Category: Wellness

Insecticide treated nets increasing risks?

Really really bad news! 🙁 Mosquitoes can rapidly develop resistance to bed nets treated with insecticide, a study from Senegal says. In recent years the nets have become a leading method of preventing malaria, especially in Africa. In the Lancet Infectious Diseases, the researchers also suggest the nets reduced the immunity of older children and …

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Hand Washing

Hand washing: An easy way to prevent infection Hand washing is a simple habit, something most people do without thinking. Yet hand washing, when done properly, is one of the best ways to avoid colds, flu, poisoning, and diarrhea. This simple habit requires only soap and clean water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer — a …

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Boost your productivity!

Health and productivity are intimately linked concepts. I wish more people realise this basic fact: You can’t be more productive than you are healthy. That may sound very cliché to you. But my experience has shown that many live as if this statement were not true. They simply ignore their health status and take it …

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The world’s most mysterious substance

What is it the world’s most mysterious substance? According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the most mysterious substance in the world is very ubiquitous. It occupies over 70% of the earth’s surface area.  It accounts for over 60% of your body’s weight.  It indirectly represents the single largest cause of human morbidity and …

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Fighting Fatigue

Have you ever woken up feeling very tired?! That statement seems like a contradiction. You will expect that after a full night’s rest, one should wake up fully invigorated and prepared to go through the day ahead. Yet, I woke up just feeling that way this morning! I woke up feeling very tired. For a …

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What you should know about kidney failure

13 year old Jide is in pains. His legs are swollen. He feels hot and cold intermittently. Food no longer gives him pleasure. He longer enjoys the cool embrace of a lovely night sleep. His parents have exhausted all their savings in their quest to getting a cure for his aliment. They have tried many …

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Kolomental!

  He is in the middle of the road. He struts majestically with many scurried glances thrown his way now and then. But he is oblivious to all. He wears his mangled hair with pride. He has no shirt and what to him is a pair of  trousers can at best be  described as a …

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