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History and facts about Nobel Prize

What is a Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize is originally a Swedish brain-child comprising of a set of international awards given to personalities in various categories by the Scandinavian countries. They are basically meant for the recognition of scientific and cultural advances by individuals. These prizes were established by a Swedish philanthropist inventor known as Alfred Nobel as early as 1895. The prizes which were for the first time awarded in 1901 included various subjects; thus, physics, Physiology, Literature, Chemistry and Peace. Unlike the Peace prize which is awarded in a ceremony held Oslo, Norway, the rest are given out in Stockholm, the capital city of Sweden.

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The Nobel Prizes have a rich history and stand out as one of the most valued award one can ever win in appreciation of remarkable contributions in the history of the human life. These Prizes are awarded by different communities in various categories; the one for Physics, Economic sciences and Chemistry is given out by the Royal Academy of Sciences; Nobel Swedish Academy, awards Prizes in Medicine while Swedish Academy is responsible for the one given out in Literature. However, it is important to note that these Nobel Prizes are not presented by the Swedish Government; it is generally the work of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

In each case, the Nobel laureate recipient is honored by receiving a gold medal, a sum of money and a diploma which decided by the Nobel Foundation each year. For instance, the Nobel Prize awarded this year, thus 2012, was worthy US $1.2 million. It is important to note that these Prizes are not awarded to people in death but if one dies before receiving it, it will still be given out. In the recent times, although the average number of these Prize winners has grown substantially; it is unlikely for the prize to be shared between more than three people.

There are known dignitaries in the history of these prizes whose contributions are not only felt but will forever remain in the minds of so many people in the world. Apart from Nobel himself, Mother Teresa is one good example of these dignitaries whose contributions and show of love for the human kind is unmatched. On the contrary, the first Nobel Prize warded in Physics went to Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen who played a very big role in the world of science by discovering the X-rays.

   

Alcohol: Is it good or Bad for your health?

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Like smoking, use of alcohol has also become very common in teenagers as well as aged people. People usually drink alcohol occasionally and present lame excuses and justifications to defend their act but it is a fact that, it is dangerous and harmful even in small amount. The post is written to spread awareness against the alcohol.

Why you shouldn’t drink alcohol?

Alcohol has been stated as one of the leading causes of accidents in many countries around the globe. The worst part of this trend is that deaths that occur as a result of people abusing alcohol normally come as a result of reduced reaction time and other problems emanating from the brain’s failure to function normally. All the fatalities in this case can be completely avoided if the consumption of alcohol was to be regulated. Therefore, it is one of those problems which mankind has brought up as a result of consuming some substance which harms the body. For some reason, it is even believed that victims of alcohol abuse eventually become addicted to it and end up harming themselves badly.

In some cultures the harmful nature of alcohol does not sting them because their traditions have managed to take it up as part of their diets naturally. But when you look at the sociological aspect of alcohol, you can find that the people who have been taking it have faced serious sociological issues. The commonest of them is the misuse of money that is meant for the family on alcohol and strained relations in the family. Such people drink with the view of getting intoxicated not as a way of supplementing the diet.

Harms to expecting mothers:

Alcohol has also been noted to be the cause of many serious ailments. For example, expecting mothers have been told to avoid taking alcohol as it might result in either delivering underweight babies, or intoxicated babies. But the worst case scenario is that the same alcohol has sometimes been linked to miscarriages or the delivery of premature babies. In any case, it can be said that alcohol does not help anyone to improve their livelihood when abused.

Diseases caused by alcohol:

Anemia, cancer, cirrhosis, depression, high blood pressure, depression, pancreatitis, nerve damage and cardiovascular diseases are some major diseases that are caused by drinking alcohol.