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New Technological Solutions to the Staging of cancer

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New Technological Solutions to the Staging of cancer 1.1 Cancer Types What is Cancer: Cancer is a terminal disease caused by the uncontrolled growth of cells. While regular cells proliferate in a controlled manner, cancer cells proliferate uncontrollably due to a loss of cell cycle control systems. Cancers are not well understood, because there are […]

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What is the correlation between the rising levels of pollution in 19th century Britain and present-day China relative to the increasing cases of irreversible physiological repercussions to the systema respiratorium?

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Abstract This article focuses on exploring the correlation between the rising levels of pollution and the increasing reports of respiratory disorders in the civil population. In order to provide evidence for such claim, Particulate Matter 2.5 (PM2.5) and Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM) levels in both 19th century Great Britain and present-day China (two countries that […]

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The rising number of shark attacks in Western Australia – just a side effect of another amazing recovery?

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ABSTRACT Eastern Australia is famous for its shark attacks but, since the turn of the millennium, the number of shark attacks is rising significantly in Western Australia. To identify possible reasons for this trend, we collected data about shark sightings/detections and analyzed data of all recorded shark attacks in Western Australia since 1900. The data […]

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Differences Between Non-Biomedical Forms of Knowing and Biomedical Forms of Knowing

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https://ysjournal.com/differences-between-non-biomedical-forms-of-knowing-and-biomedical-forms-of-knowing/Biomedical evidence informs Western ways of knowing in medicine and research. In other words, it is how we know when someone is sick (e.g., a person’s body temperature above 100.4 degrees Farhenheit informs us that they have a fever1), when two variables are positively correlated (e.g., a Pearson’s coefficient of close to 1.0 informs us […]

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The Effectiveness of Coconut Husk and Sodium hydroxide pretreatment in the removal of Arsenic from model Arsenic solutions

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Abstract Arsenic is highly toxic in its inorganic form and is naturally present in high concentrations in the groundwater of many countries. Contaminated water used for drinking, food preparation, and irrigation of food crops poses a significant threat to public health due to its high levels of arsenic. Among various technologies available for arsenic removal […]

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Schizophrenia Myths: “Once a Schizophrenic, Always a Schizophrenic”

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Recently, the United States has become more aware of the importance of mental health. There have been movements to normalize mental health illnesses and widen access to treatment. However, stigma still plagues society. While psychiatric disabilities in general are becoming more acknowledged and accepted, some are still discriminated against. Specifically, prejudice against individuals with schizophrenia […]

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The Chemistry of Tobacco Products

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Figure 1: Tobacco products. Courtesy of The Independent. Introduction Over 5000 chemicals can be found in tobacco smoke often having devastating carcinogenic, respiratory, or circulatory effects on the human body. The most common tobacco smoke caused deaths include cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as well as various types of cancers, making it one of […]

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We take their breath and life away

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It is a well-known fact that smoking is injurious to health and is linked to several diseases, including cancer. Many campaigns promote anti-smoking by highlighting the devastating effects it has on your body. However, did you know that smoking endangers animals too? From domestic pets to wild sea turtles to mutilated lab rats, smoking severely […]

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An Overview on Electronic Cigarettes: Health and Environmental Concerns

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Introduction: What are electronic cigarettes? Electronic cigarette is a term used to describe electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), which are noncombustible tobacco products. These products use a liquid solution that contains nicotine including ingredients such as flavorings, propylene glycol, and vegetable glycerin. However, the chemical composition of e-cigarettes vary. They are different from regular cigarettes […]

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Tobacco’s Impact on the Brain and Neural Function

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Abstract: Tobacco usage is known to be one of the leading causes of death, with 7 million worldwide dying each year as a result of smoking cigarettes, or chewing tobacco products.[1] There are also many around the world that do not smoke, but inhale cigarette smoke as a result of being exposed to smokers, in […]

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The Effect of Sponge Material on the Growth of Escherichia coli

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ABSTRACT The purpose of this experiment was to determine the antimicrobial effectiveness of copper in the aqueous conditions of a damp sponge and to compare copper’s antimicrobial effectiveness to that of common sponge materials currently on the market, including untreated-cellulose, odor-resistant, and triclosan-treated sponges. If copper sponges could replace triclosan-treated sponges, this could limit the […]

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Earth Day Interview with Daniel Webb

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Daniel Webb is the founder of Everyday Plastic. In 2016, Webb moved to Margate in Kent. He was shocked by the densely polluted coastline in this idyllic seaside town in England. What shocked him further was the lack of recycling facilities at his new home. With this in mind, Webb set out to collect all […]

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Stellar Evolution, and the Effects of Pauli’s Exclusion Principle on Electron Degeneracy in White Dwarfs

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Abstract In this scientific review paper, humanity’s interest in stars relating to the importance of an understanding of astrophysics is discussed. It is followed with an explanation of stellar evolution, including aspects such as hydrostatic equilibrium and the mechanism for nuclear fusion. Following this, the Pauli Exclusion Principle is expanded upon, and how it pertains […]

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Assessment of household dietary diversity levels and its relationship with coping strategies and having supply cards among a sample of inhabitants in rural villages in El Fayoum and Beni-Sueif Governorates in Egypt: A cross-sectional study.

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Yara H. Shahin*, Maha A. Shaaban, Mahmoud M. Sokkar Ainshams University: Abbasia, Cairo, Egypt. 1. Abstract Access to quality, safe, and nutritious food by achieving food security is fundamental to human existence and for establishing global health care and sustainability. Although awareness of the cruciality of food security has expanded greatly, it is important to […]

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Hey, you- You’re a statistical wonder.

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A very average dead rock, by planetary standards. Then, about a billion years later, something quite miraculous happened- the first glimpses of life were seen, and they came from what seemed to be nothing. Since abiogenesis, Earth, and life on it, have been through a lot- from single celled creatures to underwater plants to animals […]

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Interdisciplinarity and the Periodic Table

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What does the Periodic Table have in common with Greta Thunberg, global Communism and Martian invasions? Celebrating 150 years of the development of the Periodic Table allows us to take a closer look at how related discoveries have changed the future. Apparently, the Periodic Table isn’t only used by chemists; it is appreciated by physicists […]