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Do-It-At-Home Facials You Should Try

Do-It-At-Home Facials You Should Try

Sadly, many people in the world today are battling with a lot of skin imperfections. Beauty for some people is on the inside, while for some people, it’s on the outside. And by outside, I mean the facial appearance. There is a saying, “the way you dress is the way you will be addressed” is […]

COVID-19 Death Toll Surpasses 5,600 As Total Cases Exceed 209,000

COVID-19 Death Toll Surpasses 5,600 As Total Cases Exceed 209,000

As of June 11, the confirmed COVID-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 209,380. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 5,689 and recoveries 95,084. South Africa has the most reported cases – 55,421, with deaths numbering 1,210 Other most-affected countries include Egypt (38,284 cases), Nigeria (13,873), Algeria (10,484, and Ghana (10,201).   The numbers […]

Do Supplements Cause Cancer?

Do Supplements Cause Cancer?

You might want to shift your focus from your morning supplement routine to your diet if you’re looking to reap the benefits of vitamins, a new study says. Researchers at Tufts University have found that nutrients from food are associated with living longer—but the same can’t be said for vitamin supplements. The researchers analyzed data on […]

Covid-19 May Worsen the Antibiotic Resistance Crisis

Covid-19 May Worsen the Antibiotic Resistance Crisis

  Growing evidence suggests that, as the Covid-19 pandemic moves across the world, it may drag a second slow-motion pandemic behind it. Even though Covid-19 is a viral illness not affected by antibiotics, early data from hospitals shows that very high proportions of patients—more than 90 percent in some cohorts—are being treated with those drugs […]

COVID-19 Is Causing Blood Clots And Strokes In Some Patients

COVID-19 Is Causing Blood Clots And Strokes In Some Patients

For the most part, strokes affect older adults: The American Stroke Association says a person’s risk of stroke nearly doubles every 10 years after the age of 55. But due to the new coronavirus, doctors have seen an increase in strokes among people as young as 30—and doctors are scrambling to find out why. According to new reporting […]

‘Maskne’ Is a Real Thing—Here’s How To Stop Face Mask Breakouts

‘Maskne’ Is a Real Thing—Here’s How To Stop Face Mask Breakouts

Let’s be real: For those of us currently working from home, a full face of makeup has been rendered totally unnecessary—but despite giving our skin a much-needed breather right now, acne can still be an issue (hello, stress breakouts!). It’s not just the added anxiety of coronavirus that might be making you break out a little more than usual […]

Up To 190 000 People Could Die Of COVID-19 In Africa If Not Controlled – WHO

Up To 190 000 People Could Die Of COVID-19 In Africa If Not Controlled – WHO

Eighty-three thousand to 190 000 people in Africa could die of COVID-19 and 29 million to 44 million could get infected in the first year of the pandemic if containment measures fail, a new study by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa finds. The research, which is based on prediction modelling, looks […]

COVID-19 Shows That Where There Is Political Will There Is A Way To Work Across Sectors

COVID-19 Shows That Where There Is Political Will There Is A Way To Work Across Sectors

South Africa reported its first case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on 5 March 2020. In the weeks that followed the country saw decisive, strong leadership from President Cyril Ramaphosa. It has also seen significant, important and necessary co-ordination between different ministries. These have included education, justice, health, trade and industry, transport, public works and infrastructure and finance. The […]

Is Coronavirus Airborne? The Answer May Not Be So Simple

Is Coronavirus Airborne? The Answer May Not Be So Simple

Six feet: You’ve heard that measurement everywhere by now—from officials at major health organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization; on coronavirus-themed TV commercials; in literally every COVID-19 article circulating the internet. For the most part, we all know that, while we should be staying home, in those moments we […]

You’re Pregnant During The COVID-19 Outbreak – Here’s What You Should Know

You’re Pregnant During The COVID-19 Outbreak – Here’s What You Should Know

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way life looks for most (if not all) people: Kids are home from school, adults are working from home, many events have been cancelled or postponed. Most of those situations are inconvenient, but not necessarily detrimental—but when hospitals flood and doctors’ offices close, medical care is threatened, which can […]