6 THINGS YOU CAN ACHIEVE WITH A BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES

Surely throughout your childhood in school you were taught the most basic principle of Communication Sciences. An emitter transmits a message to a receiver Read More “6 THINGS YOU CAN ACHIEVE WITH A BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES”

Know what is the difference between vegan and vegetarian

If you are interested in being part of one of these lifestyles but you have doubts because you do not know them completely, or you just feel curious and would like to understand them better, read on. In this post, we will explain what is the difference between vegan and vegetarian.

Both are based on a single belief: respect for animals and their environment. And although it may seem that they are the same, there are some differences between each of them. Read More “Know what is the difference between vegan and vegetarian”

Homemade margherita pizza recipe: Easy and quickest way

One of the most common traditional pizzas is the homemade margarita pizza. We hear it in many places, and we see it in many restaurants. Homemade Margherita pizza recipe is an easy formula. I tried Samsa with chicken. It is also known as “Margherita” and is based on Neapolitan pizza dough, with only 6 ingredients to accompany it. These are the ones you will need to be able to do it.  Read More “Homemade margherita pizza recipe: Easy and quickest way”

Cardiac arrhythmias

Dysfunction of the conduction system of the heart can lead to conditions known broadly as arrhythmias. These can cause slow heart rate (bradycardia), fast heart rate (tachycardia), an early heartbeat (premature contraction) or irregular heart rate (flutter or fibrillation).

Sinus bradycardia is classified as a resting heart rate of less than 60 beats per minute in adults (although this can be seen as a normal finding during sleep and in very athletic individuals).

Sinus tachycardia is where the resting heart rate in an adult exceeds 100 beats per minute. Heart rate can often be raised above this during exercise and during periods of anxiety, but otherwise this may be a symptom of disease.

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There are many different types of cardiac arrhythmia. These are defined by where in the conduction system of the heart the problem arises, and if it causes a fast or slow irregularity.

Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), for example, is caused by abnormally rapid firing of impulses from the atria of the heart. The heart rate can be elevated for a few seconds or for many hours. Symptoms may include palpitations, light headedness, chest pains, or rarely loss of consciousness but this condition is rarely life threatening.

One of the most common arrhythmias is atrial fibrillation (AF). AF occurs when multiple places in the atria of the heart send out impulses in an uncoordinated way along with the usual impulses from the sinoatrial node. This creates the ‘fibrillation’ of the atria, which BHF note can cause symptoms such as palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness or tiredness. Atrial flutter is less common and may occur as well as atrial fibrillation.

Long QT syndrome is so named due to the prolonged ‘Q-T interval’ seen on an ECG. It is a channelopathy and is an inherited condition, but it can also be caused by certain prescription drugs. Because the consequences of this can be very serious (even fatal) it is essential to characterise the ability of a drug to cause prolongation of the Q-T interval. This can be achieved using thorough Q-T studies in the clinical trial stage of drug development. You could read more about this at https://www.richmondpharmacology.com/specialist-services/tqtThe typical symptoms of long QT syndrome are palpitations and blackouts, and episodes of irregular heart beat can be triggered by exercise, stress or even loud noises.

Wolff-Parkinson-white syndrome (WPW) can lead to dangerously rapid heart rhythms if left untreated. The cause of this is an abnormality in the conductivity between the atria and ventricles of the heart. In a normal heart the atrioventricular node (AV node) is responsible for delaying conduction between the upper and lower chambers, however in WPW there is a direct link between them. This can be treated by destroying the extra undesirable pathway.

These are just a few examples of condions which may result in conductivity problems in the finely balanced electrical system of the heart,

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Five more celebrity styles worth trying

As Coco Channel once said: “Fashion fades, only style is timeless”. These are wise words indeed.

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Although we may try to emulate this mantra, sometimes following the latest trends can conflict with our own sense of style. To avoid manically shopping for the latest celebrity dresses every season, we sometimes need a little timeless elegance in our wardrobes for when it feels like the fashion world has gone mad.

