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When we hear the word ‘anger’, people often construe it as a bad or immoral action — but anger is a normal human emotion. Yes, it becomes immoral or abnormal when it leads to aggression …

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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 …

Love or Obsession? On Understanding the Massive Difference Between Them

November 2, 2017 – 6:29 PM |

Love is a pure feeling of affection towards someone. It could be for your parents, siblings, friends or any other person who is important to you. On the other hand, obsession is the idealization of …

The Quandary of Aggression Among Children: Prevalence, Predictors and Consequences

October 26, 2017 – 9:53 PM |

Childhood is a part of life where one learns all the moral aspects of life, which is why research has shown that the values learned in early childhood, i.e. the period from infancy to childhood, …

Solving the Problem of Eczema – How to Remove Rashes and Marks from Your Legs

October 26, 2017 – 8:26 PM |

Medical practitioners specializing in the field of dermatology explain that eczema refers to a health condition where inflammation occurs in some parts of your skin. You may begin to notice that some areas of your …

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 …

‘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 …

Choosing a Medical Specialty: A Huge Decision Awaits You

October 23, 2017 – 8:45 PM | One Comment

Entering medical school is not an easy task; a long and arduous journey full of challenges and hurdles is what has finally led you here. Whether it was your own heartfelt passion to be a …

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 …

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 …

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 …