Blood Filtration as a Possible Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

Written by Kranti Kaur Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disease, a type of dementia, a term that means memory loss severe enough to hinder daily life experiences. The greatest risk factor for Alzheimer’s is aging. Usually those with Alzheimer’s tend to be 65 years of age or older: those who develop the disease prior to reaching 65 years old are considered to be people with … Continue reading Blood Filtration as a Possible Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

A Glimpse into the Economical and Cultural Effects on Mental Healthcare in the Middle East

Written by Luiza Ghazaryan and Ambika Nair Each year, the first week of October is marked as National Mental Health Awareness Month and October 10th is World Mental Health Day. In developed countries such as France, there are Medical Psychological Centers that provide mostly free services covered by state health insurance. The situation drastically changes when we look at other parts of the world.  In … Continue reading A Glimpse into the Economical and Cultural Effects on Mental Healthcare in the Middle East

The Role of Oncolytic Viruses in Cancer Treatment

Written by Kranti Kaur The search for a cure to cancer has been ongoing for decades now, but no “cure” that can effectively eradicate the disease has been found. Currently, surgery is used to remove cancerous tumors, chemotherapy uses a mix of different drugs to kill off cancerous cells throughout the body, and radiation treatment kills cancer cells. There are many other treatments, but no … Continue reading The Role of Oncolytic Viruses in Cancer Treatment

We are What We Eat: Evaluating the Correlation between Nutrition, Food Insecurity, and Mental Health

Written by Ambika Nair “You are what you eat”, but how about when it comes to your mental health: is your mental health truly an impression of ‘what you eat’?  For a while now, we have correlated healthier eating to a more positive and overall improved mental health. However, only very recently have we begun to understand the science behind this phenomenon known as ‘nutritional … Continue reading We are What We Eat: Evaluating the Correlation between Nutrition, Food Insecurity, and Mental Health

Discovering the History Written in Your Genetic Code; the Accuracy of Consumer Genetic Testing

Written by Madison Dietl According to a Pew Research survey, 1 in 7 US adults has used a mail-in genetic test, such as those from 23&Me, AncestryDNA, or FamilyTreeDNA. These companies advertise their test’s abilities to tell you where your ancestors are from, or if you’re at risk for any inheritable diseases. According to 23&Me’s trait report, your DNA can even tell you if you … Continue reading Discovering the History Written in Your Genetic Code; the Accuracy of Consumer Genetic Testing

Putting a Full Stop to Period Poverty and Menstrual Stigma

Written by Anushka Angle and Reese Spicer Cover Design from Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan In light of the highly esteemed International Day of the Girl Child that occurred on October 11, 2022, more awareness must be spread through society to address the stigma behind menstruation and period poverty – the lack of access to sanitary products, menstrual hygiene education, toilets, and waste management. A common … Continue reading Putting a Full Stop to Period Poverty and Menstrual Stigma

A Pandemic Paradox: Health Disparities of U.S. Filipino Frontliners From Colonization to COVID-19

Written by Andrea Eleazar This past October marked the 30th annual Filipino American History Month (FAHM), recognizing the contributions and challenges of Filipinos in America since the landing of the first Filipinos in what is now California back in 1587. Over the centuries, waves of Filipinos have flocked across the ocean in pursuit of new opportunities while carrying their experiences and culture along with them.  … Continue reading A Pandemic Paradox: Health Disparities of U.S. Filipino Frontliners From Colonization to COVID-19

The Shortage of Adequate Child and Adolescent Therapists

Written by Anushka Angle There has been a presence of increased anxiety and depression among children, along with a decrease in the time youth spend being physically active, which is an integral part of a child’s health and development. Even just a few years prior to the pandemic, a team found that between 2016-2019, childhood anxiety rose by 27% while depression risk rose by 24%. … Continue reading The Shortage of Adequate Child and Adolescent Therapists

The Separation Between Church and State

Written by Victoria Van Drost The United States of America was founded on the basis of religious freedom, in a time when religion was subjected to individuals. This freedom was secured in the First Amendment of the Constitution, which stated that Congress shall not make any law respecting one specific religion. At the time of the writing of the Constitution, in the late 18th century, … Continue reading The Separation Between Church and State

Why Gendered Gyms: Why Have Women’s-Only Fitness Spaces?

Written by Ananya Kodali The first year I went to a commercial gym, I only ever stepped foot on the treadmills. I wasn’t the only one sticking to a single machine; almost every girl I saw in the gym was consistently hustling up the Stairmaster, riding on an exercise bike, or pounding out miles on the treadmill. It was rare for me to see a … Continue reading Why Gendered Gyms: Why Have Women’s-Only Fitness Spaces?