What is Goodpasture syndrome?

Goodpasture syndrome (GPS), also known as anti-glomerular basement membrane disease, is a rare autoimmune disease in which antibodies attack the basement membrane in the lungs and kidneys, leading to bleeding from the lungs and kidney failure.
Usually, the immune system makes antibodies to fight off germs. But with Goodpasture syndrome, the immune system mistakenly makes antibodies that attack the lungs and kidneys. It can be fatal if not quickly diagnosed and treated.

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Medical experts are not sure what causes this disease. It can run in families, so that genetics may play a role. …

“The last great stigma of the twentieth century is the stigma of
mental illness.”
— Tipper Gore, wife of the former U.S. Vice President

When talked about in general, illness is something that we don’t
pay much attention to, but suddenly if the word “mental “is
prefixed to it, eyebrows are raised. We discern a person having
a mental illness to be highly unstable, who can blabber gibberish
only, but it’s not like that. Such is the stigma attached to mental
illness in our society that people fear to avow about it. But you
know what, even depression is a mental disorder! It is just the
lack of knowledge among people that mental illness has such a
taboo around it.

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Mental illnesses are health…

In times of crises…

“I am positive,” currently, these are the most tormenting words for anyone to say; nobody wants to get positive. Oh yes! I am referring to that deadly virus that has brought everything to a standstill. It has been more than a year and still counting.

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This pandemic has hit the globe like nothing else. Not just one wave countries are facing second, the third wave as well. It’s really disheartening to see the sufferings of mankind. The worst part is that we cannot even comfort our loved ones at this time if they get infected. People are dying every day…

Simple but very effective…

Nowadays, there are so many distractions, making more and more people struggle to stay on top of their tasks. When you see a message on Facebook or a new video on YouTube, you think to yourself, “Oh, I’ll just take a few minutes to check these things.” That few minutes turns into half an hour, that half an hour turns into a few hours, and the next thing you know, you have to do something else.

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So how do we get our tasks done without getting distracted? The secret is using “Pomodoro’s,” the Italian word for tomatoes, rather than hours…

Building the Backbone of Your Wellness Goals

Do you feel like you watch the years go by, and your wellness goals remain just that: goals? Do you think you can’t seem to turn your dreams into active work in progress or, better yet, proud accomplishments? Maybe you have dabbled in working out or eating healthy, especially as the new year starts but can’t seem to stay on track to see lasting results, or maybe you feel like something is missing in your life even if you are doing things “right.”

The truth is that being a ‘wellbeing’ is more than just the acts we usually associate with…

What you think matters more than you can imagine…

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Have you ever read, heard, or seen something so devastating and painful, that you can feel your heart plummet as a heavy thud that sinks in the bottom of your stomach? Or, a reaction so severe that your chest physically aches, you get a shortness of breath, your stomach constricts and writhes?
The famous saying goes without question that “life is like a box of chocolates.” Another fitting metaphor is that of “life is a rollercoaster.” More specifically, an emotional one filled with highs and lows, winding, twisting roadways left and right. Believe it or not, these emotional obstacles, whether good…

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” ― C.S. Lewis

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There has been debate over the true definition of an entrepreneur. Some believe an entrepreneur starts their own business, while others believe an entrepreneur is someone who runs a business. However, I think this definition of entrepreneurship by Howard Stevenson is best: Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity beyond resources controlled, which means that an entrepreneur spots an opportunity and pursues it regardless of what resources they have.

So why do people want to become an entrepreneur? The main reason is for more personal freedom. Most people don’t want to be stuck in the grueling cycle of going to a…

They’re not always bad…

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Most of you have undoubtedly heard of the Greek myth of Narcissus, a young man who is in love only with himself. He breaks the heart of the young girl named Echo. Because of that, the goddess of revenge- Nemesis, leads Narcissus by a pool, where he falls in love with his reflection in the water and after realizing that his love will not be returned to him — he turns into a yellow flower which, according to this myth is called the Narcissus.

The lesson that can be learned from this myth is that we humans should not be…

They don’t involve just sitting still…

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Meditation is a practice of relaxed focus and awareness that has been practiced around the world for thousands of years. Although most people think you have to sit cross-legged with your eyes closed to meditate, there are many ways to achieve the meditative process if you feel too antsy sitting still. Meditation can be done anywhere and anytime throughout the day by simply taking note of your thoughts and feelings, being present in the moment, or focusing your mind on something specific.

Today’s society can be summed up in two words: “sensory overload.” We are constantly inundated with access to…

How it came to be…

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In recent years, artificial intelligence (A.I.) technologies have developed dramatically. Today, they are not only a prerogative of big tech giants. A.I. plays a role in many aspects of our daily lives from morning until night.

Siri and Alexa answer our questions. Google Maps is our can’t-live-without co-pilot and always find the quickest route to our destination and more. More often, our chance to get a job depends on A.I. resume screening. The list of examples is still very long. …


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