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The Impact of Occupational Stress on Psychological Well-Being

November 10, 2017 – 3:56 PM |

Occupational stress is one of the leading influences on our psychological well-being. It may originate from a number of causes, from work overload and insufficient pay to safety issues, unique to an individual’s working conditions …

Healing the Heart – Reflections of a Cardiac Unit Nurse in the Wake of World Heart Day

November 9, 2017 – 7:21 PM |

Cardiovascular disease is becoming a healthcare crisis and is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in every part of the world. It affects individuals from nearly all countries, backgrounds, ages, gender and races.

Motivational Therapy: A Humanistic Approach towards Psychosocial Rehabilitation

November 9, 2017 – 6:43 PM |

For over centuries, mental illness has been a concern around the world. It has a distressing consequence on the life of an individual and their families. Mental illness can cause emotional changes that comprise of …

Climate Change and Global Warming – A Ticking Clock!

November 6, 2017 – 6:08 PM |

The life led by cavemen once is almost impossible to imagine today. If one is offered to live that life one would wonder where to start from. The advent of technology has brought life to …

What’s in a Cigarette? The Personal, Social and Environmental Cost of Cigarette Smoking Today

September 16, 2017 – 10:28 PM |

“Smoking is injurious to health!” – a statement we are all familiar with. However, individuals who continue to smoke in spite of this awareness, do so for one reason or another. According to World Health …

Drug-induced Osteoporosis and the Local Pharmacy: An Ideal Setting for Effective Intervention to Identify and Inform High-risk Patients

September 16, 2017 – 9:55 PM |

Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mineral density and deterioration of the bone architecture leading to increased fragility and fractures. Primary osteoporosis indicates loss of bone mass due to aging and menopause. Secondary …

Mental Health and Eating Disorders: An Insight into a Complex Issue

April 9, 2017 – 7:04 PM |

Simone de Beauvoir, the French author and philosopher, once said: “To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in oneself,” (“Quotes About Eating Disorders (155 quotes)”, 2016), which is now applicable to people …

Micronutrients and Antioxidants Can Help Prevent Mesothelioma Cancer

March 24, 2017 – 6:44 PM |

Those who already enjoy a diet rich in fruits and vegetables will find that they can enjoy a tremendous variety of benefits to their health. Research shows that, in addition to the general metabolic and …

Childhood Obesity and its Progression as a Global Threat

March 20, 2017 – 11:07 PM |

With the continuous increase in the prevalence of childhood obesity, it has now been recognized as a global health problem (Lobstein et al., 2015). This health issue is not only limited to developed countries, but …

Causes and Symptoms of E. coli Intestinal Infection

March 12, 2017 – 5:36 PM |

Not all bacteria are harmful for our body; there are some good bacteria and some bad bacteria. E. coli is a type of bacteria commonly found inside the intestine of human beings as well as other …

Beware the Betel Nut Addiction: A Case of Hepatitis C

March 12, 2017 – 5:09 PM |

His skin reminded me of the sooty wax on car engines. At another place, at another time, I might have eyed him suspiciously and clutched my purse more tightly. After all, there were all these …

Food Safety, from Farm to Fork: Are We Being Careful Enough?

February 18, 2017 – 2:38 PM |

Food is not only a basic need for human survival, but also an unparalleled source of pleasure for many people in the world. Hence, a dilemma is presented when this very means to sustain life …

Sexually Transmitted Infections – Break the Silence to Protect Your Health

February 16, 2017 – 5:16 PM |

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs/STDs) are a serious cause of ill health prevalent around the world. According to WHO, over 1 million STIs are acquired daily globally (Newman et al., 2013). Lack of awareness is one …