Updates: We’re back!

This year we want to introduce something new, like last year. Last year, we started a monthly discussion on health topics that we thought it’s important and good to know more about. So, this year, we’re introducing new segment called the viewpoint, where we’ll be sharing our personal views on some health topics and why we’ve that personal view on that particular topic.

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HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

HIV is among the most dangerous viruses that damages the immune system of the affected individual. The immune system is responsible for fighting off infections and bacteria. Untreated HIV infects and kills the white blood cells that plays an important role in the immune system (called CD4), these cells are also known as T cells. As HIV kills more CD4 cells, the body is more likely to get various types of infections and cancers.

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Getting the news that you have cancer can be overwhelming, stressful and emotionally displeasing, however getting informed that your child has cancer can be devastating as a parent. It will be an overwhelming and confusing couple of days before coming to terms with the news. Cancer.gov have produce a guideline article to help parents, patients and healthcare workers understand childhood cancer.

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Blood Cancer Awareness Month.

Blood cancer as the name implies means cancer of the blood, it represents a large group of different malignancies. This group includes cancers of the bone marrow, blood and lymphatic system, which includes lymph nodes, thymus, spleen, lymphatic vessels, and digestive tract lymphoid tissues. Myeloma and leukaemia, which start in the lymphoma and bone marrow; the one that start in the lymphatic system are the most common type of blood cancer. The causes of the is still unknown.

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Sickle Cell Awareness Month: Q&A.

NAME: Yusuf Mustapha

AGE: 25

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION: B.Sc and M.Sc Public Health.

Marital Status: Single

WOULD YOU TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THE GENOTYPE OF YOUR PARTNER BEFORE MARRIAGE? WHY?

Well, with the advancement in science and technology having a kid without sickle-cell disease by parents with the disease may be possible, since scientist now can separate genes from a developing organism to have the perfect organism. I have read a research where a person with sickle-cell disease been cured with stem cell transplant that was obtain from a suitable donor.

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