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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 …

Vani: How Age-old Societal Norms Steal the Freedom of Young Girls

October 25, 2017 – 8:02 PM |

Feudalism is centuries old in the land we call Pakistan today. This feudalism is defined by many aspects, one of which is the act of ‘Vani'; Vani includes giving away one or multiple girls of …

Adoption in Pakistan: Stigma around a Noble Deed?

October 23, 2017 – 12:17 AM |

Giving a child your name and shelter over their heads, by way of legal adoption is a noble gesture. I fail to understand why it is a stigmatized phenomenon in Pakistan to this day. No …

Determinants Associated With Unmet Need for Family Planning in Pakistan

September 22, 2017 – 8:42 PM |

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 …

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 …

The Importance of Sex Education — Keeping Our Kids Safe!

August 23, 2017 – 10:16 AM |

Every single thought in this world has its own pros and cons. My claim to this world is: as long as any word or topic is considered taboo, the weight of its cons will be …

Tackling the Dark Side of Social Networking – Can We Put an End to Cyberbullying?

August 23, 2017 – 9:04 AM |

Our world today features marvels of science that make life simpler for us, and carry out various tasks in the blink of an eye. What is science? Is it the right way forward? Or is …

No Honor in Killing – Standing up to Violence against Women in Pakistan

July 30, 2017 – 1:03 PM |

A society is said to be ideal when men and women have equal rights. Unfortunately, in Pakistan, we are living in a society where the rights of women are violated every day. If we take …

Teenage Pregnancy: Understanding the Risks and How to Control Them

July 20, 2017 – 10:33 PM |

Teenage pregnancy refers to an adolescent girl becoming pregnant between the ages of 13 and 19 years, or before she becomes an adult. The point that matters here is — at what period are young …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The Danger of Unsafe Abortions: Their Causes and Complications

March 10, 2017 – 5:59 PM |

An unsafe abortion refers to an unhygienic or unhealthy abortion, performed by an unskilled or untrained birth attendant and involving inappropriate methods. According to World Health Organization (WHO) (2011), “An unsafe abortion is a procedure …