They Don’t Work Anymore: How to Avoid Antibiotic Resistance

antibiotic resistance

Have you ever wondered why on some occasions, the medication you took to deal with an illness doesn’t work? Well, developments not too long ago have revealed that harmful bacteria are fast adapting to antibiotics, hence making them less effective. A pointer to this is the recent report from the World Health Organisation that in some countries, the gonorrhea bacteria have become “untreatable by all known medications”  due to antibiotic … Read More

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Hepatitis: How Knowing the Risks Can Keep You Safe


Sometimes, in our attempt to stay healthy, we tend to focus more on the ‘popular’ diseases while ignoring others – like there’s an MVP list to attend to. As such, one of the most overlooked diseases is Hepatitis. The Hepatitis virus is a silent but deadly disease that attacks the liver and causes long term health conditions like liver cancer, cirrhosis, etc. Although hepatitis A, B, and C are the … Read More

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How to Prevent Iron Deficiency During Pregnancy

iron deficiency

Do you know that some pregnant women chew weird stuff like ice, chalk, clay and even sand? This sounds strange but it is due to a condition called ‘Pica’ which is sometimes attributed to iron deficiency anaemia. When you think about all the weird cravings some pregnant women have, this begins to make sense. There are various kinds of anemia but iron deficiency anemia is the most common. When a … Read More

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7 Ways To Stay Healthy During The Rainy Season

Rainy Season

The rainy season is in full force and we have some reprieve from the daily heat. While everything is cool and green, sadly, this season also comes with some health concerns. Colds, the flu, cholera, dengue fever (Yes, Dengue fever!), food and water infections are more prevalent during the rains. Never one to let a bit of water stop us from living life to the fullest, here are our tips … Read More

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5 Medical Tests You Should Have Before Marriage


So you’ve found the one you’re ready to take the next step with. Congratulations, there’s nothing we love more than love. Since you’re getting married, your future decisions will now be taken for two and you have to take you and your partner’s health seriously but, this isn’t always the case because the euphoria of starting a new life might make you head straight on without considering some sexual and … Read More

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Healthy Eating Tips for Ramadan

For billions of Muslims around the world, Ramadan is a special time of the year for spiritual rejuvenation and discipline. However, food also plays a key role in Ramadan and when healthy eating is prioritised, the results may include an improved metabolism, weight loss and lower cholesterol. Staying healthy during Ramadan might be a challenge if you tend to break your fast with a feast that could feed an entire … Read More

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No Tobacco Day: 7 Creative Ways to Quit Smoking

7 creative ways to quit smoking

So you have decided to stop smoking? Congratulations! This is a habit we know a lot of people struggle with and we are glad you are taking your health more seriously. According to the American Cancer Society, it can take up to 10 attempts before most people are able to successfully kick the habit. So we understand that going cold-turkey on smoking is harder than it sounds but it can … Read More

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How to Reduce Stress: 7 Relaxation Techniques


Being an adult is hard work and can sometimes come with a lot of stress. With work, family and other obligations that we have to juggle, it’s a struggle not to feel overwhelmed. This is why it’s important to take time out in the middle of all that’s going on, to unplug and unwind. If not, we are heading for stress overload and our mental wellness and physical health can … Read More

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Hypertension: Knowing Your Numbers Can Make A Difference


Do you sometimes wonder how seemingly unimportant some things are, but neglecting them can have adverse effects? Well, that’s how our heart is; it ticks along all day keeping us alive but if we don’t pay special attention to it, high blood pressure (hypertension) could be around the corner. There is a reason why hypertension is called the silent killer. It has no obvious symptoms so the best way to … Read More

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Self-medication: When It’s Safe and When It’s Not!


What is self-medication? Self-medication refers to the practice of using over-the-counter drugs without discussing your symptoms with a Medical Doctor. This starts with self-diagnosis when you experience symptoms that you ascribe to previous illness and use the same medication as before without consulting a healthcare professional. Am I self-medicating? If you are taking medications without discussing your symptoms with the right medical professional, then you are self-medicating. People often decide … Read More

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