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HIV/AIDS – MEANING, SYMPTOMS AND EFFECTS

The Meaning of HIV/AIDS The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) was first reported in the Los Angeles city of California in 1980. It was first diagnosed in a gay man (homosexual). AIDS is the most severe form of HIV infections. The virus only lives in human and not in animals, insects, water or air. The virus destroys the body’s immune system and the ability of the body to protect its self from germs. Then, the victim is said to be  immune deficient. Read: THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION   How people are infected with the virus? Immoral relationships such as having sex with an infected person or unprotected sex. Blood transfusion: transfusion of infected blood or blood products. Sharing sharp instruments like syringe, razor blades, clippers, piercing needles etc with an infected person. From infected mother to her baby during pregnancy, delivery and other delivery during… Read More »HIV/AIDS – MEANING, SYMPTOMS AND EFFECTS

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POISONING

Poison is any substance which when taken causes harm to the body. It gets into the body through swallowing, breathing in gases (inhalation), contact through pesticides and chemicals pushed through the skin. – Baby drinking paraffin from a bottle – Man seated in an enclosed room without ventilation and there is a jiko, hence he is inhaling carbon monoxide. – Wash hands after handling pesticides. – Label medicines, insecticides and all other poisonous substances and keep them away from the reach of children. – Medicines should be taken as prescribed by the doctor. – Do not store chemicals near food – Management of poison that does not burn – If conscious, give drinks of milk or water immediately. – Induce vomiting by touching the back of the throat with fingers. – Give more drinks as you take the person to the nearest health facility. Note: take the container that held the… Read More »POISONING

101 POWER TIPS ON PREVENTING AND TREATING HEADACHES

101 POWER TIPS ON PREVENTING AND TREATING HEADACHES

101 Everyday Power Tips For Preventing (And Treating) Headaches Your Torturous Headache Pain Can Be Stopped, With Simple But Very Effective Strategies And Without Resorting To Drugs!   FACT: Headaches Affect Nearly 90% of Men and 95% of Women All kinds of pains are bad. But there is nothing as mentally exhausting as a headache. It affects our well being, our productivity and even our social existence. After a headache we feel mentally drained and physically exhausted. But then we come to the interesting question, should a bad headache keep a good man down? To find a solution to this question, it is important that we understand more about headaches.   Headaches are of different types. They can be identified as headaches due to migraine, sinus and tension. Now these headaches are very different but they do affect the same part that is the head in general. So if we… Read More »101 POWER TIPS ON PREVENTING AND TREATING HEADACHES

100 DIET TIPS

100 DIET TIPS

100 DIET TIPS Getting started on a diet. Prior to starting on a diet, you need to make sure that you are fully committed about it. In other words, you need to have the discipline and the determination to follow through it, in order to attain your fitness goals. Aside from that, you should also have the right motivation to stay on track. Eliminate excuses. Many people today are not able to start on their diets, since they think that they are not too overweight, or they put it off for another day. To eliminate your excuses, you should face your problem head on, and recognize the fact that dieting is one of the solutions for it. Keep in mind that excuses may also appear even when you have already started; thus, you need to be prepared for them. Gather as much information as you can. If you have fully… Read More »100 DIET TIPS

100 EXERCISE TIPS

100 EXERCISE TIPS

Determine your purpose of working out. When it comes to the level of intensity that you want to go through in working out, you need to determine your purpose for it first. You have to decide if you want to simply get fitter or you want to build more muscles in exercising. On top of that, different forms of exercise may also be involved if you want to excel in a certain sport. By determining your purpose, you can easily decide on what kind of routines you want to do. Losing weight. If you want to lose weight, one of the best things that you can do is to exercise. However, in order for it to be effective, you have to properly determine your goals for it. On top of that, you should also set a timeframe in achieving them. For example, you can set your goal as losing 5… Read More »100 EXERCISE TIPS

100 HEALTH TIPS

100 HEALTH TIPS

100 HEALTH TIPS   100 Health Tips Breakfast is the most vital meal. It should not be missed in order to refuel your body from functional metabolic changes during long hours of sleep. It is best to include carbohydrates, fats and proteins for an ideal nutrition such as combinations of fresh fruits, bread toast and breakfast cereals with milk. Maintain a well balanced diet for a healthy living. A well balanced diet is eating different kinds of nutritious foods in proportion. It will boost your energy and will improve your welfare. Excessive as well as deficiency of specific vitamins and minerals can also cause undesirable effects to your health. Be conscious on how much salt you take in during snacks and meals. The table salt is sodium chloride which is widely used as flavor enhancer. High sodium intake is a risk factor for diseases like high blood, heartburn, osteoporosis and… Read More »100 HEALTH TIPS

51 Good Ways to Eliminate High Cholesterol

51 Good Ways to Eliminate High Cholesterol

Everyone needs some cholesterol. But too much cholesterol can be bad for your health and can put you at risk for heart disease. Approximately 1 in 3 Americans (over 100 million) have high cholesterol. This article will help give you some ideas on how to get your cholesterol where it needs to be.
Here are 51 Good Ways to Eliminate High Cholesterol

50 Ways plus to Reduce Allergies

50 Ways plus to Reduce Allergies

50 Ways plus to Reduce Allergies -Many people suffer from allergies. But not all allergens are seasonal. Millions of people suffer from year-round allergens, such as dust mites, pet dander and mold, which can cause as much trouble for some patients as weeds do for others. This article was put together to give you some ideas on how to fight these allergens

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