The spine: What you need to know about spinal cord injuries


Gracefully slender and utterly fragile, the spinal cord is one of the most sensitive parts of the body, to the extent that minor damage can lead to paralysis.

Why do I get tonsillitis often?

A month ago I suffered from tonsillitis and swallowed antibiotics which helped. However, my throat is sore again and I feel like I have a fever. I suspect the infection...

I am addicted to painkillers

I think I’ve become addicted to painkillers and I don’t know how to stop it. It started when I got constant migraines but even when I do not have any...

Why you should include legumes in your diet

For one to get the required nutrients in the body, including proteins, carbohydrates and fats in their diets is essential, according to nutritionists. They, however, advise that consuming legumes is...

How can I gain weight in a healthy way?

Since I was a child people made fun of me because of how skinny I am. No matter what I eat, I can’t seem to gain any weight. My sisters...

Be aware of metabolic complications of diabetes

Diabetes is a disorder of glucose metabolism in the body. Frequency of urination, increased appetite and increased thirst are the common problems which occur due to diabetes. Apart from these,...

My two-year-old won't eat

My two-year-old doesn’t seem to want to eat anything. She only likes taking milk and juice. She isn’t losing any weight, however, and looks quite healthy but I’m worried. I...

How to get a strong and fit body


Experts say that having a lot of body fat can lead to dangerous chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and many others. They, however, recommend that exercise is a...

Pregnancy related diabetes: Early detection prevents complications

Diabetes that develops during pregnancy is also known as gestational diabetes.

Viral hepatitis kills more people than HIV, malaria or TB, new report reveals


Viral hepatitis is responsible for more premature deaths worldwide than HIV, tuberculosis or malaria.

Morning-after pills: Are they a safer family planning option?


For most women and girls realizing that they are at risk of getting an unwanted pregnancy is a very scary experience. For some, that unwanted pregnancy is regarded as a...

Myths about the morning-after pill

Emergency contraception. Plan B. The morning after pill.

My baby is stunted

I feed my child properly but at three years she still looks very tiny and stunted. My husband and I are ‘giants’ so I would imagine it has nothing to...

Is beef better than liver?

My friend says it is safer to eat beef than liver. What makes eating liver risky, it at all it’s true?

Digestive disorders: Your eating habits could be the cause

Have you ever experienced vomiting, diarrhoea and frequent constipations? Well, according to physicians, these are some of the signs associated with digestive disorders.

I bleed profusely when i get a cut

When I get a small cut or scratch I tend to bleed profusely for long. I am now 18, but growing up I never had this problem.

My son gets hiccups when angry

My 3-year-old son has a bad temper and likes fighting. And when he cries, he normally develops a hiccup which lasts several minutes.

Coping with depression

Depression is a state of despondency or dejection. Sickness, a major accident, death of a loved one, financial crisis, all these kind of situations can lead one to depression. Mostly...

What you should know about celiac disease


If you usually take wheat products, and other kinds of food that contain gluten, it is high time you changed your diet because you could be risking catching celiac disease.

Dealing with age-related bone weakness

During growth, new bone material is continuously being formed and old material lost to maintain normal and strong bones. Some minerals such as calcium and phosphates play a vital role...

Risk factors for heart disease linked to dementia

People with dementia have problems thinking, remembering, and communicating. They may repeat the same question over and over, get lost in familiar places, or have other problems managing everyday life.

Hair loss: Is it related to one’s health status?


For centuries, hair has been perceived as a mark of beauty more so for women. And as such, anything that can lead to its loss can be discomforting. Hair loss...

Tinnitus: A common hearing distress

Hearing of ringing, buzzing, hissing, or roaring in one or both ears is also medically known as tinnitus. Many people have this problem. In some people, it can last months...

How low birth weight affects a baby’s growth

How much a newborn baby weighs is often among the first questions asked by parents after delivery. Without a doubt, this is because a baby’s birth weight is a indicator...