Category Archives: General Topics

Articles about general topics for children and parents.

The ‘silent cancer’: facts, symptoms, and risk factors of pancreatic cancer

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The month of November is declared pancreatic cancer awareness month, in a bid to increase public awareness of the lethal disease that killed Steve Jobs, the famous CEO of Apple. Only more awareness and understanding about this cancer can allow more people to be diagnosed early, in time for surgery, which is currently the only chance for a cure, albeit a remote chance. Continue reading

Eight secrets of the happiest and long-living people on earth: You could be one of them!

What do the happiest people on earth have in common? Recently, researchers analyzed the common characteristics of the people who call themselves very, very happy with their lives, and who tend to live long. Here is what they found:

1. Relationships

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The bitter truth about painkillers: Paracetamol, Vicodin, Diclofenac

The bitter truth about painkillersNo one likes pain. We want to get rid of the occasional headache, the backache, and the neck pain as soon as possible so that we can get on with our lives. Therefore, we reach out for the white pills on your shelf. However, how safe are they? Continue reading

20 awesome Halloween costume DIY ideas for kids

20 awesome Halloween costume DIY ideas for kids

Time for trick-or-treating?

Halloween traditionally falls on 31 October, on the eve of the All Hallow’s Day, a Western Christian Observance. It is the time of the year in the Christian calendar when martyrs, saints (hallows) and all the faithful departed are remembered. Continue reading