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MASTER THE ART OF HAIR CARE. UNLOCK YOUR HAIRS FULL POTENTIAL

Proper Hair care is essential for maintaining healthy and good looking locks. Regardless of your hair type, there are essential tips you must adhere to ensure it stays looking good. They include the following; Straight Hair, For conditioner and shampoo, use volumizing and lightweight products to avoid hair flattening. For styling, minimize heat to prevent […]

UNLOCKING THE SECRET TO NATURAL GROWTH HAIR

Growing natural hair from scratch involves several key steps, from maintaining a healthy scalp to using the right products and techniques. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you on your journey: 1.  Have a healthy Scalp Cleanse Regularly: Use a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo to keep your scalp clean without stripping it of natural oils. Exfoliate: […]

HAIR TYPES

Hair comes in various patterns and textures. Choosing which hair style fits your style is crucial. Here are they various types of hairs; Curly Hair. This hair style is characterized by big curls, a springy texture. It is also dense and coarse Coily Hair. Tight and dense. Prone to shrinkage and frizz. It is also […]

THRIVING THROUGH TIME: Essential Nutritional needs for aging well

As we age our bodies undergo various changes that impact our nutritional needs and overall health. Proper nutrition becomes increasingly essential. Understanding and addressing specific nutritional needs for older adults is essential for their well being. Dehydration is common among older adults and causes health issues including urinary tract infections, confusion and constipation. As you […]

NOURISHING FOUNDATIONS: Unlocking the Power of Nutrition in Infant Development

Nutrition is very vital in the upbringing of babies due to its profound impact on their growth, development and long term health outcomes. Here’s why: Essential Growth. Infancy is a period of rapid growth and development which requires babies to be supplied with an array of nutrients for the formation of bones, muscle, organs and […]

IRONING OUT THE FACTS

Pregnancy is a miraculous journey filled with anticipation, joy and a variety of bodily changes both physical and emotional. Amidst all the excitement, it’s important that you close attention to your nutritional needs, with particular focus on iron. Dubbed a ‘superhero’ mineral, it’s essential for both you and your child. Why? Oxygen Transportation. Iron is […]

5 OF THE BEST ACTIVITIES TO DO ON YOUR RECOVERY DAYS.

There are 2 forms of Recovery; Passive recovery, where you do nothing physically, and Active Recovery where you do some sort of movement less intense than your regular workout. No matter the type, both types must be part of your workout routine for the best of results. What then are the 5 best activities to […]

THE POWER OF REST AND RECOVERY DURING YOUR WORK OUT SESSION?

Now that you’ve been working out, you already know how hard it is to keep up the pace without a break. Your body becomes tired and the muscles ache.  You certainly need to catch a break and allow your body to recover. The recovery period is the amount of time you take between one workout […]

YOUR NUTRITIONAL NEEDS FOR POST-WORKOUT RECOVERY

After a strenuous workout, your body needs to refuel and repair in order to optimize performance and prevent injury. One key aspect of post-workout recovery is nutrition. Fueling your body with the right nutrients is essential to replenish energy stores, repair damaged muscles, and promote overall recovery.   What nutrients do you need during post-workout […]

Essential Tips to achieving Self-care NOW

Are the daily challenges of work/life taking a toll on you? Are you starting to feel rejected at work and at home, incompetent in your work delivery? Worry not, we can be of help. With these essential routine activities, you can quickly get back on your feet and on a path of a quality and […]

Your Guide to Proper Nutrition

Do you feel tired all the time, lack concentration at your workplace or get ill often and take a long time to recover? Probably, you are lacking some nutrients in your daily diet. Don’t despair, we can help. Did you know that proper nutrition provides your body with essential nutrients to aid various body functions? […]

5 Essential reasons to drink water

Water is an extremely important component of our diet. This is because it aids the proper functioning of major organs like the Brain, Digestive tract, Lungs, skin and Kidneys. This explains why when you don’t drink water you feel thirsty, produce little or no urine, and eventually get persistent headaches, constipation, shortness in breath, fatigue […]

TIPS FOR SUSTAINABLE WEIGHT

Are you piling on the kilos faster than you are losing them? Are training programs on the web and social media not working out as spelt out? Do you feel that as you’re growing older, the effort to lose weight is harder as you get along with your work/life? Well, there’s no one full proof […]

GET FIT NOW

The new year is here. It’s time to change our lifestyles. It’s time to get bold with our health resolutions. Forget the easy stuff, be brave, avoid the comfortable approach and focus on what’s most important, health and fitness. What needs to be done? Educate and raise awareness. Educate your group about inclusive  fitness. Once […]

SUPPLEMENTS, YOUR FITNESS AID

We all need fitness at one point or another in our lives. But is it enough? The answer depends on one’s perspective. During exercise, we strain and drain our muscles of vital nutrients and minerals which we need to regain. Nutrients and minerals are important for our muscle performance and recovery which is crucial for […]

TOBACCO USE, A POTENT HEALTH THREAT!

One cigarette smoked, a million body cells are about to die! Although many people continuously smoke cigarette or use tobacco in other forms, the health risks are rather amplified than the health benefits. From the different studies done around the world, people smoke or use tobacco for different purposes including; pleasure, stress relief and social […]

UNRAVELING THE SECRETS OF TOOTHBRUSH BRISTLES FOR OPTIMAL ORAL CARE.

The toothbrush has come a long way. The earthliest toothbrushes were small twigs that people rubbed against their teeth to get rid of food bits and other pieces of debris. Over 100 years, the toothbrush has evolved, beginning to feature bristles made from boar’s hair. Finally in the 1930s, Dupont De Nemours introduced tooth brushes […]

A HEALTHY KIDNEY, A HEALTHY LIFE!

Have you ever imagined a life without both kidneys? Probably not. With so many vital functions such as filtering out wastes and toxins from the body and regulating blood volume, it is quite unimaginable! On average, your kidney will filter up to 144 litres of blood per day to produce up to 1.7 litres of […]

FLOURINATED OR NON-FLOURINATED TOOTH PASTE?

In other words, would you prefer a tooth paste with or without fluoride and what exactly is fluoride? Fluoride is natural mineral found in all most everything we see or use on earth. Soil, rocks, some edible foods but mostly water. The same fluoride is beneficial to each of our tooth enamel. It is a […]

A MERRY MESSAGE FROM US TO YOU!

We are C&A pharmacy, a pharmacy with a vison to be the leading providers of quality pharmaceutical care. Each service we provide, we are making it a point that it is affordable with a top-notch experience straight from the entrances of our 4 different branches. You make us who we are through the year, you […]

FAMILY AND FUN DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON

The holiday season is all about creating special memories with family and strengthening the bond by spending quality time with the loved ones. It’s a perfect time to disconnect from everyday stresses and reconnect with what life is about; family, friends, laughter, love, gratitude and spreading warmth and smiles. As you prepare to spend your […]

SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RIGHTS, WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!

