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Viral Hepatitis and HIV: Which is more deadly?

Hepatitis and HIV are both viral diseases that affect the liver negatively, whether big or small effects depending on the disease state. There is a general misconception that HIV is a more dreadful disease than Hepatitis, hence the intense focus on HIV and its patients, but in truth, Hepatitis and HIV are fatal diseases with …

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PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE: Prescription Painkillers, Misconceptions, and MOA

The abuse of prescription painkillers can somewhat be seen in every household in this generation. We never want to feel pain hence the readiness to consume an over-the-counter painkiller at any instance of pain. As understandable as this scenario might be, coupled with the fact that the majority don’t want to visit the doctor’s office every time due to so many underlying factors, the overuse of prescription painkillers does more harm than good.

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FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION IN NIGERIA: Will this nefarious act ever end?

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is the partial or complete removal of the external sex organs (clitoris) of a female child between 0-15 years of age, also known as female circumcision. This practice is a tradition/ritual that is slowly going into extinction; however, some traditional families still uphold it. A few people practicing FGM claim that …


The black skin is so beautiful that it should never be seen as a symbol of shame. It should be embraced with pride, and worn with head held up high. It is saddening to see that some people of color, blessed with gorgeous skin, bury their heads in shame and feel inferior when walking down …