Demystifying Medicine 2021 Videos

  • Extracellular Vessicles to the Rescue

    December 30, 2021 by Karanvir Gill, Manvir Chima and Umama Zafran
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In this video, we discuss the exciting new development of Extracellular Vesicles and how they are an exciting treatment that have the possibility of replacing chemotherapy in Lung Cancer therapy.
  • Can your Heart Rate Impact your Decision-Making?

    December 29, 2021 by Arjun Nair, Haniyyah Mahmood, Liberty Liu, and Ramsha Mansoor
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video will explain the neurobiological relationships between the heart and brain with respect to decision-making, as discussed in a recent study.
  • Air Quality Crisis

    December 27, 2021 by Nawal Hamza, Yousef Abumustafa, Judah Izsak and Maddie Burnett
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This animated video focuses on the air quality crisis happening around the world because of air pollution.
  • Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) When Every Back-up Plan Needs a Back-up Plan

    December 23, 2021 by Arjun Patel, Konark Patel, Minahil Nadeem, and Vanessa Natareno
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video seeks to clarify what OCPD is, what the difference is between OCD and OCPD, as well as how one can manage OCPD.
  • Can New Stents Save Lives?

    December 22, 2021 by Simran Saggu, Hadia Saleem, and Amirreza Taghabadi
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video will walk viewers through the basics of the current stent technology that has been used, it will introduce Biodegradable Polymer Drug Eluting Stents (BPDES), their mechanism, and how they compare to previous stents.
  • What's All the Hype? Demystifying Retinol

    December 20, 2021 by Hamza Bagha, Edward Shen, Rachel Dombrower, Devena Mahabir
    • Demystifying Medicine
    The goal of the video is to present a comprehensive summary of recent published scientific data on retinol, one of the most popular skincare ingredients of our day, so that claims made by popular skincare youtubers and other brand promoters can be checked and balanced.
  • Dispelling the Myths Behind Agoraphobia

    December 17, 2021 by Aimun Shah, Alaanah Bhanji, Andrew Canete, & Peter Kao
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video breaks down what agoraphobia truly is, beyond its representation in the popular media.
  • Antibody Cocktails - Are they effective in treating Covid-19?

    December 16, 2021 by Watfa Abou Kaaf, Cristina D'Aversa, Ayesha Ahmad, and Mustafa Azhar
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Ever heard of an antibody cocktail? This video will address the concept within the context of COVID-19.
  • Fussy Eating...or Eating Disorder?

    December 15, 2021 by Hadia Saleem, Simran Saggu, and Amirreza Taghabadi
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video provides viewers with an introduction to the eating disorder, Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID for short).
  • The 20 Year Disease - Hansens Disease - Leprosy

    December 13, 2021 by Haniyyah Mahmood, Arjun Nair, Liberty Liu, and Ramsha Mansoor
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Throughout this video, you will learn about Hansen's Disease, symptoms to identify infection, the transmission process, and modern treatments.
  • Extracellular Vesicles to the Rescue - Short

    December 12, 2021 by Karanvir Gill, Manvir Chima and Umama Zafran
    • Demystifying Medicine
    We discuss how the immune system works, how extracellular vesicles work, as well as how they may be used in future Cancer therapy.
  • PCOS - An Update - A Short Intro

    December 10, 2021 by Ashvini R, Chrishma P, Sadanee P
    • Demystifying Medicine
    A #Shorts version of our full video on PCOS. This video describes the basic background, causes, social stigmas, and new treatments of PCOS.
  • Robots in Healthcare. Exploring Surgical Robots with Dr. Yasufuku

    December 10, 2021 by Nadia Mohammed
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This podcast explores the topic of surgical robots in healthcare, specifically the Da Vinci Surgical system, with Dr. Yasufuku who is Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto, Staff Thoracic Surgeon at the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Toronto General Hospital.
  • Robotics in Healthcare

    December 10, 2021 by Allan Li, Gurkaran Chhaggar, Mateo Newbery Orrantia, and Nadia Mohammed
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video will aim to provide detailed information regarding the use of robots in healthcare, specifically the surgical robots.
  • Digging Deeper into Depression - Short

    December 9, 2021 by Karanvir Gill, Manvir Chima and Umama Zafran
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In this video, we will discuss the symptoms and treatment of various types of depressive disorders.
  • Is Milk Even Good For You?

