Appendicitis; early detection prevents bigger complications

The appendix is a long, thin pouch that is shaped like a finger. It hangs down from the large intestine. The appendix is of an unclear function in humans, and...

Is the food you pack for your child healthy?

As a daily routine, most parents usually pack food and snacks for their children before they leave for school. This food is eaten by children during their break time or...

Lose weight naturally

Due to modern urban life styles and increasing affluence, obesity has become a major health problem in developed as well as developing countries Not only one looks ungainly due to...

How to prevent the next global pandemic

On March 31, 2014, Médecins sans Frontieres (MSF) declared that an unprecedented Ebola outbreak had hit Guinea, with Liberia registering its first case at the same time.

Vegan diet: Why it should be taken with caution

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With the increasing levels of obesity, the craze about living on a vegetarian diet is also on the rise. Vegetarian diets are popular and the reasons for following a vegetarian...

Dos and don’ts in burns and scalds treatment

According to the World Health Organisation over 96 per cent of fatal fire-related burns occur in low- and middle-income countries. In addition to those who die, millions more are left...

The fascinating health benefits of tree tomatoes

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Tamarillo or tree tomatoes, locally known as ‘ibinyomoro’ are fruits loved by people of all age groups. And while it is common to spot different types of juices in many...

Breast cancer awareness and screening key in saving lives

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Breast cancer screening checking the breasts for early signs of cancer in women who have no symptoms of breast cancer. The goal of breast cancer screening is to detect cancer...

Why nuts are a healthy delicacy

Nuts are useful food product, ranging from peanuts to walnuts and coconuts, among others. They are appetising and satisfying to eat and also enhance the flavour of many snacks and...