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Friday, 23 March 2018

Symptoms of Pneumonia: Causes, treatment and the association with the Rainy Season

Pneumonia is a respiratory disease characterised by inflammation of the lung parenchyma (excluding the bronchi) with congestion caused by germs or irritants. Thus it is a general term for lung infections that can be caused by a variety of germs (viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites). It is a very common disease affecting children but not much attention has been devoted to it in comparison to other ailments.

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Friday, 2 March 2018

Healthy eating: denying yourself Breakfast exposes you to Atherosclerosis

Certain things in life are necessities while some may just be by choice. Just like drinking water or taking fluid is a basic requirement to staying healthy, taking your breakfast is equally a behaviour that must be made a habit for the sake of it. According to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, going without having breakfast increases your risk of developing a form of coronary artery disease called atherosclerosis.
Breakfast - Mediterranean style (Photo: Google image)

Thursday, 1 February 2018

What you should know about Lassa fever; causes & prevention

A disease emanating from a little town in Nigeria many years ago (1969) has over the decades become a very huge health issue. The disease was discovered when two missionary nurses died in Nigeria. Thus the virus is named after the town in Nigeria where the first cases occurred. It has been here a number of times, and suddenly it is here again with us in Nigeria. Lassa fever is an acute contagious viral disease of central western Africa, characterised by fever and inflammation and muscular pains and difficulty swallowing.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

How to naturally deal with, prevent and even reverse Alzheimer’s disease

The ‘twin’ words - senility and dementia are recurrent health issues associated with Alzheimer’s – a disease that most people growing into the senior citizen zones tend to dread. In the days of yore when the awareness was very remote I guess most folks probably thought it was an issue that had to do with the individual – probably going nuts, or just being difficult. But no; Alzheimer’s disease is actually a disease of old age.

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Friday, 17 November 2017

Healthy eating habits, Lemon water, and health tips to prevent/ treat cancer

Health is wealth, and one of the best ways to stay in tip-top condition is by sticking to healthy natural wholesome dietary habits. There are also so much health benefits derivable from the good old ‘stinging’ citrus fruit – Lemon. According to nutritional health expert and medical expert with the Osh State Medical University in Moscow, Russia, Dr. Guruprasad Reddy B V, Lemon water is able to stave off cancer if you make a habit of it.