Asthma: An Epidemic No One Understands

HEALTH: Asthma is a major noncommunicable disease (NCD), affecting both children and adults. Inflammation and narrowing of the small airways in the lungs cause asthma symptoms, which can be any combination of cough, wheeze, shortness of breath and chest tightness. Asthma affected an estimated 262 million people in 2019 and caused 461000 deaths. Asthma is […]

Kilwa Kisiwani Kiblah Mosque as Pilgrimage Attraction

TOURISM: Kilwa Kisiwani, a quiet Island off Kilwa Masoko. The island housed former arab traders and sultans. On this island you could see the big palace- Husn Kubwa, the Sultan’s forte and the prison built by Portuguese overlooking the natural sea bay. part of which is used used as harbor. The culture is purely Islamic […]

Cough Medicine: Pharmacists’ Recommendations – World Report

HEALTH: Cough is a protective reflex, its purpose being expulsion of respiratory secretions of foreign particles from air passages. It occurs due to stimulation of mechano-or chemoreceptors in throat, respiratory passages or stretch receptors in the lungs. Cough may be useful or useless. Useless (nonproductive/Dry) cough should be suppressed. Useful (productive/Wet) cough serves to drain […]

Do the Thing and you Will have the Power – (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

BUSINESS: The psychologist Henry L. Roediger III, who is the principal investigator for the department of psychology at Washington University in St. Luis, conducted an experiment in which students were divided into two groups to study a natural history text. Group A studied the text for four sessions. Group B studied only once but was […]

Diazepam Boom Threatens

HEALTH: Addiction expert are warning that ballooning illicit trade in tranquillizer popularly known as “mother’s little helper” is now a significant factor behind many drug-related deaths. They say diazepam, once prescribed to anxious housewives in the1970’s and better known by its former brand name of Valium, is being used recreationally by a younger generation unaware […]

COP26: What Outcomes does Africa need from the Summit?

CLIMATE CHANGE: Africa is the most vulnerable continent to the effects of climate change due to its low adaptive capacity, as a result of financial and technological limitations. Despite contributing less than 5% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, the continent feels the effects of a warming planet more intensely than anywhere else. COP26 offers […]

Education Needed for Rational Use of Painkiller

HEALTH: “Do you feel pain? Take paracetamol, diclofenic, Ibuprofen, naproxen, piroxicam, mephenamic acid or indomethacin.”  Many people advise other people to take painkiller as they feel pain. Many people’s experienced to use painkiller to relieve pain without advice from pharmacists or doctors as they feel minor pain. Even, pharmacists and doctors advised peoples not to […]