Category: Lifestyle

Burnout: Get more sleep this weekend
November 21, 2014 |

Burnout: Get more sleep this weekend

Are you constantly feeling tired, irritable and low? You could be suffering from a burnout. You are not the only one; all of us reach that point in life when we feel thoroughly exhausted or mentally drained. Experts say that an increasing number of individuals today are being burnout. Burnout, they say is a physical […]

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Marijuana’s long-term effects on the brain
November 12, 2014 |

Marijuana’s long-term effects on the brain

The effects of chronic marijuana use on the brain may depend on age of first use and duration of use, according to researchers at the Center for Brain Health at The University of Texas at Dallas. In a paper published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), researchers for the first time […]

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Fight pneumonia, save a child
November 12, 2014 |

Fight pneumonia, save a child

Today is the World Pneumonia Day, a day set aside by the international bodies to draw global attention to the need to fight this deadly but preventable disease. Experts describe pneumonia as a bacterial or viral infection of the air sacs in the lungs, the latter of which is more common in children. Child killer […]

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Why Garden Egg’s Leaves Is Good For Pregnant Women
November 10, 2014 |

Why Garden Egg’s Leaves Is Good For Pregnant Women

Pregnant women need more of vitamins and minerals which are available in vegetables in large quantities. In this piece, VICTOR OKEKE writes on one of these vegetables. Garden egg leaf, locally known as akwukwo anara and efo Igbo in the Eastern and South –Western part of Nigeria is used in the preparation of vegetable stews […]

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Sexually-transmitted infections, alcohol can ruin your kidneys
November 5, 2014 |

Sexually-transmitted infections, alcohol can ruin your kidneys

The average person knows that he possesses a pair of kidneys as part of his biological make-up, but many people are ignorant of the fact that these organs wield enormous power that could determine whether an individual lives or not. The truth is that the kidneys can fail, get injured, become infected or ultimately need […]

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Warming up cold hands and feet
November 5, 2014 |

Warming up cold hands and feet

If your hands and feet always seem to be cold, try these simple measures to keep warm: Wear warm clothes: This will keep your whole body warm and help maintain circulation to your hands and feet. Layer clothing for indoor as well as outdoor wear. Try wearing a long-sleeved, silk camisole or shirt under a […]

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Handling electric shock emergencies in pets
October 31, 2014 |

Handling electric shock emergencies in pets

Grown pets are seldom victims of electrical shock, but younger pets such as puppies and kittens are naturally curious and will chew almost anything, including electrical cords. If the insulation is punctured and the teeth come in contact with live wires, your pet will receive a shock. Electrical current may cause muscle contractions that make […]

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Natural hair maintenance
October 26, 2014 |

Natural hair maintenance

Wearing natural hair is trending. With it, you need not spend a fortune. For maintenance, try these at-home hair treatments Eggs Their high protein content makes eggs one of the best home remedies for hair growth. They increase the volume in your hair making it thicker. Raw eggs are a great treatment for thinning hair […]

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Coffee may protect the liver
October 23, 2014 |

Coffee may protect the liver

Drinking coffee — even decaffeinated coffee — may protect your liver, a large new study has found. Researchers examined the coffee-drinking habits of 27,793 people who filled out diet questionnaires in a large national health study from 1999 to 2010. The scientists also tracked blood levels of four enzymes that indicate liver function. The study […]

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Stay healthy with HIV
October 19, 2014 |

Stay healthy with HIV

Living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus requires extra attention in order to live longer. By boosting the immune system, it is possible to stay healthy. Here are a few tips Eat a well-balanced diet Eating a balanced, nutritious diet is crucial to one’s overall health, for people living with HIV. A healthy diet can help keep […]

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