Health, Health Awareness Month

World Health Day 2018: 10 Ways To Stay Healthy

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

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Family, Health

Think You Know What Malnutrition Is?

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?

Health, Lifestyle

Getting Old…..

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…..

Health

How Long Does it Take for Your Eyes to Adjust to New Glasses?

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?

Food, Health

Lose Weight, Again!

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!

Health, Public Health

World Contraception Day

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

Child Health, Health, Public Health

Child Health: Mid Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC)

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)