10TH December 2023 will be the 75th anniversary of one of the world’s ground breaking global pledges, the universal declaration of the human rights, with the theme DIGNITY, FREEDOM and JUSTICE for all. The human rights list has up to 30 mandates that are basic to every human alive, however for today, let’s concentrate more […]

FESTIVE TREATS, DON’T OVERINDULGE.

Towards the end of last year, it was monumental as we oscillated from one party to another. Let’s talk about the Christmas festive season that’s around the corner again. To many people, it’s an exciting and best time of the year. It comes with getting long holidays from work, unwinding and dining with your old […]

MOVEMBER, THE MEN’S HEALTH MONTH

Movember is a campaign that was started in 2003 by two mates from Australia, Travis Garonne and Luke Slattery, who jokingly decided to bring back the fashion of growing a moustache. They were inspired by a friend’s mum who was fundraising for breast cancer, they associated the moustache with a pink ribbon, but for men. […]

SEASONAL ALLERGIES AND PREVENTION

Is this a cold? A flue? Is this an allergy? Questions from people that are getting allergies for the first time because allergies can start at a later age like 20’s or even 50’s. There’s no reported death from such seasonal allergies but there is a lot of discomfort. You could say that the luckier […]

Medically unexplained physical symptoms, get a deeper gist.

You and I have ever got physical symptoms that mostly brought uncomfortable feelings in our bodies at different times in life. These could get better on their own without any treatment or sometimes persist pushing you to make a visit to the hospital to find a relief plan. Medically unexplained symptoms can be defined as […]

THE IMPACT OF THE RAINY SEASON ON YOUR HEALTH!

The rainy season comes with mixed feelings for most people. Some will jubilate while most will lament and curse. Floods! Floods! Floods! This season will dictate new behavior patterns such as dress code. Not surprising is the fact that hospital admissions increase due to malaria, typhoid, diarrhea, asthma and so many other diseases. In Uganda, […]

COMMON SIDE EFFECTS OF VACCINES AND HOW TO MANAGE THEM.

There are those days you could get afraid to spend sleepless night and sometimes you run out of solutions. Mothers’ tension usually elevate especially on the immunization visits for their babies to receive the appropriate vaccines.   They get puzzled on how their babies would feel unsettled or sleepy after the vaccination. Vaccines have been extensively […]

THE IMPORTANCE OF CHILDHOOD VACCINATION, DEBUNKING MYTHS.

It is said that people fear what they do not know… vaccination is one of them, so much that there are myths accompanied. In case you were among the one’s taken up by the fears here is an article to rile that fear away. Vaccination is when there is a use of a vaccine to […]

ADAPTIVE IMMUNITY, EVERY ONE’S NECCESSITY!

‘This might not need treatment”, a patient presents with this statement from her pediatrician. She seemed to be in a panic. She continues to narrate how Peter had a fever the previous night and she thought it would worsen as the night went on. But when they went to the pediatrician in the morning, he […]

PREPARING FOR THE LABOR SUITE

On Labor Day, Family is mostly expectant of the good news of the little baby coming to join them. As a mother, the feeling is unexplainable until you’re holding the baby in your hands and as a dad, it’s hearing the first cry. Well, it’s mixed feelings really and you ought to believe they all […]

WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF STRESS ON FERTILITY AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH?

The human reproductive process is one driven by hormones, which communicate by sending signals to different organs required to make ova in females and sperms in males. It is therefore not surprising that any event that disrupts this communication loop will consequently affect fertility negatively. Chronic stress will influence and derail your body’s normal programming […]

POSTPARTUM CARE, THE RECOVERY PERIOD.

A baby’s birth is habitually a time of joy and celebration. From hearing your baby’s first cry to seeing them suckling milk from the breasts, the mother’s anguish gives way to joy because she has brought someone into the world.   On the other hand, however, to both parents, the enjoyment might be tampered with worries […]

INFERTILITY, THE MOST DREADED!

At a young age of 22, when I got married, I would often get irritated whenever people questioned me on starting a family so early! Little did I know, what God had for me, Joan narrates. After 5 years of marriage, trying for a baby for 3 years, 2 spontaneous ectopic pregnancies, 2 failed IVFs […]

What is the difference between a generic and a branded drug, why the price difference?

A generic drug is a medication given to a group of a similar drug say Atorvastatin or paracetamol while a branded drug is a medication developed and manufactured by a pharmaceutical company, marketed under a unique trade name. For instance; Generic name: Paracetamol Brand name: Panadol by manufacturing company called GlaxoSmithKline. Other brands Cetamol, manufacturing […]

HOW DO YOU KNOW YOUR MEDICINE IS WORKING?

Have you taken medicine in the last month? You’re not alone! Whereas certain medications may appear to work instantly, they often do not provide a lifelong relief. That’s why regular follow-up visits to your doctor are so important. By tracking how your symptoms change over time, you can determine whether or not a particular drug […]

MEDICATION ERRORS, THEIR CONSQUENCES AND REMEDIES.

On a usual routine shift at the pharmacy, I received a refill prescription that read fluoxetine 150mg every other two days for 14 doses plus metronidazole/miconazole vaginal cream that the client had already got on the previous visit. The previous medicine package she got was labelled Fluoxetine 20mg taken every morning. Probing further into how […]

MEDICATION

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I MISS A DOSE OF MY MEDICATION? In order to achieve the intended effect, medicines should be taken within recommended time periods. However, you may sometimes miss your dose of medication, probably due to poor planning or a busy schedule. When this happens, do not panic! Just follow these simple […]

WHY IS TAKING A VACATION IMPORTANT FOR YOUR MAXIMUM PRODUCTIVITY AT WORK?

Imagine working 30 days a month or 365 days a year without a break! The fatigue and mental drain this would have on you. The truth is even a machine needs routine servicing for maximum efficiency. It’s for the same reason taking a vacation is critical to maximizing your work output. Rested persons are more […]

WHY IS HAVING BREAKFAST ESSENTIAL FOR KICK STARTING YOUR DAY?

Eating breakfast increases your metabolism, a term that describes all the chemical and physical processes in the body that convert or use energy. So, if you miss out breakfast your metabolism is going to be sluggish. Now that is why breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day. Here are 2 […]

WHY A LITTLE STRESS IS IMPORTANT IN ONE’S QUEST TO BECOME UNSTOPABLE?

We usually don’t brag about being stressed. In fact, many of us dream of living lives that are as “stress-free” as possible. But also, Life would be boring without challenges and surprises.  We have heard often that stress is unhealthy and that we should try to manage it as much as possible. But getting worked up isn’t […]

DEEPER SLEEP SECRETS: A TRIP TO A RESTFUL SLEEP

Have you ever been in bed but with a racing mind for the whole night? Yes, not just a night but for nights, weeks and months. Well, you are not alone! About 10% of the world’s population cannot sleep for more than 4 hours, a sleep disorder known as Insomnia. Most of the adults with […]

EFFECTS OF STRESS ON BOTH MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH AND ITS MANAGEMENT

Imagine you’re seated in traffic, late for an interview for your dream job, watching the minutes tick away, anxiety builds up and you sweat profusely. Stress affects us all, although differently. You might recognize symptoms of stress mostly during busy times at work, when disciplining your kids, when managing your finances, or when coping with a challenging […]

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION, LIFE IN THE MOMENT!

