Every parent-to-be dreams of having a perfect baby, and many even taken this for granted. But in pregnancies, so many things – especially their combinations of genes – can go wrong and lead to disappointment and concern. Every healthy baby is a miracle.
Food is a major part in most religions. Seventh-Day Adventists usually avoid eating meat and highly spiced food. Traditional Anglican, Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist and Orthodox Christians have traditionally observed a meat-free day, especially during the solemn season of Lent. Some Christian denominations allow moderate drinking of alcohol, while others, like Seventh-Day Adventists, Baptists, Methodists and Pentecostals either avoid or strictly prohibit the consumption of alcohol.
Poliomyelitis has been one of the most dreaded word among parents in the world. In the early 20th century, polio was one of the most feared diseases in developed countries, paralyzing hundreds of thousands of children every year. Even in the U.S., parents kept their children out of school when they heard of a child with polio.
Medical cannabis has been said by researchers to relieve symptoms of numerous physical diseases including pain and muscle spasticity due to multiple sclerosis; pain and spasms from spinal cord injuries; loss of appetite and pain from cancer; and anorexia, weight loss and severe nausea in HIV/AIDS patients.
Coral reefs are living rainbows under the seas, but they may not remain there in the future. According to a report by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) a while ago, these wonders – from the Great Barrier Reef off Australia to the Seychelles near East Africa – may not exist in another three decades.
At first glance, it would seem that the Republic of Singapore – a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia lying at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula with only 130 square kilometers whose main religion is Buddhism – has nothing in common with Israel, which covers 20,330 square kilometers and is located 8,000 kilometers away.
A few decades ago, when washing machines and refrigerators were simple machines and had not ambitions of being advanced, they lasted for many years, even decades. Today, they are digital, with controlled temperatures, fancy lighting and other sophisticated features and need the repairman to come more often.