    December 9, 2021 by Ashvini R, Chrishma P, Sadanee P
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video describes the pros and cons of cow milk from a research-based perspective.
  • Liar Liar… Examining the Science of Lying - A Short Intro

    December 8, 2021 by Ashvini R, Chrishma P, Sadanee P
    • Demystifying Medicine
    A #Shorts version of our full video which examines lying in three different contexts: biological, psychological, and social.
  • Is Milk Even Good For You? A Short Intro

    December 8, 2021 by Ashvini R, Chrishma P, Sadanee P
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This #Shorts describes the pros and cons of cow milk from a research-based perspective.
  • The Link Between Obesity and Breast Cancer

    December 8, 2021 by Andrew Tokatly, Ye Bin Shin, Eunkyo (Stella) Choe, Mubariz Maqsood
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video explores the link between obesity and breast cancer on a molecular level.
  • Introduction to Early Embryonic Development

    December 6, 2021 by Zayni-Dean Al-Azawi, Michael Celejewski, and Eunice Tunggal
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In this video, we’ll expand on what you’ve been told by your science teachers and discuss fertilization, embryonic development, gastrulation, organogenesis and much more.
  • Mistrust, Misinformation, and Ivermectin

    December 2, 2021 by Crystal Chen, Amna Usmani, Naya Nour-Eddin, and Haleh Hojjati
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video explores the current facts and myths surrounding Ivermectin, a well-established antiparasitic drug, and its potential therapeutic use against COVID-19.
  • The Nose Knows: How Smell Triggers Memories

    December 1, 2021 by Naya Nour-Eddin, Crystal Chen, Haleh Hojjati, and Amna Usmani
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video delves into the process of how smell is capable of eliciting vivid and emotional memories, also known as odor evoked autobiographical memory.
  • Historical Catalysts of Medical Mistrust in African American Individuals Within the 21st Century

    November 29, 2021 by Lovejot Mangat, Madison Hunter, Samuel Park, and Areesha Saeed
    • Demystifying Medicine
    The lack of racial diversity in North American medical research. This video will focus on a few news articles regarding research performed using racially diverse samples.
  • Antiviral pills: COVID-19 treatment at our fingertips

    November 26, 2021 by Maral Aminaei, Stefano Biasi, Lauren Birchenough, Wendy Tang
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video explores the roles of antiviral drugs in treating viral infections, and describes two forerunners in antiviral pill development.
  • Ivermectin as COVID-19 Treatment: Would you use it?

    November 25, 2021 by Andrew Tokatly, Ye Bin Shin, Eunkyo (Stella) Choe, Mubariz Maqsood
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video presents both the good and the bad sides of Ivermectin as well as the mechanism as to how an anti-parasitic agent can be effective against a viral infection.
  • Clickbait: The Importance of Scientific Literacy

    November 24, 2021 by Karly Endres, Sara Ibrahim, Srushti Patel, & Katherine Toy
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video aims to highlight the importance of scientific literacy by taking viewers through an example of when this occurred in a news article.
  • The Untold Story of LIVING WITH Someone With Bipolar Disorder

    November 23, 2021 by Watfa Abou Kaaf, Cristina D'Aversa, Ayesha Ahmad, and Mustafa Azhar
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video highlights the experience of informal caregivers of those with Bipolar Disorder and ways to decrease caregiver burden.
  • Pregnancy & COVID-19 Vaccines

    November 22, 2021 by Karly Endres, Sara Ibrahim, Srushti Patel & Katherine Toy
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In this video, opinions on why some believe vaccination for COVID may be harmful to the pregnant individual and fetus are discussed.
  • The Future of the ECG SmartVest

    November 20, 2021 by Haleh Hojjati, Naya Nour-Eddin, Amna Usmani, and Crystal Chen
    • Demystifying Medicine
    The SmartVest has a built-in electrocardiogram which can be used to monitor heart health.
  • The ECG Explained An Introduction to Interpreting the ECG

    November 20, 2021 by Amna Usmani, Crystal Chen, Haleh Hojjati, and Naya Nour-Eddin
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This short provides an overview of an incredibly important tool used to measure heart health known as the electrocardiogram (ECG).
  • What Can We Learn From Mistrust in Science

    November 17, 2021 by Edward Shen, Rachel Dombrower, Devena Mahabir and Hamza Be
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video identifies public hesitancy regarding Mad Cow Disease and Nuclear Power. Specifically, the aspects regarding public concern include the lack of scientific consensus as well as the lack of public trust for scientific claims.
  • The Virtual Reality Therapy

    November 15, 2021 by Peter Kao, Aimun Shah, Alaanah Bhanji, Andrew Canete
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video talks about the history of virtual reality and its current uses in the healthcare field.
  • Foreign Accent Syndrome Explained

