Breaking the stigma behind mental illness

Author: Rajlakshmi Sohini Mukhopadhyay It’s raining cats and dogs outside, but we don’t care. My friend and I are all cosied up, drinking cups of tea and having a good old heart-to-heart about times gone by. “You know, I just didn’t know where to go. I knew what I was feeling wasn’t right but I

Osteoporosis – the silent thief

Author: Dārta Jakovicka It would probably be too harsh to call it the “silent killer” but it could definitely be called the “silent thief”, as it has a habit to rob your bones. The 20th of October is World Osteoporosis day and its main aim is to raise awareness about this bone degrading disease. Osteoporosis has

Warfarin – an unsavoury past

Author: Rajlakshmi Sohini Mukhopadhyay Warfarin, or Coumadin, has been used by people, particularly the elderly, to prevent blood clots and heart attacks for the past 64 years. The identification of the biological role of warfarin has been one of the most life-changing discoveries, saving the lives of many around the world. Despite its many years

The big cities of the sea

Author: Linda Bauere If asked about climate change and the effect it has on our planet, what would you think about first? I, for one, would start thinking about the negative impact on rainforests, agriculture and hurricanes, not giving much thought to the thing that covers 71% of the Earth’s surface — water [1]. Seems

Bee or not to bee?

Author: Ivars Veckalns As you may have heard the environment is changing. We can close our eyes and live in ignorance and pretend that nothing is happening but the nature, the ecosystem of the world is suffering and being modified by human activities. From the well known change in global temperature that has risen severely