Malaria: In 2016, an estimated 216 million cases of malaria occurred worldwide resulting in approximately 445,000 deaths. Fifteen countries accounted for 80% of global malaria deaths in 2016; all of these countries are in sub-Saharan Africa, except for India. The word ‘malaria’ comes from Italian and literally translates to ‘bad air’ as the disease was associated with swampy areas where the air smelled bad. (


Predictors of happiness!!!

The Harvard Study of Adult Development, which is almost 80 years old, shows that close relationships are what keep people happy throughout their lives, more so than money or fame. This was true across the control and test groups. These relationships help to delay mental and physical decline, and are better predictors of long and happy lives than social class, IQ, or even genes. (