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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 …

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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 …

Should Practice Ever be Fully Based on Evidence and Science?

February 18, 2017 – 11:36 AM |

Evidence-based practice has become a buzz word these days, particularly in the healthcare system. One of the questions I would like to draw attention to is about evidence-based practice (EBP). It often compels me to …

A Study on Prostitution: Its Causes and Complications

February 17, 2017 – 4:35 PM |

Prostitution is defined as the industry in which a person provides sexual service to others in exchange for money (Goodlin, 2009), and the person who provides these sexual services and receives payment is hence known …

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 …

Cerebral Palsy: How to Help These Stars Shine

February 15, 2017 – 6:26 PM |

It is hard to describe the feelings of a mother who has delivered a child with cerebral palsy (CP). During pregnancy, a mother fantasizes carrying a normal, healthy and smiling baby to love and cuddle. …

The Swinging See-saw of Roles: Addressing Gender Issues of Adolescents

February 15, 2017 – 3:08 PM |

The words ‘gender’ and ‘sex’ are often used interchangeably, but this self-created interchange of terms becomes troublesome for those who eventually bear circumstances pertaining to them in practical lives. In addition, many of us are confused …

Lack of Insight in Psychiatric Patients: How it Affects Mental Health

February 14, 2017 – 4:07 PM |

Insight in mental illness is defined as the ability of people to demonstrate awareness or understanding of the disease process (Chakorbatoy & Basu, 2009). The DSM-IV-TR (APA, 2000) reports that majority of persons with schizophrenia …

Autophagy: A hot topic of research in 2016

February 12, 2017 – 11:15 AM |

The year 2016 almost comes to an end as I brainstorm this piece of writing. If we look back at the major science events related to the field of physiology or medicine, autophagy leftovers are …

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 …

Chemotherapy in Advanced Age – Weighing a Hefty Cost against Slim Odds of Success

February 12, 2017 – 10:01 AM |

Elderly patients are predicted to represent, in the near future, the largest group of cancer patients.

Relying on Restraints in Psychiatric Settings: Distasteful yet Necessary?

February 12, 2017 – 9:33 AM |

In a medical context, restraint is defined as “forcible confinement or control of a subject, as of a confused, disoriented, psychotic, or irrational person”. Counsel and Care UK, (2002) calls it the “intentional restriction of …

Rising Divorce Rates in Pakistan – Its Impact on the Individual and Society

January 26, 2017 – 9:33 PM |

Home is ideally a place where a person receives protection and psychological satisfaction. Everyone needs this love and sense of security; without it one’s daily life problems would seem burdens too big to bear. Marriage …

Mental Illness and Manifestation of Loneliness: A Nursing Perspective

January 9, 2017 – 5:21 AM |

The word “loneliness” in Oxford Learning Dictionary is defined as, the fact of being without companions (loneliness-definition of loneliness in English l Oxford Dictionaries”, 2016). Similarly in Psychology loneliness can be defined as an aversive …