"A fly? You must be kidding me!" Well I am not really taking about the normal house fly which looks like this: An image of a normal house flyImage credits: Wikipedia I am talking about the Tsetse fly which looks like this: An image of the Tsetse flyImage credits: The New York Times Now, the … Continue reading Can A Fly Kill You?
"Hey! I'm not fat, I'm just a little bubbly and that is cute". Well, no doubt, you're adorable. Humans come in different shapes, colours and sizes and all of them are adorable! But let us not forget, we all have the same organs and a similar way of functioning. At one point, you may become … Continue reading Not fat. Just bubbly?
Like all other living beings, we grow, we age and we die. Most of us have had the opportunity to see our grandparents grow old. We have seen them become weak, seen their skin loosening up, seen their hair become grey. They start walking a little slower, have frequent health problems, they prefer resting more … Continue reading Aging: Inside out
Most of us have heard about this diet called the ketogenic diet. When you look at the results people have gotten following this diet, they are tremendous, that too, in a very short amount of time! However, there are some doctors out there who do not recommend such diets for weight loss as they maybe … Continue reading Ketones – Rapid Weight Loss
In my previous article, I have explained about what the microbiome is, here, lets talk about some benefits of the microbiome! Image depicting the human microbiome Image obtained from Nature.com (https://www.nature.com/collections/fiabfcjbfj) It provides some essential nutrients: Vitamin K: This is essential for responding to injuries by regulating blood clotting. It is also helpful for bone … Continue reading Benefits and Detrimental effects of the Microbiome
Did you know the human body has 10 times more bacterial cells as compared to its own cells? Thats right, the human body has about 100 trillion bacterial cells and 10 trillion human cells. These help in the various day to day metabolic activities that are required for the body to function normally. Our body … Continue reading The Human Microbiome
Let us talk about this word you use on a day to day basis. Stress. Nowadays, you will hear it more often than "I am hungry" or "I am so happy today". So what is stress? Before I go into the biological definition of it, I like to define stress as the "unnecessary thoughts originated … Continue reading Stressed? No, Diseased.
The vicious side of plants When we think of plants, what comes to our minds is a vision of luscious green leaves and beautiful, sweet smelling flowers. On the contrary, this article discusses three of the plants that change this stereotypical image. 1) Corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanium)is native to Western Sumatra. Being one of the … Continue reading The Vicious Side of Plants
The Micro beings that cause Havoc The Wuhan Outbreak Let's talk about the living things we cannot see but can bring a turmoil in our lives. Yes, I am talking about microorganisms like bacteria, viruses and parasites. The current situation in the world is a little scary because of the new coronavirus outbreak. This virus … Continue reading The Wuhan Outbreak: An Explanation