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

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 then very 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 … 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.

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

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?

22 CONTENTS OF Basic First Aid Kit

Picture courtesy of istockphoto.com In this part of the world, public transport is notorious for causing massive road traffic accidents that result in multiple casualties. So before I joined medical college, whenever I traveled, I used to get comfortable when I saw a first aid box placed somewhere at the back of the vehicle. I … Continue reading 22 CONTENTS OF Basic First Aid Kit

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

Home Accidents and Emergencies: Nosebleeds in Children, Adults, and Pregnant Women

courtesy of istockphoto.com Nosebleed, medically known as epistaxis, is common and frightening as it starts spontaneously in an otherwise healthy individual. Though nose bleeding can be mild and clears without much effort, it can be a herald of underlying medical conditions. In Bridging the Health Gap, we shall look at nosebleeds in children, adults, and pregnant … Continue reading Home Accidents and Emergencies: Nosebleeds in Children, Adults, and Pregnant Women