All posts tagged with: health

Change Your Environmental Impact

Posted October 31, 2013 no picture Cadmus Atake-E

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CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT Climate change has been a major subject all over the world. Currently, average temperature and weather conditions have been showing signs of changes due to natural and anthropogenic activities such as the burning of fossil fuels, volcanic eruption, and earthquakes among others. Whenever these events occur they release gasses such as carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, methane gas, sulphur oxides among others into the atmosphere whic...


Service--What is it?

Posted November 1, 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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There are many poor, sick, underprivileged people in the world. Of course, all of us can say that we knew that. We can say that we saw it on the news one day or that our history teacher was discussing some vague issue in some ambiguous manner with us; but what are we doing about it? Poverty and suffering have a very obvious correlation that we can link with a slew of statistics and data. However, I'm not here to give you that litany of things. I'm here to do and help you do what...


HIV-Positive Won't Stop Her

Posted November 11, 2013 Avatar JulieVOY

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“I was often sick, and we used to go to hospital with my granny. When my mother died, granny left the doctor’s office crying. I was thinking to myself, what could afflict her so much? She then told me about my HIV status and that I would constantly have to take medicine.” 15 year old Liza, from the Ukraine, may have been diagnosed with HIV at a young age, but that does not stop her. Liza is a well-known civic activist not only in her home country, but abroad. She openly t...


Why We Should Pass This Health Bill

Posted November 14, 2013 no picture oluwafisayofaith

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Not only does today mark the beginning of my medical career, but 7 years ago also signifies yet another turning point in my health. The common fever, that is much talked about with a grain of salt, which has killed so many Nigerians under 5 years old and in other parts of the Sub Sahara Africa. Today as I sat in a private paediatric clinic in the seat of the caliphate metropolis, I saw under-fives whose major presentations were fever, associated with catarrh, cough, diarrhoea and...


Food Balance--Where Is It?

Posted November 16, 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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I took an Environmental Science class last year. We learned that the general global populous of humans will not overshoot and plummet beneath its carrying capacity. Rather, we discovered that food production is not lacking and there is not a real shortage of food product in the world. If you think about it differently, you will see that this global dilemma of hunger is not a function of poor productivity or lack of resources. In the world, if we see it this way, we can assume that...


Why Should We Care About Statelessness?

Posted November 17, 2013 no picture Raquel Jorge

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According to the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen (1789) and most nations, we are all citizens. Nevertheless, many human communities have been suffering the effect of a phenomenon called “statelessness”. The statelessness is little-known in everyday life by many of us, who live in developed countries, but in five continents this injustice occurs. The statelessness means that a person does not have any nationality, he/she does not belong to any country leg...


What UNAIDS Regional Director For Eastern and Southern Africa has to say about...

Posted November 18, 2013 Avatar JulieVOY

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This opinion editorial is written by UNAIDS Regional Director for Eastern and South Africa, Professor Sheila Tlou. In this article, Professor Tlou tells young people the time to act is NOW to reduce HIV among young people in Eastern and South Africa. Check out the article, right here: On 6-7 December 2013, education and health ministers from 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa will gather in Cape Town, South Africa, to agree on a political commitment based on UN an...


Medicine and MSF

Posted November 19, 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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There are nearly 7.2 billion people on our planet. Isn't that shocking? As it is, I think most of us Generation Y's are feeling that we are running out of space. For what? I'm not exactly sure. In fact, space is no longer the issue. Rather, it is affordable, efficient and available health care. The international program, Doctors Without Borders, also known by its French name Médecins Sans Frontieres (pardon the lack of accent grave for any French readers), caught my eye in this re...


Typhoon Haiyan-Stay Strong from Malaysia!

Posted November 19, 2013 no picture Cynthiia Joseph

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The recent catastrophe in the Phillipines has affected millions of people around the globe. Yes, I'm talking about Typhoon Haiyan. Children in the affected areas don't have roofs above their heads, nothing to eat, no clean water and no schools. Parents are having a rough time getting things together for their families. I believe it would be great to do our part in helping the victims. Charity, people, charity!! Heartfelt prayers and strength to all of you in the Phillipines. Stay s...


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