On 7th April, the World Health Organization held their 70th World Health Day with the theme: Health For All. The organisation's goal is to provide Universal Health Coverage, that is, access to everyone to the healthcare services they need, without having to worry about going into debt paying for them. 🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾 On this World Health Day… Continue reading World Health Day 2018: 10 Ways To Stay Healthy
Malnutrition refers to deficiencies, excesses or imbalances in a person’s intake of energy and/or nutrients. This is according to the World Health Organization. The term MALNUTRITION covers 2 broad groups of conditions. i. The first group is ‘undernutrition’: This accounts for most cases of MALNUTRITION, and include the following categories: stunting (low height for age)… Continue reading Think You Know What Malnutrition Is?
Aging is something we shy away from. Somehow we hope go be young foever and we want to remain smooth and fresh for as long as we can. We shove the topic to one side while we invest in expensive treatment, procedures, makeup... until... Until the greys start coming... And the wrinkles start forming... And… Continue reading Getting Old…..
When we need to get a new pair of prescription eyeglasses, or need to adjust an old one, we are oftentimes so occupied with fixing our eye conditions, such that when we put them on for the first couple of times, we are shocked to note that this amazing pair of spectacle is probably not… Continue reading How Long Does it Take for Your Eyes to Adjust to New Glasses?
Every new year, some "resolutions" are just standard - we continue to reuse and recycle them. One of such is Lose Weight! Closely related goals are: keep fit, eat healthy, exercise, and all those resolutions we really never got to work on. We are #BusyDoingTheExactOpposite. So, I decided to put up a few winning articles… Continue reading Lose Weight, Again!
World Contraception Day is observed every year on September 26. This day was observed for the first time in 2007, when it was initiated by ten international family planning organizations. World Contraception Day is an annual worldwide campaign whose mission is to improve awareness of contraception among young people and to enable young people to… Continue reading World Contraception Day
Mid-Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) is the circumference of the left upper arm, measured at the mid-point between the tip of the shoulder and the tip of the elbow. What is special about the MUAC? Mid-Upper Arm Circumference is an essential measurement used to detect children with nutritional problems early on. Malnutrition is still a major cause… Continue reading Child Health: Mid Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC)
It has been argued that there is no such thing as “NO ABORTION”; there is either “SAFE” or “UNSAFE” abortion. While some countries have accepted abortion as a legal entity and part of health care services, abortion remains illegal in many other places, including Nigeria and many African countries. All over the world, abortion still carries… Continue reading The Battle Against Abortions
The fight against cigarette smoking has proven to be an almost impossible one. Smoking is an important social and health issue today as it was a century ago. In fact, the past century was dubbed the cigarette century. Despite the perceived extraordinary success in controlling combustible tobacco use, progress has stalled in reducing premature deaths… Continue reading Electronic Cigarettes: Healthy or Hazardous?
#ChildHealth: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a complex mental health disorder that can affect a child, especially in attention span and level of activity. It can have a major impact on the child's success in school, outlook on life and his/her interpersonal relationships. The symptoms of ADHD vary and are sometimes difficult to recognize as many of the symptoms are within the normal range for children to experience. Many children with ADHD struggle with symptoms such as hyperactivity, behavior issues, disorganization, anger, and poor social skills. It is however very important to remember that children with ADHD aren't lazy or less intelligent than other children. The good news is that ADHD is a very treatable condition. And in fact, all kids with ADHD can succeed if they get the help they need. http://wp.me/p4YnLC-eL
PART FIRST: JESUS AND THE MADMAN A strange miracle happened in the Bible, and a very important one, an odd and costly miracle. A lot of people even think it was a parable; or at best one of those violent, not-for-the-faint-hearted "Parables vs. Miracles" of Jesus. Jesus had carefully selected this Miracle; and the sequence of events… Continue reading Values and Vanity – Lessons From The Maniac Of Gadara
VACCINATION AND IMMUNIZATION Vaccination is the administration of antigenic material (an antigen - a vaccine) to stimulate an individual's immune system to develop adaptive immunity to a disease causing organism. Even though vaccination and immunization are often used interchangeably, especially in non-medical community, immunization appears to be the better and the more inclusive term because it implies… Continue reading #ScholarlyArticles – VACCINATION and IMMUNIZATION
February 2015: Daily Holidays, Special Days, Including the Bizarre, Crazy, Silly, and Unknown Holidays & Observances The start of February means the New Year is in full swing. You’re probably familiar with a few of the iconic February holidays, but there are many more to keep you in high spirits through this month. For being… Continue reading February 2015: Daily Holidays, Special Days, Including the Bizarre, Crazy, Silly, and Unknown Holidays & Observances
JANUARY 25 2015: WORLD LEPROSY DAY LEPROSY Leprosy is one of the oldest recorded diseases known to humankind; a disease that has been known since biblical times. It is an infectious chronic disease that targets the nervous system, especially the nerves in the cooler parts of the body - the hands, feet, and face. It… Continue reading JANUARY 25 2015: WORLD LEPROSY DAY
The struggle against cigarette smoking has been an impossible one. Smoking is an important social and health issue today as it was a century ago. In fact, the past century was dubbed the cigarette century. Despite the perceived extraordinary success in controlling combustible tobacco use, progress has stalled in reducing premature deaths from tobacco; primarily… Continue reading Electronic Cigarettes: Healthy Alternative vs Health Hazard?
Health Awareness Events In January 2015 The new year 2015, like several years before it, is marked with many special days, weeks and months dedicated to raising awareness about important health issues - specific conditions & diseases that people struggle with daily. A little awareness will avoid unnecessary excitement, correct misconceptions, eliminate stigma and also save life from… Continue reading Health Awareness Events Happening In January 2015
MDG 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women by 2015 2015 is the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) aimed at reducing extreme poverty, advancing gender equality and health equity, improving maternal and child health, fighting diseases and developing a global partnership for development. A lot has been said and unsaid, done… Continue reading #WomenAndEconomy MDG 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women by 2015
Illegal abortions It has been argued that there is no such thing as "NO ABORTION"; there is either "SAFE" or "UNSAFE" abortion. While some countries have accepted abortion as a legal entity and part of health care services, abortion remains illegal in many other places, including Nigeria and many African countries. All over the world, abortion… Continue reading #Issues – Illegal Abortions
Millennium Development Goals | UNDP. As we step into the new year, we must not forget the 8 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for 2015. At the Millennium Summit in September 2000 in New York the largest gathering of world leaders in history adopted the UN Millennium Declaration, committing their nations to a new global partnership… Continue reading The Millennium Development Goals: Eight Goals for 2015
HEALTH PROMOTION and SENSIBLE DRINKING PROGRAM This is a scholarly article which I wrote in April 2014, and it describes how health promotion models may be used to solve contemporary public health issues. It provides a brief introduction to the concept and definition of Health Promotion describing it as an evolving discipline. It also demonstrates how… Continue reading A Sensible Drinking Program Using Health Promotion Models