Herpes: Everything You Need to Know about HSV-1 and HSV-2

Herpes: Everything You Need to Know about HSV-1 and HSV-2
Category: Healthy Living

What is Herpes? The 2 most common types of the herpes simplex virus are herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). These can affect a range of different areas including the genitalia, the anal region, the inside of the mouth, and the skin. Herpes is a chronic condition for which there is no cure. However, there are individuals who carry the virus who may … Read More

7 Things You Should Know About Lupus

7 Things You Should Know About Lupus
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Lupus is a complicated disease affecting about 5 million people worldwide. However, a lot of people don’t understand how it impacts others and don’t even know if they have it themselves. To increase awareness, here are 7 things you need to know. Lupus Is an Autoimmune, Rheumatic Disease In lupus, the immune system of the body attacks its own cells and tissues. While other organs of the body can be … Read More

Face Mask 101 (Because just wearing one isn’t enough)

Face Mask 101 (Because just wearing one isn’t enough)

At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, people were told not to wear face masks unless they are sick, caring for a sick person who is unable to wear one or working in health care. The rules changed though. Now we’re told to wear face masks as the virus was seen to be spread by pre-symptomatic & asymptomatic carriers. Still, there are a questions and this is why we’ve put … Read More

10 Common Questions About Pregnancy Answered

10 Common Questions About Pregnancy Answered

Many pregnant women have a lot of questions for their obstetrician-gynaecologists, especially if it’s their first. A significant change is happening in a woman’s body during this special period in her life. It’s no wonder they have so many questions.  Women want to know what’s safe for their future baby, and themselves. They strive to understand in what ways their lives can continue as normal, and what aspects need to be … Read More

7 Tips on Staying Productive While Working From Home

7 Tips on Staying Productive While Working From Home

Due to the #coronavirus outbreak, many of us are currently working from home. Rather than being at our desks, we find ourselves on the couch, rug or in the kitchen trying to complete our to-do lists. The expectations are the same, but the environment is not. Here are 7 tips to help you maintain a similar level of productivity when working from home. 1. Keep yourself to regular work hours … Read More

10 Ways To Manage Your Mental Health While Social Distancing

Category: Coronavirus

So you’re stuck at home, dutifully practising social distancing due to the lockdown. Here’s how to keep boredom away and maintain mental wellness.   Engage Your Mind Is there anything you’ve been putting off or been too busy to deal with before now? Here’s your opportunity to get it done! Consider learning a new language or trying a new hobby, like cooking or knitting. You can check out sites like … Read More

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