WORLD SICKLE CELL AWARENESS DAY: Nigerian charity starts up awareness drive

Abuja, NIGERIA VIJAY SHAH via gist.ng On the occasion of World Sickle Cell Awareness Day to be held this month and an event organised by the United Nations, a charity in Nigeria will pull out all the stops to get people understanding the condition, which often affects people of African origin and causes deformities in red blood cells. According to online magazine gist.ng, the Sickle Cell Aid Foundation (SCAF) has organised a series of events on World Sickle Cell Awareness Day, which will happen on June 19th. SCAF will run a number of drives to encourage greater awareness, offer practical solutions for dealing with … Continue reading WORLD SICKLE CELL AWARENESS DAY: Nigerian charity starts up awareness drive

RETHINK: Re-addressing mental illness

By Vijay Shah   My blog sports a very unusual name (although perhaps not so unusual as blog names go). The name “Half-Eaten Mind” is uncharacteristic, a mind half-devoured by life and filled up with information. Useless and useful. In real life my blog name is derived from the expression “to eat someone’s mind” – which means to annoy or frustrate a person enough to make their head hurt.  The brain is the most essential organ in the human body. This wrinkly clump of neurons and cells is the body’s control centre, which all other vital organs are wholly dependent … Continue reading RETHINK: Re-addressing mental illness