Researchers compared the stress response among those who were present at the Boston Marathon bombing of 2013 to that of those who were exposed to the trauma only through the media. They found that those people who spend six hours or more of daily media exposure suffered higher acute stress symptoms than those people who were present at the bombing.
An exaggerated hour-glass shape was what I wanted. Watching my mum and aunties, I knew it was highly unlikely I would get those hips and bottoms but hope is, you know, just hope…… when you are young, you never stop hoping.
In most of Africa, when women bring their babies for vaccination, they have to sit through talks by nurses at the clinics on the value of immunizations, good nutrition and family planning. It would not be difficult for another small chat to be added about how to spot post-partum depression and point new mothers to a place where they can find help for free.
Feeling depressed while holding your ‘bundle of joy’ seems at odds with itself. But it is the reality of many women.
It is amazing that though we are reaching out into the universe to explore outer worlds – we still have not worked out how immunity to malaria is accomplished in adults. The score remains: malaria A+, humans C+. We are trying, but it’s not good enough.
But alcoholism, any form of addiction, screams of a lack of connection and feelings of isolation.
Malaria and anaemia are a common occurrence in African children under the age of five. Studies have shown that there could be more to this relationship that meets the eye
Hope you had a nice break and are ready to take on 2017. Started with a good note for me with this article published in the Daily nation last week…. The-meter-says-you-are-hypertensive-Take-the-test-again Interesting how things are not always as straight forward as we hope.
The problem with PEPFAR – providing us HIV drugs, GAVI- providing us money to buy our vaccines – is that a terribly important aspect of our health is in someone else’s control.
When doctors strike, it’s not just another government worker on strike, they are too close to life and death.