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

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

5 Life-Cycle Approach to Youth (15-24) HIV prevention

picture courtesy of 123rf.com HIV global overview HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), which causes AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) remains the most challenging public health pandemic since the first case diagnosed in 1981. Even though substantial efforts have gone towards the fight against the virus, it is estimated that 79 million people have been infected and 36 … Continue reading 5 Life-Cycle Approach to Youth (15-24) HIV prevention

9 Individual Public Health Measures to institute and mitigate the scourge of Covid-19

picture courtesy of pngtree.com Whenever health experts announce an impending disease outbreak, governments face unprecedented challenges to protect the citizens from lurking danger. Emergency budgets, resource re-allocation, and stringent measures to reduce the spread of infection are announced. However, instigating public health measures is not easy. You have seen, for example, people walking freely with … Continue reading 9 Individual Public Health Measures to institute and mitigate the scourge of Covid-19

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