From broken families to falling economies, there is a lot to stress and be anxious about. The continuous un-answered questions, work, servicing loans, children, social media and a future that’s not predictable keep the mind wandering. The mind is always on the wheels! For this, we have resorted to temporary solutions like drug abuse, domestic […]

BUILDING A HEALTHY MORNING ROUTINE FOR A PRODUCTIVE DAY.

A good morning!  A feeling to have when you wake up and to most people it truly is. Mornings are meant to bring a bliss. But after you wake up the rest is sometimes random or not aligned. It is easy to forget one of the things you ought to have done at a particular […]

TIPS TO MAINTAINING A HEALTHY WORK-LIFE BALANCE.

With increasing economic struggles, there is a push towards working long hours, taking a second job or even starting a side hustle for some extra income. You might soon find yourself working more than 55 hours a week just to cope with your financial demands. While work will provide you a sense of life purpose, […]

THE BENEFITS OF PHYSICAL EXERCISE

You will often hear advice like ‘exercise by taking a walk or jog’ from your doctor. Truth is physical exercise is easy to prescribe but difficult to start. Getting out of the shell of physical inactivity is no easy task. Starting and maintaining a physical exercise routine requires a lot of motivation, which for most […]

LIFESTYLE MODIFICATION FOR PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC ILLNESSES

A chronic illness is a disease or condition that has no cure but typically managed by continual monitoring and medications. Chronic illnesses are mostly brought up by lifestyle, older age and for some it’s family lineage. Examples of chronic illnesses include diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, arthritis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. These conditions usually start […]

WHY MONITOR YOUR VITALS CLOSELY AFTER 35 YEARS??

Your vital signs measure your body’s basic functions. These measurements are termed “vital” as their measurement and assessment is the critical first step for any clinical evaluation. Vitals display a snapshot of what’s going on inside your body and provide crucial information about your organs. Abnormalities in vitals can also be a clue to illness […]

MAXIMIZING RESULTS: HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT EXERCISES FOR YOUR BODY.

You probably have heard that physical exercise is good for your body and yes, that’s absolutely right! But the choice of the exercise routine is always a hard one. Some instructors will suggest brisk walking or jogging others will suggest weight lifting. But rarely do we ask our instructors on how we end up with […]

VITILIGO: PERFECTLY IMPERFECT!

Vitiligo is a rare skin disorder that affects production of melanin, a pigment that gives color to our skin, leading to depigmentation or loss of skin color, causing pale patches. Vitiligo is considered an auto-immune condition in which the body’s immune system rejects and attacks its own melanin producing cells (melanocytes). Stigma and embarrassment! These […]

MINERAL SUNSCREEN Vs CHEMICAL SUNSCREEN

Like earlier mentioned in our sun skincare blog, the sun is fun but it causes a lot of trouble if not limited, so we wear sunscreen. Hoping you do too! Sunscreen should never be limited to application when outdoors but also indoors especially within reach of blue light sources like televisions and laptops. Go for […]

CARING FOR ALBINISM

It is not their fault that they are albinos! It is rather congenital that anyone with the right parental genetic predisposition can inherit this tendency.  Albinism results from an error in the production of melanin despite normal numbers of melanocytes. Melanin is directly responsible for the pigmentation of the skin, hair and eyes. Most commonly […]

UNDERSTANDING ALBINISM, ALL YOU OUGHT TO KNOW!

Albinism is the congenital absence of pigment or coloration in a person, animal or plant resulting in white hair, feathers, cuticles, pink or blue eyes and scales. Albinism affects all living things including reptiles, people, plants and birds. In animals, the scales, cuticles, feathers and the skin are white and the eyes are either pink […]

SUN SKIN CARE

Summer is fun time to most of us. But unfortunately our skins never feel the same way. The sunshine and heat can take their toll and it’s upon us to try to help our skin out.  The sun plays a vital role in our mental and physical health. But a lifetime solar radiation and sun exposure […]

COSMECEUTICALS, SKIN CARE AT THE PHARMACY!

Most people, including you and I are willing to trade wealth for a youthful glow! Just to look a little younger! And therefore, there has been a surge in demand for high end anti-aging products that move beyond traditional cosmetics that only temporarily adorn and beautify the skin. Cosmetics companies have tapped into the biomedical […]

SAFE INGREDIENTS IN SKIN LIGHTENING

Safety!! The most profound concern for skincare products. Sadly, we can’t say all skin lightening products have an outstanding safety record. Over the years, so many skincare products have been banned owing to safety concerns observed from their side effects, most notably hydroquinone and mercury. There are plenty of safe alternatives, available in so many […]

LIGHTENING, A NECESSARY EVIL?

Centuries ago dark skin shades were viewed unpleasant. In some countries ugly and dirty is how it was viewed. Dark hardly made it to the spotlight. In the now century, change has come that most have started to embrace darker shades that even kids now play with dark shade dolls. The spotlight has darker skinned […]

THE ROLE OF PATIENT COUNSELLING IN PHARMACEUTICAL CARE

The periods of finding a recovery or cure from a defeating ailment can be such promising and courageous times. Sometimes you are so desperate for a quick recovery perhaps due to severe pains but with all this, it is important that you are guided on how to maneuver the pains using the medication care by […]

SELF MEDICATION- ARE WE SITTING ON A TIME BOMB?

Musawo, can I get 10 capsules of Ampiclox? This is the most popular request at the pharmacy counter. Into further inquiry on what the patient will use the capsule, a blunt “I’ll pour them on the wound, 1 capsule every day” is uttered! This and many more scenarios at most drug stores are the ordeal […]

WHY FOLLOWING MEDICATION-RELATED INSTRUCTION IS IMPORTANT

The common phrase “take this drug as directed by the physician” probably stands out in most of the medical literature and adverts for medicines making rounds on different media spaces like television, radio and magazines for all drugs. Question is, have you ever asked yourself why you need to follow the doctor’s instruction or even […]

MYTHS ABOUT SUPPLEMENTATION, WHAT HAVE YOU HEARD?

Dietary supplementation is the addition of nutrients already made to provide nourishment to the body. The supplements are made as Vitamins, Minerals, Botanicals and Enzymes but in different shapes such as small swallowable rounded, oval or squared, most times colorful in forms of tablets and capsules. Sometimes these dietary supplements will be in form of […]

PATIENT’S ROLE IN ACHIEVING QUALITY PHARMACEUTICAL CARE.

Battling all through the dark times of sickness from minor to severe stages of illnesses. Gone are the days when they were passive recipient care. Pharmacist and other healthcare providers are now expected to engage patients in their own health, care and treatment. As a patient, you have some basic rights that inform all aspects […]

COMMON HOME REMEDIES FOR SELF LIMITING ILLNESSES.

