5 embarrassing men’s health questions answered.

embarrassing men’s health questions

Many men don’t bother to visit their doctor until they are faced with an acute health problem. To them, preventive health is meaningless until something noticeable on their body breaks, like their nose, or when an important organ fails to function properly. Even at that, they are not always willing to ask questions when they have a health concern because they consider it too embarrassing. This isn’t healthy but the … Read More

The truth about ulcers (and how you can manage them)

the truth about ulcers

In Nigeria, the first question you get from anyone whenever ulcers come up in conversation is about your diet. Do you eat three square meals? How long do you wait between meals? Are you on a diet? But what really is the truth about ulcers? Are they caused by starvation or something else? Find out! Very rarely do you get asked if it’s about something eating you up instead of … Read More

Is coffee a ‘lowkey’ laxative? It probably is (we’ll explain).

why coffee makes you poop

Like it or not, coffee poops are a thing. This is definitely not the hottest topic of conversation, but we’re sure you are curious. Who doesn’t want to know why coffee makes people have to poop not too long after drinking it. Unfortunately, there’s no solid answer as to why coffee makes you poop. However, there are some theories on the coffee-poop connection. Although the mechanism isn’t completely known, we … Read More

Generic vs Brand-Name Medications: What’s the Difference?

Generic vs Brand-Name Medications

One of the most common digs thrown at HMOs is that they only approve cheap medications for their members to use. In Nigeria, this bias is even stronger due to the assumption that the more expensive a product is, the better. As such, whenever there’s a generic vs brand-name medications situation, the logic is that if a drug is inexpensive/generic, then it is inferior. This isn’t true and we’ll tell … Read More

Soft or Hard Toothbrushes: What’s Best For You?

soft or hard toothbrushes

As simple as it sounds, choosing between soft or hard toothbrushes sounds like a difficult choice for most people. We’ve dug into research done by experts in the dental industry, from dentists to toothpaste manufacturers and now we have answers for you. What are the different toothbrush bristle types? Generally, there are four kinds of toothbrushes available in pharmacies and stores: extra-soft, soft, medium-soft and hard. Which toothbrush is best: … Read More

Getting a pap smear: Nigerian women share their experiences

Getting a pap smear: Nigerian women share their experiences

If you’ve ever wondered what a pap smear is about, how it’s done and what to expect, you’re in luck. We got a few Nigerian women living in and out of the country to share their experiences and they had interesting things to say. Read and learn, perhaps, you’ll be motivated to get your test done after you hear from them. How did you learn about the Pap Smear and … Read More

‘Detty December’ weight: 5 ways to lose the holiday fat

Detty December weight

During the holidays, all good intentions of trying to eat healthily or stay fit often go out the window because there is a feast everywhere you turn. From parties to concerts and family hangouts, you’re never short of activities that ensure you keep eating and drinking. This is a fine recipe for ‘Detty December’ weight gain. A distinction must be made here. Most people don’t gain more than two kilos … Read More

Health goals in 2022: 7 key areas you should focus on.

Health goals in 2022

As we settle deeper into the New Year, a lot of us will evaluate whether we’ve been keeping to all the promises we made to ourselves during the ‘new year, new me’ phase. For some of us, this includes health goals in 2022. To make things easier, we’ve broken down the steps to staying healthy in 2022 into 7 actionable steps. Be proactive about your health. If you’re ill, never … Read More

Menstrual periods: 5 disruptive factors women struggle with

Sanitary pad with blood imagery

For most women, there is nothing as scary as not getting their menstrual flow as and when due. If you would like to find out why your period is heavy, erratic, or missing altogether, and what to do about it, read on

Myths About Hepatitis: 5 facts you need to know.

For a disease affecting about 350 people globally and over 20 million Nigerians, there are quite a several myths about Hepatitis. Read on and be better informed.