Month: July 2021

Image: Shutterstock Brazil witnessed the cultural assimilation of the indigenous folks with the traditions of the Portuguese settlers who established colonies during the early 16th century. Over the centuries, Portuguese ended up becoming the primary spoken language of the country. It resulted in the adoption of many Portuguese cultural aspects, including names and surnames. As
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Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers, in collaboration with national and international researchers, have identified a genetic mutation in a small number of children with a rare type of inflammatory bowel disease. The discovery of the mutation, which weakens the activity of a protein linked to how the immune system fights viruses in the gut, may help
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Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Honey is a natural sweetener well-known for its potential health benefits. Besides, it holds several valuable medicinal properties, making its use prevalent in traditional medicine. People across ages relish honey by adding it to different foods and drinks. However, honey for babies isn’t considered safe. Honey isn’t a common allergen or
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People with type 2 diabetes diagnosed during youth have a high risk of developing complications at early ages and have a greater chance of multiple complications within 15 years after diagnosis. The findings are the culmination of a first-of-its-kind trial funded largely by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part
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I was so convinced that my vagina would be demolished after childbirth that I spent close to $100 on a makeshift repair kit: plus- size adult diapers, perineum-shaped ice packs, and Tucks antiseptic wipes. Although labour was an insane thirty-six hours, with an epidural that ONLY froze my legs (thank you, modern science), my vagina
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With the onset of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), scientists began an intensive effort to develop vaccines against the virus. These efforts were largely fueled by predictions that public health interventions would inevitably cripple the global economy if continued indefinitely. In the United States,
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The economic burden of providing special education and training for a child diagnosed with ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) is estimated to cost the average American family five times as much as a child without ADHD. Such cost considerations force many families to focus on the remission of the condition through prescribed medications. A study in the
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