The Pandemic of Coronavirus

The Coronavirus which causes the disease of the respiratory system called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been designated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. It first started in December 2019 in Wuhan which later spread to other parts of China. Due to people travelling to and from … Continue reading The Pandemic of Coronavirus

The rise of antimicrobial resistance

From the time Alexander Fleming discovered the Penicillium mould which produced penicillin to kill bacteria in 1928, many more antibiotics have been commercially produced to fight off many bacterial infections. However, many of the microorganisms are now antimicrobial resistant (AMR). WHO defined AMR as "the microorganism's resistance to an antimicrobial drug that was once able … Continue reading The rise of antimicrobial resistance

Depression and loneliness in our society

Due to the material advancement of the world, the young generation tend to be more and more independent. Not having time for family and depending on social media rather than face-to-face interactions can isolate one from developing real relationships. Depression and loneliness go hand in hand. One doesn’t need to be physically alone to feel … Continue reading Depression and loneliness in our society