Diarrhoea and vomiting in babies and children

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Infants, toddlers and preschoolers are prone to runny tummies and there will come a time when moms will wonder if the spate of diarrhoea warrants a visit to the doctor.  Toddlers (and definitely infants) can become dehydrated very quickly and moms will need to ensure that a runny tummy is quickly treated in order to prevent dehydration. What causes diarrhoea? There are a several causes for an upset tummy and these may include bacterial infections, viruses, or a parasitic infection…. Read more »

How to avoid mid-year crisis

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The year is settling in well but your fitness and health resolutions aren’t. They are already lying forgotten in a drawer and you’re barely even a quarter way through the year. Prioritise your health with these four simple steps. 1. Write down manageable goals. Don’t overwhelm yourself with huge numbers. Break down larger goals into smaller targets and create realistic timelines. 2. Make a precise plan, write it down, and if need be, calendar it and set reminders. The more… Read more »

Breast health checkup, anyone?

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“From the bitterness of disease, man learns the sweetness of health.” That’s a Catalan proverb that speaks to the importance of maintaining our well-being. When was the last time you went for a full physical check up? Do you know your blood pressure parameters? Do you know your haemoglobin levels? What about your reproductive health? Had a pap smear recently? A breast health check up? These are just a few questions to ask yourself. Women are usually the strength of… Read more »

the most dangerous time during childbirth for both mum and baby

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Childbirth is notoriously painful and can be extremely dangerous. As to why this is the case for humans compared to other mammals is still widely debated and researched. As for IF there’s a particularly dangerous time for mum and baby, this may have been answered.There have been numerous studies into this subject and a range of results, but now scientists at the University of Texas at Austin have come up with a new theory. They claim the number of hours… Read more »

Men should also get in the kitchen and feel the heat

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Will we ever reach a point where women aren’t expected to be homemakers? The year is 2017 and traditional societal expectations are still rife in many households. A vast majority of married men are still under the impression that the kitchen is a woman’s domain. I personally know quite a few traditionalist men who would sooner starve to death than rustle up a meal for themselves. According to their warped way of thinking, a man should not be caught dead… Read more »

Begin Today

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By Bishop Allan Kiuna: The compelling story of the most popular search engine on the internet, Google, is somewhat a very encouraging journey. In the words of Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the co-founders, they began in 1995 at Stanford University. Larry was considering Stanford for grad school and Sergey, a student there, was assigned to show him around. By some accounts, they disagreed about nearly everything during that first meeting, but by the following year, they struck a partnership…. Read more »