Tag: Africa

Peanut Allergy more Prevalent in Black Kids

Peanut Allergy more Prevalent in Black Kids

American researchers have recently conducted a study which suggests that black children may be more susceptible to developing peanut allergy. After studying the genetic profiles of a group of children from diverse racial origins around three years old, the researchers have concluded that black children were more prone to develop peanut allergy. The reason for [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Fighting HIV/AIDS

Fighting HIV/AIDS

It would be extremely dangerous for people to think that we no longer have to fight AIDS. There are approximately 30 million people worldwide who live with HIV. And if the trend continues over the next decade, there will be another 30 million people who will be infected. Governments are reducing the funding in fighting [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Malaria Symptoms You Cannot Ignore

Malaria Symptoms You Cannot Ignore

Malaria is a potentially lethal disease spread by biting insects like mosquitoes. This one disease is responsible for at least one million people each year. Malaria is usually found in tropical countries, including those in Africa, Asia, the South Pacific, India, South America and Latin America. If you are planning to travel, check to see [...]

November 12, 2012 More
The Causes and Symptoms of Dengue

The Causes and Symptoms of Dengue

Probably most people are not familiar with dengue simply because it is so rare in the United States. If you live in the very southern most parts of the U.S. you might encounter it however, dengue would be more common with tourists who have traveled or are coming from tropical parts of the world. The [...]

November 12, 2012 More
West Nile Virus, causes and symptoms

West Nile Virus, causes and symptoms

The West Nile Virus is a disease spread by mosquitoes and was first identified in the eastern Africa country of Uganda. This was in 1937 but by 1999 it had made its way to the United States being discovered first in New York and has subsequently spread around the country. The numbers of diagnosed cases [...]

November 12, 2012 More
What You Need to Know About Tea Tree Oil

What You Need to Know About Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree essential oil or aromatherapy oil is made from the tea tree plant (Melaleuca alternifolia). Although called a tree, the plant really looks more like a shrub. As the common name suggests, people at one time drank the leaves like they would tea leaves. However, it doesn’t make as tasty a drink as tea [...]

November 12, 2012 More

Female Genital Mutilation

Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female circumcision or female genital cutting, is a common practice in most African and some Middle-Eastern countries. FGM can be classified into five types: Type 1: Sunna (traditional)—removal of varying degrees of the clitoral prepuce. Type 2: Intermediate—developed by a midwife in the early 1950s in response to [...]

September 7, 2011 More