Infant Mortality: 5 Deadly Childhood Diseases And How To Prevent Them

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When it comes to most infectious diseases, children are among the most vulnerable – largely because their immune systems haven’t fully developed. According to the WHO, nearly 6 million children under the age of five die annually and these infant mortality cases are caused when they contract preventable diseases. While a range of factors – ranging from poor healthcare infrastructure, lack of vaccines, etc. – are responsible for these high … Read More

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Simple Ways to Boost Your Immune System

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When it comes to improving our ability to be disease-proof, drugs and vaccination is often the first thing we think of. However, there other everyday activities you can engage in to boost your immune system and become a bit more invulnerable to pesky infections. Here are a few of them: – Relax A little stress can be good for you because it heightens your senses and keeps you on your … Read More

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5 Healthy Foods to Eat During Pregnancy

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For pregnant women, there are usually two health angles to consider – theirs and that of the baby. Certain activities that would be fine for a woman who’s not pregnant might be harmful to the foetus when she is pregnant. Dietary considerations are also important during pregnancy as there are key nutrients that a pregnant woman shouldn’t do without. Here are some must-eat foods that ensure you get the adequate … Read More

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How to Stay Healthy During Ramadan

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Although Ramadan should be primarily about a Muslim’s spiritual growth, we also think that it’s important to consider the health implications and benefits as well. Ramadan offers an opportunity for people to reconsider their food and lifestyle choices even as there are changes to mealtimes and sleeping habits. While we’ve shared a few tips on the topic earlier on, we believe that some additional snippets will be beneficial as the … Read More

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Malaria Prevention: 5 Natural Mosquito Repellents You Can Use

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Other than being vicious little suckers that love nothing more than to make our nights miserable, mosquitoes also make us sick. This is why malaria prevention is important but the only way to make this happen is to keep mosquitoes at bay. However, to prevent mosquito bites, it’s important to note that mosquitoes are drawn to different things that make some people out as more attractive prey when compared to … Read More

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5 Fun Activities to Keep Your Brain Healthy

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When it comes to keeping the brain sharp and healthy, the key mantra is “Use it or lose it”. Well, maybe not so dramatic because we wouldn’t want anyone to lose their minds but you get the general idea – engaging in mentally stimulating activities keeps the brain sharp and healthy. Exercise isn’t just meant for the body but for the mind as well. A mind is a terrible thing … Read More

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Win A Fun Family Day Out + Shopping Vouchers In The #NotTooYoungToDream Contest

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Parents take a lot of pride in their kids and want them to have a better, brighter future. However, children don’t have to become adults before they start living their dreams because their future can begin now. In celebration of Children’s Day 2018, we are giving parents an opportunity to celebrate their kids and win a worthwhile experience in the process. How? Through our #NotTooYoungToDream contest!   From now till June 2, … Read More

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7 Ways To Avoid Infection During The Cold And Flu Season

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Trying to avoid infection during the cold and flu season can be a tricky thing. One of the reasons is because people get to be indoors and closer to one another, thus amplifying the possibility of spreading infections. Here are a few tips to help you stay clear when the chills come calling: 1. Wash your hands Being one of the oldest rules in the books doesn’t make it untrue. … Read More

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5 Water Facts That Will Make You Grab A Glass

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We all know how important water is to life but there’s a tendency to take it for granted because it seems to be everywhere. While we do so much with water – cooking, laundry, etc., you’ll be shocked to discover how little we know of its importance to our health besides keeping us hydrated. To change that, we’ve come up with 5 surprising facts to help you see water differently … Read More

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5 Healthy Ways to Get Quick Relief from Cold or Flu

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So it’s been a cool few days with the rain beating down hard and despite getting stuck outside for a few minutes one day, you think you’ve weathered the storm. Suddenly, you wake up one morning with a sore throat, which is only an introduction to the blocked nose, sniffing, sneezing and coughing. Finally, reality dawns that you’ve caught a cold or flu, one of the few illnesses without a … Read More

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