    November 8, 2021 by Crystal Chen, Amna Usmani, Haleh Hojjati, Naya Nour-Eddin
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video provides an in-depth and fascinating journey into the history of Foreign Accent Syndrome, its causes, symptoms, and potential treatments.
  • Connect the dots on Chickenpox

    November 1, 2021 by Karly Endres, Sara Ibrahim, Srushti Patel, and Katherine Toy
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video provides parents with background information on chickenpox and the disease’s causes, symptoms, treatments, and methods of prevention.
  • Here’s Why YOU Should Care About Your Child’s Physical Activity

    October 25, 2021 by Apameh Golkar, Danielle Dagher, Gagan Dhami, and Roaa Hussam
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In this video, we explore the physical and mental health benefits as well as the social impacts associated with physical activity for children.
  • Cannabis and Stress

    September 13, 2021 by Armaan Sekhon, Kriti Manuja, Krishna Patel & Sharleen Maduranayagam
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video considers the stress relieving effects of cannabis as it interacts with our body’s stress reaction system: the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis (HPA-axis).
  • Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder

    September 6, 2021 by Kiarash Forootan, Prabhdeep Gill, Zarin Hossain & Gurjit Singh
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video provides a simplified explanation about panic attacks and panic disorder; as well as how they relate to each other.
  • Alien Hand Syndrome - A First Person POV

    August 30, 2021 by Sarnti Sornpaisarn, Eshawn Kalia, Muskaan Mehta
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video demonstrates a POV of alien hand syndrome, a rare neurological condition involving involuntary limb movement as well as a loss of limb ownership.
  • Should Doctors Know Their Patients Attachment Style

    August 25, 2021 by Arthiga Arumugarasan, Kruti Bhakta and Divya Tamilselvan
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In this second of a two-part video series, we will outline what attachment theory is and how it plays a major role in doctor-patient relationships.
  • Introduction to Attachment Theory

    August 23, 2021 by Arthiga Arumugarasan, Kruti Bhakta and Divya Tamilselvan
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In this first of a two-part video series, we will outline what attachment theory is and how it plays a major role in doctor-patient relationships.
  • PTSD and Alcohol Consumption

    August 16, 2021 by Jaskarn Bhogal, Asma Bhutto, & Rutvi Brahmbhat
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video provides information on PTSD (Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder) & Alcohol Consumption.
  • Skin Cancer and Black Skin

    August 9, 2021 by Bilal Muhajireen, Kian O'Neil & Nana-Afia Agyeipah
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In this video, we aim to educate people of colour on the dangers of skin cancer, as well as address the systemic racism that is within the field of dermatology. There is an obvious lack of representation of darker skin tones (types IV-VI) in medical textbooks and this video aims to address these issues.
  • Bioinformatics Interview with Dr. Dvorkin-Gheva

    August 2, 2021 by Paniz Poursharif, Danial Aminaei, and Niki Sadat Afjeh
    • Demystifying Medicine
    The content in this video aims to bridge the knowledge gaps that may exist in videos presenting the complex applications of bioinformatic tools and serves as a starting point for those interested in the field of bioinformatics.
  • Rare Lung Disease Series - A Look into Pulmonary Ossification

    July 28, 2021 by Julie Vo
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video brings awareness to pulmonary ossification and highlights what is currently known. To learn more about other interstitial lung diseases, check out the Rare Lung Diseases Series.
  • Concurrent Disorders and Importance of Assessment

    July 26, 2021 by Paniz Poursharif, Danial Aminaei, and Niki Sadat Afjeh
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video explains concurrent disorders and 5 different groups that they divides into. Furthermore, it explores different types of treatment and the importance of assessing co-occurring substance use.
  • Rare Lung Disease Series - What is Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis

    July 22, 2021 by Julie Vo
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Langerhans cell histiocytosis is a rare disorder that is characterized by the abnormal accumulation of Langerhans cells which form tumours called granulomas.
  • Rare Lung Diseases Series - Trailer

    July 20, 2021 by Julie Vo
    • Demystifying Medicine
    The resources in this series aim to educate patients, families, healthcare providers, students and the general public who is interested in rare lung diseases.
  • Marijuana use during pregnancy - Is it safe

    July 19, 2021 by Priyanka Lamba, Makenzie Lamb, and Purviben Mahida
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In this video we dive into the facts and myths about marijuana use during pregnancy. Research to date does not support the use of marijuana during pregnancy, despite its effectiveness in providing relief for pregnancy symptoms.
  • Crohns Disease - A quick overview of everything you should know

