Research Check: are phone-obsessed teens at greater risk of ADHD?

  Hyperactivity and inattentiveness doesn’t mean you have ADHD. Ant Rozetsky Hannah Kirk, Monash University This week, news outlets across the world reported a study from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) linking digital media exposure to reduced attention spans and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): But while the study found a link between high rates of digital media use and inattention and hyperactivity, … Continue reading Research Check: are phone-obsessed teens at greater risk of ADHD?

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WHY DOES CHILD MARRIAGE HAPPEN?

photo credit, Zambian daily mail According to World Vision, Zambia has the highest rates of child marriages in the world, by the age of 18, 42% of the women between the age of 20-24 years were married. Currently, Zambia is ranked 16th among countries with the highest rates of child marriages in the world. The current marriage act has established a legal age for marriage, and … Continue reading WHY DOES CHILD MARRIAGE HAPPEN?

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Rare Conditions |Proteus Syndrome 

Proteus syndrome  Commonly known as elephant man syndrome, Proteus syndrome is a rare condition that is characterized by an overgrowth of bones, skin, and tissue. The organs affected grow un-proportional. The condition is named after a Greek sea-god Proteus known to change its shape. Proteus syndrome was first described by Drs Samia Temtamy, and John Rogers, Dr. Michael Cohan letter described it in 1979. In … Continue reading Rare Conditions |Proteus Syndrome 

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Why is finding a cure for HIV so hard?

What causes HIV? HIV/AIDS is an acquired immunodeficiency disease which is caused by a virus that is transmitted when there is a transfer of bodily fluids from an infected person. The most common form of transmission is through having unprotected sex and the sharing of needles with an infected person; the people most at risk of this are injection drug users and sex workers. HIV can also be … Continue reading Why is finding a cure for HIV so hard?

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Classifications of Personality Disorders

Patterns of thinking, feeling or behaviour that are persistent across time and situation.The result of the genetic template and outside influences. Expression of individuals characterise lifestyle methods and relating to others. Relates to personal identity and traits People with personality disorders perceive the world from a different perspective than most people Personality disorders are maladaptive patterns of thinking feeling and behaviours that are expressed in lifestyle … Continue reading Classifications of Personality Disorders

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Malignant Hypertension

The word malignant, when applied to hypertension, describes a syndrome in which organ malfunction and damage to the tissue happens in widespread areas of the body. If malignant hypertension is not treated aggressively, it can progress to a catastrophic event that nearly always has a fatal outcome (Oczek, 1976). Hypertension is another name for high blood pressure, there are a number of factors that contribute … Continue reading Malignant Hypertension

Vegan diet: how your body changes from day one

  Taste the rainbow. Shutterstock Sophie Medlin, King’s College London Veganism, the plant-based diet which shuns meat and dairy, is having its time in the sun. Since 2008, there has been a 350% increase in the number of self-described vegans in the UK alone. Where this motivation stems from is varied, but includes concerns about animal welfare, worries about the environment and religious reasons. Many … Continue reading Vegan diet: how your body changes from day one