STAYING FIT IN PREGNANCY
Expectant women often wonder how to stay fit during their pregnancies.
COTTON BUDS USE: UNSAFE
Some, if not many people do not realize they shouldn’t clean their ears with cotton buds/swabs.
MISCARRIAGE
Epilepsy is the 4th most common neurological condition and epilepsy affects more than 65 million people worldwide.
MOBILE PHONE RISK
You’ve probably heard news stories claiming that “cell phones are dangerous” and others claiming that “cell phones have been proven safe.”
MIGRAINE
Many people use the term "migraine" to describe any severe headache, a migraine headache is the result of specific physiologic changes that occur within the brain and lead to the characteristic pain and associated symptoms of a migraine.
BREASTFEEDING PT1
Breastfeeding, also known as nursing, is the feeding of babies and young children with milk from a woman's breast.
BREASTFEEDING PT2
According to research, breastfeeding carries many health benefits for infants and mothers.
DEMENTIA
Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life.
FGM: FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATIO
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as all procedures which involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia and/or injury to the female genital organs, whether for cultural or any other non-therapeutic reasons.
SHIGELLOSIS
Shigellosis also known as bacillary dysentery or Marlow syndrome is a type of food poisoning caused by intestinal infection with Shigella bacterium.
STOMACH ULCERS
Stomach ulcers, also known as gastric ulcers, are open sores that develop on the lining of the stomach.
FIBROIDS
Fibroids are the most frequently seen tumours of the female reproductive system.
NOISE POLLUTION
Almost everyone has had one experience of being temporarily "deafened" by a loud noise.
HERPES
Herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) that any sexually active person can get and it’s highly contagious.
DIARRHOEA
Almost everyone has diarrhoea at some point in his or her life, including on holiday abroad, called traveller's diarrhoea.
WALNUTS
Walnuts have been known to mankind for a long time. Walnuts are edible seeds belonging to the tree nut family.
HEAT RASH
Many different types of skin rashes exist. They can be concerning, uncomfortable, or downright painful. One of the most common types of rash is heat rash, also called miliaria.
CHOLERA
Cholera is an acute epidemic infectious disease. It is characterized by watery diarrhoea, extreme loss of fluid and electrolytes, and severe dehydration. It can be fatal.
LEMON
Lemons are rarely consumed as a stand-alone fruit due to their intense, sour taste, but they are extremely popular when used in smaller quantities and in combination with herbs and spices.
TUBERCULOSIS
Tuberculosis or TB, as it’s commonly called, is an infectious disease that usually affects the lungs.
GLAUCOMA
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness around the world.
DOWN SYNDROME
Individuals with Down syndrome in developed parts of the world are becoming increasingly integrated into society and community organizations, such as school, health care systems, work forces, and social and recreational activities.
WATER
WATER, they say is life and the best drink on earth.
CHICKENPOX
Chickenpox, also known as varicella is a viral infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV) which brings about itchy rashes with small, fluid-filled blisters.
LEPROSY
Leprosy also known as Hansen's disease is an infection caused by slow-growing bacteria called Mycobacterium leprae. These bacteria grow very slowly and it may take up to 20 years to develop signs of the infection.
MEASLES
Measles also called rubeola is a highly contagious infection caused by the measles virus.
AUTISM
Autism also known as autism spectrum disorder, refers to a neurological and developmental disorder characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviours, verbal and nonverbal communication.
MENINGITIS
Meningitis is an acute inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges.
PROSTATE CANCER
Prostate cancer, also known as carcinoma of the prostate, is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the prostate.
LEUKAEMIA
Leukaemia is a cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow where blood cells are made.
CLUBFOOT
Clubfoot also called talipes equinovarus, describes a range of foot abnormalities usually present at birth in which a baby's foot is twisted out of shape or position. It is a deformity of the foot and ankle that babies can be born with.
GONORRHOEA
You may have heard about gonorrhoea but many people are not sure what it is.
Gonorrhoea also called the "clap" or "drip," is a contagious disease transmitted most often through sexual contact with an infected person.
CONSTIPATION
Constipation means different things to different people. For many people, it simply means infrequent passage of faeces. For others, however, it means hard stools, difficulty passing them (straining), or a sense of incomplete emptying after a bowel movement.
DENGUE FEVER
Dengue (pronounced DENG-gee or DENG-gey) fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Dengue fever is a severe, flu-like illness that affects infants, young children and adults, but seldom causes death.
ASTHMA
If you frequently experience shortness of breath or you hear a whistling or wheezy sound in your chest when you breathe, you may have asthma.
YELLOW FEVER
Yellow fever is a viral disease of typically short duration. It is a serious, potentially deadly flu-like disease spread by mosquitoes.
HYPERTENSION
High blood pressure is also known as hypertension. Blood pressure is determined both by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries.
HYPOTENSION
Hypotension is the medical term for low blood pressure (less than 90/60). Many people worry about low blood pressure, but probably don't need to.
MALNUTRITION
The World Health Organization (WHO) says that malnutrition is by far the largest contributor to child mortality globally.
CONVULSION
A convulsion is a fit regarded as a medical condition where body muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body. A person having convulsion appears to be shaking rapidly and without control.
KWASHIORKOR
Kwashiorkor, also known as “edematous malnutrition” because of its association with oedema (fluid retention), is a nutritional disorder most often seen in regions experiencing famine.
HAY FEVER
If you sneeze a lot, if your nose is often runny or stuffy, or if your eyes, mouth or skin often feels itchy, you may have allergic rhinitis.
