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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 …

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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 …

Impact of Societal Stigma on the Mentally Ailing

March 9, 2017 – 4:50 PM |

Stigma is a set of labels imposed by society on an individual and can lead to their isolation because of avoidance of social situations and fear of rejection. Patients with mental illness have always faced …

Woes of Adolescent Life – Overthinking, Mental Stress and Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms

March 9, 2017 – 2:28 PM |

The capacity of the human brain is what distinguishes mankind from other living beings. It endows us with an awareness of our own thought processes, i.e. consciousness. Our consciousness allows us to mull over our …

Stress and Its Impact on Health – The Master Malady of All

March 3, 2017 – 4:31 PM |

Stress in a medical context is defined as a physical or psychological factor that creates bodily and/or mental tension. Stress factors can be external, coming from the environment, psychological or social situations, or internal, due …

Spotlight on Epilepsy: Brushing up on the Biology of the Disease

February 28, 2017 – 9:33 PM |

The two most common neurological conditions are epilepsy and stroke. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder affecting the central nervous system (CNS). It is result of sudden persistent firing of CNS neurons causing change in behavior, …