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I had never been dealt such a difficult blow in my life, until the moment when a dear one was snatched away from me by the grim hand of destiny, death. Two months ago I went …

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Facing the Loss of a Loved One: A Brush with Destiny

November 16, 2017 – 11:53 AM |

I had never been dealt such a difficult blow in my life, until the moment when a dear one was snatched away from me by the grim hand of destiny, death. Two months ago I went …

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 …

‘Another World’ by Pat Barker – Review of a Novel at the Intersection of Medicine and Literature

October 23, 2017 – 9:41 PM |

Let’s dive straight into the subject of my blog: Pat Barker’s novel ‘Another World’. A family helter-skelter – a middle-aged professor, Nick, and his heavily pregnant wife, Fran. Their kid Gareth is the classic vicious …

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 …

How to Work Your Way to Self-made Professional Success: Start a Business Today!

August 14, 2017 – 2:02 AM |

In this modern day and age, just about anyone can find success for themselves. Lack of post-secondary education or not belonging to an influential family are no longer things that hold you back from leading …

Let’s Check in with Your Mental and Physical Health!

July 17, 2017 – 8:42 PM |

Every once in a while, it’s a good idea to just check in with ourselves. We can get so utterly caught up in our day-to-day lives that we may lose sight of how we feel …

Cancer and End-of-life Care: Reflections of an Oncology Unit Nurse

May 1, 2017 – 2:55 PM |

Losing a loved one or seeing them suffer from severe illness is a difficult time in one’s life. When one family member has a terminal disease, the whole family suffers along with sick person. Cancer, …

What New Research Says about Mitochondrial Function and Movement Disorders – An Update

April 16, 2017 – 10:30 AM |

Mitochondria are organelles present in all the cells in our body except red blood cells. These mitochondria are the units of the cell that are responsible for creating 90 percent of the energy we need to …

Child Abuse – A Painful Reality behind Closed Doors

March 27, 2017 – 9:45 AM |

“Children are similar to wet cement. Whatsoever falls on them makes an impression.” – Dr Hiam Gannot
 
Childhood is the most significant phase of a person’s life. It is the stage where a child can freely engage …

From Walt Whitman to Modern Neuroscience: The Poetic Appeal of Neuronal Networks

March 18, 2017 – 12:55 PM |

A noiseless, patient spider,
 
I mark’d where, on a little promontory, it stood isolated;
Mark’d how, to explore the vacant, vast surrounding,
It launch’d forth filament, filament, filament out of itself;
Ever unreeling them—ever tirelessly speeding them.
 
And you, O …

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 …

Offering Hope in Healthcare: An Important Nursing Reality

February 12, 2017 – 10:39 AM |

 Hope is an important nursing reality as most patients need hope to cope with their stressors and improve the quality of life (Hammer, Mogensen, & Hall, 2009; Alidina & Tettero, 2010). Hope is mainly needed …

Embracing the Fickleness of Time

November 15, 2016 – 12:51 AM |

A great movie is one that leaves you thinking, questioning reality, your life and all things in general, and not in the superficial way a lecture does, but in a deeper more relaxed kind of …