Illnesses that cure by themselves or go away on their own are called self-limiting illnesses. Most self-limiting illnesses are viral and are known to reoccur so most people will find that they no longer feel pain and do not care for the uncomfort the illness brings with it Such illnesses include; Flu: Cough: From deploying […]

QUALITY PHARMACEUTICAL CARE AND ITS COMPONENTS.

Have you ever wondered what role a pharmacist or a pharmacy technician has in the line of patient care? Here is the detail. Quality pharmaceutical care is the responsible provision of medication-related care for the purpose of achieving definite out comes that improve a patient’s quality of life. It is a comprehensive process that comprises […]

PHARMACEUTICAL CARE: THE HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL’S ROLE.

As early as the fourth century BC, the principles of pharmaceutical care had already been inscribed in one of the oldest medical texts known to mankind; the Hippocratic Oath. “I will apply my knowledge, experience and skills to the best of my ability to ensure optimal outcomes for my patients”. Just like the music director […]

THE FATHER’S ROLE IN PREGNANCY

A father is the best support an expectant mother can have. Most times the word father is given to a man whose spouse has given birth to a child however, being a father needs to start at the very moment a spouse communicates the … I am pregnant news! Not only do fathers play a […]

HEALTHY PRACTICES FOR EXPECTANT MOTHERS

Having a baby is an exciting time that often inspires women to make healthier lifestyle choices. Before you can take care of your new baby, you need to take care of yourself and your unborn child. If you are pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant, you probably already know the most basic pregnancy advice: Don’t actively or […]

A GUIDE TO SUPPLEMENTING IN PREGNANCY

Getting the right nutrients is important at every stage of life, but it’s especially critical during pregnancy as you will need to nourish yourself and your growing baby. Once you get pregnant, you are likely to be bombarded with advice from everyone you know and possibly strangers on the street! From what you should eat […]

MEDICINES IN PREGNANCY

When you find out you’re pregnant, your thoughts and emotions may go into overdrive. You might be as excited about this new person you will bring into the world as you are terrified that something may go wrong especially health wise. Unfortunately, pregnant women do not just have to deal with morning sicknesses, backaches, swollen […]

SUPPLEMENTING IN THE EARLY STAGES OF LIFE

Baby’s healthy smiles can be both heart-melting and soul-lifting for many mothers. From birth to 6 months, all babies should be exclusively breast fed. Therefore, mothers must have a balanced diet to obtain the nutrients essential for baby’s growth. Your baby is about to go through an amazing growth spurt. Expect your baby to double […]

WHAT TO DO WHEN THEY FALL SICK?

Generally, Sick days are hard days. The difficulty of having a sick child hits harder for the adult as some children may not be able to communicate the pain. So as a parent, there is having to give all attention by re-scheduling or cancelling schedules in order to figure out what the issue or cause […]

COMMON HEALTH CONDITIONS IN CHILDREN

Right from infancy to adolescence, the childhood phase of life is one of extreme fragility. Children are exposed to a multiplex of health challenges of different complexities, ranging from simple colds to bacterial infections and even cancers. The World Health Organization (WHO) has continued to advocate for improved children’s health especially in third world countries […]

CHILD CARE AND HEALTHY EATING

Procreation especially for people in stable and committed relationships is dreams come true. Yes! The joy and preparations that come with the news of carrying a baby are usually over whelming. The thought of bringing a soul to earth for many is indeed blissful! Unfortunately this is not the case for most Ugandans. According to […]

THE HUMAN AGING PROCESS

A time will come and gray hair will sprout. Quotes have been quoted, the bible speaks of it. Human aging process is gradual, it starts in our early adulthood. Earlier changes will not be seen by plain eye as they will take place within. By age 25, the skin starts to lose its elasticity but […]

PRACTICES TO HEALTHY AGING.

When the years go by, the adolescent glow, vigor and vibrancy start to fade away. The body’s physical and mental abilities begin to slow down as nature takes its course. This new norm is often challenging for many. It requires deliberate steps to handle the new challenges. The following are the steps that will make […]

SUPPLEMENTING IN THE SENIOR DAYS

As we age, most of our bodily functions tend to slow down, their functionality output reduces. So does the digestive system function! The digestive system in comprised of smooth muscles that contribute to gastro-intestinal motility. As we grow old, these muscles lose their tone, so they push food through the digestive system slower than it […]

HEALTH COMPLAINTS IN THE ELDERLY

Getting older can seem daunting­: graying hair, wrinkles, forgetting where you parked the car. All jokes aside, aging can bring about unique health issues. At the biological level, ageing follows the impact of the accumulation of a multiplicity of molecular and cellular damage at a snail’s pace. This evokes a gradual decrease in physical and […]

RISKS OF POOR HAND HYGIENE.

Silent yet true, the most dirt on our hands remains beyond eye gaze. Hand hygiene just like any other kind may lead to serious consequences if not maintained.  Most germs that cause serious infections in healthcare are spread by people’s actions like hugs, handshakes, and commonly touches. During the course of a day, we touch […]

PRODUCTS USED IN HAND HYGIENE

“Hand hygiene is the cornerstone of any infection control programme and plays an integral role in reducing the transmission and occurrences of infections, all hospitals must have comprehensive hand hygiene programs in place.” Said the APIC organization. Hand hygiene is not only for hospital settings. Time immemorial, an African home had a jar of water, […]

HAND HYGIENE PRACTICES IN PUBLIC SPACES

Even with undisputable scientific findings linking hand hygiene to low disease patterns, hand hygiene practices remain suboptimal. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) number three and six reflect how pivotal hand hygiene practices are to attaining general health outcomes. Organizations and government agencies have been promoting hand washing for decades through provision of soap, […]

HAND HYGEINE AND HAND WASHING

In 1846, a Hungarian doctor working in Vienna general hospital, Ignaz Semmelweis noticed that women giving birth in the medical student/doctor-run maternity ward in his hospital were much likely to develop a fever and die compared to the women giving birth in the adjacent midwife-run maternity ward. On investigation, he noticed that doctors and medical […]

The financial crisis, what’s happening? What’s the impact on the health sector?

The financial crisis of 2008 was the most serious crisis since the great depression of 1929. Financial institutions worldwide suffered severe damages, reaching a climax with the bankruptcy of the Lehman brothers on September 15, 2008. Money market mutual funds, a key source of credit, saw mass withdrawal demands to avoid losses and the interbank […]

Personal care in the hard ecomomy

Striving to live well in a nation with slow growth! That melancholy… All the necessities like nutrition, supplementing and oops bills in line may leave us without some personal daily cares like a hair care, a skin care, a scent, and a bit of a drag on the oral care because these are mostly termed […]

Nutrition in tough economic times

The hallmark of tough economic times is scarcity, not only for money but for food items too. High inflation rates translate into high commodity prices, low incomes and ultimately high cost of living. Governments, communities and families have a lot of cost cutting to do in order to be as frugal as possible. The outcome […]

Hard economic times on mental health.

