What exactly is the Zika Virus? [infographic]
Nov25

What exactly is the Zika Virus? [infographic]

The Zika virus was first discovered in Uganda in 1947. It is certainly not a new virus, but it has never been considered to be a severe threat until now. There has been a lot of reported cases related to Zika virus infection and several cases of outbreak to anticipate. According to latest reports, Miami, Florida, is the most affected area.   Zika virus is passed from person to person through mosquitoes, similar to the way dengue...

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What is Public Health and Why Is it Important?
Nov07

What is Public Health and Why Is it Important?

Prosperous and civilised societies understand the need for a focus on public health. In order to have a sound economy and sound society, the well-being of the population must be a top priority. From preventative action in the form of research and development to emergency care in desperate situations, there is an immense infrastructure dedicated to ensuring the stability and health of the population. Public health remains a vital...

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Celebrities Show Support for More Research into Alzheimer’s Disease
Jun05

Celebrities Show Support for More Research into Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Research UK, one of the leading charities for dementia, has launched a national TV campaign to raise awareness of the funding needed to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Celebrities such as Seth Rogen and James Nesbitt feature in the first-ever TV advert by Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) which will be shown on all major TV channels and cinema screens across the UK. Dementia currently affects over...

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How to Lose 35 Pounds in 1 Year
Jun01

How to Lose 35 Pounds in 1 Year

A common problem this day and age, being overweight is known to kill one’s motivation throughout their youth and cause serious health issues later in life. The infamous subcutaneous fat can not only damage one’s heart, but in addition is extremely difficult to get rid of later in life. But progress rarely comes all at once, and seldom, when it does, it is known to regress almost as quickly as it appeared. There is no magic formula...

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How Health Issues in Africa are Improving
Apr09

How Health Issues in Africa are Improving

There is no doubt that life is gradually improving in Africa. For a continent with such a difficult history, Africa is redeeming her image admirably. These days, you are likely to hear about technological advancements and increased investment opportunities in the region. Health issues are also improving across the continent. You may be wondering about the reasons behind this improvement. Well, a variety of factors can be attributed to...

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Understanding the Benefits of Essential Oils
Apr07

Understanding the Benefits of Essential Oils

Essential oils have many wonderful properties that help to improve both mental and physical wellbeing. You are probably already familiar with their use in aromatherapy and massage. Using essential oils as a part of your regular relaxation and pampering sessions has many health benefits; different oils contain specific properties that aid health in various ways. Essential oils can also be used to treat a range of health conditions such...

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