JAUNDICE
Jaundice, also known as icterus, is a term used to describe a yellowish tinge to the skin and sclerae (the white part of the eye) which is a result of an excess of bilirubin in the blood.
GINGER
Ginger is grown as a root and it’s a common ingredient in Asian and Indian cuisine. However, ginger has been used for its medicinal properties for centuries among many cultures.
HEARTBURN
Heartburn, also known as acid indigestion is a feeling of burning in the central chest just behind the sternum (breast bone) or upper central abdomen, caused by stomach acid refluxing back into the oesophagus (food pipe).
SLEEP APNOEA
Apnoea or apnea (AP-ne-ah) simply is the suspension of breathing. Voluntarily doing this is called holding one's breath.
GALLSTONES
Gallstones aren’t really stones; they are hardened deposits of digestive fluid that can form in your gallbladder.
DYSENTERY
Dysentery is an infection of the intestines, primarily of the colon.
CAVITIES
The words above are words no one wants to hear at the dentist's office. Take good care of your teeth or your smile won't be as bright and beautiful as you'd like it to be.
ELEPHANTIASIS
Elephantiasis, also known as Lymphatic filariasis refers to a parasitic infection that causes extreme swelling in the arms, legs or genitals.
BERIBERI
Beriberi (ˈbe-ree-ˈbe-ree) is a disease caused by vitamin B1 deficiency, also known as thiamine deficiency.
RICKETS
Rickets is a childhood bone disorder where bones soften and become prone to fractures and deformity.
GLIOBLASTOMA
Glioblastoma also known as glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) or grade IV astrocytoma is a type of brain cancer. It is by far the most common type of malignant brain tumour among adults.
CUCUMBERS
Cucumbers scientifically known as Cucumis sativus have not received as much press as other fruits and vegetables in terms of health benefits, but this widely cultivated food provides us with a unique combination of nutrients.
LASSA FEVER
Lassa fever, also known as Lassa hemorrhagic fever (LHF), is a type of viral hemorrhagic fever caused by the Lassa virus.
WATERMELON
Watermelon is a delicious and refreshing fruit that is good for you. Nutritionists have long appreciated the health benefits watermelon provides.
MARBURG VIRUS
Marburg virus was first recognized in 1967, when outbreaks of hemorrhagic fever occurred simultaneously in laboratories in Marburg and Frankfurt, Germany and in Belgrade, Serbia (formerly Yugoslavia).
GASTROENTERITIS
Have you ever had the “stomach flu”? What you probably had was gastroenteritis, not a type of flu at all.
CPR
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure that combines chest compressions often with artificial ventilation in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who is unconscious.
CARDIAC ARREST
Cardiac arrest also commonly referred to as sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), is a condition in which the heart abruptly and unexpectedly stops beating.
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HEART ATTACK VS CARDIAC ARREST
The term "heart attack" is often mistakenly used to describe cardiac arrest.
VITILIGO
Almost 1 percent of the world’s population has vitiligo; a disease that causes the loss of skin colour in blotches.
SUGARCANE
A glass of chilled sugarcane juice not only quenches our thirst but also invigorates us.
HPV
Human papillomavirus, HPV, an infection caused by human papillomavirus, is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI).
AVOCADO
Avocado also known as an alligator pear or butter fruit is a stone fruit with a creamy texture that grow in warm climates.
MONKEYPOX
Monkeypox virus is a zoonotic viral disease that occurs primarily in remote villages of Central and West Africa in proximity to tropical rainforests where there is more frequent contact with infected animals.
SMALLPOX
Thousands of years ago, smallpox virus, also known as variola virus, emerged from an unknown origin and began causing illness and deaths in human populations, with outbreaks of the virus occurring from time to time.
CARROTS
Carrots are one of the most widely used and enjoyed vegetables in the world, partly because they grow relatively easily, and are very versatile in a number of dishes and cultural cuisines.
PLAGUE
Plague is an infectious disease caused by a zoonotic bacteria called Yersinia pestis. These bacteria are found mainly in rodents, particularly rats, and in the fleas that feed on them.
SWEET POTATOES
In some parts of the USA and Canada, sweet potatoes are called yams. This is a misnomer since yams are actually a totally different species.
SCURVY
Scurvy, also called scorbutus, is the name for a vitamin C deficiency, a disease resulting from a lack of vitamin C.
CROHN'S DISEASE
Crohn's disease, also known as ileitis or regional enteritis, is a chronic inflammatory disease of the digestive tract.
BANANAS
Bananas are one of the most widely consumed fruits in the world for good reason.
ULCERATIVE COLITIS
Ulcerative colitis is a disease that causes inflammation and sores (ulcers) in the lining of the large intestine (colon).
ALMONDS
Almonds are the seeds of the fruits cultivated from the almond tree. The almond tree species is native to the Middle East, South Asia and North Africa.
OSTEOPOROSIS
Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by a decrease in the density of bone (bone mass), decreasing its strength and resulting in fragile bones with an increased susceptibility to fracture.
CINNAMON
Cinnamon is one of the world's most popular spices, sprinkled on lattes, boiled with ciders and enjoyed in numerous dishes.
PNEUMONIA
Pneumonia is an inflammation (swelling) of the air sacs (called alveoli) in the lungs, most commonly due to an infection which may be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi (infrequently).
TURMERIC
Turmeric, sometimes called Indian saffron or the golden spice, comes from a tall plant that grows in Asia and Central America.
TRACHOMA
Trachoma is a contagious bacterial infection which affects the conjunctival covering of the eye, the cornea, and the eyelids.
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