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

The Medical Diagnoses of Famous Artworks

Author: Anastasija Zaičenko Art and medicine have always been connected. The depiction of medical conditions in art can be useful in studying the history of medicine. Famous artworks quite frequently present medical anomalies, including genetic diseases. In this article I’m going to show you famous paintings , in which diseases and disorders are presented.

Risky business of being a teenager

Author: Anna Grizāne Do you ever look back at your teenage years and think – “Oh my my, what was I thinking?” A lower back tattoo, a questionable hairstyle choice, a broken leg which could have easily been avoided if you had not taken  that leap, a party with random strangers which could have gone