HIV belongs to a family of viruses called the lentiviruses; it is a Retrovirus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a condition that causes the degeneration of the immune system. This leaves an individual more prone to opportunistic infections and some forms of cancers. HIV/AIDS is transmitted through the contact of infected Blood, semen,… Continue reading The Explainer| HIV/AIDS History, distribution, and mode of Infection
Yes, too much sugar is bad for our health – here's what the science says More than half of Australians consume too much sugar. Sharon McCutcheon Kieron Rooney, University of Sydney This is the final article in our four-part series on sugar. Catch up on the other instalments on how the different types of sugars compare,… Continue reading Yes, too much sugar is bad for our health – here’s what the science says
According to Channel Nine news, the federal aged care watchdog has come under scrutiny, they have been accused of failing to properly investigate the violent attack of a demented resident on another defenceless elderly resident. The incident happened at St Basil's Nursing home in Adelaide. The South Australian Coroner criticised the aged care complaints scheme over its handling of the death… Continue reading A Resident in a Nursing Home lay dying in bed for hours after attack by another Resident
The Zambian drug enforcement commission (DEC) has arrested a man of Bolivian nationality for attempting to smuggle cocaine using condoms. The 27-year-old was arrested at the Kenneth Kaunda international airport and was held on charges of trafficking in 2.1 Kg of cocaine that was hidden in fifty-five bottles of roll-on. According to Mwebantu, a local… Continue reading 2.1Kg of cocaine wrapped with condoms have been ceased from a Bolivian National
In 2016, Fourteen small worms were removed from a woman’s left eye in Oregon. According to scientists, it is the first reported case of Thelazia gulosa in Humans. Thelazia is a genus of the nematode which infects the eyes and associated tissues of a variety of birds and mammals including humans. They are commonly called… Continue reading 14 WORMS removed by Doctors from a woman’s EYE.
Traditional Practices that have to stop| Breast Ironing Breast Ironing This is a practice performed by a mother, where the breast of a girl going through puberty is pounded using tools such as spatulas, grinding stones, hot stones, and hammers. This is done to delay the girl's development and to protect them from rape and… Continue reading Traditional Practices that have to stop | Breast Ironing
Health Check: will I damage my eyes if I don't wear sunglasses? Sunglasses should be worn at all times when outdoors during the day when the UV index is 3 or above. Amy Humphries/Unsplash Jason Yosar, The University of Queensland The iconic “Slip Slop Slap” campaign was launched in Australia in 1981. Sid the Seagull… Continue reading will I damage my eyes if I don’t wear sunglasses?
President Lungu has deployed the military to help battle Cholera, which has seen 41 people dead and 1550 more since September this year. according to WHO, the initial outbreak stated on the 28 the of September. The ministry of health has put measures in place in an effort to the contain the outbreak. Cholera is… Continue reading President Lungu has deployed the military to help battle The Cholera Outbreak