    June 14, 2021 by High school students at Hillfield Strathallan College
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video aims to give an overview of Chron's disease.
  • Diabetes 101 - The disease, causes, and treatments

    June 7, 2021 by High school students at Hillfield Strathallan College
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video presents an overview of diabetes.
  • Managing Stress As Students - Sense of Coherence

    May 17, 2021 by Aniqa Chaudhry, Simran Saini, and Aimen Shahzad
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In this video we will discuss Sense of Coherence and mindfulness as a method of relieving some of the stress brought on by the pandemic. Together let’s overcome the stigma, educate ourselves, and help ourselves through a difficult time.
  • Understanding Dissociative Identity Disorder

    May 10, 2021 by Xiang Xiang Fang and Kirti Harish
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In this video, we explain and dive into what dissociative identity disorder is and some of the potential causes.
  • Phage Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis

    May 5, 2021 by Guneet Mahal & Neelam Farrakh
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Previously on Demystifying Medicine, Diane Shader Smith gave a talk on her daughter, Mallory Smith's memoir: Salt in My Soul. This video is a discussion by her father, Mark Smith, on the potential of Phage Therapy in treating difficult bacterial infections, such as those found in patients with Cystic Fibrosis.
  • Laying out the Drug Use Spectrum

    May 3, 2021 by Fatima Ahmad, Madison Barrett, Mackenzie Thorpe
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video breaks down the process of drug discovery, the unfortunate practice of over-prescription, as well as alternative naturopathic medicine
  • How To Maintain Your Oral Health

    April 28, 2021 by Marut Patel and Vicky Verma
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video describes: how to make informed oral health decisions, when to see your dentist, and some key management strategies that individuals can use to maintain their oral health at home.
  • Ex-Vivo Lung Perfusion - A Solution to the Lung Availability Crisis

    April 26, 2021 by Gaurev, Arinze, Elizabeth
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Ex-Vivo Lung Perfusion (EVLP) is a medical procedure that could potentially reduce lung transplant surgery wait times by modifying a donor’s lungs to improve the post-operation outcomes and overall survival rate.
  • Anti-Aging Creams - Fruitful or Futile

    April 19, 2021 by Alvina Hussain, Kourosh Hariri and Nahal Emami Fard
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In this video, we've broken down the basic fundamentals of how your skin functions and how it ages. We dive into three popular anti-aging ingredients and examine clinical trials and other research behind their anti-aging mechanisms.
  • Does statistical significance really demonstrate clinical relevance

    April 16, 2021 by Maiura Muralitharan, Armin Sariaslani and Alexandra Marques
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Dr. Thabane unpacks why statistics is paramount to society and the difference between statistical significance and clinical relevance.
  • COVID-19s Baby Bust – Pregnancy and Mental Health

    April 14, 2021 by Sébastien Violette, Hana Nazal, and Stephanie Wang
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Maternal mental health not only affects their overall health and functioning in both the short- and long-term, but it also affects the physical, cognitive, and psychological development of their child.
  • The IMPACT Initiative at McMaster University

    April 13, 2021 by Noah Stancati and Gursharan Mann
    • Demystifying Medicine
    The IMPACT initiative at McMaster University is a pristine example of a University-based organization, which strives to provide assistance to those living with disabilities, in hopes to improve their quality of life.
  • Effects of Exercise on Well-being of Older Adults

    April 12, 2021 by Danial Aminaei, Seyedeh Niki Sadat Afjeh, and Paniz Poursharif
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video explores the effects of physical activity on older adults and investigates how exercise impacts physical and mental health in the elderly population.
  • Uncovering the Importance of Statistics With Dr. Thabane

    April 9, 2021 by Maiura Muralitharan, Armin Sariaslani, and Emilyanne Stocks
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Dr. Thabane unpacks why statistics is paramount to society and the difference between statistical significance and clinical significance.
  • Rehabilitation after COVID-19

    April 8, 2021 by Muskaan Mehta, Eshawn Kalia & Sarnti Sornpaisarn
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Everyone is familiar with COVID 19 but only some know about the recovery process that this virus brings. Learn about rehabilitation from COVID 19 alongside our fictional character Michael.
  • Taste Receptors

    April 7, 2021 by Nora Fatayerji, Gary Grewal, and Holly Crandon
    • Demystifying Medicine
    How do we perceive taste? Thanks to taste receptors, we will finally understand why apples are so sweet and lemons are so sour!
  • COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Everything Answered

