Articles (Diseases)

The Deadly Dish
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

The Egyptian Ministry of Health warns people every year from eating fesikh to decrease the risk food poisoning that may be fatal if not properly treated.


Chemistry and Beauty
(Chemistry: Our Life, Our Future)

Women pay a lot of attention to their looks without considering the potential harm of using some products for a long time, the result of which may be the destruction of their beauty, or even illness.


Workaholism
(Science Everywhere)

How can we find out if we are addicted to work, and how can we get rid of this addiction to live a normal life devoid of any psychological issues?

How to Fight Obesity and Overweight
(Health and the Human Body)

Obesity means having a lot of body fat, while being overweight could mean having extra body weight. Both obesity and overweight mean that one’s weight is more than what is deemed healthy.

Multiple Sclerosis
(Health and the Human Body)

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease, where the nerve cell protective covers are impaired; this causes a decline in spinal cord and brain function.


Bipolar Disorder
(Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health)

Bipolar disorder is a condition that features extreme shifts in mood and fluctuation in energy and activity levels that can make the daily life difficult.


Autoimmune Diseases
(Health and the Human Body)

The immune system normally defends the body against diseases and infections; however, it sometimes does not function as such.


Paranoia: The Downfall of Greatness
(Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health)

Paranoia is a common disease that people, and perhaps entire communities, suffer from worldwide.


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
(Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health)

Doing repetitive acts that significantly interfere with daily activities and social interactions could be an indicator of suffering from OCD.


Split
(Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health)

Mental illness is a rich source for movie plots; when your brain no longer follows your commands, could be a nightmare sprung to life!


Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum
(Health and the Human Body)

Despite the bizarre name, Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum is not a spell from the magical world of Harry Potter; it is a rare medical condition.


The Deadliest Viruses in History: Rabies, Dengue Fever, and Smallpox
(Life Sciences)

Which virus do we consider deadly? Is it the virus that spreads quickly? Or is it the virus that kills most of the infected persons?


The Deadliest Viruses in History: Influenza and Ebola
(Life Sciences)

Which virus do we consider deadly? Is it the virus that spreads quickly? Or is it the virus that kills most of the infected persons?

Tropical Diseases
(Health and the Human Body)

Tropical diseases are a group of diseases that thrive in tropical or subtropical areas due to hot weather and humid conditions.

Recreational Water Illnesses
(Safe Summer)

Recreational Water Illnesses (RWIs) spread when people contact contaminated water in swimming pools, hot tubs, water parks, water play areas, interactive fountains, lakes, rivers, and/or oceans.

Gertrude Elion at the Forefront of AIDS Treatment
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

Gertrude Elion was an American biochemist and pharmacologist well-known for discovering many medications, including medications for HIV/AIDS, herpes, immunity disorders, and leukemia. Elion developed a multitude of new drugs, using innovative research methods that later led to the development of the first drug used in the treatment of HIV/AIDS: Zidovudine (AZT). She and her colleague, George H. Hitchings, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1988.


Vaccination: Better Safe than Sorry
(Health and the Human Body)

Vaccination helps protect the human body from serious diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, or germs through the administration of antigenic material to stimulate an individual’s immune system to develop adaptive immunity to a pathogen.


How Ebola Works
(Health and the Human Body)

As the number of cases of Ebola virus disease continues to rise, flight restrictions are put in place and the media frenzy continues, you may be asking yourself: What is Ebola and how does it work?

Swine Flu makes a Comeback
(Health and the Human Body)

It seems that with every winter comes a new type of Influenza that grips our nation with fear and confusion. 

Movie Review: A Beautiful Mind
(Science and Art)

Inspired by a true story about the extraordinary life of the Noble prize winner John Nash.


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