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Life and Hope in Tanzania

Life and Hope in Tanzania

Originally Published: phoenixvoyage.org In Tanzania, women make up more than half of the workforce in the agriculture sector. The majority of these women work on family farms and small plots of land without receiving any payment. Although women farmers in their...
Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever – True or False?

Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever – True or False?

Believe it or not, the phrase ‘feed a cold, starve a fever’ dates back to the 16th century. In 1574, this idea was even found in a popular dictionary, which stated that ‘fasting is a great remedy of fever.’ Historians think that the origins of the phrase might come...
Epstein-Barr Virus – Is this a Herpes Virus?

Epstein-Barr Virus – Is this a Herpes Virus?

Is the Epstein-Barr Virus a herpes virus? The short answer to this is yes, the Epstein-Barr Virus (or EBV) is a member of the herpes family of viruses. It is specifically known as Human Herpesvirus 4 and is a very common virus that is in constant circulation through...
Can You Get Herpes Without Being Sexually Active

Can You Get Herpes Without Being Sexually Active

There are different sexually transmitted diseases, some more common than others. Genital herpes is one of the most common STDs, which, together with the human papillomavirus (HPV), are the most contagious diseases worldwide. Transmission of the herpes virus is through...
Does Vitamin C Help Prevent Colds?

Does Vitamin C Help Prevent Colds?

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, also called ascorbic acid, that is mainly found in fruits and vegetables. It is a thermolabile vitamin that is destroyed by heat, so the regular consumption of fresh and raw vegetables contributes to greater conservation of this...
Obesity: The Causes and The Consequences

Obesity: The Causes and The Consequences

The accumulation of abnormal or excessive fat is known as obesity, and according to The World Health Organization (WHO), it can be harmful to health. Obesity is a chronic disease, with a multifactorial origin, of high prevalence, which is associated with an increased...