Five lifestyle changes to enhance your mood and mental health

  Getting a good dose of nature can boost your mental health. Marion Michelle Jerome Sarris, Western Sydney University and Joe Firth, Western Sydney University When someone is diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, first line treatments usually include psychological therapies and medication. What’s not always discussed are the changeable lifestyle factors that influence our mental health. Even those who … Continue reading Five lifestyle changes to enhance your mood and mental health

Explainer: what is Helicobacter pylori?

  Helicobacter pylori normally infect the stomachs of children where they can stay forever, if undetected. Tatiana Shepeleva/Shutterstock Phil Sutton, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute In 1982, two Australians – Robin Warren and Barry Marshall – presented their first observations of strange bacteria living in the human stomach. They went on to propose that these bacteria caused a common condition called gastritis, which is essentially inflammation … Continue reading Explainer: what is Helicobacter pylori?

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Back Alley Abortions in Zambia

Zambia is a landlocked country located in the southern part of Africa. Since its independence, Zambia has remained peaceful. Zambia despite its liberal education has remained a Christian nation. In government schools, students are taught about every religion including Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam, students are also taught Christianity in a factual, unemotional non- evangelistic way. The interesting thing is religious education is not compulsory when you consider the fact … Continue reading Back Alley Abortions in Zambia

Need for Criminalising Marital Rape

Originally posted on Sneha's Expression:
While we applaud Supreme court’s landmark judgement in case of Triple Talaq, it is disheartening to know that, in our country, something as heinous as Marital rape is brushed under the carpet. It isn’t even considered an offence. A rape is a rape irrespective of age, gender or marital status. Intercourse with consent is sex and without consent is… Continue reading Need for Criminalising Marital Rape

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Macrominerals| Calcium

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, It is the major ingredient in the inorganic component of the bone. In the remainder of the body, it takes part in various biochemical reactions. These mechanisms include the clotting process, neural transmission and muscular contraction including the cardiac muscle. It is however essential that the levels of calcium in the body are controlled. Too much … Continue reading Macrominerals| Calcium

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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

  Official U.S. edition with full color illustrations throughout. #1 New York Times Bestseller The Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg,  now available as a beautifully packaged paperback From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what … Continue reading Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

How we estimated when obesity might catch smoking as the top cause of cancer

Category: Science blog September 24, 2018 Katie Roberts3 comments Smoking has topped the list of preventable causes of cancer for decades. But it might not be there forever. While smoking rates have been falling, the proportion of the UK population who are overweight or obese has risen. And if these trends continue, obesity looks set to overtake smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer at some point … Continue reading How we estimated when obesity might catch smoking as the top cause of cancer