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29 Aug 2019
World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. Being a mother is usually a very challenging time for most people, and it comes with a truckload of responsibility.
1 Aug 2019
Many adults experience symptoms of acid reflux or heartburn on a daily basis, and in Western countries, up to 30% of adults experience symptoms on a weekly basis. It is also very common here in Nigeria as there are more than 1.5 million cases each year.
27 Jun 2019
You don’t have to be a nutritionist to know that your favourite red velvet cake or cinnamon glazed doughnut is packed with sugar. It is also common knowledge that most of the soft drinks we consume daily are made with a lot of sugar. In fact, a single bottle of soft drink has 12 teaspoons of sugar, which is twice the recommended daily limit of sugar intake which is 6 teaspoons; and that is just one bottle! Many Nigerians have at least an average of 2 to 3 bottles a day.
23 May 2019
The World Health Organization (WHO) refers to mental health as ‘a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his own community.’ Achieving a state of total health and wellness is not just about being physically fit, and disease free, but also being mentally sound.
9 May 2019
Caster Semenya is a multiple award winning South African runner who is mostly popular not only for her skills, but also for her looks.
25 Apr 2019
Most women over the age of 37 have heard about the ‘biological clock’. If you haven’t, I am certain that all you need do is go to a wedding, or a party, or even a burial, where your older aunties and family friends would be in attendance.....
11 Apr 2019
Once upon a time, people used to think that having a well rounded midsection was a thing of pride; an evidence of good living. Back then, new brides would make it a point of duty to fatten up their husbands’ bellies because that was a sign that she was taking good care of her spouse.…
28 Mar 2019
Tuberculosis is a serious bacterial infection that is fast becoming a public health disaster. Currently, tuberculosis is responsible for an alarming 4,500 deaths globally every single day, making it the world’s deadliest infectious killer. What’s worse is that it’s showing no signs of slowing down!
14 Mar 2019
For couples, when it takes longer than usual to get pregnant, the first thing you want to know is why. So you go to the doctor and run all series of tests, to researching family medical history to physical examinations and everything else in between—and still nothing. What exactly is the problem then? About 30…
14 Feb 2019
As you go about your day today, it’s going to be in your faces. The bouquet of red flowers, the heart-shaped chocolates, the nicely wrapped up gifts, the heart-shaped cakes, the teddy bears with the big red heart! Today is Valentine’s Day! February is usually popular for Valentine’s Day, but most people don’t know that…
13 Dec 2018
Let’s be honest, the Christmas season is all about indulgence and overeating, which often comes with the holiday weight gain. Most people get easily carried away with the festivities of the season, and that can quickly have a negative impact on their overall health.
22 Nov 2018
Diabetes is a condition that affects over 425 million people globally. In Nigeria, its rising prevalence is a public health concern, because over 2 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes.