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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Weekly Motivation| Architect

Pondering over and over again as always on how to make the world a better place. However, this begins with me myself. What if I have this grand master plan? and just keep admiring it. Eventually, it would just remain a giant master plan. This is not a new discovery as Newton’s First Law states that an object will remain at rest or in uniform motion in a straight line unless acted upon by an external force. so I ask myself what if I design, plan and build my own future?

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Blood Test: why is it beneficial? – A short story.

One of the most common test physicians ask patients to go for is blood test. Also, one of the most common phobias people have is needle phobia, it is said that one out of ten people are afraid of needles or have needle phobia. There is no shame in been a needle phobic, there is nothing appealing in watching a needle penetrating the skin of a person. But today we’re talking about blood test and why it is beneficial to go for it every now and then.

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