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Maintaining a Healthy Pregnancy

One of the most important things to keep in mind during your pregnancy is your health. You are now living for two, which means that your lifestyle choices are more important now than ever. This is a great motivator to start healthy habits, and take time just for yourself. A healthy lifestyle encompasses more than […]

Get an eye test

Visiting the optician at least once every 2 years is vital as your vision can change significantly in between check-ups. If you’re a contact lens wearer, it’s a good idea to have an eye test yearly so you’re wearing lenses with the most accurate prescription and avoid unnecessary strain or discomfort. Eye tests can also […]

5 IMPORTANT REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW YOUR BLOOD TYPE

Many people don’t know what blood type they have. You may think it isn’t important because hospitals check your blood type before surgeries anyway, right? In most cases, they do, but there are several other reasons that you should know for yourself. First, it’s good to understand the basics about blood types. There are four […]

How to control food poisoning

Food poisoning is majorly caused by improper and unhygienic handling of food which can breed and spread harmful bacteria leading to stomacha ches, diarrhoea and vomiting. Honey Fausta Akech, a nutritionist at Healthy U, says honey has both antifungal and antibacterial properties that can be effective for treating indigestion and other food poisoning symptoms. Honey […]

Risks of self-medication practices

Self-medication is defined as the selection and use of medicines by individuals (or a member of the individuals’ family) to treat self-recognized or self-diagnosed conditions or symptoms. Several benefits have been linked to appropriate self-medication, among them: increased access to medication and relief for the patient, the active role of the patient in his or […]

New Virus discovered in Uganda

Researchers from the Uganda Virus Research Institute have discovered a new virus among patients that had previously reported to hospital with signs of fever, but never got any improvement even after intense treatment to manage the fever. Because it is a new strain of virus, it has been named after the village where these patients […]

World Antibiotics awareness week

Misuse of antibiotics puts us all at risk Taking antibiotics when you don’t need them speeds up antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic resistant infections are more complex and harder to treat. They can affect anyone, of any age, in any country. Think twice. Seek advice Antibiotics aren’t always the answer. Always seek the advice of a healthcare […]

7 secrets to kidney health

You can do a number of things to keep your kidneys functioning properly and keep them as healthy as possible at every stage of life. Hydrate, but don’t overdo it. “Contrary to popular belief, no studies have proven over-hydration as an effective practice in enhancing kidney function,” So, while it’s always a good idea to drink […]

October, Breast Cancer Awareness month

Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram – the screening test for breast cancer – can help find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat.

Risks of self-medication practices

Self-medication is defined as the selection and use of medicines by individuals (or a member of the individuals’ family) to treat self-recognized or self-diagnosed conditions or symptoms. Several benefits have been linked to appropriate self-medication, among them: increased access to medication and relief for the patient, the active role of the patient in his or […]