Author: Norin Chaudhry

The writer is a PhD in the Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, at Iowa State University in the lab of Gustavo C. MacIntosh.

Hepatitis in Pakistan is currently among the leading causes of death in the country. Globally, four thousand patients lose their lives daily, primarily because of the lack of awareness and preventive methods. It is leading to other diseases as well because this disease is related to the liver. The liver is vital for regulating many chemical processes in the body. Any defect in its functioning leads to the unbalance behavior of many organs of our body. We know that the liver has an essential duty in our body. The liver plays two critical roles: Regulation of many chemical levels in…

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It may be surprising to read that eating disorders have little to do with food and more with mental health. So, if you are wondering, Are Eating Disorders, Mental Disorders? The answer to your query is yes. The National Institute of Mental Health reports, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate. Long-term eating disorders also increase the risk of other diseases. Such as osteoporosis, reproductive disorders, kidney and heart issues. Like other types of mental health disorders, there is a treatment for eating disorders. But, they are complex and can contain genetic components. And some diseases such as depression, anxiety,…

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Rabies virus is quite active in Pakistan and a few other countries. It is a viral disease causing thousands of deaths annually. It is currently the most neglected disease, with the frequency of dog bites on a constant rise. A study reveals that 3.3 billion live with the virus worldwide, and approximately 59,000 people lose their lives annually. Animals that could transmit rabies in the United States include bats, coyotes, foxes, raccoons, and skunks. And in developing countries of Africa and Southeast Asia, stray dogs are the most likely to spread rabies to people. In Pakistan, the primary source of…

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You must have wondered at times how often we all resort to traditional ways of solving our health problems. This ‘spiraling-back-to-our-tradition’ behavior is most common in situations where we are dealing with the problems of losing weight, refreshing our skin, or improving our overall health. To know the benefits of consuming water, you should give your two minutes and read this article.! In recent years, we have started to regain our love and reliance on water because of its multiple benefits. Having 70% of our bodies filled with water, here are potential reasons for filling ourselves to the brim with…

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“Moti larkion ko koi pasand nahin kerta” is the age-old taunt many of us have heard. The funny part is, whether we are overweight or not, we are always pressurised to lose weight. Be it our songs or our dramas all endorse the perfect barbie like shape every girl needs to fit into. More often than not girls are subjected to harassment because of their body shapes and sizes. This by no means, mean that boys are not judged on the way they look. The focus here is “on the way they look”. Despite the progress in every field, humans…

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Living in today’s world is difficult. During the last year of 2020, people suffer from different problems that increase mental stress in them. Juggling with an unending list of tasks that suck the soul right out of our body and leaves but a well-oiled machine. Everyone is now seeking easy and effective ways of stress management. A recent research study revealed that there is nerve damage associated with each moment that we spend under stress broiler. However, we are physically and mentally capable of bearing the pain at a younger age, regardless of the ensuing damage to our brains. However,…

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Being part of the paramedic staff in my university was an enthralling experience. Every other day we would receive an emergency call and we would rush to the scene of some injury like blood-hungry hounds, with our first aid kits ready to patch up all wounds. One day that I still particularly remember, after 4 years, is the night of 12th December, 2012 when we first met Eshal. It was raining cats and dogs and we four friends were camping in our first aid office with hot cups of coffee. It was supposed to be a quiet night with all…

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Meet Wazzah. Our IT guy. With the huge mass of his brain, and the complex networks it makes all day (about how to ditch work and crawl back in his bed, obviously just kidding!), his body is borderline malnourished and possibly underdeveloped. Or may be did some dieting to have the “perfect body image”? But don’t be fooled. He is the perfect example of the idiom: “What glitters is not gold”. My version of which is: “All that seems unfit is not unfit”. For every body type, there is a different BMI that is considered healthy for it and specific…

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Is it just me or do you also fail to find something which might be sitting right in front of you? It happens a lot with me. And obviously, our moms are the only supernatural beings who can find them. While at it, a few desi juggtain (taunts) and the favorite phrases like ‘anney tenu samne paye huwe cheez ni mildi, tu perhda kinj aey!’ (If you can’t find your things in front of you, how do you even manage to study?) are a must! That’s the story of every home I guess. If you want to save yourself the embarrassment…

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Read How Doctors Debunked The World’s Oldest Myth! I was brought up with this fact: No Milk after Fish. My aunts and uncles scared me by showing pictures people with white patches or ‘phulbheri’ and that if I ever broke the rule, I would also go colorless on parts of my faces. As a child, I didn’t know whether such comments were appropriate or not. All I knew was that I was scared. There were commercials and TV drama episodes educating the masses about this fact in a comical way. But thanks to our dear doctors and scientists, I finally unraveled…

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In Pakistan, health is a luxury, not a right. It is only affordable to a chosen few. If you have a rash or a mole, then you better keep it hidden until it sucks the life right out of you or you can say goodbye to your savings. Why is it that in Pakistan, the real customer for whom all facilities have been established is put AFTER everything else? For example, is the hospital there to serve the administrators/doctors MORE than it actually benefits the patients? Ever since the launch of unions across the world, people were made to believe…

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