A healthy body is a healthy mind. Did you know that your favorite fast-foods can get you depressed? Current studies have established a link between the type of food consumed and the mood of an individual [1,2]. One of the severe mood disorders influenced by diet is depression which is defined as a “persistent feeling … Continue reading Food and Mood: Evaluating the Role of High-Fat Food in Causing Depression
Adolescence is the time period of growth and development between childhood and adulthood. Many adolescents face difficulty during this maturation period and are troubled by stressful development. This is a phase where most individuals feel an emotional disconnect with their family with an attitude screaming “I’ve got this, leave me alone!”. During the puberty period, … Continue reading Changes in the brain during adolescence causing addiction and fearful behaviors
This is a scientific article that I had written for one of my reports in my undergraduate years. I thought of sharing it here for the people with a scientific and medical background. INTRODUCTION A tumor is an abnormal proliferation of any cells in any part of the body. It can be benign or malignant … Continue reading Malignant Melanoma – A Review
First of all, its been a long time since I have posted anything. I was very busy with my first semester so could not write anything. We are going to talk about how vaccines work! For that, we need to know what vaccines are first of all. Vaccines are actually a way of introducing an … Continue reading Antibodies and vaccines
This one is specially for my nani! The immune system has a lot of cells, molecules and signals involved. Let's explore the cells and their functions briefly. So, we can mainly divide the immune system responses into two different categories: Innate immunity Adaptive immunity As the name suggests, the innate immunity is the kind of … Continue reading Our body’s soldiers
This is a special request from my mom. I hope you like it! Today, we are going to talk about Leukaemia or more commonly known as blood cancer. This is a pretty dense topic so I will try my best to cover the main aspects of it. Why is this type of cancer called "Leukaemia"? … Continue reading Blood Cells Breaking Rules
Dinosaurs! Well, they do not really exist now. They existed and spread fear millions of years ago; 66 million years ago to be precise. If I talk about dinosaurs, many people wouldn't bother, except kids because they are excited about everything they don't know. Sometimes I feel like adults are lame. Anyway..back to the topic. … Continue reading Can We Re-create Dinosaurs?
We have attributed colours to every emotion or feeling. How about feeling cold? We have attributed blue colour to cold. There are a few people out there who actually turn blue in response to cold. Well not exactly like the smurfs but mainly their extremities like feet, toe nails, hand nails, and palms or sometimes … Continue reading Blue in cold
First of all, I would like to apologise for the sudden disappearance. I have been busy settling down in another country (Australia) for my masters course. I will try and make it up to you all! Thank you for still reading my blogs! So, fever, what is it? It is generally something people want to … Continue reading Fever: Friend or Enemy?
"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?