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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 …

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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 …

Differentials: How Are They Affected by Personal Biases?

April 11, 2017 – 10:26 PM |

The Hourglass:
Do but consider this small dust,
Here running in the glass
By atoms moved;
Could you believe that this
The body was
Of one that loved?
And in his mistress’ flame, playing like a fly,
Turned to cinders by her eye?
Yes; …

April for Autism Awareness

April 11, 2017 – 6:25 PM |

Once there lived a couple in my family who had been married for about 15 years. They were living a happy life of luxury and comfort, but there was something that made their life incomplete. It was …

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 Molestation: Devastated Psychological Health—Speak up and Prevent Abuse!

March 31, 2017 – 8:28 PM |

“Childhood trauma does not come in one single package.”
―Asa Don Brown
 
The crime of committing  sexual acts with children up to the age of 18 — including touching and exposure of genitalia, taking of pornographic pictures, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The Entities of Psychologist and Psychiatrist: How Are They Different?

March 17, 2017 – 3:37 PM |

A psychologist and a psychiatrist are often confused as having the same designation. While both study the brain, emotions, feelings and thoughts, there is a distinct separation between the two fields of study. The primary …

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 …

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 …