In the health column , Karim Nahim examines the link between fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and alcoholism.
An increase in unhealthy lifestyle choices, has led to a direct increase in cardio vascular disease, cancer and many respiratory ailments. Mass production of medicines to tackle these diseases seemed like the only feasible way. However, rather than looking into the future, it would be wise to investigate the past to develop effective treatments for the above mentioned diseases. Traditional medicines have always been clouded with distrust and scepticism. But many instances have proven than, these medication give the exact or even better benefits with minimal side effects. Hence Pradeep Cholan argues that scientists should investigate these medicines, so as to spread the benefits worldwide rather than it pertaining to a specific community.