Posts by: benyiche

Tuberculosis in India

Today, the largest health problem in India is Tuberculosis with approximately two to three million people infected. Tuberculosis is a disease that attacks the immune system making it weak and making the whole body fragile. Some symptoms include coughing, weight…

Depression

It seems as if the Pharmaceutical companies will try to convince the world that every single person has something wrong with them and that a pill could fix that. I have notices that in the past few years, I have…

Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression can occur in both women and men up to a year after the birth of a child. Symptoms are similar to regular depression symptoms such as fatigue, sadness, guilt, crying episodes, anxiety, and changes in eating patterns. Once…

True Life: I Have Schizophrenia

The episode of True Life that I decided to watch was “I Have Schizophrenia.” This episode followed three individuals who are all suffering from a type of Schizophrenia and who are attempting to get their lives back on the right…

Brain Fag in Southern Africa

Brain Fag is a Cultural Bound Syndrome that is often found in African Societies. Especially among southern African communities, the biological symptoms include pain in the head or neck region almost like a migraine, blurring of the vision, and the…

Shamans in Mongolia

In the movie “The Horse Boy,” a little boy was diagnosed with Autism and his parents want to find a way to help cure his illness. The boy has multiple tantrums a day and he has outbreaks that are unbearable…

Melanoma in White Americans

As you can all see from the graph above, both men and women of the Caucasian race are more prone to developing skin cancer, or melanomas. Today, more people have skin cancer than all of the other cancers combined, and…

Not Just a Paycheck

Hi Guys!   I actually enjoyed taking the Health Equity Quiz. Even though I was only able to correctly answer six of them, and that was only by guessing, I found the answers to be absolutely shocking. I have always…