    April 6, 2021 by Kashif Daud, Kunwar Karim, Faran Chaudhry, Ihtisham Ahmad, and Sajid Wariach
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Note: this video only refers to the mRNA vaccine that is currently offered by Pfizer and Moderna.
  • Triple Negative Breast Cancer What You Need to Know

    April 5, 2021 by Sharleen Maduranayagam, Kriti Manuja, Krishna Patel & Armaan Sekhon
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video provides a simplified explanation of what Triple Negative Breast Cancer is and its underlying molecular mechanisms.
  • The Silent Population Impact of COVID-19 on Elder Abuse

    April 2, 2021 by Hana Nazal, Sébastien Violette and Stephanie Wang
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video aims to educate, assist, and provide a voice for our elders to help suppress the alarming rates of elder abuse, and create solutions for those who have been affected.
  • Breaking Barriers Focused Ultrasound for Alzheimers Treatment

    April 1, 2021 by Hana Nazal, Sébastien Violette, Stephanie Wang
    • Demystifying Medicine
    New uses of technology known as Magnetic Resonance-guided Focused Ultrasound provide hope for Alzheimer’s treatment, breaking the blood-barrier to allow drugs to pass through into the affected regions of the brain.
  • The Basics of Cell Signalling

    March 31, 2021 by Bilal Muhajireen, Kian O'Neil & Nana-Afia Agyeipah
    • Demystifying Medicine
    The video then dives deeper into the role of the endocrine system, as well as a specific example of endocrine signalling within our bodies demonstrated by the insulin signalling pathway.
  • Trisomy 21 How it Occurs at the Molecular Level

    March 30, 2021 by Gurjit Gill, Kiarash Forootan, Prabhdeep Gill and Zarin Hossain
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In this video, we dive into Trisomy 21, the most common type of Down Syndrome, and analyze its occurrence at the molecular level.
  • Uncovering the Sedentarism Pandemic

    March 29, 2021 by Arthiga Arumugarasan, Kruti Bhakta and Divya Tamilselvan
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video outlines the characteristics of a sedentary lifestyle in the context of university students during a lockdown, the associated health risks and suggestions for how to reduce sedentary behaviours.
  • Prone Positioning

    March 26, 2021 by Nora Fatayerji, Gary Grewal, and Holly Crandon
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video aims to help give a better understanding about prone positioning through explaining its history, how it has been used in previous conditions, highlight its application to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • COVID-19 Variants and Vaccine What We Know So Far

    March 25, 2021 by Clare McGall, Eric Lim, Sonya Grewal
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video discusses the three COVID-19 variants of concern, explaining why they are concerning, what they mean for vaccine success, and the future of this pandemic.
  • A Deep Dive Into The Fragile X Syndrome

    March 24, 2021 by Ishmanjeet Singh, Nevena Savija, Tarin Moni, and Ali Mohmed Mousaei
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video aims to take a deep dive into understanding Fragile X Syndrome's symptoms, treatments and inheritance pattern.
  • A Novel Approach to Treat Parkinsons Disease

    March 23, 2021 by Muntaha Ahmed, Stephanie Amoah, William Douglas, Youssef El-Sayes
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Therefore, this video is meant to provide general information on a Parkinson's Treatment, NTRC3531-0, and it does not act as a substitute for medical advice.
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis An Overview and Potential Treatments

    March 22, 2021 by Bilal Muhajireen, Kian O'Neil & Nana-Afia Agyeipah
    • Demystifying Medicine
    The purpose of this video is to inform those who are not familiar with aortic valve stenosis and to provide general information for those affected by the disease.
  • Working Out ADHD in Kids

    March 19, 2021 by Arthiga Arumugarasan, Kruti Bhakta and Divya Tamilselvan
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In this video we outline the neuroscience of ADHD and how exercise can be used as adjunctive therapy to help alleviate symptoms in children.
  • What is Asthma #KidZone​

    March 18, 2021 by Fatima Ahmad, Madison Barrett, Mackenzie Thorpe
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video follows Reese, who has also been diagnosed with severe asthma. It will explain what asthma is, what some common triggers are, how your body is responding with the help of your immune cells and some advice on how to manage your disease.
  • Demystifying pulmonary fibrosis with single cell RNA sequencing Podcast with Dr. Kaminski

    March 17, 2021 by Julie Vo and Rawan Al-Nasery
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Dr. Naftali Kaminski, Professor at the Yale School of Medicine, has a laboratory where an IPF Cell Atlas has been built that is helping define disease-specific transcriptional profiles and functions in disease pathophysiology.
  • CRISPR Explained

