Articles (Diseases)

Rare Bacteria Makes PCR Technology Possible
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

Since the new coronavirus pandemic hit the world last year, the PCR test has become familiar to almost everybody. What is PCR technology, how did it start, and what are the challenges it faced at the beginning?


A Brief History of the Banana
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

Most of us cannot imagine the world without the banana; it is one of the globe’s most favorite fruits. In 2019 alone, over 115 million tonnes of bananas were produced.

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.


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.


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.


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?


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.

Delusional Disorders
(Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health)

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.


Occupational Diseases
(Science Everywhere)

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.


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?


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?
(Fact and Myth)

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.


Safe Injection Technology
(The Past and the Future)

Discovering needles in the 1850s is one of the most significant achievements. Despite the widespread of syringes, they caused many problems. To limit them, scietists have invented new injection methods.


Escaping the Clutches of Depression
(Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health)

Feeling sad, losing joy and hope, succumbing to anxiety, moodiness, and social seclusion are painful human emotions that indicate a possible diagnosis of depression. The positive aspect, however, is that treatments are available for this condition.


Coronavirus Travel Tips
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

Can our routine be the same during the coronvirus pandemic? Can families travel and enjoy nature? Or should they abide by the rules of social distancing and home quarantine to avoid infection.


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