World Heart Day: 7 Easy Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy

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World Heart day 2017: When it comes to caring for your heart and preventing chronic conditions like hypertension or stroke, the advice we usually get can sound somewhat pedestrian: exercise regularly, watch your diet, don’t smoke, and limit your drinking. The question: are there other things you should be doing to protect your ticker? The answer is yes. We’ve gone through a bunch of scientific studies to compile a list … Read More

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5 Tips On Dealing With Stress At Work

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How can you beat stress at work? Living in Lagos and other major Nigerian cities, we start most mornings with traffic on the way to our offices where various meetings or responsibilities await us. Often times, we multitask amidst several requests and interruptions, and at the end of the day, we head back to our homes through that same traffic where we have to think about home chores. The next day, we repeat the same process. The end result … Read More

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For Dads: 5 Tips for Expecting Fathers

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Expecting fathers? It sounds weird but it’s not. When a woman is pregnant, men shouldn’t just say “But I’ve played my part, am I not done?” Far from it – you’re just getting started. It’s time to ‘step up’ the support you are giving your partner and you can start by adopting the ‘we are pregnant’ approach. Many men, especially first-timers, find the pregnancy exciting yet bewildering and even a … Read More

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Office Hygiene: How Your Workplace Can Make You Sick

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Have you ever considered that there are obvious germ-infested places and objects hiding in plain sight around you at work? A recent study found that the kitchen sponge is the most germ-infested item in homes and cafeterias, harboring thousands of bacteria. Another study states that a working adult touches as many as 30 contaminated objects every 60 seconds. This points to something we might not take seriously, beyond keeping our … Read More

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Top 7 Health Questions Answered

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You know them. Those nagging health questions on your mind about seemingly little things that you never really get the chance to ask about or seek proper clarification. It’s not because there’s no time, it’s because you consider them too trivial to bother doctors about. However, when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, no question is too ‘dumb’ to ask. We’ve taken this into consideration and compiled a list … Read More

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Got Milk? 5 Breastfeeding Benefits Every Mother Needs to Know

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For something so natural and beneficial, it’s hard to believe that less than 40% of infants below six months of age are exclusively breastfed globally. This, according to the World Health Organisation is a trend that needs to change, especially when one of the major breastfeeding benefits is the capability of preventing 800,000 infant deaths every year. Breastfeeding remains the best source of nourishment for infants and the benefits not only accrue to … Read More

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

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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

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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

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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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