Tag Health

Health Reasons Why You Should Let Go Of Your Nail-biting Habit

Nail biting or Onychophagia is a pretty common habit, affecting an estimated 30 percent of adults, 45 percent of teens, and 30 percent of children. Biting your nails might seem like a temporary action, but it could have long-term consequences,

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Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month: How To Check For The Increasingly Occurring Disease

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. Like many other types of cancer, if caught early, thyroid cancer can be treated. Although routine screenings for thyroid cancer aren’t common, there are ways for patients to self-check their thyroid. The thyroid is

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Do You Know What The Colour Of Your Menstruation Says About Your Health? You Need To Read This

Most of us aren’t exactly eager when our period shows up but have you wondered why the colour of your period blood changes. Note that when your period first starts the blood is red in appearance, but later in the

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Michelle Obama Talks Prioritizing Our Health As Women/Moms After Having Kids

If Michelle Obama is living her best life, best-selling memoir, glamorous travel with family, freedom from politics – count her as determined to help other women live theirs. Speaking recently at the Essence Festival in New Orleans over the weekend,

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Pediatricians Caution Parents About Plastics & Food Packaging | Recommend Alternatives

As a Nigerian mum living in Nigeria, you will likely find this information relatable and empowering. The American Academy of Pediatrics has advised parents to significantly reduce the use of plastic containers for food and choose fresh or frozen over canned, and

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Sitz Bath For Women: Benefits, Procedure And Precautions

A sitz bath is a warm shallow bath that cleanses the perineum, which is the space between your rectum and vulva. When you take a sitz bath, you basically sit in warm water to help relieve pain, swelling, inflammation or

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Fitness Enthusiast And Mum Of Three, Amara Kanu Advises Women Contemplating Plastic Surgery

Mum of three and fitness enthusiast, Amara Kanu, took to Instagram to share that she had the desire to restore her breasts postpartum to their original round perky nature, and that she had contemplated having a plastic surgery to fulfill her

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Do’s And Dont’s After Having A Miscarriage

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a pregnancy , the most telling symptoms that accompany the condition being heavy bleeding with  abdominal or back pain and cramping. Depending on how far along your pregnancy was, these symptoms can last for

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New Research Reveals How You Can Reduce Risk Of Premature Birth

Premature birth is the leading cause of death for children under 5 years old worldwide, accounting for close to one million deaths annually. Premature babies are at higher risk of a range of long-term conditions including visual impairment, developmental delay

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What You Should know About Hormones, Plus Signs That You May Have A Hormonal Imbalance

Hormones are special chemical messengers in the body that travel through the bloodstream to tissues and organs, and control most of our body’s major systems. Hormones are made by the endocrine glands. Hormonal imbalances occur when there is too much or

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Motherhood: 5 Habits That Foster Your Belly Fat

Ogbugoh Terundu Joy Excess belly fat is bad for your clothes and dangerous to your health. It poses risk of diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cancer and even heart disease. Nobody likes belly fat. People spend their lives dreading

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Simple Tips on How to Boost Your Child’s Immune System (Part Two)

Matthew Imerhion You’ve probably heard countless times that the immune system is a network of cells, tissues, and organs working together to defend the body against the several harmful microorganisms like bacteria and viruses, encountered on a daily basis which

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5 Reasons to Limit Giving Your Child Unnatural Sugar

Ogbugoh Terundu Joy Esq. Ice cream, chocolates, soft drinks, sweets, are just a few of the treats we endorse our little ones with. “They are kids” we say and so go on to buy all the unnatural sugary things they

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Everything You Need To Know About Morning Sickness

To the layman, morning sickness happens as soon as a woman gets pregnant and it occurs as soon as she wakes up, hence the name “morning sickness.” But are these facts? Let’s find out in this exposé on everything you

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7 Simple Ways to Boost Your Immune System During Pregnancy

Eyinade Eweje Did you know the immune system is suppressed so the body doesn’t see the sperm or foetus as an invader and reject it? Consequently, during pregnancy, the white blood cells become less powerful, making you more prone to

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6 Things Every Woman Needs to Know about Hemorrhoids

The very painful feeling all pregnant women, especially those in their 3rd trimester have to go through when having to poop…Yes, Hemorrhoids. This condition is medically defined as “swollen veins in the lowest part of your rectum and anus.” They can

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Dear MIMsters: Please Take Your Health Seriously, Learn From My Dear Brother’s Story

Please learn from my brother’s story and take your health seriously. I lost my sweet mum in 2009. My dad followed in 2012 and since then, God has been great to us. God crowned my efforts with success and I

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7 Reasons Why Your Child is Itchy and What to Do

Children, especially toddlers are prone to a lot of illnesses that can give you scares. While you cannot prevent certain ailments, you can be cautious and ready to help them out when they break down. Itchy skin is a common

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10 Principles of Healthy Snacking All Parents Should Live By

Mark Wealth It’s a noble and exciting thing to teach your children healthy lifestyle. Their eating habits are very important to their growth and development. Based on this we have taken our time to put together a number of principles

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6 Tricks to Prevent Hair Fall Mama Didn’t Teach You

It’s a woman’s nightmare to see her hair fall off just by combing it. Even though it is a natural to lose some hair follicles now and then, women don’t want to see it at all because a woman’s hair

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10 Super Rich Food For Your Child’s First Year (Part Two)

Mark Wealth There are two things a baby needs that has to be deliberately supplied. They are food and love. You really can’t say one is more important than the other. They’re both equally important and what’s super?  They’re mutually

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10 Tips on How To Prevent Your Boobs From Sagging (Part Two)

Mark Wealth A pair of sagging boobs is any woman’s nightmare and while sagging is inevitable for many women, you can take steps to prevent the girls from going down south too quickly. We’d all love to have perky breasts

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Vaginal Ring and Daily Oral Tablet to Prevent HIV Infection Safe in Adolescents

A new report has proven a monthly vaginal ring and a daily oral emtricitabine; tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Truvada—Gilead), both containing anti-HIV drugs, were safe and acceptable in studies of adolescents, two teams of investigators reported Tuesday at the 9th IAS Conference

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When To See The Doctor About Your Child’s Fever

Mark Wealth New parents will be like, “as long as there’s a fever, I’m yelling, DOCTOR!!!” But the fact is that, not every rise in temperature is bad. There are times when a fever actually means the body is getting ready

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Beyonce & Jay Z’s Twins Remain Hospitalized After Being Born Premature

Even though the arrival of their twin is a good news and celebrations should be in place, the couple seem to be under some sort of pressure and facing challenges as their twins who arrived ahead of their due date

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