What is MUAC? Mid-Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) is the circumference of the left upper arm, measured at the mid-point between the tip of the shoulder and the tip of the elbow. What is special about the MUAC? Mid-Upper Arm Circumference is an essential measurement used to detect children with nutritional problems early on. Malnutrition is still … Continue reading Child Health: Mid Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC)
It is unfortunate that we happen to live in a religious community that preach forgiveness but when the opportunity presents itself to show it they just don’t do it!!! The Church wants us to believe that we can always come and find solace, unconditional love, acceptance, forgiveness and restoration but when the situation comes, people … Continue reading Is The Church Forgiving Enough?
It has been argued that there is no such thing as “NO ABORTION”; there is either “SAFE” or “UNSAFE” abortion. While some countries have accepted abortion as a legal entity and part of health care services, abortion remains illegal in many other places, including Nigeria and many African countries. All over the world, abortion still carries … Continue reading The Battle Against Abortions
The struggle against cigarette smoking has been an impossible one. Smoking is an important social and health issue today as it was a century ago. In fact, the past century was dubbed the cigarette century. Despite the perceived extraordinary success in controlling combustible tobacco use, progress has stalled in reducing premature deaths from tobacco; … Continue reading Electronic Cigarettes: Healthy or Hazardous?
Happy Father's day. Okay, the Father's day weekend has come and gone. It was an opportunity to celebrate the deserving Dads, and maybe appeal to (more like smirk) the consciences of those that have been absent where it mattered most. But, what about the Tough Women who have bravely shouldered the responsibilities of "Mum-and-Dad" all … Continue reading Mother, not Father!
Every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). The event serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. We cannot overemphasize the lifesaving role of blood donation. A single donation can potentially … Continue reading Give Blood. Give Now. Give Often
A big shout out to school management who take bullying very seriously. And for schools who do not have bullying policies, that is not good enough. For school who have a policy against bullying and not using it, do something about it. Listening to victims of school bullying is one heartbreaking experience. And to think … Continue reading One School Bullying is Too Much
My 80 years old elderly patient says she's "sick and tired of being a caregiver". Reason? Her client is "too old". This springly lady enjoys life as a caregiver, and loves her client who I later finds out is even older. But it's telling on her, and lately she's not coping, especially with the lifting … Continue reading The Elderly Caregiver
The Israelites numbered about 70 when they first came to live in Egypt at the invitation of the Pharaoh whose vizier was Jacob’s 11th son Jospeh-Imhotep. They were allowed to live in the best part of the land; Goshen. Here they flourished and multiplied under the protection of Joseph who was second in charge of Egypt and had saved the country from a seven year famine by storing up grain to sell before the famine started. Joseph had brought up all the land of Egypt and had made the Pharaoh very rich and powerful. Joseph lived until the age of 110 years and served several pharaohs. When he died, he was embalmed and given a royal Egyptian burial – some 80 yrs after he first entered Egypt.
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John 19:5 (NLT)... Then Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. And Pilate said, "Look, here is the man!" It was another Passover, a feast commemorating the Miracles in Exodus. Several centuries earlier, the nation of Israel led by Moses finally gained freedom from the Egyptians after 400 years of slavery. … Continue reading Good Friday: The Story Retold
In the Spirit of Easter, my reflections today is on the Parable of the Prodigal Son. But I will only be lifting verses of the scriptures, thereby preserving the original message. This story was written only once, by one of the greatest historians of all times, a man simply known as Luke. The Prodigal Son … Continue reading Stories Jesus Told…
On this Mother's Day, I will be sharing a story that is so sacred to me: the story of Jesus and His Mum Mary. Especially at a point when He would no longer be around. Jesus had four brothers, but at his death, right there nailed to the cross, bleeding profusely, his life gradually seeping … Continue reading “Dear Woman, Here is Your Son!”
Remembering Lot’s Wife: Fact or Fiction? If you don't believe the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, or Lot's Wife turning into some Pillar of Salt, this is for you. As a little kid, I loved reading novels, including paranormal even before my 10th birthday. I enjoyed reading the Bible too. So, you can imagine the … Continue reading Remember Lot’s Wife: Fact or Fiction?
DO YOU FEEL UNLOVED? THE MOTIVATING STORY OF MICHAL What do you do when you find yourself a cheap pawn used and used by powerful men who normally should protect you? This is the story of MICHAL a pretty Princess, born into royalty, married into royalty, but between the powerful father and vengeful hubby, she … Continue reading DO YOU FEEL UNLOVED? THE STORY OF MICHAL
It's Christmas and we celebrate the Saviour. Beyond that, we see how God made provision for His son so as to ease the pressure on His earthly parents. He Sent The WiseMen. Many times we think about the wisemen's visit as symbolic. Yes. But it was also meant to provide for Jesus's physical, financial and … Continue reading He Sent The WiseMen
Will the SUN burn out? The Bible says repeatedly in Revelation that the Sun which is the central enegy that powers our entire solar system will one day burn out. At that time it's service will no longer be needed. There are scientific evidences to back this up: There is the expert knowledge, that the … Continue reading Will the SUN Ever Burn Out?
Every child is special. But are there children who are more special than the others?
“Special Needs” is an umbrella underneath which a staggering array of diagnoses can be wedged. Children with special needs may have mild learning disabilities or profound cognitive impairment; food allergies or terminal illness; developmental delays that catch up quickly or remain entrenched; occasional panic attacks or serious psychiatric problems. The designation is not necessarily a ‘label’, but it is also useful in ensuring that necessary services are provided; for setting appropriate management goals and for gaining support and gaining understanding both for the child and the ‘stressed’ family.
Isn’t every kid special? We think so, but what do we mean when we say “kids with special needs”? This means any kid who might need extra help because of a medical, emotional, or learning problem. These kids have…
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Tough question... Man dies mysteriously after allowing his semen spill to the ground...Yes, the story is in the Bible and, as expected, as generated so much controversies, questioning the integrity of a god who would kill for such a thing as that...
CAN SILENCE BE GOLDEN? Gold is precious. Likewise, keeping quiet and watching from the corner may be just as precious. It is true that Wise Men are not always silent: In fact wise people should not keep quiet, but they know just when it's appropriate to be. The following compilation of good reasons and Biblical … Continue reading When Silence Is Golden…
I found this interesting piece about the introverts (written by Carl King). Being an introvert myself, I can testify that they are correct. Being an introvert is a very interesting lifestyle, peaceful and serene and sensible. And often misunderstood. And contrary to popular belief, many introverts actually love to remain just that: Introverts! There's nothing … Continue reading 10 MYTHS ABOUT INTROVERTS!