Author: Vladislavs N. Makovskis Snus – a tobacco product that has recently become popular among students and sportsmen. Almost all of us have a friend who often puts a “miraculous baggy” under their lip. You don’t have a friend like that? The aim of this article is to tell about the history of snus, its
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
Ask Me Anything – Assoc.prof. Kaščejevs
1. Do you believe in ghosts or ghost-like substances? I see an option to disbelieve and take it until proven wrong. This, however, does not negate my belief in and does not lessen my respect to the authenticity of some stories of supernatural experience that people that I deeply trust have shared with me. 2.
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
Ask Me Anything – Dr. Haralds Plaudis
What advice would you have for those who aren’t sure which specialty in medicine they want to choose, but really want to be successful at what they do? Well, I think that it is only normal that we are not always confident and are a bit scared when we start something new. Especially in a
“My Brain Made Me Do It” or did it? How Forensic Psychology Stands In Court?
Author: Rajlakshmi Sohini Mukhopadhyay Imagine you’re a lawyer, and your client has been convicted of a crime. What happens when your client is put on the stand, and he or she looks somewhat confused about why they are even there?
Are 30s the new 20s? Is 24 the new 16?
Article by Alise Kalane Adolescence is nestled between two transitions — the end of childhood and the beginning of adulthood — with malleable borders.
The Most Severe Parasitic Infections After Malaria
Article by Rajlakshmi Sohini Mukhopadhyay Seventeen brave volunteers in Leiden were asked to let their bodies be used in the research of a deadly parasitic disease.
RSU Debate Highlights
On December 16th, 2017 “Debates For/Against” organised by Riga Stradins University’s Student Council were held (project manager: Ksenija Tarasova).