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Why You Might Want to Drink Water Before You Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine or Booster Shot

Why You Might Want to Drink Water Before You Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine or Booster Shot

By now you’re probably well aware that the COVID-19 vaccine—despite it being a life-saving shot—typically comes with at least a few less-than-pleasant side effects. They’re minor, of course: pain at the injection site, fever, fatigue—but feeling any discomfort at all isn’t exactly how you want to spend the day after getting vaccinated. To help, some pharmacies are offering […]

What Is Dense Breast Tissue, and How Does It Relate to Breast Cancer?

What Is Dense Breast Tissue, and How Does It Relate to Breast Cancer?

While getting a mammogram is a good way to detect the possibility of breast cancer, it can also detect something else: dense breast tissue. In fact, dense breast tissue is a finding exclusive to a mammogram, wherein certain parts of the breast appear light gray or white, making it harder to detect any present abnormalities, according […]

Vaginal Health

Vaginal  Health

This is unarguably the main organ that clearly declares a human as a female- THE VAGINA. The vagina is an important part of the female reproductive organ. Before moving on with vagina care, let me clearly explain the difference between the vagina and the vulva. For a long time, I personally assumed the vagina is […]

Foods High In Vitamin C

Foods High In Vitamin C

Foods High In Vitamin C If you chug a glass of orange juice every time you start sniffling, you may be onto something. Though studies show that consuming vitamin C can’t actually prevent colds, loading up on this nutrient may help slightly shorten the length of time you’re sick and reduce the severity of your symptoms. Thing is, […]

Healthy Foods You Need in Your Kitchen

Healthy Foods You Need in Your Kitchen

Fruits & Veggies A healthy kitchen starts with fresh produce—yes, even in winter. Fruits and vegetables deliver vitamins, minerals, and plant nutrients that protect against chronic conditions including obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and dementia. Keep a good variety on hand and aim to eat at least two servings of fruit and three servings of vegetables […]

Period Shame

Period Shame

Statistics show that about 58% of girls and women experience period shame and different factors are responsible for this. Some women talk about why they feel ashamed and how they have overcome this shame over the years. 1) I used to be ashamed whenever I got stained but not anymore. “Na stain I stain I […]

Caesarian Section (C-Section)

Caesarian Section (C-Section)

Create a discussion on Caesarian Section in a gathering of African women and the varied opinions you will get summarizes C-Section as a wrong, bad and abnormal thing that should not be done and when it is done, should not be spoken about. Most of these opinions are driven by cultural and religious beliefs rather […]

Can You Safely Hang Out with Unvaccinated Friends?

Can You Safely Hang Out with Unvaccinated Friends?

If you enthusiastically vaxxed up partly out of a desire to be social again, you wouldn’t be alone—catching up friends in real life is one of the perks of COVID-19 vaccination. But vaccination rates in the US have fallen short of expectations, and now the highly infectious Delta variant is fueling an increase in outbreaks, particularly in under-vaccinated […]

5 Doctor Appointments to Stop Postponing

5 Doctor Appointments to Stop Postponing

For more than a year, COVID-19 has largely confined people to their homes and shut down schools, stores, and businesses. The pandemic isn’t over, of course. But thanks to the vaccine, normal life is starting to gradually return—and doctors’ offices that were closed or offered only limited services for the past year are opening back […]

Health Benefits of Cherries

Health Benefits of Cherries

It’s cherry season again! They’re fresh, plentiful, beautiful, and delicious, but, you may be wondering—are cherries actually that good for you? The answer is yes, 100 times yes! Cherries are not only one of the healthiest fruits, they also rank as one of the most health-protective foods overall. One cup, or about 21 cherries, contains […]