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embarrassing men’s health questions

5 embarrassing men’s health questions answered.

| Healthy Living, Sexual & Reproductive Health | No Comments

Many men don’t bother to visit their doctor until they are faced with an acute health problem. To them, preventive health is meaningless until something noticeable on their body breaks, like their nose, or when an important organ fails to function properly. Even at that, they are not always willing to ask questions when they have a health concern because they consider it too embarrassing. This isn’t healthy but the … Read More

the truth about ulcers

The truth about ulcers (and how you can manage them)

| Healthy Living | No Comments

In Nigeria, the first question you get from anyone whenever ulcers come up in conversation is about your diet. Do you eat three square meals? How long do you wait between meals? Are you on a diet? But what really is the truth about ulcers? Are they caused by starvation or something else? Find out! Very rarely do you get asked if it’s about something eating you up instead of … Read More

why coffee makes you poop

Is coffee a ‘lowkey’ laxative? It probably is (we’ll explain).

| Healthy Living | No Comments

Like it or not, coffee poops are a thing. This is definitely not the hottest topic of conversation, but we’re sure you are curious. Who doesn’t want to know why coffee makes people have to poop not too long after drinking it. Unfortunately, there’s no solid answer as to why coffee makes you poop. However, there are some theories on the coffee-poop connection. Although the mechanism isn’t completely known, we … Read More

Generic vs Brand-Name Medications

Generic vs Brand-Name Medications: What’s the Difference?

| Healthy Living, Uncategorized | No Comments

One of the most common digs thrown at HMOs is that they only approve cheap medications for their members to use. In Nigeria, this bias is even stronger due to the assumption that the more expensive a product is, the better. As such, whenever there’s a generic vs brand-name medications situation, the logic is that if a drug is inexpensive/generic, then it is inferior. This isn’t true and we’ll tell … Read More