID-19, is a respiratory illness caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The alarming sp...
Prostate Cancer Treatments : Best Pros and the Cons List!
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Prostate Cancer Treatments : Best Pros and the Cons List!

The pros and cons are listed in this prostate cancer article. The prostate gland is the size of a lemon fruit. This is an exocrine gland that is below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The prostate glands monitor the urine and the secretion of semen that comes out during orgasm. The fluid of the prostate glands helps to supply nutrition to the semen to enable it to perform its activities better. At the time of orgasm, a milky white substance is produced that tends to protect the semen and the sperms travel in it. The contractions force the prostate to move the liquid to the urethra along with the sperms at the time of intercourse. Besides this, the prostate glands also help in controlling the urine output from the body by contracting and expanding whenever necessary. Prostate canc...