    March 15, 2021 by Noah Stancati, Ihtisham Ahmad and Gursharan Mann
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video will provide a simplified description of how the CRISPR-Cas9system works.
  • How Opioid Overdoses Occur - Mechanism and Interventions

    March 12, 2021 by Sarnti Sornpaisarn, Eshawn Kalia, Muskaan Mehta
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Learn about the mechanisms behind opioid overdoses and how safe consumption sites and naloxone kits can be used as interventions.
  • The Rise of Tooth Decay (Cavities) in Children

    March 11, 2021 by Gurjit Singh Gill, Prabhdeep Gill, Zarin Hossain, Kiarash Forootan
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In this video, we provide an introduction to tooth decay (cavities), through an explanation of its symptoms, causes, risk factors, diagnoses, treatments, and prevention methods.
  • Just Add Salt

    March 10, 2021 by Nevena Savija, Ishmanjeet Singh, Tarin Moni, and Ali Mohmed-Mousaei
    • Demystifying Medicine
    We dove into the history of the existing salt recommendations, illuminating that there is a lack of evidence to support the claims that high sodium intake leads to hypertension, and in fact, effects of low sodium intakes are underestimated.
  • Can zinc really prevent COVID-19

    March 9, 2021 by Gurjit Singh Gill, Prabhdeep Gill, Zarin Hossain, Kiarash Forootan
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In this video, we provide a scientific-based approach to determining whether or not zinc can prevent COVID-19.
  • Covid-19 vaccines and varients with Dr. Mullarkey

    March 5, 2021 by Alexandra Marques, Armin Sariaslani, and Emilyanne Stocks
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Dr. Caitlin Mullarkey is interviewed in this video to answer the most frequently asked questions about the coronavirus. Dr. Mullarkey has extensive knowledge and expertise in infectious disease and vaccine development.
  • A Post-Covid Mind ft. Dr. John Connolly

    March 5, 2021 by Armaan Sekhon, Kriti Manuja, Sharleen Maduranayagam & Krishna Patel
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This podcast features Dr. John Connolly who sheds light on the unknown and rapidly emerging neurological symptoms associated with post-acute infection of COVID-19.
  • Tourettes Syndrome Under 6 Minutes

    March 4, 2021 by Armaan Sekhon, Kriti Manuja, Sharleen Maduranayagam and Krishna Patel
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video will present additional background information on Tourette’s, highlight the different presentations of motor and vocal tics, and outline steps individuals with Tourette’s can take in order to suppress sudden outbursts in their movement or speech.
  • Alcohol Consumption + Pregnancy - A Bad Mix

    March 3, 2021 by Asma Bhutto, Jaskarn Bhogal, & Rutvi Brahmbhatt
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video provides information on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) which occur as a result of alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
  • Vaping VS Smoking A Closer Look

    March 2, 2021 by William Douglas, Youssef El-Sayes, Stephanie Amoah and Muntaha Ahmed.
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In this video we discuss what vaping is and address some questions related to this topic.
  • Burnout Symptoms and Strategies

    March 1, 2021 by Nora Fatayerji, Gary Grewal, and Holly Crandon
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video aims to provide information on how to recognize symptoms and how to prevent or cope with burnout syndrome.
  • Sleep and Dreams - How do they work

    February 26, 2021 by Kherto Ahmed, Sue Cha, and Teshan Dias Desinghe
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video will explore the molecular mechanisms behind the different stages of the sleep cycle and how dreams occur in relationship to sleep.
  • Covid19 & the Brain

    February 25, 2021 by Sukhsahij Gill, Katrina Hartmann and Mahima Joshi
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In this video, we continue our exploration of the neurological impacts of COVID-19 by delving into the cellular mechanisms of how the virus infects and causes damage in our brain.
  • Living with Bipolar Disorder

    February 24, 2021 by Mark Bertone, Jasmine Leung, Teja Koi and Maha Arif
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In this video, we will discuss what Bipolar Disorder is, the symptoms of manic, hypomanic, and depressive episodes, and comparing the difference between Bipolar Disorder Type 1 and Type 2.
  • How Many Likes is Your Body Worth - The Impact of Social Media on Body Image

    February 23, 2021 by Kavya Patel, Michelle Mariaprabhu, & Hafsa Mir
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video will delve into the different ways that idealized pictures of bodies impact both men and women.
  • New Cancer Treatment Radiopharmaceuticals

