Managing stress – a skill that can save your life

Do you know that your body’s unique alarm system, the "fight or flight" hormone response that prepares you to escape from danger is designed...

Colon Cancer – What you should know

Do you know that lifestyle factors such as poor diet, physical inactivity, alcohol and smoking cause 80% of colorectal or colon cancer? Inherited genes...

Dangers of Vitamin D Deficiency

Do you know that it’s almost impossible to get enough vitamin D through your diet because very few foods contain it? The best way...

Lassa fever and Meningitis – the ongoing health threat

This past week brought two items of disturbing health news. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reported that there are now 317 confirmed cases...

Vitamins and Minerals – Are you getting what you need?

Do you know that when it comes to vitamins, minerals, and other micronutrients, your body prefers to get them from real food rather than...

Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements – Should you be taking them?

Contrary to what many believe, research shows that vitamins and supplements that you take do not lower your risk of chronic diseases or make...

Heart Attack and Stroke – When sudden death isn’t that sudden

Do you know that stroke and heart disease, have replaced malaria and tuberculosis on the list of 5 leading causes of death in Sub-Saharan...

Yes, Let’s Say The “C” word – Cancer Prevention

World Cancer Day is Feb 4. People often talk about someone dying of cancer in hushed tones, as though saying the “C” word “cancer”...

Cervical health – More than cervical cancer prevention (part 2)

Sadly in many parts of Africa, a woman’s primary value comes from her ability to bear children. As a result, problems with the cervix...

Cervical health – More than cervical cancer prevention

When the subject of cervical health comes up, cervical cancer (cancer of the cervix) is what springs to mind. However, other cervical health problems...