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

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Fitness Routines You Don’t Need A Gym For

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A few days ago, we ran a Twitter poll on fitness routines to find out if people would exercise more if they had more time. Most respondents said they would exercise more and it got us thinking. Isn’t it possible that a lot of people are not exercising because their hectic schedule makes going to a gym a luxury of time they can’t afford? Honestly, most people would rather sleep. … Read More

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7 Things You Need to Know Before Exercising

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A lot of people are becoming fitness conscious these days and that’s a good thing. People are beginning to see the benefits of exercising as a part of healthy living because being fit benefits your body both physically and mentally. However, people interested in exercising still have questions: What will work for me? When should I exercise? How frequently should I exercise? Is a gym necessary? Are there any extras? … Read More

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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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