Ignoring Children’s Mental Health

Parents are often fussy about their child especially new parents. They often take their kids to the doctor when they have the fever or the flu but rarely do they wonder about their children’s state of mental health. The term mental health in itself is a vague one and most parents and carers have no idea what it encompasses and what the dangers are. Children’s mental health actually includes emotional and developmental milestones and developing positive social skills that children will need as they grow old and are crucial in solving the many problems life throws at them.

In order to become a normal, healthy, and sociable adult, parents should not ignore their child’s social health to help them develop to their full potential. Unfortunately, there are various factors that can affect a child mental state and not all the time they will be showered with love and affection and …

Why Nobody Talks About Child Sex Abuse

As a society, we look after the needs of young children and protect them from harm. In a normal world, it wouldn’t be a problem at all. However, we don’t live in a normal one and today are dangerous times too. The majority acknowledges that you are not safe on the streets anymore and even in your home too as technology creeps further into our safe haven. The first ones to get harassed are the vulnerable groups and that include children.

The issue of child abuse is ever growing as violence become common among people especially that they see it on the news day in and day out. And even if it eludes your understanding, there are certain individuals that are just jerks or perverts that takes delight in the pain and suffering of others. It’s even worse if the subject of their fantasies is young kids that shouldn’t be …

The Perils Of the Kenyan Cholera Outbreak

There are a lot of things people like us living in big progressive cities for granted such as clean water, an abundance of food, available healthcare services, etc. Meanwhile, people from other parts of the globe struggle to even have access to food, water, and other basic commodities. And as if the African drought and famine ravaging various parts of Africa right now aren’t enough to make the lives of millions of Africans miserable, there is now the bigger problem of cholera that they are now facing and is putting their health at grave risk.

Nairobi is hit by a cholera outbreak that has stripped all African food handlers their medical licenses. Over 300 cases of cholera have been reported over the last three months. Then, the problem about drug resistance has also surfaced making treatment doubly harder than it already is. Cholera is actually no longer new in the …

Nanobots For Your Health

The world is changing. Everywhere around us looks different than it used to and many changes still take place with each passing day. If there is one thing that is constant, though, it is us humans. Our presence in the world is one of the constant things here aside from death and taxes. Yet even us are evolving. We became more complacent and tech-dependent. We rarely move around because we can’t think of anything better to do than to tinker with our smartphones in the comfort of our couch or bed. It’s the new vice most people have and it truly is addicting.

No wonder human health is deteriorating. More and more people get diagnosed with chronic and debilitating conditions. Even cancer is widespread already. Blame it on our unhealthy lifestyle or perhaps poor choices in just about everything. While technology has proved to be disastrous for us in …

Does It Help To Still Be Charitable In Trump’s America?

Not everyone is naturally charitable especially when times are tough and others can barely afford to live decently. Doing random acts of kindness helps perpetuate charity even in our own little ways. You don’t always have to give a lot. Even the simple things matter to people who barely have anything to eat. In a nation like America, citizens are encouraged to be charitable. There are tax breaks they can take advantage of by sharing more of what they have to the less fortunate.

The truth is that most philanthropists and donors are rich businessmen and corporations. They not only help certain causes and uplift the lives of others who are desperate for help but they also help themselves by reducing their tax dues to the state. The bigger the tax break is, the more inclined people are to give and donate. And that is a big question now …

Cassini Spacecraft: Lost In Space

Space exploration has always fascinated many. Maybe because of the many mysteries it holds and the impossibility for the average Joe to go out there and unravel these mysteries themselves, we can’t seem to get over our awe and wonder to any news pertaining to the deep realms of space. Well, there had been many voyages in the past and we have seen a glimpse of what’s beyond the Earth’s atmosphere but it has not fully satiated our hunger for more information simply because we know there is so much more left undiscovered. If planet Earth is the only habitable planet in the entire galaxy, it is such a waste of space after all and we can’t just shake it off our minds.

Before we can explore other galaxies, we can’t let the opportunity to pass and discover more about our neighboring planets. And among these planets are Saturn, the …

The Dangers Of Eating Fastfood

Modern living indulged us in various comforts we have grown accustomed to. Gone were the days when we made an effort in living. Today, we are merely existing (or perhaps more aptly subsisting). Aside from modern gadgets that keep us entertained 24/7, one of the things we have likewise sacrificed is a healthy meal. Eating healthy home-cooked dishes are often reserved for occasions and they are far in between. We now survive on fastfood, junks, sweets, preserved and canned foods that lack nutritional value and may even be dangerous to our health.

Can you imagine what the food you now eat does to your body if they are heavily laden with grease, sugar, or additives you are totally clueless of? And now, we are taken aback by how rampant cancer is when we no longer nourish our bodies but simply sustain it. And not only are most foods cancerous …

Healthspan Reduced Because Of Sleep Apnea

The human health has been observed to be deteriorating as technology keeps on progressing. Not only do we face more complex and drug-resistant strains of diseases these days but our modern lifestyle makes it even doubly hard for us to stay healthy and fit. As a result, it significantly affects the quality of our lives and how long we eventually live later in life. Think of the food you eat. How do you think it impacts your health? Then, there is another major aspect of our life that we compromise – our sleep. We lose more sleep now as tech distractions are everywhere and we can barely sleep a wink each night with our various tech and social media preoccupations.

There are likewise medical issues that affect sleep that we have little control over. For example, sleep apnea is a common yet often ignored health condition that affects millions of …

New Homes For Older Animals In Shelters

Like humans, animals also have basic needs that need to be met for a long and quality life. Unfortunately, not all of them can find responsible and compassionate owners who will go the extra mile for their comfort and safety. It is not uncommon to see animals in shelters until they die. It is more challenging to look for new owners for older animals because most pet owners prefer to adopt younger animals to be their new pets. It is the reason why many older animals stay in the shelter far longer and may not even be lucky enough to find a new owner in their (short) lifetime.

Since only a handful considers adopting these orphaned older animals, some groups are advocating for them to get adopted and have these local animal shelters cleared of these poor, unfortunate animals. And there is an urgent need for these things to be …

Childhood Obesity: The Threat Is Real

Obesity is old news. We have seen lots of people gaining weight over the years alongside the many advancements in technology we now enjoy. The premise here actually is that the more tech-savvy we are, the more prone to obesity and other health conditions we become. It is not difficult to see the correlation as most people lead a sedentary life nowadays but at the same time are hooked to their smart gadgets too. They are actually busy socializing on the web while forgetting to do their bodies a favor and to go out there and actually smell the flowers in bloom and interact with real people, not just on chat.

And as more adults continue this practice these days, it follows that their children will adopt the same attitude and habits too. After all, kids model what their parents do. Just look around you. There are fast food joints …