Photo Credits: National Library of Medicine. In April 1721, a smallpox outbreak swept through Boston. Cotton Mather, a local slave owner and preacher, claimed to be in possession of a method of preventing contraction of the disease. He had gotten this method from one of his former slaves whom Mather then named Onesmus, meaning “useful”,
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The end of Ramhdan, a period of fasting is marked by Eid which is a day of prayer with massive feasting among the Global Muslim community. However, there is more feasting and jubilation among the non-Muslim community who take the day of holiday off feasting and indulging. There is a lot of calorie and fat intake
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During this year’s World Health Day, the World Health Organization made a call for universal health coverage. Unfortunately, Uganda is far from achieving universal health care. While the conversation generally focuses on the link between money and access, even those who have money sometimes cannot access doctors or medicines. For those who have neither money or
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A young girl walks into the hospital limping on a bare, deformed foot. It is evident that she cannot wear normal shoes or slippers on it. The limp is a result of severe contractures that resulted from a kitchen accident a few years back when a pot of boiling soup spilled onto her leg. She’s
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