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)

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

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: 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

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