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Truth about the common cold

The common cold is probably the most poorly understood health complaint. Most of us look at a cold as an irritating pain in the okole (Hawaiian for butt), caused by some “virus” going around. So what do we do? We direct all of our efforts to eliminate by any means possible and in as short

Photography In Pursuit of One’s Well-Being

Back then, photography used to be a professional undertaking. Photographers would use specific and intricate tools and techniques to capture an essence they find in a shot. However, as smartphones begin incorporating these tools and techniques easily, everyone now has the chance to become a photographer. People are even starting to integrate photography into their

Cancer In Numbers (Part 1): Predicted Cases and Potential Screening Technologies

As one of the deadliest diseases known to everyone, researchers dedicate years to studying cancer. We have different institutions and organizations that deal with cancer, and we have come to the point of predicting diagnosis cases. As far as predictions go, we will always rely on numbers to explain the details. In this article, we

Coconut Against Cancer: What Do Recent Studies Say?

Aside from being a refreshing fruit, many recognize coconut’s many benefits. The utility of the tree ranges from its water, raw kernel, shell, and wood-based products. One major use of this fruit is for cooking. Although many people shy away from using coconut oil due to its high amount of saturated fat, we may not

Mosquito Cancer Transmission: Is it Possible?

Mosquitoes are widely known to transmit diseases all over the world. The most famous of these diseases include dengue, yellow fever, and Zika. However, how much do we know about the capacity of these vectors to transmit cancer cells? As a relatively small virus causes dengue, can we say that the same mosquito can carry

Everything About Autoimmune Disorders

What are autoimmune disorders? The immune system serves as the body’s defense system against bacteria, viruses, parasites, and other foreign bodies. When it detects these foreign bodies, it sends out an army of antibodies that fights them, thus protecting the body from different illnesses and infections. In some cases, the immune system mistakenly detects your

Outdoor Sports and Its Looming Risk for Skin Cancer

People have long known that prolonged sun exposure can increase the risk of skin cancer. This is due to the ultraviolet radiation found in sunlight. Although many already know of these risks, people are still determined to perform outdoor activities. While moderate exposure is fine, this is concerning for athletes. Rigorous training requires most athletes

Menopause: The pause to the reproductive hormones

The dreaded term older women dislike hearing. Menopause is an aging obstacle the reproductive hormones are bound to face. Levels of estrogen and progesterone start to lower, which are the hormones that regulate the menstrual cycle. It is a natural process the female body endures, but one not many are fond of facing. The female

How big can their nose get?

The mainstream media IS now the new “PINOCCHIO”! The mainstream media, not only being a “hooker” for the pharmaceutical industry, regularly reports on the “dangers” of herbal remedies and supplements. But, what is the reported number of people who have died from using herbs and supplements? According to the FDA, between 1993 and 1998, federal,

Busting the Myths Surrounding Alcohol and Cancer Risks

There are two groups responsible for disseminating information regarding alcohol consumption and cancer. One of these is scientists who research and distribute facts as part of their job. The other group is alcohol producers, who provide information due to their obligation to consumers’ health. As a rule,  alcohol producers should disseminate information based on scientists’