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10 important nutrients every woman needs

Everyone’s nutrient needs are not exactly the same. While most people benefit from the same vitamins and minerals, a woman’s needs can be a little different because her body goes through different things throughout life. Here are 10 nutrients that ...

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Africa: Tackle malnutrition head on

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram Eight hundred and five million of the world’s people are chronically hungry, according to estimates by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). But this figure represents only a fraction of the world’s population whose ...

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Dr Stella Ameyo Adadevoh

Doctors and scientists are examining the connections between the foods we eat and our energy and mood. There is scientific evidence to support the fact that dietary changes can have a positive impact on brain chemistry and metabolism, leading to ...

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How not to catch Ebola

By Michelle Roberts As the outbreak continues to spread, the fear of catching the disease is rising. Experts are learning more about how to contain the virus that has infected around 7,500 people in West Africa. The race is on ...

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9 environmental hazards that harm kids

The environment is fraught with hazards, particularly for children. Parents worry about everything when it comes to their children — and then do what they can to protect them from it. Worried about falling? Put rubber bumpers on the coffee ...

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Infertility: Which treatment is right for you

Infertility Treatments That Work It’s untrue that simply waiting it out will put an end to infertility. Like other medical conditions, there are treatments available for those experiencing infertility. At least half of couples undergoing infertility treatments will conceive, and ...

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16 health benefits of whole grains

What are whole grains, anyway? Whole grains have all of the parts of the original kernel—bran, germ, and endosperm—in the original proportions, explains Keri Gans, a registered dietician in New York City. In refined grains, the bran and germ are ...

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What causes sensitive teeth?

Using Too Much Mouthwash Love keeping your breath minty fresh? If you grab frequent swigs of mouthwash throughout the day, you may be setting yourself up for sensitive teeth. That’s because some mouthwashes contain acids that may make already-sensitive teeth ...

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Do you have these 5 bad dental habits?

You practice good dental care: brushing your teeth, flossing fairly regularly, and seeing your dentist twice a year for checkups and cleanings. Good for you! But you’re probably also engaging in one or more bad habits that can undermine the ...

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8 benefits of a high protein diet

Arguably, high protein diets are also low-carbohydrate (or low carb) diets due to the fact that they restrict carbohydrates and place the bulk of nourishment on consuming protein-packed foods for calories and energy. Perhaps the most well known high-protein diet ...

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Costs of obtaining Oral Health care

By Dr. Samuel Awosolu Health care delivery has its teething problems and limitations. There is the ideal of healthcare delivery being affordable accessible and without any prejudice to health, race, gender etc. In equality on the other hand is not ...

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Save a life today, donate blood

According to reports, every year, 62% of maternal deaths from pregnancy and childbirth related complications occur in Sub-Saharan Africa. Out of the 62%, severe bleeding, which is the leading direct cause of these deaths, accounts for 24.5%. Also, 26% of ...

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Age is not a barrier to spine surgery

Mama Catherine suffers from back and leg pains. She was finding it increasingly difficult to walk and so was becoming dependent on family members for help. A previously active and independent woman, she has become incapacitated and reduced to enforced ...

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Sexually transmitted diseases and oral health

Sexually transmitted diseases are on the increase, despite the best efforts of health professionals in educating the public and creating awareness. Venereal disease, like almost all diseases that affect humans, have an oral manifestation symptoms present in the mouth. A ...

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Testicular pain– a sensitive issue

By Dr John Pillinger Men are notoriously sensitive about their testicles. After all, they are sensitive structures. But discomfort and pain in the testicles causes a disproportionate amount of concern to men, over and above their vulnerability and association with ...

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Expert cautions girls on egg donation

A physician, Dr Nkechi Asogwa, recently in Lagos cautioned young girls against commercial egg donations to prevent life-threatening ailments later in life. Egg donation is when a woman gives her eggs to another woman anonymously, altruistically and unselfishly so she ...

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Hygiene basics for kids (II)

By Felicia Megginson It’s All About Technique Forget the hand sanitizers or those antibacterial soaps for beating germs (you don’t want to kill all germs; some are beneficial and necessary for maintaining a healthy immune system). A good old-fashioned hand ...

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