Binge Drinking In Campuses; Innocent Fun or a Serious Health Risk?

I think one thing we should be really glad for in Kenya is the fact that most of our youths in colleges don’t drive. If that were not the case then we would most probably be tallying up statistics about the number of annual car accidents caused by alcohol consumption. In the US, 32 percent of all fatal accidents involved drunk persons between the ages of 21-25. Use of alcohol in teenagers causes 4,700 deaths every year which is more than the number caused by all illegal drugs combined. 1,800 college students die every year due to alcohol use, 600,000 … Continue reading Binge Drinking In Campuses; Innocent Fun or a Serious Health Risk?

Girls, are you Wearing the Right Panties? Your Health Depends on it

The choice of underpants is certainly not the most comfortable topic for public discussion. The benefits of knowing how what you wear affects you however supersede any awkwardness that may be experienced. For most girls, the only thought that goes into choosing what panties to wear is how sexy the  underpants are. The only exception occurs at that time of the month when they have to endured ‘mothers union’ for several days. A bit more than style should be considered when choosing what panty to wear. Aspects such as material and shape matter a lot. Consider the situation The key … Continue reading Girls, are you Wearing the Right Panties? Your Health Depends on it

Eye care: Why Eating Carrots to Improve Your Perfect Eyesight is Just But a Myth

Most of us have grown up with the belief that eating a lot of carrots will improve our eye sight. This myth was mostly perpetuated by our teachers and parents who probably had learned it from the previous generation. The true origin of this myth however, traces back to World War II when the British Royal Air force reported that a certain fighter pilot who went by the nickname Cats’ Eyes, had developed an excellent night vision flying ability due to a steady diet of carrots. Thus the carrot growing and eating craze started. The story was later found to … Continue reading Eye care: Why Eating Carrots to Improve Your Perfect Eyesight is Just But a Myth

A New Killer is in Town and It Isn’t HIV or Malaria

For most of my childhood I lived in a village a short distance from Thika town. During those years, I remember the only deaths being those associated with old age; not even accidents or murders attributed to any mortalities in our village. Fast forward to today and though I have moved away from my parents’ home, I get death reports every one or two months. What’s even more surprising is the fact that most of the victims are young and their deaths were total surprises. A common trend All these recent deaths have one common factor; depression. This is why … Continue reading A New Killer is in Town and It Isn’t HIV or Malaria

Dealing With Skin Changes At Different Stages of Life

The skin is one of the most complex organs in the human body. It carries out a range of functions to ensure that the body is healthy and functional. At a young age, the skin is usually at a peak performance state. All the components work together perfectly and efficiently. Most importantly, the skin is able to create new cells or regenerate once skin cells have been damaged. As one grows older, various things take place and result in the general degradation of the skin in terms of health and appearance. For one, the regeneration capability lowers. Secondly, the skin … Continue reading Dealing With Skin Changes At Different Stages of Life

Healthy Woman; Smiling Will Get you Through The Day

If there is one skill that almost all women have mastered, it is that of faking a smile. Having to deal with so many issues leads to stress which ultimately results in the lack of any real smiles. Basically, smiling becomes just another task to power through. Unfortunately, faking a smile has been found to have serious health consequences; both physical and mental. As you fake a smile, you are stressing out your facial muscles and you may notice that even wrinkling occurs more quickly. Furthermore, plastic smiles take effort and this may affect your heart and consequently blood pressure. … Continue reading Healthy Woman; Smiling Will Get you Through The Day

HIV/AIDS Symptoms Management

With the onset of HIV infection, a range of symptoms manifest themselves in various stages. These symptoms can range from mild to life threatening. If not dealt with properly, they can hamper one’s work and daily activities. Below are helpful tips on how to safely deal with the most common HIV and AIDS symptoms. Nausea and vomiting Instead of eating three square meals a day, try several smaller meals at spaces of around one or two hours. This will keep your digestive system from getting overwhelmed. Keep away from high fat foods. Instead try low fat ones. Substitute greasy and … Continue reading HIV/AIDS Symptoms Management

Fashion Choices That are Dangerous To Your Health

We are centuries away from the days when our ancestors wore sheepskins as clothing. The fashion industry has drastically evolved over the years. From the 60’s and 70’s fashion, new trends continue appearing. Many of us embrace these trends eagerly so as not to be left behind fashion-wise. We browse fashion stores for the latest clothes and accessories. Little do we know that these fashion favourites in our closets could be what is killing us slowly by slowly. If you still disagree, read on and learn some of the health dangers you could be facing due to your fashion choices. … Continue reading Fashion Choices That are Dangerous To Your Health

Nutritional Requirements for HIV+ Persons

HIV positive individuals face a lot of health challenges that need to be addressed. These challenges range from drastic weight loss to constant fatigue and the presence of opportunistic infections. Even the medication provided by the doctor will in some way affect the body negatively. To increase the length and quality of life, it is important for one to make various lifestyle changes. In particular, a new diet has to be introduced. The diet should focus on replacing lost energy, countering weight loss and boosting the immune system. Calories HIV leads to a high rate of muscle loss in the … Continue reading Nutritional Requirements for HIV+ Persons

Essentials of Teen Nutrition; What to Feed Your Teenage Kid

“What should my teenage kid eat?” is a question that is not quite as common as “What doesn’t my teenage kid eat?” Teenage nutrition is something that many parents grapple with. The internet and magazines are full of nutritional tips for children and adults but when it comes to teens, not much is available. In fact, many parents assume that kids going through the adolescent stage do not have any nutritional needs (or maybe they are always angry at them to care about proper dieting). Rapid body and mind development Adolescence is one of the most crucial stages in an … Continue reading Essentials of Teen Nutrition; What to Feed Your Teenage Kid