Category Archives: Health

Power, Sex, Suicide: Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life

Read Online: Book Description: Mitochondria are tiny structures located inside our cells that carry out the essential task of producing energy for the cell. They are found in all complex living things, and in that sense, they are fundamental for driving complex life on the planet. But there is much more to them than that. […]

Categories We Live By : The Construction of Sex, Gender, Race, and Other Social Categories

Read Online: Book Description: We are women, we are men. We are refugees, single mothers, people with disabilities, and queers. We belong to social categories and they frame our actions, self-understanding, and opportunities. But what are social categories? How are they created and sustained? How does one come to belong to them? Asta approaches these […]

Debating Sex Work

Read Online: Book Description: Prostitution is often referred to as “oldest profession.” Critics of this expression redescribe it as “the oldest oppression.” Debates about how best to understand and regulate prostitution are bound up with difficult moral, legal, and political questions. Indeed, it can be approached from numerous angles–is buying and selling sex fundamentally wrong? […]

COVID-19: Vaccines continue to progress as more proof of long-lasting immunity emerges

In our ‘Hope behind the headlines’ series, we continue to round up the most encouraging results in COVID-19 research. But, as the pandemic continues to unfold with many countries embracing a second lockdown, a critical approach to these hopeful results is more necessary than ever. In a live social media chat, Dr. Anthony Fauci announced […]

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

Read Online: Book Description: What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson’s answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls […]

What are the causes and types of arthritis?

Arthritis means joint inflammation, but the term is used to describe around 200 conditions that affect joints, the tissues that surround the joint, and other connective tissue. It is a rheumatic condition. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis. Other common rheumatic conditions related to arthritis include gout, fibromyalgia, and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Rheumatic […]

What are suicidal thoughts?

Suicidal thoughts, or suicide ideation, refers to thinking about or planning suicide. Thoughts can range from creating a detailed plan to having a fleeting consideration. It does not include the final act of suicide. Many people experience suicidal thoughts, especially during times of stress or when they are facing mental or physical health challenges. Suicidal […]

Six cervical pillow options

The neck makes up a small portion of the spinal column. Healthcare professionals refer to this section as the cervical spine. A specialist cervical pillow adds a layer of extra support for the neck while a person sleeps or lies down. According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), the cervical spine consists of […]

COVID-19: Scientists revised incubation period to 7.7 days

The average incubation period for COVID-19 may be longer than a week, according to new data from more than 1,000 people who contracted the new coronavirus in Wuhan, China. The incubation period of a disease is the time between infection and the emergence of symptoms. Although it varies from person to person, understanding the average […]