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31/Jul/2020

Sleep is a fundamental part of our daily lives. While we emphasis the need for a healthy diet and regular exercise, adequate sleep is equally important.

The average daily duration of sleep recommended for adults is about 7 to 9 hours, with children and adolescents needing more sleep. Unfortunately, in metropolitan cities, the amount of time available for sleep is usually limited.


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04/Jul/2020

Body odour, also known as bromhidrosis, occurs when bacteria on the skin breakdown sweat into acids, which have a bad odour.  While sweat is generally odourless, some sweat glands, known as apocrine glands, produce substances (proteins, lipids, steroids), which are broken down by bacteria on the skin to produce odour. These sweat glands are found mostly around the armpit, nipples, genitals and anal region.


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07/Jun/2020

Infertility happens when a couple cannot conceive after having regular unprotected sex. It may be that one partner cannot contribute to conception, or that a woman is unable to carry a pregnancy.  Infertility may be caused by a variety of factors including problems with egg or sperm production, genetic factors, age, or too much exposure to certain situation. Due to this, there have been so many assumptions facing the causes of infertility,  below are 8 things you should know about infertility.


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10/Feb/2020

Some people feel they suffer from depression because of occasional brief periods of sadness following certain life events. Usually, we feel sad following events such as loss of a job, end of a relationship, loss of a loved one etc. However, during these periods of sadness or shortly afterwards, we’re able to engage in our routine activities and can still derive pleasure from activities we love. Depression, also known as major depressive disorder, is a mood disorder that involves a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest, which lasts for at least 2 weeks. It can last for months, even years, and usually require medical intervention.


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28/Nov/2019

Having hypertension usually necessitates the need to be on blood pressure medication for life to achieve adequate blood control. Sometimes, more than one blood pressure pill is required to control  hypertension. People dread the need to rely on one or more pills and sometimes seek for non-medical ways to control  blood pressure. Taking these pills have been shown to be effective with a well-established side effect profile, which your doctor can monitor for possible change in medication. Notwithstanding, there are lifestyle changes that could limit or temporarily eliminate the need for pills.

07/Nov/2019

 

Headache
Headaches are one of the most common medical complaints in the world being experienced by most people during their lifetime. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that almost half of all adults worldwide will experience a headache in any given year.  Headaches can occur for different reasons, ranging from non-medical factors like stress and emotional distress, to medical factors like high blood pressure, anxiety and some infections. Depending on the severity, it can disrupt normal daily activities.

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