In hard economic times, the prevalence of potentially catastrophic financial events such as: job loss or foreclosure exacerbates preexisting mental health challenges and gives rise to new ones. Such challenges worsen further if a financial downturn persists over many months or years. It is well known that mental health problems are related to deprivation, poverty, […]

Liver life

The liver is the largest solid organ in the human body that carries out over 500 essential tasks and is the only organ that can regenerate. It is located in the upper right-hand portion of the abdominal cavity, beneath the diaphragm, and on top of the stomach, right kidney, and intestines. A healthy liver is […]

Common liver illnessess.

Your liver is the largest vital organ in your body doing for you essential tasks like filtering out poisons and turning food into energy every single day. Failure of the liver to function can lead to poor health and death. The causes of liver issues can be trivial daily doings in one’s life such as […]

Liver wellness

The best way to fight liver disease is to avoid it, if at all possible or; Maintain a healthy weight. Fad diets that make your weight yo-yo can put excessive stress on your liver. Avoid any products that promise large amounts of weight loss in an unrealistically short period of time. Liver cleansing and detox diets […]

Hepatitis B, the preventable contagion

Hepatitis B infection is a global health concern with more than 300 million people affected worldwide. This number is projected to grow with 1.5 million new infections each year. This contagion claims over 800,000 lives annually due to liver cirrhosis and primary liver cancer. Free vaccination campaigns, mass testing, stemming from the world health organization […]

Understanding premenstrual syndrome

The cramps, the cravings and the escalating mood swings that come with periods is trouble! To some, it even gets worse that they even cry or get depressed over a little something. The symptoms are sometimes so severe that women do think of doing harm to themselves or commit suicide. Yes, this is normal and […]

Why periods change?

The phrase ‘different is normal’ gives justice to the normal differences that exist in the periods of different women. Regular periods are defined with regard to length of cycle, duration of bleeding and how much blood is lost. The female reproductive hormones, as they fluctuate during certain stages of growth and aging in women result […]

Menstrual health maintenance

As defined by WHO, Menstrual health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, in relation to the menstrual cycle. Maintaining good menstrual health includes the use of proper and clean menstrual products, sufficient menstrual education and menstrual friendly practices. This will not only lead […]

Menstrual health

An innate contingency experienced by millions of women and girls around the world sometimes making them feel stigmatized, excluded and discriminated against simply because they menstruate. It’s not acceptable that because of a natural bodily function women and girls continue to be prevented from getting an education, earning an income, fully and equally participating in […]

Tobacco smoking and oral health

The perils of smoking to oral health have been many times silenced if not muted by the ever echoing voices of lung cancer and respiratory complications, yet oral health issues arising from smoking continue in the most subtle of ways. Just like acid burns, such is the destructive nature smoke released from tobacco, as it […]

Management of fatigue

Whether you’ve suffered a restless night’s sleep or are constantly on the go, tiredness can sometimes hit you like a brick wall. But, instead of suffering from in-a-constant-daze syndrome there are measures you can take that may naturally bolster up the energy levels. Tweaking your diet and adding in vitamin-rich foods and supplements can help […]

The body burn out…

Endurance, the ability to go on with your daily chores relentlessly, sets machines ahead of humans in task performance. This phenomenon best describes fatigue; a state of mental, physical and emotional tiredness, exhaustion beyond normal tiredness. It will typically comprise of lack of energy accompanied by increased effort needed to perform tasks. Similar to a […]

10 things you should know about autism

2nd April is World Autism day. The U.N general assembly declared it as the day to highlight the need to help improve the quality of life of those with autism so they can lead full and meaningful lives as an integral part of society. Autism is not an illness. It is one of the least […]

Oral health, self-medication and what you should know

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 health concerns will only require the […]

Self medication: Why do we think you should avoid it?

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 […]

Self-medication, should we leave it to the experts?

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 the […]

Maternal mental health

Maternal Mental Health is an important piece in the puzzle of holistic maternal health, and since March is Women’s month, it’s part of the package. Maternal mental health is vital in the pursuit of more inclusive Women’s reproductive rights and we will re-echo its importance. Many women admit to being plagued by mental ailments during […]

Maternal mental health in the women’s month

The Maternal Health Awareness Day is commemorated on January 23rd to help people learn about the contribution they can make in handling the challenges faced in maternal health. Maternal health is an issue so important that it is re-echoed whenever the opportunity presents itself, and there is no better occasion for re-commissioning ourselves to the […]

What to do for that special woman

We have some ideas on how to show your appreciation to the women in your life on their special day, and we’re happy to share. The ideas aren’t ironclad but they a miniature compass to help you safely navigate the fog of uncertainty, they are what you can build on to get that woman what […]

The woman that inspires you

Like a celebrated yearly ritual that excites us with glee, oftentimes, when the 8th of March happens, the attention is on women and the brightest of lights are shone on their achievements, traversing all spheres of life in contemporary history, focusing on how far they have come and how much needs to be done in […]

Wholesome nutrition is the goal

By the Food and Agricultural Organization figures, more than 820 million people in the world were hungry in 2018. In sub-Saharan Africa, there were 239 million undernourished people, with a prevalence of 22.8% as measured by the Prevalence Of Undernourishment. In Uganda, 12% of the population is chronically food insecure and is scattered in Karamoja, […]

Food in February

It’s February! And as you may well have already heard; Food is a big deal in February. You may not have known this but consider this, there are places such as in the US where national food days are a big deal and enable people enjoy foods they otherwise wouldn’t have had; 1st Feb-National Baked […]

Self care in the love month

February is also known as ‘healthy relationships’ month; and as we have already re-echoed the importance of healthy relationships in fostering good mental health through nourishing relationships with family and friends, and loving others. But most importantly, Self-love and self-care are also themes that rhyme strongly in the month of love, so it’s possible to […]

The love month

Rummaging through February’s dress-up box, almost certainly, and with prolific consistency you’ll find two things; romance and food, and also, some of the February’s other important considerations are Women’s history and Black history which may fall into the fray. But Romance and Food scream loudest. February is the shortest month of the year, but is […]

Dressing for the heat.

The best way to avoid heat related illness is avoid the heat all together but this is often hard to achieve. It can be partly achieved by staying under a shade but if one needs to go, then there is a need to keep in mind the important clothing or covering one needs to limit […]

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 from the body’s inability within its thermoregulatory […]

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 builds up […]

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 […]

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 definition […]

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 […]

Gifting this season

Gifting is an old age tradition whose importance has never waned but only soared higher, gathering momentum because of a richer world; whose consumption of commodities is at an all-time high that we have begun counting the cost of consumerism and its effects. Gift sharing is a love language, the most important part of some […]

Caring in this season

The festivities are a special time, even much more special when they coincide with the end of the year. The perfect time for the congratulations, the restart, reset and recharge, the rejuvenation and the optimism. These are things that excite most of us. It’s the end of the year so it’s that time to take […]

When the years go by

Youthful exuberance is associated with vigor and an all-round pleasing and aesthetic physical look. Ageing changes a lot of that in a plethora of less than appeasing ways; physical changes are less subtle as the outer skin layer thins even when the number of cell layers remains unchanged, melanocytes (Pigment-containing cells) decrease and the remaining […]

The allure of good looks.

