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This Is Exactly Why Companies Should Take Mental Health Seriously

This Is Exactly Why Companies Should Take Mental Health Seriously

You spend the majority of your weekday waking hours at work — shouldn’t your mental health be a priority while you’re there? The workplace can be particularly stressful, and if you’re not careful, it can lead to burnout. That’s why it’s important to manage your mental wellbeing during your nine-to-five. But don’t just take our […]

How Your Metabolism Changes in Your 20s, 30s and 40s

How Your Metabolism Changes in Your 20s, 30s and 40s

You remember the moment it hit you: When you realize that, even though you’ve been eating about the same and exercising a fair amount, you’ve put on a few pounds. Or, you came back from vacation only to realize you weren’t bouncing back as quickly as you used to from the fried foods and frozen […]

OPINION: How Diabetes Affects Women

OPINION: How Diabetes Affects Women

Diabetes is a condition of high blood glucose levels in the blood. Women are affected by diabetes in multiple ways and have some problems different from men. Studies suggest that a greater number of women with diabetes have maturity onset diabetes, i.e, diabetes that occurs due to relative insulin deficiency or body cells becoming resistant […]

Obstetric Fistula: ‘I Had Bled The Whole Night When The Doctor Saw Me – The Baby Had Died’

Obstetric Fistula: ‘I Had Bled The Whole Night When The Doctor Saw Me – The Baby Had Died’

    Sarah Omega was orphaned at the age of 11. With eight siblings and no money, she was forced to drop out of school in her small, Kenyan village after finishing her primary education. She later joined her elder sister who was working in the city of Eldoret. “When I was 19, I was […]

Male Involvement Enhances Female Condom Use

Male Involvement Enhances Female Condom Use

Although female condoms have been in the global market for almost 15 years, the product is still unknown to many women. At the Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen, Demark (16-19 May), Denise Van Dijk, director of global market development at The Female Health Company, called for men to be ambassadors of the female condom as […]

9 Subconscious Things You Do When You Aren’t Being True To Yourself

9 Subconscious Things You Do When You Aren’t Being True To Yourself

1. You justify your decisions “I’m not going to write today, because I wrote yesterday and I’m tired and I just don’t feel like writing.” Sound familiar? Every time we have to justify a reason for not doing something, we’re most likely straying from what we truly want to be doing. If you choose not […]

Exercise Can Lower Risk of Some Cancers By 20%

Exercise Can Lower Risk of Some Cancers By 20%

You know the virtues of regular physical activity: it can lower your risk of becoming overweight and can keep diseases like heart problems and diabetes at bay. But can it help reduce the risk of cancer, too? A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine sheds new light on that question. Previous studies have found […]

An Overview of PTSD Symptoms

An Overview of PTSD Symptoms

Through years of research, a number of symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have been identified. These are symptoms that can develop following the experience of a traumatic event and are listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD symptoms are divided into four separate clusters: […]

What You Need To Know Before You Buy A New Mattress

What You Need To Know Before You Buy A New Mattress

You’ve had an active day, eaten right, taken a bath, donned your favorite PJs, and banished your phone and other screens from your bedroom — just like experts say to do for optimal sleep. But you’re still tossing and turning. Turns out, your mattress may be to blame. “The sleep surface is critical to sleep […]

Over 3m Lives Lost To Air Pollution Annually – WHO

Over 3m Lives Lost To Air Pollution Annually – WHO

The World Health Organisation, WHO, yesterday raised the alarm over urban air pollution sustained rise at an alarming rate, saying that over 3 million premature deaths are recorded worldwide every year. The Global health body also warned that more than 80 percent of people living in urban areas that monitor air pollution are exposed to […]