Managing Low Blood Count

Have you been feeling tired and sluggish lately? Maybe it’s time to check your blood count. Low blood count, also known as anaemia, is a condition where the body doesn’t have enough red blood cells or haemoglobin. It can be caused by several factors, including iron deficiency, vitamin B12 deficiency, and chronic disease. Common symptoms […]

Late-night Eating

Late-night eating is a habit that many of us have fallen into, whether it’s due to busy schedules or just snacking in front of the TV. It always starts with “Once won’t hurt” until it becomes 4 times a week. While it may seem harmless, eating late at night can have negative effects on your […]

The Misuse of Antibiotics

Ah, antibiotics. These drugs have saved countless lives and prevented many infectious diseases. Did you know that our over-reliance on these wonder drugs has led to a rise in antibiotic resistance? Yes, that’s right. Antibiotic resistance is a growing concern that needs to be addressed urgently. One of the main ways people misuse antibiotics is […]

Alcohol and Paracetamol

We’ve all been there – after a night of partying, you wake up feeling like a truck ran over your head. Your first instinct may be to reach for that paracetamol in your cabinet to ease the pain but hold on before you pop that pill, there’s something you need to know. Studies have shown […]

A Call to Action: Combating Drug Abuse Among Nigerian Youths

From the bustling streets to the rural villages, the problem of drug abuse is widespread and growing. Drug abuse is a major issue among youths in Nigeria. Many factors contribute to this problem and it’s important to understand them to develop effective solutions Tracing the Root of the Problem One of the most common factors […]

Health Check: How often do people go for checkups?

Our body operates like an engine and like one, it needs maintenance. Think of how you fix dates to get your car serviced or how you lift the bonnet now and again to check the oil level. Your body needs you to check in, just like that or even more. How often do you go […]

Managing Hypertension

Hypertension which is commonly called high blood pressure is a silent killer that can damage blood vessels and lead to serious health problems.If you’re diagnosed with high blood pressure, it is important you check your blood pressure regularly to know if the changes you’ve made are working. Here’s a breakdown of the diagram seen above, […]

World Breast Feeding Week 2021: The Benefits of Breastfeeding

“Breastfeeding gives children the best possible start in life,” – Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO DG. Breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to ensure a child’s health and survival. However, nearly 2 out of 3 infants are not exclusively breastfed for the recommended 6 months. According to the World Health Organization (2018), globally, […]

The importance of hand washing

Hand washing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Washing hands help reduces the spread of germs to other people. Washing hands daily with soap and water is the best way to reduce the number of germs on them. How Do Clean Hands Help Health? Good hand […]

SURVIVING THIS HEAT!

You would have been tired of the unbearable surge of heat during the day and at night in the last few weeks. This heat will require smart adaptation strategies and deliberate climate resilient practices to cope with the damage that has been done. The common effects of heat waves on humans are dehydration which can […]