It’s not even remotely surprising that ancient Egyptians and Sumerians feature prominently when history of the use of cosmetics is discussed, and this was thousands of years ago; the use of cosmetics mirrored the tenets of a civilized society and also markers of accumulated wealth. And cosmetics went a long way in rubber-stamping status; the […]

Decorative cosmetics

Changes for the better are always welcome, and when it comes to better looks. It’s a no brainer for many. Insert cosmetics. Decorative cosmetic types are used to modify or enhance the area to which they are applied. These improve appearance and give a more appealing look. There are a host of such products on […]

What deodorant is best for you?

Finding the right Deodorant to use can be tedious!  It can be a Herculean task and many can attest to this. The trial and error process can waste finances on products that they aren’t compatible with or might not be fit for use.   For deodorants like it is for any other products consumed on the […]

Antiperspirants

Deodorants have been classified as cosmetic, but in some jurisdictions where the rules on consumer protection are more stringent, Aluminum containing Antiperspirant deodorants remain over-the-counter (OTC) products with some level of scrutiny, like the FDA label that requires one to consult with a doctor before use in case of kidney disease, and other such similar […]

Halting the sweat

Viagra, Penicillin, Plastic, the Microwave, Gunpowder, Vaseline, and Mauve. Quite an odd selection of items? Right? Yes. But wait for it…  Their discovery was a breakthrough whose advent was squarely a mistake or generally unintended as they became distracting detours for inventors in their quest to carry out the noblest task of inventing. And we […]

Supplementing for fertility

The impasse when there isn’t any hormonal or physical deformity to deter conception can set off accusatory and disdainful thoughts among many couples. But there is some hope in foods and vitamins, however paltry some may find it due to the infancy of research; there are vitamins, vitamin-containing foods and supplements that can help one’s […]

Fertility problems

Insensitive and invasive questions on reproductive viability are commonplace for people perceived to be ‘of a certain age’. Oftentimes, people are questioned on when they’ll have children or why they haven’t had children forgetting that the decision is a very personal one; either way, it’s uncalled for that one’s achievements are narrowed down to whether […]

Health and population

The world’s population increased from 1 billion in the 1800 to over 7.7 billion today; a dramatic increase since it had changed very little in the previous periods, constantly being checked by prolonged periods of starvation and pestilences, inadvertently; the high death rates leveled out the birth rates. In the 100 years between 1900 and […]

Contraception

The reasons why some people may choose to not procreate or to delay it are inexhaustible; and over the years, many ways and procedures have been sought to achieve the feat. In modern times, more and more people are taking control of their reproductive health, mostly to configure it to other aspects of their lives […]

Exercise and sleep in immunity

Exercise and sleep and both important in immunity. Here we discuss their roles is maintaining immunity and how to use both in maintaining a healthy body. Exercise Exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness. The evidence to show a correlation between exercise and immunity is insufficient […]

The Minerals for immunity

The mineral elements to help in boosting immunity include: Iron This mineral is present in all cells of the human body. Its functions include being a key component in hemoglobin that carries oxygen from lungs; it acts as a transport medium for electrons within cells, facilitating oxygen enzyme reactions.  Iron deficiency is fatal. Sources of […]

Vitamins and the immunity

In this period more than any other period, we have been of the importance of a strong immunity. We have been also reminded of the importance of vitamins in supporting our natural immunity and the natural sources where to find them because good health ought not to be too expensive. Since the sources of these […]

Concerns of unbridled weight management programs

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 products […]

Anorexia

The obsession with perfection can get to neurotic levels; likened to a Tsunami that leaves a pile of rubble in its wake. Oftentimes and at any cost, even at the expense of health, many are willing to sacrifice so much so that they are more agreeable than the next person in the eyes of the […]

Obesity

Pretty much ironic and not exactly accurate, the one-time known ‘diseases of affluence’ have transcended in a huge way to the low socio-economic strata of the population; and this trend has been widely prevalent since the end of the Second World War. ‘Diseases of affluence’ are mostly non-communicable diseases of which economic development is a […]

The cost of alcohol withdrawal

The abrupt cessation of alcohol intake of long periods of excesses can carry with it some very troubling effects, some have been known to be fatal, so the process should be handled by a trained professional with the knowhow on ways to go about a withdrawal and a relapse that may fail a proposed therapy […]

Group psychotherapy to manage alcohol abuse

A.A Gill, who was a Scottish writer and critic penned down a compelling piece in his first-ever article for Tatler three decades ago; the article details his struggles with alcoholism, but what raises great interest is when he described the role of group therapy in the management of alcoholism. As a ‘central core for treatment’. […]

Alcohol abuse

Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder is a broad term for the consumption of alcohol that results in mental or physical health problems. The World Health Organization estimates that as of 2010, there were 208 million people with alcoholism worldwide (41% of the population over 15 years of age). It’s more common among men […]

Fermented liquids

Fermented beverages (Alcohol) have been with us for ages, some records show that we have been using them from as early as the Neolithic age (circa 1000 BC). The exact period of the advent of alcohol, or when humans began to purposefully utilize fermented beverages is impossible to trace, but probably when the first person […]

Food modification to prevent and treat allergies

The proverbial “rule of thumb” has always been simple and conveyed as a constantly reechoed message saying: strictly avoid the foods you are allergic to! And even when you eat out, dine out defensively! This works and also is a straightforward instruction. But at an unprecedented state; things are pretty much evolving. Extensive research spurred […]

Food allergies. How big is the problem?

The developed world has done well for its self in studying allergies evidenced by a plethora of publications giving a clear picture of the prevalence of food allergies among most western economies. In this; there has been an understanding of the gravity of the situation and appropriate measures devised to combat the situation. However serious […]

Common food allergies

In an article on the prevalence of food allergies in the developing world, Joyce Irene Boye posits that there are 170 foods known to provoke allergic reactions. Of these, the common foods responsible for inducing 90% of reported allergic reactions are peanuts, milk, eggs, wheat, nuts (e.g. hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds, cashews, pecans, etc.), soybeans, fish […]

Food allergies: By definition.

“Peter Rabbit”, the movie, received quite a backlash when viewers perceived it to have shown disregard and taken the plight of food allergies rather too lightly. Whether the uproar was justifiable or overboard, the moviemakers apologized for the offending scenes. But the saga showed something important; that something had changed about people’s perception of food […]

Leave-in vs. Rinse out Conditioner. What’s the difference?

