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July 2017

Infections

Cryptosporidium

July 4, 2017

A new infection is rising very fast in the US in the last few years. It has been identified as a parasite called Cryptosporidium and has been found to be transmitted mainly in swimming pools. It has been known for a while that many people, probably including some of our readers too, urinate while in the pool. The common sense goes that it’s all water anyway, it’ll get mixed up and no one will ever notice. And that is somehow fine, but it turns out the parasite is transmitted in an even more unusual way. Faeces. Continue Reading…

Drugs

Harmful drugs

July 4, 2017

Crack cocaine is a drug that appeared in the 1980s and was then promoted as the drug that will get you twice as high as regular powdered cocaine does for half the price. Needless to say that such a slogan attracted millions over the last decades, particularly the poor due to the economical aspect of the substance. Now, almost 3 decades later, crack cocaine has left a staggering number of victims in its path, destroying lives and communities due to its ease of acquisition, high addictiveness and potency. Continue Reading…

Bad habits

Smoking as a habit

July 4, 2017

It’s always advised and we’re constantly being reminded that smoking is a nefarious habit and that it can have terrible implications on one’s health and wellbeing. We also know that smoking doesn’t only hurt the smoker but also the second hand smoker. Well according to a new study, and in terms of smoking hurting others than the smoker himself, it turns out that a smoking grandmother can end up hurting the embryo of her daughter causing the daughter’s children to be more exposed to a risk of autism. Continue Reading…

Natural treatments

Spiders

July 4, 2017

Spiders have always been a source of great fascination by all societies and civilizations. And there are good reasons for that. Not only the spider’s ability to neutralize its prey through very intricate and yet simple strategies, but also the ability of such a small animal to cause such damage to bigger species including our own. Continue Reading…