17-Year-Old Girl Who Got A1 In All Subjects In WAEC Dies

Chisom, a 17-year-old girl who got A’s in the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), has lost her life. It was learnt that Chisom got 7 A1s, and emerged the best student from her school, Graceland college in Enugu last year. She won many awards in her school, and now death has caught short the life of this Young girl. According to a Facebook user, Michael Okoli who shared that sad news on the platform, Chisom died following a sickness which started off as a leg pain, but became severe over the year. The father of the girl who is a Professor, shared a very touching story of how his daughter died on Facebook. According to what he posted, the young girl started complaining of having a pain in the leg and just like every father that desires the best for their child, he decided to fly her to South Africa because he didn’t have trust in the medical system of this country. “At first, they were happy with her recovery rate, but they never knew it was going to end lik

How Monthly Cycle Affects A woman's Work Life

Many women won’t be surprised by the results of a BBC survey in which more than half of female workers said they’d experienced period pain that affected their ability to do their job.

But while some might report feeling drained of energy and motivation when their period is due, others find they actually perform better at mental and physical tasks at that time of the month.
This is because of variations in the way different women react to hormonal changes in their monthly cycle. While intellectual tasks, such as completing a logic puzzle or doing an IQ test, rely on electrical circuits in the brain, how well the neurons perform is subtly affected by the ‘hormonal soup’ which surrounds them.

The female sex hormones oestrogen and progesterone can alter the brain’s reward system, affecting motivation and how ‘sharp’ you feel, but when this takes place isn’t predictable - some women feel at their best a week after their period, while others do so just before.

Of course, severe pain can affect our mental agility too - another reason it might be a good idea for companies to introduce flexible ‘period leave’.

Dr Daniel Glaser is director of Science Gallery at King’s College London

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