As an important step in the process of hair treatment, it usually is the second step after hair washing. Conditioning makes the hair softer and easier to manage. Radiant and bubbly hair requires a delicate balance of hair products, and out of a plethora of hair products comes the hair conditioners that add shine, nourish […]

Oils for lovely hair, what you may need to know

Hair treatments have a visibly strong effect on hair, but those that involve oil come out much better than when other ingredients are used; they leave the hair well-nourished among other numerous benefits. Many conditioners can mimic these effects but oils have some superior properties. They aid in clearing dandruff, greyness, prevent brittleness, prevent excessive […]

How often should you wash your hair?

Contemporarily, we are not short on thoughts and ideas of how to go about different hair treatments; a quick look through the internet and the information is overwhelming, some of the ideas are easily relatable and easy to execute while others require professionals to execute. One of the most common queries is how often should […]

What are great foods for healthy hair, skin, and nails?

The integumentary (enveloping or external layer) system of the body has hair, skin, and nails as pillars of its enormous framework, another common factor is Keratin, which is a tough protein contained in hair and nails. Beyond its insurmountable functions; which are to protect the body from various kinds of damage such as loss of […]

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 or organic failures […]

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 important, COVID-19 often leads to Pneumonia and […]

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 important […]

Steaming

Steam, we have found the use of steam to be diversified in many ways, from industry, health and catering. There were steam engines in the beginning of the industrial revolution and in cooking practices to prevent the over cooking of food from direct heat. Steaming is also used to preserve beta carotenes in carrots. In […]

Exercise and sleep in immunity

Exercise and sleep are two parallels that may carry distinct roles in maintaining the body’s immunity. One involves working of the body and all its structures alike and the other lowers most of the body functions to basal rates, but a balanced and cyclical utilization of both exercise and sleep is vital for health. Exercise […]

Herbs and immunity

Moringa Moringa is a herb that can ward off many health complications. It should be your go-to herb for immunity strengthening. So what makes moringa such a powerful immunity booster? It contains 7 times more Vitamin C than even oranges. Vitamin C is the chief nutrient that our bodies need to build strong immunity. That’s not all, moringa also […]

Vitamins and the immunity

The novel corona virus pandemic found the world unprepared to combat it at the start, but mostly because it was unprecedented, not that the world had never faced a pandemic, but that this was a new strain. It was new and highly virulent and would cause a lot of damage before the world and its […]

The minerals for immunity

In the last article, we looked at the important vitamins that are needed for the body to support its own immune system. This time we review the important minerals that make up our immune supporting cocktail Iron This mineral is present in all cells of the human body. Its functions include being a key component […]

Travel basics

The Bahamas, Maldives or Jeju islands are all excellent travel destinations for the holidays, mostly for the scenery and what nature has in its bottomless bag of tricks, but they may not be your kind of travel destination depending what type of experience you are looking for. People travel, mostly for some quality time away […]

Family for the festivities

Family, these are arguably the closest people to us, the ones who know us inside-out and have our backs when we find ourselves staring into an abyss of nothingness; they stand side by side with us when we don’t know which step to take. Family in the nominal sense connotes biological attachments, but there are […]

Positive emotions

Every after the tumultuous experiences that gruesomely threaten to obliterate us into oblivion, we seek for solace in the things around us. So we spend on new things, new experiences, learn new habits to fill the void and give meaning to life as we know it. And when we look within, we reminisce on fond […]

Vaginal dryness

Friction, which is a force resisting motion between two surfaces describes aspects of motion. In absence of the material to sufficiently smoothen the contact and movement between surfaces, it continually goes on and most often leads to corrosion of surfaces involved. Sex, which follows similar physical motions, is affected by friction in the same way […]

Hypersexuality

Even though the problem is multifaceted, the genuineness of worry and coalesced societal concern accorded to low sex libido will be higher than that accorded to hypersexual tendencies, this sort of attention places low sex libido high up in the hierarchy of reported sexual problems at the expense of what lies at the opposite end […]

Erectile dysfunction

There is a machine, there is will power to work it and move it but it won’t move because certain things aren’t right and if you try to force it without correcting the deficiencies, you won’t make it that far and this will disappoint everyone but it will mostly disappoint and crush your ego as […]

Premature ejaculation

During sex, the flow of events is pretty much straight forward because you’ll struggle to describe the act of one body thrusting into another in any sense of organized logic, one would say it’s not an enigma and it doesn’t call for use of euphemisms when describing sex. It would take great pains and too […]

The perfume families

“Perfume puts the finishing touch to elegance- a detail that subtly underscores the look, an invisible extra that completes a man and a woman’s personality. Without it, there is something missing,” a quote made by Gianni Versace “Our choices in perfume are influenced by the image we want to portray” says Stephen V. Downwaite, an […]

Longevity and shelf life of perfumes

The love for a fragrance can be purely subjective or be influenced by social trends, but it makes up for something that one finds a scent they love and associate with amidst the numerous scents, it’s like finding a piece of oneself.  There are two aspects that vividly augment the narrative of ambiguity in explaining […]

Perfumes

The marks of bourgeois attitudes and values can be defined by some unwritten laws. Some are markedly significant, and the others are as trivial as they come. Body fragrance is one of the unwritten laws. Ever since the amassing of wealth became a vital goal in asserting status and commanding respect in society throughout history, […]

Our loyalty program

Relationships, good or bad, are in every imaginatively conceivable way definitive of the quality of life. It’s affixed in human nature that our sensual tendencies draw us to seek harmony and satisfaction with everything around us. Serenity, peace of mind, inner contentment and everything else that is good for mental health is essentially in sync […]

Nail care

With their insurmountable importance and unlike some popular narratives, nails deserve as much care as any other body part. On many occasions, nails have been neglected and this has affected general health, and also made fingers and toes less attractive than they should actually be. The nails are an interesting part and some facts known […]

Menopause

Change is a recurring motif in life’s rich tapestry. The process of ageing in humans brings with it a plethora of changes that are definitive for every stage of growth, some of the changes manifest physically as humans age and these include decrease in fatty tissue, the skin thins and becomes less elastic and more […]

Zinc for Men’s Health

The earth in all its glamour and splendor is a gift that keeps of giving; at every core of what’s visible to the eyes are numerous elements that are of great value to the sustenance of life and these are also part of the structural make up of everything visible, as science continuously reveals these […]

Our delivery service

The ease of accessibility is a stalwart foundation for every offered service, and an efficient delivery system is the cherry on top to the ease of accessibility. Services that are available but not accessible are in hindsight a sort of mirage in the wholesome picture of effective service delivery. The access is usually underlined by […]

Down syndrome

The battle against disease and ailments is usually fought on two fronts, one of them being their prevention and the other concerned with the curing, or sometimes combining the two whenever feasible. However, genetic disorders have proven to be more difficult to alleviate compared to other diseases because of the very nature of the disease, […]

Autism

Growth and development are some of the characteristics of any naturally living entity. But the physical growth of the body and rates of development in intellectual capacity might differ in a number of ways, even in creatures of the same species. The differences may be determined by a number of factors i.e. genetic and environmental […]

