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Rhodes scholarship

The Rhodes scholarship is a programme for an international scholarship which was established in 1902 by English politician-businessman Cecil John Rhodes to promote solidarity among English-speaking nations and to instill in the future leaders a sense of civic-minded leadership and moral strength regardless of their career paths. The Rhodes scholarship’s leading recipients include politicians, academics, scientists, authors, and entrepreneurs. Although initially limited to male applicants...

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Apple cider vinegar has earned a good name for itself in the natural health community. It claims to provide a tonne of benefits which include weight loss, lower blood sugar, reduced cholesterol, etc. It’s generally synthesised by squeezing out the juice of apples, then adding bacteria and yeast to trigger the fermentation process. In the last step, the alcohol, thus formed, is converted into vinegar...

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antibiotics

In recent times, medicine has led to an increase in average life expectancy which was only around 36 at the end of the 1800s. Improving the quality of life is one of the key benefits of integrating innovations into medicine and antibiotics. New medical technologies have made it possible for individuals to spend less time at hospitals for recovery and leading a healthier lifestyle. The...

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According to a research conducted by The Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA), “nearly 1 in 10 Medicare enrollees age 65 and over 4 in 10 enrollees younger than 65 with long-term disabilities experience food insecurity.” This issue of food insecurity stems from healthcare concerns. Food insecurity occurs when people are unable to get access to food due to high poverty. This often becomes a...

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Chemicals in food, water, and the air we consume

In West Virginia, the Tennant family who owned about 200 cattle noticed something was very wrong when their cattle started dying. After DuPont, a chemical company turned a plot near their farm into a private landfill, the animals owned by the family started falling sick.    The case against the chemical company, which was settled in 2000, revealed that the company has been using the land to...

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Cyclists swear by massage therapy. They prefer it as it helps them to loosen tight spots, flush toxic chemicals, and keep their fibres smooth. It helps relax their muscles and heal sore spots after long hours on the saddle. Northeastern University has taken an initiative where physical therapy students will be waiting for racers to massage them and help them stretch out.   This will be conducted...

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Like most wars being fought around the world, the global war on drugs seems to be a never-ending battle. Across the world, governments and law enforcement agencies have devised multiple strategies to combat the growing drug crisis, but to no avail. From the suburbs of the United States to the farms of Punjab in India, the easy availability of drugs is scary. While our politicians...

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Veterans Day is one of the most famous  American Holidays that fall on the 11th of November each year. It celebrates the former and active US Members that were part of the war. It was originally known as Armistice Day and should not be confused with Memorial Day. With respect to this occasion, former US Representatives Chris Gibson and Seth Moulton shared their experience of...

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The evolution of medicine has brought with it higher life expectancy and reduced disease susceptibility. Human beings are safer from diseases now more than ever before. The advent of innovative technology in the form of vaccines and fresh research means that the difference in conditions between now and a hundred years ago is itself stark. In fact, around 1919, the Spanish Flu had broken out...

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