How To Care For Your Skin

Apr 14, 2015 0

There are 5 basic skin care types: oily, combination (normal), sensitive, dry and sun-damaged. Your skin type is determined by how much — or how little — oil your skin produces. Genes, diet, stress level, hormonal fluctuations, medication and even your skincare regimen all determine how much oil your skin produces and you may find your skin type changes frequently going from dry to oily to normal — all in the course of a matter of months. This is normal. …

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Apr 13, 2015 0

Do you know that the common African plant, bitter leaf, which you can conveniently grow in your backyard, can cure a lot of ailments? In Nigeria, different tribes have names for this leaf.

 The botanical name for bitter leaf is Vernonia which is a genus of about 1000 species of forbs and shrubs in the family Asteraceae. Some species  are known as Ironweed. 

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Apr 10, 2015 0

Heart disease is one of the biggest killers globally, ahead of cancer. Heart disease including blood vessel disease covers coronary heart disease, heart failure, high blood pressure and stroke. It affects both sexes but males appear more prone which may be due in part to lifestyles. …

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All You Need To Know About Ear Discharge

Apr 8, 2015 0

Middle Ear infection otherwise called otitis media is a disease of the middle ear; the ear has three parts—outer ear, middle ear and inner ear. The middle ear infection may be accompanied by clear or pus discharge. The infection is fairly common in developing countries like Nigeria. Other countries include China, Thailand, India, Tanzania, Philippines, and Vietnam among others. …

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Possible Complications of Gonorrhea

Apr 7, 2015 0

Gonorrhea is one of the commonest sexually transmitted diseases affecting both men and women in the 15 to 24 years age bracket.
It is the result, in most cases, of sexual indiscipline; it responds easily to treatment but if untreated can cause a lot of complications. Some of the possible complications are discussed below: …

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Apr 6, 2015 0

The tendency to consume alcohol is quite high during festive period;  alcohol could be consumed in high volumes during such a period. While alcohol may have some benefits when taken in moderation, excessive intake has immediate complications.
The health tips of today are meant to remind ourselves of the immediate dangers of excessive alcohol intake especially during a festive period or celebration. …

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8 Ways to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

Feb 20, 2015 3

Urinary tract infection is disease of the urinary tract caused by germs (bacteria, virus). The tract is divided into two parts: upper urinary tract (kidneys and ureters) and lower urinary tract (bladder and urethra). When the infection affects the urethra alone like in gonorrhea or the bladder and urethra, it is called Lower Urinary Tract Infection. However if it spreads through the ureters to the kidneys, it is called Upper Urinary Tract Infection. …

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Questions and Answers on Urinary Tract Infection(UTI).

Feb 19, 2015 0

A urinary tract infection or UTI is a bacterial infection that occurs when bacteria invade the urinary tract system; the bacteria multiply throughout the urinary track system. While the majority of urinary tract infections or UTIs are not serious, they often cause severe symptoms such as pain and/or burning upon urination . …

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