Drinking the KoolAid

Human trafficking is an industry that makes $150 billion from controlling and exploiting human beings, which clearly demonstrates that the demand is extremely high. The offer has to meet the needs of the consumers by controlling and exploiting more and more individuals in order to keep up with the demand. It makes sense, right? No demand, no offer, no business, no human trafficking. Crystal-clear.… Read More Drinking the KoolAid

Nutritional Rickets: Vitamin D Deficiency Comeback in Modern Society

Nutritional rickets, a childhood disease caused by vitamin D deficiency, continues to be a public health problem in a vast number of countries around the world. Despite medical awareness and advances in developed countries, the disease continues to represent an issue among infants and children. Infants of darker skin, infants who are exclusively breastfed, and those who are prevented from adequate ultraviolet light exposure due to climate conditions, social and/or religious customs, are at higher risk of developing this disease. During lactation, the maternal vitamin D insufficiency that is caused by a lack of sun exposure and a diet low in vitamin D correlates to low levels of the vitamin through breast milk, resulting in infant nutritional rickets. Not only does Vitamin D deficiency remain the major cause of rickets among infants around the globe; the recent resurgence has resulted in the causation of other diseases, making the compliance of health care providers and pediatricians a crucial aspect to avoid its emergence in modern society.… Read More Nutritional Rickets: Vitamin D Deficiency Comeback in Modern Society

Psychological Risk: Influence of Modern Communication Methods on Self-esteem

Humans are known to be social creatures, which is a factor viewed as an advantage over other animals from an evolutionary perspective.  Anthropoids, unlike solitary animals, have learned to survive by living in groups, and have grown dependent on one another.  Modern technology has brought the way people interact and behave to a completely different… Read More Psychological Risk: Influence of Modern Communication Methods on Self-esteem