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If there are 50 shades of grey anywhere, it is probably in Mr. Grey’s dental X-rays (given the amount of coffee he consumes). The shades of dental X-rays may bring different sentiments other than love, such as denial, dread, confusion, relief, or even, curiosity. After all,  X-rays capture what we cannot see. Embed from Getty Images  X-ray films Image Source: Andresr … Read More

Expecting mothers are told to be especially careful during pregnancy—and not without reason. There are many foods, chemicals and activities that might harm a fetus. The science behind the restrictions that pregnant women religiously observe stems from tangible studies. Researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health recently found that traces of the mother’s … Read More

In Singapore, bloody images of damaged organs accompany warnings on cigarette packs. In India, 85% of the surface of a cigarette pack must contain pictorial and text warnings. In the United Kingdom, 40% of the packaging must be a large textual warning. In contrast, the United States has one of the most lenient set of … Read More

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), is an antibiotic-resistant form of bacteria that can cause life-threatening skin or bloodstream infections and pneumonia. It commonly causes painful skin boils and is easily transmitted through skin-to-skin contact of cuts and scrapes. MRSA evolved from the Staphyloccoccus aureus bacterium, commonly referred to as “staph”, after antibiotics were misused or overused to treat … Read More

E-cigarettes have gotten more and more popular in the past few years, especially as a “healthier” alternative to smoking tobacco. The safety of e-cigarettes is still debatable given the scarcity and spotty nature of studies surrounding the product. Even so, e-cigarettes threaten to undo the public health victories made against tobacco and secondhand smoke, especially if their production … Read More

In the past, smoking cigarettes used to be the “cool” thing to do, but eventually people realized that cigarettes contain many chemicals known to cause lung cancer. As the National Cancer Institute reports, 90% of male deaths and 80% of female deaths from lung cancer are caused by smoking. Amidst the negative health impacts and … Read More

Emphysema is a disease involving the damage of the alveoli, or air sacs, in the lungs, leading to shortness of breath. The main cause of emphysema is long term exposure to irritants like tobacco smoke, marijuana smoke, air pollution, and manufacturing fumes. People at higher risk of developing emphysema include smokers, people ages 40 to 60, and those exposed to secondhand … Read More

Humans have two sex chromosomes; women have two X chromosomes and men have one X chromosome and one Y chromosome. The Y chromosome contains genes mainly involved in male fertility and male sex determination and development. In April 2014, a research team at Uppsala University in Sweden discovered correlations between Y chromosome loss and lower survival rates, and between Y … Read More

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