Tagged as: health and medicine

Myth: Injecting yourself with disinfectant can help to cure COVID-19

  You might have heard that injecting yourself with, inhaling or eating/drinking disinfectant or bleach can protect against, or help to cure, [wiki]COVID-19[/wiki]. This is not true. You might have heard that the US president, [wiki]Donald Trump[/wiki], suggested this as a potential treatment for the coronavirus. While it is true

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How is Namibia helping HIV/AIDS Orphans?

WHAT IS HIV/AIDS? As of 2017, 36.9million people are living with HIV/AIDs globally. HIV is a virus that is transmitted during sex or from an infected mother to her baby. AIDS is a disease of the immune system caused by HIV. It is estimated that 12% of Namibian adults live

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What is breast ironing and what are its consequences?

WHAT IS BREAST IRONING? Breast ironing, also known as breast flattening, is a process that involves pounding or beating a young girl’s breast using hard or hot objects. Breast ironing usually begins with the onset of puberty. It is done to prevent, or reverse breast growth. The United Nations (UN)

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The Dangers Of Alcohol

The WHO reports that there is a growing alcohol problem in Africa. Alcohol causes more harm than any other widely sold product. Alcohol can have a wide range of serious effects on everyday life. Knowing about these problems can help you avoid the bad effects of alcohol. IMMEDIATE EFFECTS Drinking

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Pregnancy: Side effects and How to Manage them (part 2)

In part one of this article, we explored three common side-effects of pregnancy. These were: morning sickness, tiredness, and leg cramps. In this article, we will look at three more common symptoms, related to bowel movement and urination. CONSTIPATION Constipation is the term given to the difficulty in passing stools

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