    February 22, 2021 by Priyanka Lamba, Makenzie Lamb, and Purviben Mahida
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Targeted internal radiation therapy uses radioactive molecules that can target and bind to the surface of cancer cells, destroying their DNA and killing them.
  • Covid-19 and The Loss of Taste and Smell

    February 19, 2021 by Manpreet Chopra, Jasleen Gill, Zoe Huang, Sriraam Sivachandran, Melanie Yang
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In this video, we will explain the mechanism behind losing our sense of smell and taste and share a story of how COVID-19 has affected an individual.
  • Ketamine for Depression Part 2

    February 18, 2021 by Anisa Rana, Barjot Gill, Julie Cho, Saad Ahmed, Vivek Parmar
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In part two, we will be taking a look at who qualifies for treatment with ketamine, treatment predictors, and other disorders that ketamine may be used to treat.
  • Ketamine for Depression Part 1

    February 17, 2021 by Anisa Rana, Barjot Gill, Julie Cho, Saad Ahmed, Vivek Parmar
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video discusses how ketamine works and common side effects.
  • The transition from in-person to online schooling A word from the students

    February 16, 2021 by Manpreet Chopra, Jasleen Gill, Zoe Huang, Sriraam Sivachandran, and Melanie Yang
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video delves deeper into how students are dealing with the pandemic and the advantages and disadvantages that come with online learning.
  • Mental Health During the Pandemic

    February 15, 2021 by Jiawen Deng, Jiawei Sun, Simran Saini, Gurratan Gill
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In this video we cover the impact of covid-19 on mental health, who is most at risk, and what you can do to improve your mental wellness during this difficult time.
  • Understanding Bipolar Disorder

    February 12, 2021 by Sakshi Sinha and Paniz Poursharif
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video explores bipolar disorder, a mental disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood and energy, specifically presenting what bipolar disorder is and the symptoms, types, causes, diagnosis, and treatments associated with the disorder.
  • A clear view on age-related macular degeneration

    February 11, 2021 by Fowad Daud, Mohamed Gareiw, Matthew Yanovski, Ihtisham Ahmed
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Here we discuss the disease that is one of the leading causes of blindness in North America.
  • Sugar Addiction When is it too sweet?

    February 10, 2021 by Andy Wu, Marut Patel and Syed Syeddan
    • Demystifying Medicine
    The video highlights the key facets of addiction, the effect it has on our brain, and its relation to the obesity epidemic.
  • Does Marijuana Cause Schizophrenia?

    February 9, 2021 by Students Matthew Yanovski, Mohamed Gareiw, Syed Fowad Daud and Ihtisham Ahmad
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video investigates a link between marijuana and the mental health disorder schizophrenia.
  • Telemedicine Is this the right call?

    February 8, 2021 by Andy Wu, Marut Patel, and Syed Syeddan
    • Demystifying Medicine
    The goal of telemedicine is not to replace traditional medicine however, it aims to enhance the quality of care that is provided while increasing efficiency.
  • Hepatitis B Explained

    February 5, 2021 by Julie Cho, Saad Ahmed, Vivek Parmar, Anisa Rana, Barjot Gill
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In this video, you’ll learn a bit about the background of hepatitis B, its symptoms, transmission, molecular mechanism, prevention, and treatment!
  • Living Through the Pandemic A day-in-a-life vlog

    February 4, 2021 by Kherto Ahmed, Sue Cha, and Teshan Dias Desinghe
    • Demystifying Medicine
    A daily vlog to raise awareness of mental health in adolescents during the pandemic.
  • Prostate Cancer 101 What You Need to Know

    February 2, 2021 by Niki Sadat Afjeh, Shefali Verma, and Shilpa Tandon
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In this video, we provide information on prostate cancer cells and causes of prostate cancer, diagnosis, symptoms, stage progression as well as treatment options.
  • Cannabis and its effect on mental health

    February 1, 2021 by Shefali Verma, Shilpa Tandon, and Niki Sadat Afjeh
    • Demystifying Medicine
    The video is intended to educate the general public about cannabis use and its effects.
  • Mental Health of Athletes

    January 29, 2021 by Sukhsahij Gill, Katrina Hartmann and Mahima Joshi
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In this video we discuss two mental health struggles that uniquely impact athletes, performance anxiety and loss of identity, and the factors that contribute to these struggles.
  • Why do you Itch after a Mosquito Bite? #KidZone

    January 27, 2021 by Harleen Sangha, Rose Yazdan-Parast, Ashkan Samienezhad, & Elena Ricci
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video, targeted to children describes what happens in our body when we get bitten by mosquitoes.
  • CBD and Anxiety

