What are the most addictive substances in the world and what do they do to our brain?

What are the most addictive substances in the world and what do they do to our brain?

Most addictive substances affect neurotransmitters in the brain and activate the sensation of well-being. If you were asked what is the most addictive substance in the world, what would you say? Answering is not easy. Not even for scientists, as Eric Bowman, professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of...

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6 unusual signs that may indicate that you have heart disease

6 unusual signs that may indicate that you have heart disease

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Unfortunately, in most cases the first obvious sign that a person has a cardiovascular problem is when they have already had a fright: a heart attack. However, as Adam Taylor, director of the Clinical Anatomy Learning...

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The young man who sold a kidney to buy an iPhone is now bedridden

The young man who sold a kidney to buy an iPhone is now bedridden

Wang was offered $ 3,000 to sell his kidney. And he accepted. The story of the young Xiao Wang scandalized the world in 2011. Now he suffers the consequences of a decision that is still hard to believe today. Eager to have an iPhone, but without money to buy it, eight...

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Jeddah’s ‘Citrus Campaign’ kicks off from 16th January

Jeddah’s ‘Citrus Campaign’ kicks off from 16th January

ISLAMABAD – Commercial Section of the Consulate of Pakistan in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia will hold the citrus promotional campaign (Pakistan citrus week) from January 16-23 which would include in-store promotion and display of citrus at the MANUEL super store. Besides displaying the products, the tasting campaign will also be held...

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Unethical experiments’ painful contributions to today’s medicine

Unethical experiments’ painful contributions to today’s medicine

Chinese scientist He Jiankui sent shockwaves around the world last year with his claim that he had modified twin babies’ DNA before their birth. The modification was made with gene editing tool CRISPR-Cas9, he said, and made the babies resistant to HIV. Scientists from China and around the world spoke out about...

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Top start-ups of 2018

Top start-ups of 2018

1. Cowlar For livestock farmers, the ultimate goal is making sure their cows and buffaloes are healthy. For humans, there is Fitbit to improve health. Cowlar, a startup led by Umer Adnan, is a similar wearable device except it works on cows and buffaloes. The Cowlar neck collar uses a...

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British-Pakistani plus-size model claims underweight modeling is unhealthy

British-Pakistani plus-size model claims underweight modeling is unhealthy

LONDON: British-Pakistani plus-size model Lady Mya Amarise has said that Pakistani women are amongst the most beautiful women in the world, but they need more exposure and recognition which is restricted due to cultural reasons. Mya has become a constant presence at plus-size modelling competitions in Britain, America and many...

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The last talented shoemakers of Rawalpindi

The last talented shoemakers of Rawalpindi

In a dusty workshop in Gawalmandi, four cobblers huddle around making handmade shoes. Aged between 60 and 68, they make shoes with their hands and do not use any machines. They are the last generation in their families who know how to make shoes by hand. There are many shops...

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9 inspirational quotes to kickstart your weekend

9 inspirational quotes to kickstart your weekend

After a long, tiring week at work it’s important to make the most of the weekend. Don’t waste these precious days off worrying about the week ahead, and use this time to achieve and do anything you’ve set your mind to. The first thing you’ll need to make this happen is...

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Globally memorable photos from 2018

Globally memorable photos from 2018

2018 was an year marked by several important diplomatic developments, conflicts, natural and disasters, and of course, the 2018 FIFA World Cup. From the ice-breaking between the North and South Korea to the relocation of US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem which triggered widespread protests in Palestine, we revisit the...

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