The most-reported oral health concern is ‘Toothache’ and for many reasons, not too far from what we already discussed is the self-medication that follows toothaches. And substantially because toothaches are at times perceived to be of low importance on the list of oral health concerns, and therefore many oral healt

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You must have heard that all medicines cause side effects. But if you haven’t, then it’s D-day because the assertion is factual. But then you won’t care to listen to any of ‘that’ when you clenched your fists over the pain that refuses to go away, you’ll want to grab that painkiller and end it without havin

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Ironically, and rather not aptly fitting to a large extent; self-medication for some, is seen as part of self-care which is vital to healthcare and general wellbeing. But it’s problematic when its effects are watered down, making it seem less venomous and harmless or even as a good thing. But results have shown that

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Heat intolerance

It’s noteworthy to say that prolonged warm conditions characterized by extreme heat are unfavorable for a substantial majority, but if one finds that they are uncomfortable in hot weather, even after short periods; then they are most likely suffering heat intolerance or hypersensitivity to heat. Problems usually come

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Common heat related illnesses

The heat in high ambient temperatures has direct effects on the body. And we will describe them below. Heat stroke: Also known as sunstroke is a severe and life threatening heat related illness leading to body temperatures greater than 40 °C. It can be due to high ambient temperature or physical exertion that bui

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Health in hot seasons

In the month of January, the average day time temperature range in Uganda is 24-33°C, but it can soar up to 40°C in the far north regions due to dry winds that emanate from the dry northeastern borders of Kenya and South Sudan. The prolonged hot period is a potentially unwelcome catalyst for a host of disasters wi

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Yoga for the season

The festive season is here and while you spend your holidays at home and taking more time away from the routine work schedule. Learning to perform new and healthy habits to help you relax and enjoy the festivities is important to keep you occupied. Have you considered Yoga? Yoga, by the Oxford Languages dictionary d

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Relax and unwind.

There are numerous ways to relax and unwind. But there is a cherry on the pudding for some of the ways that intrinsically confer health benefits on top of the unwinding and relaxation. One of the ways is through massage, which is a form of bodywork, sometimes known as an alternative medicine in the broader context.

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Misinformation is rife; with flames fanned on by social media and the wantonness of some figures in pushing agendas that aren’t approved by the responsible bodies. One area that has been marred by the plight of misinformation has been in the area of weight management; where people have been exposed to all sorts of pr

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Monitoring vitals

In any health crisis, emergency or otherwise, as a first sign of an anomaly, the first thing that diseases tend to distort is the body’s vital signs which are important indicators of health. These are important in determining the nature and effect of the disease and may indicate respiratory collapse, blood infections

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Breathing exercises

One of the biggest risks of stress, anxiety, respiratory infection or ailments affecting the lungs and airway is the collapse of the breathing mechanism. Whether it’s Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Asthma or most recently COVID-19, the risk of respiratory collapse is high and monitoring of breathing is

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Adherence to medication during COVID

The Corona virus pandemic has put an unbearable strain on health systems, in both the developed and the developing world. And it affects may other aspects of health, even the perception and handling of other illness as Covid takes center stage due to its novel nature. When one tests positive for COVID-19, there are

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