    January 25, 2021 by Vanessa D’Ambrosio, Jia Hui Du, and Jennifer Dang
    • Demystifying Medicine
    We explain the difference between CBD derived from hemp versus marijuana, how effective the hemp-derived variant treats anxiety, and how you can incorporate CBD into your wellness routine.
  • Cannabis and Parkinson's Disease

    January 22, 2021 by Simran Matharu, Mahek Minhas and Micaela McNulty
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In this video we will define Parkinson’s disease and cannabis, explain how cannabis can help with PD, and physician perspectives on prescribing cannabis.
  • Pica: An Unspoken Eating Disorder

    January 20, 2021 by Navroop Gosal, Jiayi Mo, Xiuyuan Song and Sara Warsi
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In the following video we discuss the prevalence, causes, complications and treatments associated with Pica in order to raise greater awareness for this condition.
  • Our Future of Mental Health Treatment (AI)

    January 19, 2021 by Yashar Lariei, Kate Kim, Liz Jacob
    • Demystifying Medicine
    The video will discuss artificial intelligence (AI) being used and how it will be used in the future for the treatment of mental health.
  • The Ins and Outs of XP (Xeroderma pigmentosum)

    January 18, 2021 by Mark Bertone, Jasmine Leung, Teja Koi and Maha Arif
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In this video, we will discuss what XP is, the DNA mechanism that causes XP, ongoing research to find a cure, as well as diagnosis, symptoms and disease management.
  • Why do we have different alcohol tolerances?

    January 15, 2021 by Arvin Gholami, Calvin Gomes, and Kiki Hudson
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Watch us explain how our body processes alcohol and discover what factors are involved in determining our tolerance towards alcohol.
  • How it’s Made: Skin Cancer

    January 14, 2021 by Shahrukh Khan, Neelam Farrakh and Kriti Kakar
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video investigates the molecular mechanisms by which skin cancer is formed.
  • What is a focal seizure?

    January 13, 2021 by Manpreet Chopra, Jasleen Gill, Zoe Huang, Sriraam Sivachandran, and Melanie Yang
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video will focus on one type of seizure known as focal seizures.
  • Uncovering Opioid Addiction

    January 12, 2021 by Alexandra Marques, Armin Sariaslani, and Emilyanne Stocks
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video illustrates the hardships that single mother Jane struggles with after being prescribed opioids.
  • Going Above and Beyond with Beyond Meat

    January 11, 2021 by Jasmine Leung, Maha Arif, Mark Bertone, and Teja Koi
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Today we will be comparing regular meat products to meat alternatives like the beyond burger.
  • Beta-Thalassemia

    January 8, 2021 by Paniz Poursharif and Sakshi Sinha
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video discusses beta-thalassemia, which is an inherited disorder that can be passed from parent to child.
  • Alcohol Consumption: Our Physiological and Neurological Responses

    January 7, 2021 by Noah Stancati, Michelle Huynh and Amelinda Firdauzy
    • Demystifying Medicine
    The purpose of this video is to demonstrate the effects of alcohol on the body from both a physiological and neurological stance.
  • The Complement System

    January 6, 2021 by Jiawen Deng, Jiawei Sun, Simran Saini, Gurratan Gill
    • Demystifying Medicine
    The video ends with an illustration of how those powerful tiny bombs (proteins) contribute to the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Medical Miracles: The Discovery of Antibiotics

    January 5, 2021 by Kunwar Karim, Sajid Wariach and Kashif Daud
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video mainly focuses upon the discovery of penicillin and the events leading up it becoming one of the most widely used antibiotics in the history of medicine.
  • Decoding Dystonia

    January 4, 2021 by Faran Chaudhry, Ali Al-Humuzi, and Denver Della-Vedova
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Through a unique journey, this video aims to showcase the difficulties of living with a disorder the average person is unfamiliar with – dystonia.
  • How Can You Prevent Shingles

    January 4, 2021 by Simran Matharu, Mahek Minhas and Micaela McNulty
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In this video, we will define shingles and vaccines, introduce SHINGRIX, and explain the mechanism of SHINGRIX in the body.
  • Exploring the Clinical Efficacy of Medicinal Cannabis in Cancer Patients

    January 1, 2021 by Piraveenaa Baskaran, Zein Abdul-Rahman, and Agnya Batra
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video will initially explain the endocannabinoid system such that the viewer can better understand the underlying biochemical mechanisms and pathways that are commonly referenced in the video.



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