Inside the Heart

Welcome to Inside the Heart! Along with academic research, Youth Medical Journal invites our writers to indulge in the creative aspect of medical writing and share their narratives, artwork, commentary, and poetry. Allow us to take you on journey inside the creative minds of our writers; inside the heart.

Pills Kill.

The pills, they kill. Drugs can have a variety of affects depending on the drug, the user, and their circumstances. Learn about the short- and long-term consequences of medications as well as how your body processes them.

Exploring The Nervous System

The Nervous System is the body’s internal communication system. These sensory cues are interpreted by the brain to understand what is going on outside and inside the body. Without the Nervous System, we would never understand what’s going on.

ADHD: Over Diagnosed or Loosely Defined?

Accusations of ADHD’s overdiagnosis have been on a rise in recent years, as have diagnosed cases of ADHD. In 1997, the parent-reported percent of children with an ADHD diagnosis in a National Health Institute survey was just under 6%. Ten years later, this figure had risen to 10% [2].

CRISPR Gene Editing: From novel treatment to reality

With the endless developments in genetic engineering and the discovery of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing lately, it is difficult not to wonder if the creation of super mutants in our reality is possible. This article will explain how these so-called “superhumans” could already be walking the earth much sooner than expected, and explore the seemingly endless…

Current Difficulties in Medical Diagnostics

Medical diagnostics allow medical professionals to chart medical symptoms to other data and produce diagnoses and outcomes. However, difficulties in this medical field can result in diagnostic errors, causing detrimental costs to patients and healthcare systems.

Importance of Oral Health

This article gives an introduction to the importance of oral health for a better overall body health and how countries all over the world are attempting to better the oral health of the general population.

Medical School’s Toll on the Health of Students

Stress is an especially dangerous condition when continuously experienced, which can lead to chronic stress. A growing number of individuals among the general population are beginning to face chronic stress, among those medical students, putting them at risk for poor mental health and cardiovascular disease. This article explores such impacts as well as effective techniques…

Unappreciated Wealth

A brief poem about the value of our well being. The poem includes a line or two giving a glimpse on the detrimental effect of smoking. The inadequate effects of smoking that kill more than 480,000 people in a year.

Green Practices: Whose Responsibility Is It

Modern society emphasizes the importance of conservation of resources and sustainable development, instilling these virtues from a young age for the betterment of society. However, in what ways beyond simply awareness could the movement towards conservation be encouraged?

The Exoticization of Epidemics

Scientists often study local customs, traditions, and practices before implementing an epidemic control centre in a respective country. This is when anthropology and science combine their forces to work towards a similar goal. However, this marriage of anthropology and science may prove to be detrimental for healthcare due to the subconscious presence of prejudices and…

Cloudy Eyes

This poem focuses on blindness, most specifically on one perspective of mental depletion caused from this condition that has started on a later part of their life.


Dementia is a condition in which there are multiple stages of progressive effects, most notably pertaining to memory loss.

Sick Relations

Alcohol Related Liver Disease(ARLD) is a disease that is caused by alcohol abuse, leading to the damaging of the liver. It can reach a stage where the liver is permanently damaged, to a point where liver failure is a possibility.

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