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It’s World Sickle Cell Awareness Day!

Since 2008, the 19th of June has been set apart by the United Nations as a day to increase public awareness of the Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) which has been officially recognised as a global health concern. Past the finger-pointing, there is a cure for Sickle Cell Disease. Following bone marrow transplant and stem cell transplant, which requires a donor who is a bone marrow match (preferably a sibling), there have been significant advancements.

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Discovering Great Britain

Now, if you’ve ever wondered where the phrase “every man and his dog” came from, I’m quite certain it’s Great Britain. For most Nigerians, our dogs are primarily security guards, bred to bark and alert us of intruders, and if necessary in the course of duty, take a bite or two of them. A Nigerian with his dog outside the home is most likely going to the vet. But it’s quite different with Brits, who appear to really love their dogs and seem to go almost everywhere with them. On the bus, the train, the morning run, taking a walk, everywhere you look, there’s a dog right next to the baby in the buggy and they come in all kinds of breeds. From the sausage-like ones that give new meaning to hot dogs, to the massive, well-fed and wolf-like, that breathe life to the direwolves of the North.

June is Here!

It’s the middle of the year and I’m big on self-evaluation, so let’s take the weekend to get some perspective and appraise. How are those New-Year resolutions panning out? Did […]

Five (120 hours) Days of Waterfasting

Sequel to my previous post, I survived 5 days on the Waterfast and I can’t wait to tell you about it!
Waterfasting simply is consuming ONLY WATER over a prolonged period of time. There many conflicting views on waterfasting. Some “doctors” recommend it, suggesting that it has numerous benefits which include:

Missing?

It’s been a month since my last post and I apologize, I’ve been overwhelmed. April was really busy and all that work is spilling into May. Between going to work, […]