Articles (Health)

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
(Woman and Child)

Several weeks ago, the story of a baby boy called Rasheed went viral on social media when his parents sought assistance from the government to help provide the treatment of their son’s rare disease: Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).


The Importance of Sports for People with Special Abilities
(Science and Sports)

Sports can help people with disabilities restore their balance, integrate into the society, and develop their physical and mental abilities.


Marine Medical Miracles
(Oceans and Marine Life)

Over the years, marine organisms have attracted much attention as potential sources for medicine.


Citius, Altius, Fortius: Let’s Talk Science!
(Science and Sports)

The Olympic motto “Citius, Altius, Fortius” reflects the history of the Olympic Games that have long been closely associated to science.


Cardio Exercises and Heart Health
(Science and Sports)

Do you want your heart to love you? What about performing some cardiovascular exercises, also known as “Cardio”?


Let Us Burn More Fat
(Science and Sports)

Metabolism has a miraculous ability to turn the overweight into healthy, slim human beings; let us then find out more about it.


Summertime and Dry Eyes
(Safe Summer)

Dry eyes could spoil all family plans due to the constant burning sensation of the eyes, which makes summer daytime a torment and can ruin the whole holiday.


Ice Cream and Dental Health
(Safe Summer)

As temperature and humidity levels rise during the summer, many adults and children crave iced snacks which help them mitigate the heat. Ice cream is one of the most popular summer snacks; eating ice cream is a summer habit favored by everyone.

Look Who is Sensing!
(Woman and Child)

You may liken the womb to a dark cave of quiet water, and wonder how the five senses as we know them develop from the embryo stage until the baby is born.

Young Diabetics... Young Champions
(Science Story Time!)

The mother called her 11-year-old son from among his soccer peers before the match started, pointing to her arm.


Super Pregnant Women
(Woman and Child)

During pregnancy, almost every pregnant woman becomes more sensitive and reactive to the scents around them, describing a heightened awareness and sensitivity to a variety of odors.


Cholestrol and Kids
(Woman and Child)

Once thought of as a disease of middle age, heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, and other blood vessel problems, cholesterol is a growing concern among our children and adolescents.


Munchausen Syndrome
(Behavioral Sciences)

The Munchausen Syndrome is a psychological disorder where a healthy person pretends to have a physical or psychological illness and may undergo surgery.


Women and Thyroid Health
(Woman and Child)

Research shows that, more and more, women are being diagnosed with thyroid hormone imbalance. Even though men are still prone to suffer from thyroid issues, women are ten times more likely to experience thyroid problems.


The Great Epidemics of All Time
(Human Civilization)

Have you ever wondered what in history has claimed the greatest number of human victims? Natural disasters? Famines? Wars? To figure out the enemy number one of Humankind, we need to focus on something invisible to the naked eye: pathogens. 


Virus Hunters: Preventing the Coming Pandemic
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

How many infectious agents could become new threats to humanity? Supposedly, at least thousands; although it is difficult to make a precise estimate. Most of these will probably never become a real danger, but just as likely one will.


When Death is Essential
(Good and Evil)

There are a lot of death forms inside our bodies as we live. This death, on the cellular level, is essential for life!


Coffee: Bliss or Sin?
(Good and Evil)

For coffee lovers, what is it about coffee that gets us hooked? Why is it good? Why is it bad?


Margaret A. Liu: The Mother of DNA Vaccines
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

Nicknamed “The Mother of DNA Vaccines”, Liu is known for her work in developing DNA injections as a vaccine to combat viruses.


Cancer Patients amidst a Pandemic
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

No doubt the pressure has been double for people who are already fighting other chronic or serious diseases.  This article is dedicated to shed light on some facts related to cancer patients and COVID-19.

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