Let’s look at five more celebrities who put the ‘sic’ in ‘classic”.

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1. Marilyn Monroe

This goddess burst into our hearts with her seductive and iconic looks, usually featuring winged eyeliner and bold red lips. With a tiny waistline, it is no wonder Marilyn usually preferred a feminine silhouette.

2. Audrey Hepburn

With her funky, unique look, Audrey turned heads wherever she went with her cute pixie haircut and feminine gloves. Her switches between collared shirts and mini dresses made her a style icon worldwide.

3. Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel was a huge fashion instigator, of course, and has donated aspects of her style to almost every fashion fad, proving her famous fashion statement true. Her style is an inspiration to many, with simplicity, elegance and femininity embodied in every outfit. For herself, Coco was a fan of black and white outfits with nautical inspirations and unusual stripes.

4. Princess Diana

Few members of royalty captured the world’s hearts quite like Princess Diana. Beloved for her kind and caring nature, Diana also made a name for herself in the fashion world by putting her own modern stamp on the royal dress code. As a fan of the wrap dresses accessorised with pearls, stone-embellished chokers and other statement pieces, we can certainly see a link between Diana and the more recent ‘people’s princess’, the Duchess of Cambridge.

5. Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer is another actress who embodies the fashion forward-thinking of her alter ego, Rachel from Friends. Both Jennifer and Rachel always know how to put together an outfit. Jennifer’s most inspirational look features classic black dresses in a variety of styles, complemented by stunning accessories.

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Create your own looks by browsing AX Paris celebrity dresses range and other fashion brands to find the right dress and let your personality shine through.

Remember that the best look is the one you love, regardless of what others are wearing!

Meaning of Monitor in Computer Science

In this article, we will discuss a little bit about the meaning of monitor in computer science and the wide range of uses in our daily life.

Nowadays, all people need to have an average idea about computer concepts, technological devices and equipment and how these computer equipment works. The world created the need for people to be aware of the various information that we are getting through the internet and in order to be able to use the internet. It is necessary to use adequate equipment, which is generated in the screens of smartphones, tablets, television, notebook and personal computers or companies. Read More “Meaning of Monitor in Computer Science”

What is the purpose of the rear brake caliper of a motorcycle?

Rear brake caliper– In most motorcycles and scooters we have separate control of the front brake of the rear. And that causes doubts to both novices and experienced Read More “What is the purpose of the rear brake caliper of a motorcycle?”

Why the medical industry fears a no-deal Brexit

While the government has released a number of no-deal notices relating to the medical sector and what would happen in the event of a no-deal Brexit on 29th March, these notices are nowhere near as comprehensive as many in the industry had hoped for.

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In fact, not all areas covered by the sector have been included in the notices and the government has told the industry watchdog, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency that some information will not be available until much closer to – if not on the day of – Brexit itself. This has led to a number of questions in Parliament and the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock having to reassure MPs that, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, medicine will be prioritised over food.

Industry concerns

This has caused concerns amongst industry experts, who have said that this could lead to delays in medical trials and the registering of new, potentially life-saving, medications: guidance on the IT systems needed to do this won’t be released until just before Brexit and, even then, there’s no guarantee the government can deliver these systems in time.

These are concerns the sector has tried to address by being as proactive as possible, planning for numerous potential scenarios (including worse case) in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

This includes maintaining stocks of medications wherever possible, using medical refrigeration equipment such as that provided by https://www.fridgefreezerdirect.co.uk/medical-refrigeration to ensure medicines are stored safely and patients’ lives aren’t at risk.

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Industry action

However, not every eventuality can be addressed given the lack of available information. As a result, there have been news reports of medicines being stockpiled, leading to increased prices for both prescription and over the counter drugs.

Because of the uncertainties, the sector is asking the government to consider the implications to the medical sector and to not pursue a no-deal Brexit. This includes some of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world seeking clarification on legislation to allow them to continue to operate in the UK; there are significant risks to them if they continue to operate without clear legislative guidance on what is and is not allowed and it is not clear how many, if any, are willing to take this risk.

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