Health & Medicine

The Costs of Vaccine Refusal

THE COST OF VACCINE REFUSAL Vaccines are a scientifically-proven way of preventing disease. However, many people both in Sub-Saharan Africa and in the West refuse to receive vaccines. This is often due to unproven myths and misinformation surrounding the purpose and side-effects of vaccines. Vaccine refusal leads to outbreaks of

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Developing a Malaria Vaccine

DEVELOPING A MALARIA VACCINE Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by a parasite that is transmitted to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. It is particularly dangerous for young children and pregnant women. Malaria can be prevented by avoiding mosquito bites. There have been many efforts to prevent

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The Dangers Of Alcohol

The reports that there is a growing alcohol problem in Africa. Alcohol causes more harm than any other widely sold product. Alcohol can have a wide range of serious effects on everyday life. Knowing about these problems can help you avoid the bad effects of alcohol. IMMEDIATE EFFECTS Drinking alcohol

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Why do we Sleep?

We spend around a third of our life sleeping. Sleep is very important for our mental health as well as physical health. Sleep helps to repair and restore our brains overnight. Scientists think that during sleep our brains process information and secure memories. There are lots of things the brain

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Pregnancy: Side effects and How to Manage them (part 2)

In part one of this article, we explored three common side-effects of pregnancy. These were: morning sickness, tiredness, and leg cramps. In this article, we will look at three more common symptoms, related to bowel movement and urination. CONSTIPATION Constipation is the term given to the difficulty in passing stools

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Pregnancy: Side Effects and How to Manage them (part 1)

Pregnancy is an exciting time! It is also a time when it is especially important to take care of yourself, physically and mentally. This article will focus on ways of dealing with morning sickness, tiredness, and leg cramps. This article is the first of a two-part series on managing pregnancy

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