BODY IMAGE AND HOW TO IMPROVE IT

BODY IMAGE AND HOW TO IMPROVE IT

What is body image? Body image refers to a complex experience of how individuals see their own body in terms of perception, emotional attitudes, and beliefs. It isn’t just about focusing on what we see in the mirror when we check our skin, hair, or body shape and...

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How to get the best night’s sleep 

How to get the best night’s sleep 

You might have got several factors responsible for your poor sleep at night. This can be  from work stress, worries and family responsibilities. While you might not be able to control the factors that interfere with your sleep, you can adopt habits that encourage...

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FALLS IN THE ELDERLY

FALLS IN THE ELDERLY

A fall is an event which results in a person coming to rest inadvertently on the ground or other lower level. Falls are one of the most frequent and serious problems facing the elderly, it is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the elderly. Causes of...

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TOOTHPASTE ALLERGY

TOOTHPASTE ALLERGY

Funny how we always think that every semblance of infection is a sign of some underlying chronic disease or autoimmune reaction. Something as little as mouth sores, gum bleeding and swelling may get you thinking of a serious health problem. In fact, yours truly was a...

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HEALTH EQUITY: WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

HEALTH EQUITY: WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

WHAT IS HEALTH EQUITY? Health equity is defined as a means whereby everyone irrespective of their race, gender, color, and language, has equal and fair access to health care services. This is without discrimination or fear as much as possible, in order to achieve...

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Corona virus spread control

Corona virus spread control

Corona Virus: Prevention Below are simple and important things recommended to prevent the risk of contacting and also spreading the covid19 virus. The use of face mask is very important in preventing the spread and exposure to the deadly virus.  Wash your hands...

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ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

Alzheimer’s is a progressive brain disease that affects daily tasks which range from mild to severe case. It decline thinking skills and ability to function independently. Just like the rest of our bodies, our brains change as we age. Most of us eventually notice some...

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ENURESIS IN CHILDREN

ENURESIS IN CHILDREN

Enuresis (bedwetting) most often is not a serious health problem, and children usually outgrow it. However, bedwetting can be upsetting for children and parents. Bedwetting often results in emotional troubles for both children and their families. This can lead to...

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FAMILY PLANNING AND MODERN CONTRACEPTION

FAMILY PLANNING AND MODERN CONTRACEPTION

Family planning is an integral part of reproductive and family health and a key factor in reducing maternal and infant mortality as well as complications of abortion. Yet an estimated 232 million women who want to avoid pregnancy are not using safe and effective...

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INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION

INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION

Intestinal obstruction is a blockage that keeps food or liquid from passing through the small or large intestine. This blockage can cause a buildup of food, fluids, gastric acids, and gas. Without prompt medical care, pressure begins to occur. This can consequently...

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HALITOSIS (BAD BREATH)

HALITOSIS (BAD BREATH)

Bad breath is a common problem that can cause significant mental stress due to the anxiety and embarrassment that comes with it. Bad mouth odor is medically known as halitosis. It is not just a condition to be ignored as it could be a source of concern to those who...

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HEMORRHOIDS: WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

HEMORRHOIDS: WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the lower portion of the rectum and anus. Walls of vessels stretch so much that the veins get irritated and bulge. It is also known as pile and can be of two types which is based on location: internal and external hemorrhoids....

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ANXIETY DISORDER

ANXIETY DISORDER

Anxiety is a healthy emotion that is crucial for survival in the presence of potentially hazardous situations. This is due to the ‘fight or flight’ response triggered by the adrenaline hormone. However, it becomes a disorder when an individual manifests...

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NEWBORN ATTACHMENT

NEWBORN ATTACHMENT

A natural instinct that has been programmed such that mothers and infants have a love and intimacy experienced through early and healthy attachment called newborn attachment. The joy you experience as you connect with your infant can not be overemphasized. It goes a...

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HEADACHES: CAUSES AND TYPES

HEADACHES: CAUSES AND TYPES

HEADACHES: CAUSES AND TYPES Headache is a general health problem. That is, majority of us have experienced it at one time or the other with different severity. Many of us are familiar with the throbbing, clustering and distracting pain of a headache. Headaches can...

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HEARING LOSS IN ELDERLY

HEARING LOSS IN ELDERLY

Aged ones experience a number of changes in the way their body system and organs function. One of such changes is hearing loss, which is also known as presbycusis. Age-related hearing loss is a type of hearing loss that gradually occurs in both ears due to changes in...

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TOOTHACHE: Causes and Prevention

TOOTHACHE: Causes and Prevention

Toothache is a sign that here is an infection or inflammation taking place in the tooth. Such pain is usually throbbing and may be accompanied by a headache as time goes on. A Tooth pulp contains blood vessels, tissue and nerves. The pulp nerves are highly sensitive...

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EAR INFECTION: What should you know?

EAR INFECTION: What should you know?

EAR INFECTION The ear is an organ of hearing. Apart from detecting, transmitting and transducing sound to the brain, the ear also helps to maintain our sense of balance. The ear is divided into three (3) major parts which are the outer ear, middle ear, and inner ear....

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FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION: How harmful?

FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION: How harmful?

FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION (FGM) Harmful health practices are procedures that are injurious to health and non-beneficial. This practice violates a person's rights to health, security and physical integrity.  Female genital mutilation sometimes called female...

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TEMPER TANTRUM IN CHILDREN

TEMPER TANTRUM IN CHILDREN

Tantrum  Tantrum is common in children, a scenario of standing in the supermarket getting stuff and suddenly, your kids fall himself on floor rolling and fist ponding the ground after informing him there is no chocolate for him and offering apple instead. This can...

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