Written by MICHAEL IGOE
WASHINGTON (Devex) -- Six months after its launch, the U.S. government’s Action Plan for Children in Adversity lacks “teeth,” child development and health experts told a Senate appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday.
Written by GARY HARRYMAN
Neurologically, the most specialized pressure-sensitive cells in the human body are Meissner’s corpuscles for localized light touch and fast touch, Merkel’s disc cells for light pressure and tactile form and texture, Ruffini’s corpuscles for slow sustained pressure, deep skin tension, stretch, flutter and slip, and Pacinian corpuscles for deep touch and detection of rapid external vibrations. They are found only in the tongue, lips, palms, fingertips, nipples, and the clitoris and the crests of the ridged band at the tip of the male foreskin. These remarkable cells process tens of thousands of information impulses per second and can sense texture, stretch, and vibration/movement at the micrometre level. These are the cells that allow blind people to "see" Braille with their fingertips. Cut them off and, male or female, it's like trying to read Braille with your elbow.
Written by MALAWI NEWS AGENCY
MZUZU (Mana) -- Health authorities in Malawi should provide health care workers with all the necessary tools for them to work well.
Written by JABULANI KAMNGOYA
THYOLO (Mana) -- Over 3,400 youths in Thyolo have been circumcised and many more are still dropping in for Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision (VMMC).
Written by CHADUWA DHUMAKUDE
MZUZU (MaraPost) — There's another reported case of an abnormal baby born in Malawi which brings to five the number of such cases this year.