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“We don’t teach uncertainty in schools. It should be the absolute bedrock of what we teach children – how we come to know and how we describe reality. In fact, we teach the exact opposite.”- Adam Rutherford, science writer, & Rufus Hound, comedian. “We don’t teach uncertainty in schools. It should be the absolute bedrock of what we teach children – how we come to know and how we describe reality. In fact, we tea... Read more

Books and My Mental Health

People always exclaim, “Weyinmi, you too like book o”. I always giggle at their exclamation because I gladly with all my heart take it as a compliment. Before, why I no go like book?  People always exclaim, “Weyinmi, you too like book o”. I always giggle at their exclamation because I gladly with all my heart take it as a compliment. Before, why I no go like book? I enjoy reading books especially those that bu... Read more

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Police Kills and Doctors Neglect The murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis should not have happened, but it did. Many protests have gathered all over the world to condemn the systemic racism that has been ingrained in our society for decades. All the issues have surrounded police brutality, but let’s face it, the healthcare systems are not perfect either.In America, your neighborhood or zip code will say more about the quality ... Read more

Food is Life, Healthy Cooking is Bae!

I like to think cooking is a performing art. I like to think cooking is a performing art. I just love the way the ingredients of various kinds combine together to bring out something beautiful that we eat. It is not just about eating but finding nourishment and feeding our bodies with the right things. I find cooking as a low-stress activity as it gives me the opportunity to reflect on what is happening with and around me. It is als... Read more

Men’s Health Month

June is the month to celebrate and open the conversation about Men’s health! The social norm for men is to be strong physically and mentally. However, due to this stigma, men are known to be quiet sufferers of mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety.What does this mean for NCDs? Mental health and NCDs have a strong co-correlation, heart disease, diabetes and cancer are known to occur together with mental health diso... Read more

Photography as therapy: Why taking photos can actually improve your mental health

The Connection Between Art, Healing, and Public Health The Connection Between Art, Healing, and Public Health: A Review of Current Literature put together a report by scientists who analysed over 100 studies that focused on the effects of art on physical and psychological health. It reported that photography helps express yourself and also brings about a focus on the positive experiences of life. This is shown to enhance your self-w... Read more

Exercise to clear the mind

Exercise is one way to combat stress. The benefits of exercise are strongest when you do it consistently. For example, when you exercise regularly, you are less anxious.  There is a green park about 5 minutes from where I live. I go there every other day to take long walks that last for an hour. My son prefers running, I envy his energy but I prefer walking. Nothing clears the mind better than a quick burst of physical activity and fres... Read more

Coronavirus Prevention Resources in African Languages

Coronavirus Prevention Resources in African Languages Given the weak health system capacity in Africa, the projected impact of Coronavirus, a pandemic that has already claimed tens of thousands of lives, is concerning. While social distancing and handwashing have been recommended measures, misinformation is rife. Prevention is the most effective offensive we can take against this epidemic. Building on the power of communit... Read more

By the Numbers: A Layman’s View of Statistics Reporting on the Spread of COVID-19 Throughout Africa and the World

A Layman’s View of Statistics Reporting on the Spread of COVID-19 Throughout Africa and the World OverviewAccording to the World Health Organization (WHO), COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.Most people infected with the coronavirus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. The elderly and those with underlying medical problems like... Read more

The Connection between Heart Disease and Diabetes in African Populations

Type II diabetes is a chronic disease that is developed due to the body’s inability to use insulin for the processing of glucose for fuel. This illness has become a progressively growing problem worldwide as the global prevalence of type II diabetes has grown from 4.7% to 8.5% between the year 1980 to 2014 (Gao, Seshasai, Gobin, Kaptoge, & Di Angelantonio, 2010). A large proportion of the world, 1 in 10 people develop type II diabetes... Read more
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