Health


Combating Stress For The Bride Health

Question: I am getting married in April next year and am a medical student with irregular eating and sleeping patterns. What is your advice to help me remain fit and maintain a good figure and what and when should I be eating? What should I do for a good look and what home remedies would you suggest to promote smooth, glowing skin? Answer: I will...

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How to enjoy the Sleep of the Innocent Health

  Before Thomas Edison’s invention of the light bulb, people slept an average of 10 hours a night. These days it’s not just electricity that intrudes on our sleep time (bright lights, loud music, perennial television) it’s also our lifestyle: stress is a huge contributor to a bad night’s sleep: a recent study suggests that four in 10 adults lie awake worrying. I’m one of...

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One World, One Smile  Working for Better Dental Hygiene Health

  “Generally, people tend to take dental hygiene for granted – not only in Tanzania, but across the world,” began Carolina Benalal, co-founder of One World One Smile (OWOS). “It seems easier to get a rotting tooth pulled out than to take care of it.’ In October 2014 Carolina and a group of young dental surgeons and volunteers began a project –named One World, One...

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Obesity Health

Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may cause negative effects to one’s health. Obese people are more prone to heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer and stroke. 39% of adults are considered to be overweight worldwide. A study in Dar s Salaam has shown that majority of the obese people, are unaware of their...

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Wazazi Nipendeni Campaign Health

Pregnancy and early motherhood can be a confusing time for new mothers; with so many bodily and hormonal changes, it can be difficult to understand what necessary precautions should be taken to ensure a safe pregnancy and healthy motherhood. In spite of a birth rate of 5.29 deliveries per woman in Tanzania, every year the country sees almost 50 000 newborn deaths, and 1 in...

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Malnutrition Health

Malnutrition is a severe health issue faced globally -whether it concerns under nourishment and over nourishment.In this article I will focus on the former. Undernutrition is caused when a person’s diet does not contain sufficient nutrients to sustain a healthy body or when nutrients are not being absorbed as a consequence of illness. Over nutrition constitutes excessive intake of nutrients which can lead to problems...

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How To Tackle Flu Health

Is it a common cold or the flu? If your symptoms are- neck – congestion, sore throat, sneezing, coughing then you probably have a cold. If you have all those symptoms plus a fever of 102 degree or more, headache, muscle aches, extreme fatigue, nausea or vomiting then you probably have flu. If you are suffering from all these symptoms, don`t get disheartened, there are...

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Travel Medical Kit Health

Packing a medical kit is an essential part of preparing for travel. Apart from packing clothes, shoes and accessories, it is imperative to make time to pack your health kit. The kit should be light and portable enough to be carried around but at the same time contain the necessary for any accidents or emergencies. There are a number of factors to be taken into...

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Health

By Dr. Sajjad S. Fazel   No Nundu. No Samosas. No Fats. No Oily Foods. No Chips Mayai. No Pizza. These are just some of the things people are told by families, friends and even doctors in order to encourage better eating. But eating healthily isn’t about strict limitations on all kinds of food. It’s not about depriving yourself. It’s about moderation and balance which...

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Dr Google Health

By Dr. Sajjad S. Fazel Have you ever googled signs and symptoms, trying to figure out the cause of ailments you suffer from only to convince yourself that you suffer from an incurable exotic disease? This happens to millions of people every day. Numerous times people search their symptoms online hoping to get a diagnosis and a cure only to find they have a chronic...

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