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5 Ways To Prevent Food Poisoning

Food poisoning is a problem that’s known to affect 1 in 10 people worldwide every year. It’s usually mild but it can have severe consequences, including death.

By Nwachukwu Adaugo Isabella | May 31, 2023

How Hormone Imbalance Affects Women's Mental Health

Hormones are chemical substances that are responsible for the physiological processes in your body. They are secreted directly into the bloodstream, and transported to different sites where they exert their function(s).

By Nwachukwu Adaugo Isabella | May 10, 2023

Can Ovulation Make You Feel Sick?

Everyone experiences ovulation differently. Some women complain of abdominal pains and nausea, while others feel perfectly okay during the ovulation period. However, it is worth noting that feeling unwell during ovulation is completely normal and can happen to just about anyone in the child-bearing age.

By Nwachukwu Adaugo Isabella | May 4, 2023

Misuse of Anti-malarial Drugs

Anti-malarial drugs are a critical part of public health efforts to control malaria. Despite the widespread availability of these medications in some areas, malaria still kills hundreds of thousands of people in Africa every year. One significant factor contributing to this problem is the misuse of antimalarial drugs, which can lead to severe health consequences. The issue of drug resistance also poses a serious threat to those who rely on malaria medications to treat or prevent malaria. This article will explore antimalarial drug misuse, its risks and consequences, and ways to combat this issue. To begin, let’s understand what an antimalarial drug is.

By Bertha Bella | Apr 26, 2023

Simple Ways To Lower Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is often called, 'the silent killer'. And this is why; it shows no symptoms and 'silently' ravages the body, causing damage. Meaning, you can look perfectly normal on the outside, but be terribly ill within. Therefore, you might want to keep your blood pressure at a controlled level and prevent it from escalating. And we've provided simple ways you can do just that.

By Nwachukwu Adaugo Isabella | Mar 20, 2023

Early Signs And Symptoms Of Diabetes

Diabetes is one disease you do NOT want to play with. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) ranks it as the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. And there's an obvious reason for that. Diabetes is a long-term condition that spares none of the body's systems, causing a number of complications. Thus, early detection is key.

By Nwachukwu Adaugo Isabella | Mar 20, 2023

PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)

You've probably heard someone say, 'I have PCOS'. And you wondered to yourself, 'what does that mean?'. Look no further, because we'll be revealing everything you need to know about the condition in this article. Sit back and enjoy this read

By Nwachukwu Adaugo Isabella | Mar 17, 2023

Is PMS A Real Thing?

While PMS might be just another acronym to learn and throw around, for some people, it is as real as the sky for others. It’s not a stereotypical term to describe a pool of bad symptoms or a cultural validation of certain behaviours to discredit women. Normal body changes and symptoms occur before, during, and after women have their period. It varies for different women but may often include; headaches, breast tenderness, leg swelling, bloating, moodiness, etc.

By Bertha Bella | Mar 17, 2023

Tips For Maintaining A Healthy Weight

Are you constantly worrying about your weight? Is there a voice in your head screaming, "You're going to get fat" whenever you down a muffin or bar of chocolate? You're not alone. 74% of people were reported to have worries about their weight. If you're one of them, you might want to stick around for this. We have highlighted secrets to help you maintain a healthy weight.

By Nwachukwu Adaugo Isabella | Mar 17, 2023

How To Create Healthy Eating Habits

You've probably heard the 'you are what you eat' phrase a few times. Well, so have we! And while it isn't exactly literal (because that would mean eating money to become rich), it's a call to be intentional about what you consume - healthy consumption = healthy life. If you've been trying to build healthy eating habits, then you'll know it's not an easy feat.

By Bertha Bella | Mar 15, 2023

Strategies For Managing Stress And Maintaining Mental Wellness.

In some instances, being stressed is the recipe for the unwavering attention required to complete a task. The problem, however, is when stress becomes chronic and sustained - the body's total functionality becomes impaired increasing the level of cortisol in the blood. And elevated cortisol alters the immune system and predisposes you to illnesses.

By Bertha Bella | Mar 10, 2023

Simple Ways to Incorporate Preventive Health Measures Into Your Daily Routine

Ever heard the saying, 'prevention is better than cure'? Well, it's true. It is easier to prevent an illness from occurring than it is to treat it. Not only is your health protected from harm, but your finances and general quality of life as well. We have provided just what you need to make those decisions every day and reap the healthy rewards that go along with them.

By Nwachukwu Adaugo Isabella | Mar 3, 2023

What You Need To Know About HPV

HPV, also known as human papillomavirus, is the most common sexually transmitted infection. It is so common that researchers believe that 92% of sexually active people will get the infection at least once in their lifetime. However, despite its prevalence, there are still a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding the infection. And that's a wrong that we're here to right

By Nwachukwu Adaugo Isabella | Mar 2, 2023

Importance Of Getting Regular Check-ups And Screening

Would you rather wait for an illness to strike or take action(s) before it does? Many people wait till they're critically ill before visiting the hospital. They see no need for periodic visits and only deem it necessary when the situation must've escalated. This practice is dangerous and can cause dire consequences, including the loss of life. Preventive healthcare requires that you take charge of your health, and what better way than to get regular medical check-ups?

By Bertha Bella | Feb 28, 2023

What Your Blood Sugar Level Actually Means

Hey! Your blood sugar level is a reflection of your health. Think of a mirror. What you see is a reflection of yourself, right? In the same vein, your blood sugar level is a pointer to what's going on in your body and should not be taken lightly.

By Nwachukwu Adaugo Isabella | Feb 23, 2023

Does taking weight loss tea help me lose weight?

Weight loss teas are said to stimulate digestion, aid metabolism, and help detoxify the body. There are various teas that exist - black, green, oolong, white, etc. And they all have a natural wellness-promoting substance called flavonoids. Although there’s a lack of evidence to support the claims that slimming tea affects weight loss, some contain ingredients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids that can make you feel less hungry and help with digestion.

By Bertha Bella | Feb 23, 2023

Twelve Healthcare Habits You Should Add to Your New Year Resolutions

If you’ve ever made new-year resolutions, you’re not alone. The new year always signifies a fresh start, a time to wipe off old habits and redo life with a clean slate. While some resolutions might be easily forgotten within days, these healthcare habits can be adopted for a lifetime. After all, there are many things that we can do to stay healthy, and these are just a few suggestions.

By Bertha Bella | Jan 2, 2023

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