Kymriah

Kymriah: A Futuristic Approach to Leukemia Treatment

There is a breakthrough on the battlefield that is leukemia treatment, and it goes by the name Kymriah, a gene altering therapy created by Novartis. Last August 30th, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first ever CAR-T cell therapy for children and young adults under 25 who are suffering from an acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in the United States.
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Euthanasia

Legal Suicide: The Case of Modern Day Euthanasia

Euthanasia. If given a chance, people will always choose to live. This is why we have come up with different ways to keep our bodies in shape: various diets, exercise, and supplements. We build and develop technologies to sustain life. But what if suddenly, someone begs to pass out of this world in a way he or she deems dignified? Would the rest of society allow it?
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Fast Food Burger

Fast Food in the East – Spreading the Disease

Fast food is the new obsession of the century. With new restaurants popping up all over the world getting more creative, diverse, and convenient, they have slowly but surely invaded our lives and culinary habits.
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Eating disorder and strong not skinny

Eating Disorder: #StrongNotSkinny Does More Harm Than Good

Search up #StrongNotSkinny in your Instagram browser, and you’ll be hit with an entire feed of sculpted, predominantly female bodies, macro-friendly meals, and the inevitable ‘progress pic’ where born-again gym fanatics pose next to a snap of their former thin, unhealthy selves.
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Breast cancer awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness or Alienation?

The endless number of supporters and incredibly large funds make the Breast Cancer Awareness movement remarkable, like no other health-related cause out there. Every year in October, we witness a variety of events – monument lighting, marathons, dances and fashion shows, all to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month.
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Breast cancer

The Business of Breast Cancer

Every 23 seconds, somebody in the world is diagnosed with breast cancer. It’s a fairly common disease, but so are diabetes and heart diseases. What makes breast cancer different from the rest is the curious culture that surrounds it – awareness campaigns, pink products, monument lighting and fundraising events of extreme proportions.
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Beauty products

Body Beautiful? How Commercial Beauty Destroys You

Beauty is relative. It should be. However, due to our continuous exposure to the media that has been shaping our view of the world, we have come up with a generic standard for beauty ideals that is impossible to fit in. Or in better words, it’s only beneficial for a few.
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Sleep

Why Sleep is Crucial for our Health and Wellbeing

Like all species that are known to us, humans spend a portion of their lives asleep. But how many of us wonder why we repeatedly enter this state of sleeping? Despite what we used to believe for so long, our brains are not completely passive when we sleep. In fact, they have some functions they perform especially during this time, that scientists are still exploring and documenting.
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