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What you should know about Stomach ulcers

What you should know about Stomach ulcers

What is a stomach ulcer? Stomach ulcers, which are also known as gastric ulcers, are painful sores in the stomach lining. Stomach ulcers are a type of peptic ulcer disease. Peptic ulcers are any ulcers that affect both the stomach and small intestines. Stomach ulcers occur when the thick layer of mucus that protects your stomach from […]

The 6 Foods & Drinks To Avoid Before Bed.

The 6 Foods & Drinks To Avoid Before Bed.

Sarah Regan To eat a bedtime snack or not to eat a bedtime snack? That’s the question. On the one hand, going to bed on an empty stomach can activate cortisol, the stress hormone. But on the other, eating certain foods too close to bedtime can disrupt your sleep, too. For some more insight on which […]

How to protect yourself against monkeypox and what to do if you catch it

How to protect yourself against monkeypox and what to do if you catch it

A recent monkeypox outbreak across the U.S., Europe, Australia and the Middle East has baffled health experts and is raising concerns of a wider outbreak. As of Wednesday, there were 346 confirmed and suspected cases in 22 countries outside of Africa, where the virus is endemic, according to Our World in Data. It marks the first known […]

5 Common Period Myths in South Africa

5 Common Period Myths in South Africa

Menstruation is still shrouded in shame and secrecy, and period myths are symptomatic of that. We spoke to the self-proclaimed Minister of Menstruation, Candice Chirwa, about South African period myths and taboos. Demystifying menstruation is a fulltime job, and not one we take lightly. Menstruation activist, academic and author, Candice Chirwa, has come up against her […]

Eat enough of this nutrient to lower type 2 diabetes risk

Eat enough of this nutrient to lower type 2 diabetes risk

By Dr. Somi Igbene Eating a healthy, balanced diet that provides all the essential nutrients in appropriate quantities is crucial to preventing and managing type 2 diabetes. While all nutrients contribute to health, some are superior to others for regulating blood sugar, and magnesium is one such nutrient. Magnesium is the fourth most common mineral […]

When you don’t drink enough water, your body pays the price

When you don’t drink enough water, your body pays the price

BY SOLA OGUNDIPE Water is essential to good health and to life itself, with no controversy. Without water, none of the important body functions such as flushing out waste, regulating body temperature or brain function would be possible. Water is important to nearly every part of your body and it is essential to your overall […]

‘How saturated fatty acids increase risk of heart diseases’

‘How saturated fatty acids increase risk of heart diseases’

By Nnam Ojiego Your favourite native dish is being prepared. Now, watch as the intricate process unfolds before your eyes in slow motion. Do you see the cooking oil hitting the saucepan in all its golden glory? The soft sizzle of the greasy liquid touching the hot metal warms your heart so much so that […]

Mental Health Chat Room: PTSD associated with depression, suicidal tendencies

Mental Health Chat Room: PTSD associated with depression, suicidal tendencies

By Professor Taiwo Sheikh Welcome to this week’s “Mental Health Chat Room”, this is a chat room where we discuss the basics of our mental health in order to understand and have a full grasp of the rudiments of mental health and mental well-being. This is part of our mental health advocacy activities aimed at […]

Hormone Replacement Therapy May Reduce the Risk of COVID-19 Death in Post-Menopausal Women-By Becky Upham

Hormone Replacement Therapy May Reduce the Risk of COVID-19 Death in Post-Menopausal Women-By Becky Upham

Post-menopausal women who have higher estrogen levels as a result of taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may have a lower risk of death from COVID-19 than women with natural levels of the hormone, according to a new Swedish study. The research, published February 14 in BMJ Open, also found that women who were taking estrogen-blocking therapy because of […]

Runny Nose Causes, Treatments, and Prevention

Runny Nose Causes, Treatments, and Prevention

Odds are you’ve had a runny nose at some point in your life. That means you know how annoying it can be, forcing you to have a tissue within close reach at all times. Because they’re a nuisance to deal with, once one develops, you probably want to know why you have a runny nose […]

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