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You are what you eat! Heard that before? Well it is so true especially with respect to your health. With rising incidence of heart-related issues, you need to know how to eat right such that your heart can stay healthy. Some diets that will help you achieve this include: Diets that are light on meat and sweets Reduce your salt intake to less than 1500mg per day Eat lots of fruits and vegetables Whole grains such as brown rice, oats, and so on. Legumes are good. Low fat dairy products

While some people prefer to get regular checks with their doctors, some others don’t. They would rather not want to know the diagnosis when they perceive an unusual symptom in their body, especially when they feel it may be related to a chronic (long standing) illness, such as hypertension, diabetes Mellitus, HIV, cancers, and so on. It is important to note that you should not try to deny a symptom if present. Get regular checks with your doctor. EARLY DETECTION IS KEY TO GETTING  A GOOD OUTCOMES. When you get a

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is one that affects the immune system. Nigeria has the second highest burden of this in the world. It is not enough to know that your status is negative, but you need to stay negative. These are some steps on how to achieve that: Repeat the test after six months of a suspected exposure, to give room for the window period. The window period is when the body is able to recognise and mount up its own immunity against the virus because of how the virus

Meningitis is inflammation of the meninges, (coverings of the brain and spinal cord); hence the term cerebrospinal. Typically, the central nervous system (CNS) is well protected by the skull, the meninges and the blood – brain barrier. But when an organism evades these structures, it spreads fast because of lack of defense mechanism within the CNS. Meningitis is caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, even protozoa. However, the bacterial meningitis is more lethal because it affects every structure in the CNS (including the nerves, blood vessels, the brain mass, and so

Much has been said about hepatitis such that some think that it must be sought and treated while treating malaria in our environment. Well, here are the facts on hepatitis so as to have your doubts cleared. Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. Shikena! This can be caused by viruses, alcohol or anything that can harm the liver, including some drugs. We shall focus on viral hepatitis however, being a dreaded form of hepatitis. There are six viruses responsible for hepatitis. These are Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E, and

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