Is It Always Malaria?

Is It Always Malaria? Malaria is transmitted by the bite or injection from a female Anopheles mosquito. The mosquito needs human blood to cater for its cyclical reproductive demands. In exchange, it releases its saliva into the human blood stream. Africa bears 80% of the global malarial burden of which Nigeria accounts for about 29% … Read more

Chiropractic and Webster Technique for Breech Presentation During Pregnancy

Chiropractic and Webster Technique for Breech Presentation During Pregnancy The normal position for a 36 week fetus is the vertex position which means the fetus’ head is down towards the pelvic bowel. Breech presentation is a malpresentation of the fetus in which the buttock or lower limb present first into the maternal pelvis. There are … Read more

An Introduction to NIPT (Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing)

An Introduction to NIPT (Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing) Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is a sophisticated screening method used to detect chromosomal abnormalities in a developing fetus. A blood sample taken from the mother is processed and analyzed for the presence of chromosome problems in the baby’s DNA. Unlike invasive testing techniques, such as Amniocentesis and CVS, … Read more

Chess With Scotch: The Punjabi Way

Chess With Scotch: The Punjabi Way Chess is a popular game of skill and intellect. In Punjab, the Punjabi’s have modified the game to incorporate their love for good whiskey and rum. Modifying Chess Playing Chess is popular all over the world. Its an ancient game and mention of this game is found in the … Read more

The Black Female Gaze

The Black Female Gaze The gaze has been known as a way of understanding how the look of the other affects the individual and how this look or response influences the receiver. I am wondering why black women expressing their feelings and challenging the status quo are often viewed as aggressive rather than progressive. This … Read more

Steps to Increase Awareness on Immunization to Prevent Diseases

Steps to Increase Awareness on Immunization to Prevent Diseases Know the Importance of Immunization: Immunization is the process of administering a vaccine thus by triggering the immune system to fight against infectious diseases. It is a powerful, safe, proven and effective shield. If a person is vaccinated, in case if they come in contact with … Read more

Keeping The Mother-Son Relationship Healthy

Keeping The Mother-Son Relationship Healthy Throughout the history of Mankind mother-son relationships have been considered special. Many women say that having a son gives them a sense of completeness. One woman affirmed, “It is as if through him I have found the missing part of me.” Patriarchal societies place greater value on sons. At times … Read more

The Napoleonic Wars

The Napoleonic Wars An ancestor of mine with the surname of Livingstone was believed to have been killed in the French wars and left a child named Ann but it is also possible that his death occurred just prior to her birth. Ann married a William Stewart from Stirling in 1834. He was a cooper. … Read more

Pre Wedding Rituals in a Kannadiga Wedding

Pre Wedding Rituals in a Kannadiga Wedding Indian Weddings are known to be special and filled with fun and frolic. India being a diverse country has various kinds of wedding rituals that makes them different from one another. These small pre wedding and wedding intricacies are actually what makes the day so memorable. Also, it … Read more

Bridge the Gap Villages Implement the U.N. Millennium Goals in Vorovoro, Fiji

Bridge the Gap Villages Implement the U.N. Millennium Goals in Vorovoro, Fiji In the year 2000 the United Nations embarked on an aggressive project to improve the living standards for humankind. This project, The United Nations Millenium Goals, were tasked with substantially reducing and sustainably improving the human condition in the following areas: Poverty Hunger … Read more

Lima, Peru’s Best Hospitals

Lima, Peru’s Best Hospitals Lima is the capital of the South American country called Peru (which lies in the northwestern region of the continent). The city is located in a valley that had been created by several rivers on a desert coast, meanwhile overlooking the vast Pacific Ocean. Peru attracts a large amount of tourists … Read more

Mother Said There’d Be Days Like This

Mother Said There’d Be Days Like This Mothers are the greatest dispensers of advice since God said, “Let there be light.” Some, not me, refer to it as maternal instinct. My own mother gave me some splendid advice when I was growing up. Unfortunately, much of Mom’s advice shed light on nothing. Absolutely nothing at … Read more

What It Was, Was a Peach Tree

What It Was, Was a Peach Tree For some reason, this week, I had been thinking of my maternal grandfather. I was named after him, and therefore we had a connection. I was thinking about him because this month I turned the same age as he was when he passed. I hope there’s no connection … Read more

The French Philosopher Rene Descartes

The French Philosopher Rene Descartes Philosopher Rene Descartes was created on March thirty one, 1596, in La Haye en Touraine, a little city in main France, that has since been renamed after him to honor its most prominent son. He was probably the youngest of 3 kids, and the mother of his, Jeanne Brochard, died … Read more