TO KNOW HEPATITIS IS TO ERADICATE IT: Dr. MANAL GHAZZAWI SHARES LIFE-SAVING TIPS

Hepatitis B is claiming lives of Sierra Leoneans, it is becoming a public health problem. Already it is a global health concern. Globally 350-400 million people are chronically infected with hepatitis B virus (defined as hepatitis B surface antigen positive for at least 6 months). Worldwide, more than 686,000 people die every year due to…

August 5, 2020
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PAINFUL PERIOD CRAMPS COULD BE WAY WORSE THAN YOU THINK

It usually creeps in silently in the middle of the night. I have become accustomed to it. Nights like these are not ordinary, for the peace snatcher is here. I have dealt with so many pains in my lifetime, and physical pain is no exception. Usually, I need to take a couple of pain medication…

July 29, 2020
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BECOMING A MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE : SAHID BANGURA

Mental health: having enough safe places in your mind for your thoughts to settle- Alain de Botton Mental disorders are a leading cause of long-term disability, distress and suffering. Historically Sierra Leone has had only one trained psychiatrist but within the last year two younger doctors have completed their psychiatry training and are working within…

May 22, 2020
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THE PROVEN TRUTH BEHIND CHRONIC ILLNESS AND HOW TO PREVENT IT

Most people presume that the nutrients within every item we put in our mouth is absorbed into our body. Yet there are many vital nutrients that are needed by the body for tissue repair and cellular regeneration that just pass through  the body and out the other end undigested. Almost all chronic disease are linked…

April 7, 2020
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TOP 10 HOMEGROWN HERBS THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE

Here’s your ‘Top 10 Homegrown Herbs for 2020’ that you must have in your own garden, balcony or even windowsill. This could become your tea cupboard. Take your time to read through this article, for it is knowledge based- Rashidat Raji  holds an MSc Pharma, BSc in Biology. She provides Palliative care &amp and she is a Naturopathetic…

February 4, 2020
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MY FAVOURITE WELLNESS HACKS TO LOSE WEIGHT NATURALLY

Many fad diets suggest high protein and few or no carbohydrates, such as rice or potatoes, because  protein can be harder to digest and metabolise, which makes you feel fuller longer and therefore releases its energy more slowly. This diet isn’t a good long-term weight-loss strategy, as too much protein  makes the blood  and tissues…

December 7, 2019
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YOUR COMMUNITY’S WELL BEING -SHOULD BE CLOSE TO YOUR HEART AND CLOSE TO YOUR HOME

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver -Mahatma Ghandi   More than 90% of the estimated 300–500 million malaria cases that occur worldwide every year are in Africans, mainly in children under five years of age, but most countries are moving towards better treatment policies. In a bid…

November 27, 2019
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LIVING WITH DIABETES: THROUGH KIKILOMO’S EYES

Living with a chronic illness like diabetes can be overwhelming. How do you cope with the constant battle of trying to maintain a proper balance with your blood sugars? Kiki explains, I don’t really have a coping method just some lifestyle modification. I just know that if I don’t take care of myself, I could…

November 10, 2019
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WHY IS MY HAIR FALLING OUT? UNCOVERING HAIR LOSS IN BLACK WOMEN AND MEN

Hair loss is an issue for many people across the world. People go through a lot of emotional trauma and verbal abuse due to this condition. It’s plays an underlining role for self-esteem issues in both men and women affecting different ages and careers.  In Nigeria, most people think that hair loss is a hereditary…

October 8, 2019
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HOW SHAME LED ME INTO THE PATH OF RECONSTRUCTING MY LIFE MINDFULLY.

Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will…

September 25, 2019
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