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What is Monkeypox? Monkeypox is an illness caused by the monkeypox virus. (Monkeypox virus (MPXV) is an enveloped double-stranded DNA virus that belongs to the Orthopoxvirus genus of the Poxviridae family). It is a viral zoonotic infection, meaning that it can spread from animals to humans. It can also spread from person to person. How is it transmitted? Human-to-human transmission is known to occur primarily through large respiratory droplets As such, transmission generally requires prolonged close contact with an infected individual. It can be transmitted through direct contact with body fluids or lesion material, and indirect contact with lesion material, such as through contaminated clothing or linens of an infected person. Who is at risk of catching Monkeypox? People who live with or have close contact (including sexual contact) with someone who has monkeypox, or who has regular contact with animals who could be infected, are most at risk. Health workers should follow infection pr

How Lego Became the Largest Toy Company in a Digital Era

  The Story of Lego The little town of Billund, Denmark is known for beer, pigs, and Lego. For it was in this tiny, rural town that the Lego company first came into being. Ole Kirk Christiansen was a carpenter who supplied Billund with all its woodworking needs. Prior to the 1930s, Christiansen was known for building houses and other large projects. But when the Great Depression caused the global economy to tank, demand for large-scale projects diminished. The fact that a product as simple as the Lego Brick has managed to stay relevant in an increasingly digital world is truly spectacular. Christiansen knew he needed to adapt in order to continue earning a living and supporting his family. So to save on costs and create products that consumers could actually afford, he began making smaller wooden products. From ironing boards to chairs, he experimented with different types of woodworks until he eventually decided to focus on the creation of children’s toys. There was something about ma

Why does the ocean have waves?

The ocean is never still. Whether observing from the beach or a boat, we expect to see waves on the horizon. Waves are created by energy passing through water, causing it to move in a circular motion. However, water does not actually travel in waves. Waves transmit energy, not water, across the ocean and if not obstructed by anything, they have the potential to travel across an entire ocean basin. Waves are most commonly caused by wind.  Wind-driven waves , or  surface waves , are created by the friction between wind and surface water. As the wind blows across the surface of the ocean or a lake, the continual disturbance creates a wave crest. These waves are found globally across the open ocean and along the coast.  More potentially hazardous waves, like a hurricane, can be caused by severe weather. The strong winds and pressure from this type of severe storm cause storm surge, a series of long waves that are created far from shore in deeper water and intensify as they move closer to l

The Three Main Antacids and what they do

Your body has an innate intelligence that is grossly underestimated and misunderstood. We can heal ourselves void of medicines and drugs that are designed to suppress symptoms and do not address the root cause: systemic acidosis.  The body, all on its own, will use THREE MAIN ANTACIDS to protect itself from the damage done by Acids/toxins when it gets backed up inside your body's sewer system, your Lymphatic system.  1.)   Its main antacid is CHOLESTEROL . High cholesterol means your body's lymphatic system (sewer system) is backed up with acids/toxins. 2.)  It also uses CALCIUM to fight Acidosis (like you eat Tums which is calcium carbonate to neutralize the acids in your stomach) it steals from your food and pulls from your bones. This is the main reason why people end up with arthritis, as well as all other bone-related diseases and conditions. 3.)  Your body uses WATER (edema) to protect its precious cells when it has been injured or are being damaged by excess Acids/toxins

Elon bought Twitter ?!?!

On Monday, SpaceX founder  Elon Musk acquired Twitter   for approximately $44 billion with shares valued at $54.20. Since the acquisition, Musk has made a lot of comments about what he intends to do with the social platform. And yes, in typical ‘meme lord’ style Musk continues to post memes, comments and replies on Twitter.  In fact, since he acquired the platform, it has been hard to keep up with the Tesla owner’s flurry of tweets and responses. Here’s a look at everything that has happened since Musk bought Twitter.  Musk tweets on free speech post deal  The Tesla CEO has been a proponent of ‘free speech’ on the platform. In a filing to the US SEC, Musk wrote, “I invested in Twitter as I believe in its potential to be the platform for free speech around the globe, and I believe free speech is a societal imperative for a functioning democracy,” adding that “Twitter has extraordinary potential. I will unlock it.” “Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is th

What is Uric Acid and How to keep your Uric Acid levels high scientist explains...

Uric acid is a chemical found in the blood that is made in everyone's body and the kidneys filter it and remove it from the body. When the amount of purine in the body is high and the kidneys are not able to filter it out of the body, then this acid starts accumulating in the joints and gives a lot of pain. Tips for increased uric acid levels and gout: 1) Watch your weight. Try to lose weight slowly. 2) Eat fresh fruit, vegetables, whole wheat products and some pulses (high in purine) every day. 3) Enjoy low-fat milk and dairy products daily. 4) Keep an eye on the purine content of food. Avoid offal, shellfish and crustaceans and tinned fish such as sardines in oil. 5) Eat no more than 100g of meat, sausages, fish and poultry a day. 6) Drink alcohol only occasionally, as it affects the elimination of uric acid. 7) Eat low-fat food. The consumption of high-fat foods encourages weight gain. 8) Drink at least two litres of low-calorie fluids a day. Recommended fluids are water, tea a