10 Health Benefits of Medical Examination to persuade you

The word “medical examination” elicits fear in people, who would be best off without conducting one. “What you do not know won’t hurt you” is a common slogan. But in medicine, what you do not know can hurt you. Health professionals recommend general medical examination whenever possible. This need becomes more beneficial as you advance … Continue reading 10 Health Benefits of Medical Examination to persuade you

6 Fundamental Principles of Healthy Aging

Do you fear that one day you will be too old and lose the vigor and energy of youth? You are not alone. Fear of growing old (Gerascophobia) is a common phenomenon. But where does it stem from? Is it the fear of losing your power, influence, or independence? Whatever your reason is, it is … Continue reading 6 Fundamental Principles of Healthy Aging

5 Dietary Considerations to Prevent Weight Loss and Lean Muscle Wasting in Cancer Treatment

The word “Cancer” is almost synonymous with a terminal illness, especially to most people who have lost their loved ones through the disease. Diagnosis of cancer is both scary and intimidating and remains a leading cause of death worldwide claiming over 10 million lives annually. This translates to one cancer death for every six deaths. … Continue reading 5 Dietary Considerations to Prevent Weight Loss and Lean Muscle Wasting in Cancer Treatment

Road Safety During The Festive Season: 9 Ground Rules

Photo courtesy of istockphoto.com Finally, the year 2021 is at the tail end. Despite the initial uncertainties of the Covid-19 pandemic, nations have risen and heeded the WHO call to control the pandemic. No more lockdowns, businesses have picked up, and the “new normal” way of life is back. This calls for celebrations, and what … Continue reading Road Safety During The Festive Season: 9 Ground Rules

Food Poisoning? 14 HOME PREVENTIVE MEASURES

photo courtesy of clipart-library.com Food poisoning! Almost every one of us can relate to an incidence of food poisoning. I have had my fair share. However, one incidence remains the most poignant. We had visited my mother upcountry, on our way back, we decided to have lunch in one of the local hotels. That was … Continue reading Food Poisoning? 14 HOME PREVENTIVE MEASURES

Sprains, Strains, and Fractures ARE DEBILITATING WHEN IGNORED: BE CAUTIOUS

Courtesy of iStockphoto.com Last Saturday, our son joined his teammate for a local tournament. The match was a competition against teams in neighboring estates. When he came back, or rather, driven home, he could barely walk. Both his ankles were swollen, and he walked with a limp. However, his spirit was high for being voted … Continue reading Sprains, Strains, and Fractures ARE DEBILITATING WHEN IGNORED: BE CAUTIOUS

Home Accidents and Emergencies: Open Wounds and Cuts

courtesy of 123rf.com A bleeding site is scary. Sometimes you may witness someone fall and get hurt. The question is, are you prepared to help the person, or is it easier to duck away and pretend nothing has happened? Whichever way you take, there are consequences. To bridge the health gap, we shall learn about open wounds … Continue reading Home Accidents and Emergencies: Open Wounds and Cuts

TOP 10 REASONS THAT LIMIT Men’s Health SEEKING HABITS

courtesy of pngitem.com A few days ago, a relative dropped at our home for a cup of tea. As we were talking, the issue of coronavirus vaccination came up. I inquired if he had received the vaccine hoping to enlighten him on the importance of the jab. The answer is as good as your guess. … Continue reading TOP 10 REASONS THAT LIMIT Men’s Health SEEKING HABITS

8 Practical Strategies to Optimize Men’s Health and Prevent top Health Conditions

Despite my medical background, I still find it very difficult to get my husband to book an appointment for a medical checkup. This is not a preserve of my household, men are generally resistant to medical attention. In most cases, men seek medical attention when the disease has progressed to an irreversible state. But does … Continue reading 8 Practical Strategies to Optimize Men’s Health and Prevent top Health Conditions

8 Mental Health Self-Care Practices to Caution your Cognitive Well-being

Mental health, defined as emotional, psychological, and social well-being, is a critical component of overall health. A good mental health state means you can connect, function, thrive, and cope with today's fast-paced lifestyle without exhibiting mental health problems. Multiple factors around us can singly or combined affect our mental health. Individual, family, community, and structural … Continue reading 8 Mental Health Self-Care Practices to Caution your Cognitive Well-being

6 Basic Principles of A Healthy Dietary Pattern

Picture courtesy of Harvard University and istock. Com Mention the word “diet” and all sorts of ideas spring into the mind. Simply put, the oldest definition of the word diet refers to habitually eaten foods and drinks. But the contemporary meaning of the word diet is almost synonymous with prescribed foods to serve a particular … Continue reading 6 Basic Principles of A Healthy Dietary Pattern

3 Coping strategies to minimize the impact of Post-Partum Psychosis (Puerperal Psychosis)

Childbirth is a moment of great hope for a family. Rarely do people prepare for the worst. It is devastating to the family when a mother develops complications following childbirth. Postpartum Psychosis (puerperal psychosis) is one of the most serious mental health conditions that affect women after childbirth. Though described as a rare disease, it … Continue reading 3 Coping strategies to minimize the impact of Post-Partum Psychosis (Puerperal Psychosis)

6 Cost-effective Strategies to Optimize Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health.

Childbirth is an incredible time for a mother and the entire family. But it can be a time of great grief and pain when the family losses a mother during delivery or a baby at birth. According to World Health Organisation (WHO) statistics, about 130 million births occur annually, over 303,000 mothers lose their lives during the … Continue reading 6 Cost-effective Strategies to Optimize Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health.

10 Strategies to optimize Teenage Healthy Eating Habits

Raising a teenager can sometimes be a roller coaster. The usually obedient child suddenly becomes unruly, spends more time with friends, and no longer sticks to family rules. They may adopt a different eating pattern and are obsessed with their body image. Though this experience can leave you feeling frustrated, the deviant nutrition patterns can … Continue reading 10 Strategies to optimize Teenage Healthy Eating Habits

9 Best Practices to Promote Child Health in the First 1000 Days

I cannot relate to anything more exciting than a newborn baby, always small and sweet. Unlike other animals whose young ones are up and about almost immediately after birth, the human baby is so dependent on the mother that left on their own they cannot survive. This dependency does not just happen after birth, the … Continue reading 9 Best Practices to Promote Child Health in the First 1000 Days