Articles (Health)

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.


Coffee: Bliss or Sin?
(Good and Evil)

For coffee lovers like myself, 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.

An Overview of the Sinopharm and Pfizer Vaccines
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

After a crazy, hectic year, we have a number of vaccines for corona virus, of which  we will tackle Pfizer-BioNTech’s and Sinopharm’s.


Spring Allergy and the Coronavirus
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

It is better to know well the symptoms of COVID-19 and similar diseases, particularly seasonal allergies—the most notorious of which is Spring allergy—so that we can differentiate between them.


The Silver Lining of Negative Emotions
(Good and Evil)

Throughout our lives, we go through experiences and encounter situations that trigger emotions deep inside. Some are positive and others are negative; both form our human experience and make us who we are.

Delusional Disorders
(Behavioral Sciences)

Patients with delusional disorders are consistent, reasonable, and moderate; they can perform effectively in daily life and might not exhibit any strange or odd behaviors.


First Aid: Life-saving Tips
(Health and the Human Body)

First aid could be easily taught, but its importance and real effect are priceless.; it does not only prepare you to treat minor injuries, but also helps you overcome feelings of helplessness and perhaps regret.


Occupational Diseases
(Science at Work)

Most of us spend at least one‐third of our day at work. We get carried away with the several tasks we have to accomplish before the end of the day, then suddenly feel physically exhausted or even pained.


Indoor or Outdoor? A Choice for Your Health
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

The COVID-19 pandemic has restricted hanging-out, social gatherings, and spending time outdoors; if you belong to the indoor generation with no deep understanding of what you are missing, this article is for you.


The Necessity of Expression
(Science and Art)

Self-expression is as vital to living as breathing; it is how we interact with others and the world. It can be supremely fulfilling or irritably frustrating.

Air Conditioners and the Spread of Viral Infections
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

Air conditioners have become a necessity, especially with global warming; nearly all public places use air conditioners. At this point, everyone wonders: Can air conditioners spread viruses?


Social Stigma and COVID-19
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

The patients of COVID-19 might face negative and social discrimination due to people’s ignorance about the disease. They blame a tangible source of infection, the patient, as if they were the source of the pandemic.


Mother Knows Best
(Science Story Time!)

Sitting down with his small family to watch their favorite daily series, Ahmed hears “etchiu!”; the sound of his younger sister sneezing several times, but no one is paying attention. He looks at his parents and wonders: Are these the symptoms of COVID-19?


Cosmetics between the Past and the Present
(The Past and the Future)

Do you think that cosmetics are a modern invention? You are completely wrong if you thought so; cosmetics are as ancient as history itself!


Robotic Surgery
(The Past and the Future)

Robotic surgery is a misleading term because it implies that the surgery is performed by a robot; nothing could be further from the truth.


Cold Healing
(Health and the Human Body)

Cryosurgery is the use of extreme cold—nitrogen, carbon dioxide, Argon gas, and freeze sprays—to damage and inhibit the growth of abnormal cells and some tumor cells.


Is Fire Healing Possible?
(The Big Questions)

The theory of healing with fire revolves around the preservation of the balance between hot and cold elements in the body; fire healers claim it surpasses eastern and western medicine.


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