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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 […]

Kenya: Teenage Pregnancy Driving 10,000 Girls Out of School Annually

Kenya: Teenage Pregnancy Driving 10,000 Girls Out of School Annually

Cases of teenage pregnancy in the country have remained unchanged with as many as 10,000 girls dropping out of school every year. The latest Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS) 2014 paints a gloomy picture of teenage pregnancy and motherhood situation in Kenya. It shows that one in every 5 teenage girls between the ages […]

Scientists Are Working on a Coronavirus Vaccine

Scientists Are Working on a Coronavirus Vaccine

The 2019 novel coronavirus continues to spread throughout the world. Since it first emerged in December, 2019-nCoV has infected more than 31,400 people, and at least 630 people have died from the illness, according to the most recent numbers from CNN. While the majority of those affected remain in mainland China, coronavirus has spread to over 25 […]

6 Health Benefits of Almonds Every Woman Needs To Know About

6 Health Benefits of Almonds Every Woman Needs To Know About

Almonds are nutrient powerhouses. Whether consumed whole, chopped, sliced, or ground into almond flour or almond butter, this deliciously satisfying nut truly deserves its superfood status. Here are six research-backed almond benefits, and simple ways to incorporate them into meals, snacks, and treats. Almonds are nutrient-rich An ounce of almonds, which is about a quarter […]

Garlic Cannot Cure Corona Virus – Learn More

Garlic Cannot Cure Corona Virus – Learn More

Although, garlic, a plant related to onion adds flavour to food and is capable of destroying harmful bacterium, the World Health Organization (WHO) have debunked the myth that it can prevent and protect people from the new viral infection. “Coronaviruses are a large family of (zoonotic) that cause illness ranging from the common cold to […]

Everything You Need To Know About Cholesterol

Everything You Need To Know About Cholesterol

My cholesterol is a little high. What lifestyle changes should I make to bring it down? We know that diet can make a big difference for cholesterol. For starters, cut back on saturated fats (such as red meat) and avoid trans fats as best you can. Remember that any food that has the words partially […]

Seven Questions To Ask Before And After Having A Premature Child

Seven Questions To Ask Before And After Having A Premature Child

The thought of going home without your newborn is quite difficult. A preterm or preemie (other terms used for premature babies) parent may miss the experience and joy that comes with holding to hold and bond with the baby right after delivery.  It’s is absolutely normal for a parent to worry about a child born […]

Is Your Kitchen Healthy? : Things In Your Kitchen You Need To Throw Away Now

Is Your Kitchen Healthy? : Things In Your Kitchen You Need To Throw Away Now

Your sponge Maybe you’re microwaving or boiling it to remove germs, but as Gravely notes, it’s really hard to clean a sponge: “It’s got all those holes in it,” she says. “Even in these studies they did where they boiled them, there will still pathogens there.”   The USDA recommends replacing your dish sponge “frequently,” […]