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The recent data in the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey 2012-2013 shows a high unmet need for contraceptives, although family planning programs have been in place in Pakistan since the late 1950s. The phenomenon presents …

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Music Therapy: A Melody for Mental Health

June 13, 2016 – 9:54 PM | One Comment

For over centuries, health practitioners have argued over treatment of mental illnesses, with some advocating medication, and others rejecting it in favour of alternative therapies. Certain therapies encourage and aid clients in communicating their thoughts …

Engaging the Wandering Mind: Practicing Mindfulness

May 10, 2016 – 8:49 PM | One Comment
Engaging the Wandering Mind: Practicing  Mindfulness

Since times immemorial, humans have been subjected to mental and psychological suffering. As conscious beings, our minds constantly ruminate over events from the past and fears of the future. Within reasonable limits this mind-wandering is …

Spiritual Healing—A Traditional Way of Recovery in Mental Illness

April 7, 2016 – 6:00 PM |

According to a book titled, “Nursing Concepts for Health Promotion,” spirituality can be defined as “the spiritual dimension trying to be in harmony with the universe, striving for answers about the infinite, and coming especially …

Role of Healthy Diet and Exercise in Sleep Quality

April 7, 2016 – 3:25 PM |

Sleep has long been the subject of much folklore in the past; a conduit to communicate with the dead, travel in meta-physical realms or predict an apocalyptic event. Although scientists haven’t been able to pinpoint …

Essentials for Healthy Living: Effective Methods of Coping with Academic Stress

February 13, 2016 – 7:10 PM |

Stress is a universal condition and it is faced by every person around the globe, without any difference of age, gender or socioeconomic background. The variable aspect of stress is the stressor faced by an …

In Focus: The Damaging Effects of Alcohol on the Body

January 30, 2016 – 7:48 PM |

Knowing the severity of alcohol’s negative effects on the body will definitely make you think twice about going to that party or getting yourself a bottle of beer. What starts out as harmless fun can …

Spreading Love through Volunteerism – Recognizing the Humanity in Each One of Us

January 20, 2016 – 8:40 PM |

“Through Love all that is bitter will be sweet, Through Love all that is copper will be gold, Through Love all dregs will become wine, Through Love all pain will turn to medicine.” – Rumi
 
Before …

Essentials for Healthy Living: Strontium Saves the Day for Weak Bones!

January 12, 2016 – 10:42 PM |

Did you know that strontium, a safe and cheap nutritional supplement, is almost 70 percent more effective than prescription osteoporosis medications? Loss of bone density, called “osteopenia” when mild and “osteoporosis” when severe, is becoming more …

Poles of the Temperament Spectrum: A Bird’s-Eye View of Extroversion and Introversion

December 21, 2015 – 8:15 PM |

One of the basic psychological distinctions we can make regarding the personality of people is that of Extroversion or Introversion. Extroverts are typically considered as people who are stimulated by their external environment (the name gives …

Working Wonders: Physical Activity for Diabetes Prevention and Management

December 6, 2015 – 6:04 PM |

Maintaining perfect health in today’s world is to some degree, a dream. Our wellbeing is affected by multiple factors, some of which may inevitably be overlooked. Presently diabetes mellitus, a chronic metabolic disease, has emerged …

Of Women, Exercise, and a Culture That Won’t Relent

November 24, 2015 – 10:10 PM |

‘Regular weight lifting doesn’t make your muscles feel too sore. Unless you skip a day – then you feel it, and then you cry.’

The Fabled Art of Dieting

November 21, 2015 – 3:23 PM |

No one eats healthy. It’s not a cynical opinion of my outlook on life. It’s a fact. Health freaks like to calculate their calorie intake, their daily amount of fibres and proteins and lay off …

Myopia – A Look into Its Causes and a Glimmer of Hope

October 4, 2015 – 7:25 PM |

I was sixteen when one fine day I suspected I had blurred distance vision, and a hasty trip to the ophthalmologist soon confirmed the bad news: a) I needed glasses and b) it would continue …