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Ginger: An Effective Immune Booster

Ginger: An Effective Immune Booster

The wonders of Vernonia amygdalina (Bitterleaf) and its importance were discussed in one of the last few posts and I’m sure you got a lot of value. Today, I will be taking you through the wonders of ginger.   Zingiber officinale commonly referred to as ginger is a flowering plant whose rhizome or ginger root […]

COVID-19 Cases Surpass 150 000, 128 More Deaths

COVID-19 Cases Surpass 150 000, 128 More Deaths

South Africa recorded its deadliest 24 hours since the Coronavirus outbreak after 128 people succumbed to COVID-19 on Tuesday. Of the new deaths, 52 are from the Western Cape, 36 from Gauteng, 25 from the Eastern Cape, 11 from KwaZulu-Natal and four from Mpumalanga, bringing the death toll to 2 657. The number of COVID-19 […]

The Wonders Of VERNONIA AMYGDALINA (Bitter Leaf)

The Wonders Of  VERNONIA AMYGDALINA (Bitter Leaf)

As humans, good health and wellbeing are totally dependent on what we take in. It could be in the form of the food we eat, drugs we ingest, words which contribute to our thought process, as well as things we see, hear and do. They all do. In this article, I will be focusing more […]

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 […]

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