Ailing minds

Mental health, an indispensable facet of the holistic health care system is often overlooked as a scourge on the general wellbeing of an individual. It is increasingly being understood that good mental health for a person goes a long way in alleviating or preventing other kind of ailments such as stomach ulcers and hypertension whose […]

Depression

Depression, which in the literal sense of the word describes a slump or an aversion to activity, finds use in the description of various phenomena. The fluidity of diction connotes its usage in mental health, Biology, Earth science and Economics where it defines important patterns in respective fields. The form of depression that more often […]

Women in science

If one isn’t a woman, then at least they have a special connection to a woman. As civilizations burgeoned to become more sophisticated, the practice sidelining of women in areas crucial to maintaining and perpetuating the goals of earlier patriarchal civilizations became untenable. And increasingly, the role of women in areas of science became increasingly […]

The perils of pimples

The natural process that lubricates the skin involves the production of oily or waxy matter from the underlying layers of the skin that is progressively poured out onto the skin surface. The oils are key in the mitigation of the loss of water through the skin, maintaining its integrity and minimizing the risk of infections. […]

Health tips for the hot season

Infallible and timeless is the fact that seasons change with time, cold and heat, summer and winter are all fickle in occurrence from time to time. These changes impact greatly on the way of life in terms of seasons of agriculture and many other mundane activities. For many, it also greatly impacts on their health […]

Let the mind make merry this season

The festive season rhymes with mirth and celebration. The celebrations bring together friends, family; and even strangers to dine together and make merry. It is imperative for many that their year climaxes with the reminiscing of the noteworthy moments and the making of peace with the low moments, and bundling up of all these as […]

stress and the mind

The human mind is central as an entity that embodies intellect, rational thought and all qualities that are drivers of witty inventions and human ingenuity; however it can from time to time burn out or malfunction due to stress. Stress is widely prevalent and impacts heavily on the quality of human life. There have been […]

Nutrients needed throughout pregnancy

Trekking through the endless and mud-filled trenches of hedonism can be a tedious undertaking in life, but the bearing of a child is a ray of light and a fundamental milestone to tick off the bucket list. This is why many people do all they can to make sure their pregnancies are as smooth and […]

Nutrients for your eyes

The importance of a good eyesight is unrivalled, it can be an indicator of the much needed boisterous state of youthfulness when it functions at its best, or a damning wake up call to an ageing person when its starts to fail. And this is why a good eyesight is of great importance,  some of […]

Taking care of your facial skin

Facial is a term used to describe a personal care beauty treatment which involves cleaning and moisturizing of the human face. The human face is less protected from wind and sun rays because it is the part of the skin that is never clothed or covered and a facial treatment of the face is of […]

Prostate cancer

There are many mannerisms that are distinctive to the character of a man, much more than his ability to provide for his household is the desire to take control of the intimate matters of a house. The hindrances to the man’s ability to take control of his bedroom during intimacy are many but one outstanding […]

The lump in the breast

The nearly grotesque sight of outgrowths felt under the skin on any body part can go a long way in unsettling anyone. They can come off as triggers of unbridled anxiety, mostly if they are perceived as a symbol of a debilitating state of health of an individual. The growths can be lumps, skin cysts […]

Non-communicable diseases

In the midst of burgeoning world economies, the bearing of differing life styles on the varying patterns of health among different individuals has been clearly noticeable. However, there is no place where life style has had such an immense impact as in its contribution to the prevalence of non-communicable diseases. A non-communicable disease (NCD) is a disease that is […]

About honeymoon cystitis

Euphoria can be an apt description of the way most people feel on their honey moon. And as newlyweds, they always know that this is a new start to their life and that nothing can go wrong from then on; the optimism soars high above the ceiling and through the roof. There is however a […]

Guide to good posture

Summary Good posture is about more than standing up straight so you can look your best. It is an important part of your long-term health. Making sure that you hold your body the right way, whether you are moving or still, can prevent pain, injuries, and other health problems. What is posture? Posture is how […]

Knowing your skin type

Your skin has a memory.  In ten/twenty/thirty years from now, your skin will show the results of how it was treated today. So, treat it kindly and with respect. Skin type is determined by how much/ how little sebum your skin produces. Your diet, the medications, stress, environment and make – up products that cause […]

Sleeplessness

Imagine a boy, not older than nine years and not heavier than thirty five kilograms of weight. He is playing yonder across with his toy car, specifically a police miniature sized car. He intermittently makes sounds mimicking siren sounds to make his experience more real than it actually is. He rides his miniature car ferociously […]

Sleep hygiene

Did you know there’s a term for your bedtime rituals and nightly habits? Collectively, these behaviors are known as sleep hygiene. Whether you practice good or bad sleep hygiene is up to you. But if you want to get a better night’s sleep, the answer often begins with improving your sleep hygiene. What is sleep hygiene? […]

Dietary supplements

What are dietary supplements? As the name suggests, dietary supplements are food products that supplement our regular diet. Supplements help to provide adequate nutrient amounts in the diet and boost additional demand for the body. Vitamin and mineral mixtures were the most popular forms of nutritional supplements for many years. In recent years, a huge […]

Diabetes and exercise

After a healthy diet, physical activity is the next focus point for adults with type 2 diabetes.Physical activity includes all movement that increases energy use and is an important part of the diabetes management plan. Exercise is a specific form of activity designed to improve physical fitness. Physical activity and exercise are important. Getting active Do […]

Changes to improve your cholesterol

Lifestyle changes can help reduce cholesterol, keep you off cholesterol-lowering medications or enhance the effect of your medications.  High cholesterol increases your risk of heart disease and heart attacks. You can improve cholesterol with medications, but if you’d rather first make lifestyle changes to improve your cholesterol, try these five healthy changes. If you already […]

Benefits of drinking hot water

Drinking hot water can provide your body with the water it needs to replenish fluids. Its best to drink water first thing in the morning or right before bed for optimal health benefit. Add a twist of lemon for a vitamin C boost, and you’re already on your way to better health. Relieves nasal congestion […]

11 tips for healthy eating

Healthy eating is not about individual nutrients anymore. 1. Build a better plate. The Healthy Eating Plate is made up of one-half vegetables and fruits, one-quarter whole grains, and one-quarter healthy protein. “Whole” and “healthy” are important words here. Refined grains have less fiber and fewer nutrients than whole grains, such as whole-wheat bread and […]

Symptoms and management of asthma

Asthma is a common chronic disease of the airways affecting up to 18% of people.Asthma causes symptoms such as; Wheezing Shortness of breath Chest tightness and/or cough worsened by factors such as allergens or exercise. The symptoms are associated with difficulty in breathing air out of the lungs due to airway narrowing, airway wall thickening, […]

Diabetes and Physical Exercise

After a healthy diet, physical activity is the next focus point for adults with type 2 diabetes. Physical activity includes all movement that increases energy use and is an important part of the diabetes management plan. Exercise is a specific form of activity designed to improve physical fitness. Physical activity and exercise are important. Getting […]

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