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10 Amazing Smoothie Hacks..Yummy,Quick and Easy!

#1 Freeze Ingredients for Later If you want to save yourself the extra steps in the morning, prep most of your smoothie ingredients the night or up to a week before. Simply follow your recipes, chopping the ingredients and adding the correct measurements of fruit, veggies and spices then store them in

Over 80 kg? The morning after pill may not work for you

There have been reports that more and more African women use an emergency contraceptive pill for the prevention of unwanted pregnancy. One of such contraceptives is the progesterone only pill, Norlevo, which is produced by an European pharmaceutical company called Mother Jones.  Norvelo which is found in african countries like

PAPER: LYMPHOKINES; THE CORNERSTONE TO HIV/AIDS CURE

Dr Ekitumi Robert Ofagbor, MBBS. INTRODUCTION AIDS is a disease caused by the retrovirus human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and characterized by profound immunosuppression that leads to opportunistic infections, secondary neoplasms, and neurologic manifestations. The magnitude of the modern plague is truly staggering. By the end of 2006, more than a million cases

Skin Whitening Injections in Africa

South Africa's Afri-Pop princess, Mshoza Motswako The World Health Organization has reported that Nigerians are the highest users of bleaching products: 77% of Nigerian women use the products on a regular basis. They are followed by Togo with 59%; South Africa with 35%; and Mali at 25%. Conversations have been had on bleaching creams

AIDS testing and treatment fall short in Africa

There have been dramatic progress in the global fight against HIV and AIDS but, massive challenges and misunderstandings still remain, especially in Africa. Globally, the number of AIDS-related deaths has dropped by  29 per cent since 2005. Access to antiretroviral drugs has expanded more than 40-fold worldwide in the past decade,

Investment in new diagnostics and treatments will reduce deaths from pneumonia

The World Lung Foundation (WLF) called for greater investment in innovation and a focus on improving healthcare provision – particularly in low income countries - to reduce the global toll of pneumonia. According to WLF’s Acute Respiratory Infections Atlas (http://www.ariatlas.org/understanding_aris/pneumonia), an estimated 156 million new cases of pneumonia occur every year, 97 percent of

The Price of Preventing Cervical Cancer

  Cervical cancer vaccines for the developing world will cost $4.50 a dose, says the Gavi Alliance. That is $13.50 per young woman, because each needs three shots. It is a small price to pay for preventing a disease that is a scourge of Africa and Asia – but the bill for immunising whole populations

5 quick tips to check for breast cancer

October is breast cancer awareness month and here at AHM, we are very passionate about breast cancer awareness and support. Every 19 seconds, somewhere around the world, a case of breast cancer is diagnosed amongst women. Every 74 seconds, somewhere around the world someone dies from breast cancer. Such statistics is

The world’s first Malaria Vaccine?

The Multilateral Initiative on Malaria conference (MIM) is currently going on in Durban, South Africa. This is a conference where researchers and experts in the field gather together to share progress of their research to the malaria community. One of such progress that has been reported is by Glaxosmithkline (GSK)

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