A Generation of Post-Traumatic Stress

This article was originally written for and published by Awat Newspaper. The term stress had none of its contemporary connotations before the 1920s. It is a form of the Middle English destresse, derived via Ol...

The Bitter Truth of Sweetness

This article was originally written for and published by Awat Newspaper. In my last article about obesity I highlighted that the biggest co-morbidity known to obesity is type II diabetes. Diabetes is a metaboli...

The Language of Health Starts with Hygiene

This article was originally written for and published by Awat Newspaper. According to Oxford dictionaries the definition of Hygiene is “conditions or practices conducive to maintaining health and preventing dis...

The Recovery Road to a Sane Nation

This article was originally written for and published by Awat Newspaper. In my last article The Suicidal Truth I spoke about the problem of Suicide in Kurdistan, this article will focus more broadly on general...

“Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby”

 This article was originally written for and published by Awat Newspaper.  In my previous article about the dangers of a potential HIV epidemic in South Kurdistan I spoke about the use of prevention, of such di...

Potential HIV Epidemic Swept Under the Rug

Although regular reports on regional statistics in South Kurdistan are almost non-existent, there are reports which claim that the number of people infected with HIV have increased from 2 to 107 in the past few...