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Is My Baby Getting Enough Breast Milk?

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While more women know how long to breastfeed their babies, there’s still a bit of confusion among mothers (especially new ones) about when their babies can start trying other meals. Here’s a short thread to help out. So does your baby need more than milk? Yes, but not until he’s six months old. Paediatricians advise that it’s best to exclusively breastfeed your baby for six months. After this, your baby’s … Read More

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All You Need to Know about Polio

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While polio is a distant memory in most of the world, the disease still exists in some countries like Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Currently, one in 200 infections leads to irreversible paralysis (usually in the legs). Among those paralysed, 5% to 10% die when their breathing muscles become immobilized. The goal is to ensure that in the very near future, children under 5 will have one less deadly disease to … Read More

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5 Healthy Hair Foods Your Diet Must Not Miss

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Although not everyone has a flowing healthy mane due to genetic and other factors, everyone loves a good head of hair. Healthy hair is a big deal and this is why the global hair care industry is valued at 87.7 billion dollars. The interesting thing is that caring for our hair can be as simple as ensuring our diet is on point. While factors like age and genetic makeup cannot … Read More

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5 Important Things You Should Know About Diabetes

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When someone has diabetes, his/her life changes. One of the things a lot of people don’t know about diabetes is that it places requirements on someone to adjust to key lifestyle changes – with a to-do list that can be challenging at times. There are frequent blood sugar checks, medications to schedule, dietary changes to adhere to and exercises to do. It’s a lot and we know this can be … Read More