7 Most Common Micronutrient Deficiencies and their Impact on Health Status

In past articles, I have written so much about nutrition and diet. This is because good nutrition is the bedrock of survival and development. Eat your fruits, vegetables, whole grain, quality protein, and healthy fats are the mantra. But why is nutrition so important to be the main focus? Good nutrition means our bodies can … Continue reading 7 Most Common Micronutrient Deficiencies and their Impact on Health Status

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10 Priority New Year Health Resolutions and Common Pitfalls to avoid

10 Priority New Year Health Resolutions and Common Pitfalls to avoid A new year brings in new hopes and aspirations. It is time to look back and take account of successes and failures in the past year, and also a time to look into the future with fresh optimism. This practice is not a new … Continue reading 10 Priority New Year Health Resolutions and Common Pitfalls to avoid

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.

Bridging Health Gap: Annual Health Education SCHEDULE, 2022

Would you like to have a basic understanding of the causes of diseases and how to prevent them? Gain knowledge on how you can mitigate the many health challenges facing humanity today? Understand how to protect the young ones from preventable yet leading causes of death and much suffering, then Bridginghealthgap.Com is the place to … Continue reading Bridging Health Gap: Annual Health Education SCHEDULE, 2022

Bridging Health Gap: HAVE YOU POSTED YOUR FEEDBACK?

Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com Bridging Health Gap.com, a web page launched on 18th July 2021 at WordPress provides Public Health Literacy to equip the public with health knowledge. Drawing from my experience, I have witnessed undue suffering that is preventable. Take, for example, diarrhea, it has remained a leading cause of death in children worldwide, but … Continue reading Bridging Health Gap: HAVE YOU POSTED YOUR FEEDBACK?

DIARRHEA IN CHILDREN

BE CAUTIOUS OF DEHYDRATION  In our previous blog, we saw that diarrhea is an underlying cause of fever. Today, we shall look at diarrhea and its effects on children and how you can manage it at home to prevent dehydration. Dehydration is a complication of diarrhea leading to loss of essential minerals and water from … Continue reading DIARRHEA IN CHILDREN

Fever in Children, Some Timely Tips!

Due to their young age and immature immune system, children are likely to get sick more often than adults. However, unlike adults, children do not express themselves and this creates anxiety for the caregiver. If not addressed, child health can deteriorate very rapidly. Knowing what to do and when to seek medical attention is very critical. … Continue reading Fever in Children, Some Timely Tips!

Hospital Jitters

When I was young and growing up, hospital visits were the scariest experiences I had. Every time I had a cold, my mother would take me to the nearby health center to get treated. I feared those visits because, by the end of the day, an injection was almost definite. Today things have changed a … Continue reading Hospital Jitters