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Pretty Manicure..Ugly health effects

Nail polish is pretty, but it’s full of chemicals. Formaldehyde, artificial nails and human nail filings are the biggest causes and triggers of occupational asthma in nail salons. Some of the risk-reduction advice is already at play in various salons around the city. Many of them use spring-loaded bottles for

Emotional health- Women Should Have Standards

We are introducing a new feature to the website under emotional health. This will be in the form of podcasts mostly. The idea is to reach out to as many women/men as possible. It focuses on emotional health, relatonships, culture and women empowerment. Todays podcast focuses on advising African girls/women to

The 5 Surprising & Less-Known Reasons You’re Packing On Extra Weight

It is very clear that obesity is a huge problem Africans face in todays globalized world. Obesity is also a risk factor for other disease like Diabetes and heart disease. While calories and/ or a sedentary lifestyle  contribute immensely to the problem, there are a number of other environmental and lifestyle

Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a common condition which makes the skin, and sometimes the hair, turn white in patches.  This is due to damage of the pigment producing cells of our skin, called Melanocytes. It is estimated that 1% of humanity suffers from this autoimmune condition. Anyone can develop the condition, whatever their skin color or ethnic origin. Vitiligo can begin

15 Most Hydrating Foods

  Give Your Body The Water It Craves! Water is essential for everything from having clear skin to making sure all of your organs function properly. Experts estimate you should drink at least half your body weight in water daily. It’s especially important to hydrate properly during the summer. All of these foods have

From Malnutrition to Obesity?

From the news of women using dried cow dung in Kwazulu Natal for menstrual periods to South Africa topping the charts  on the obese scale, most South Africans are perplexed in a country which boasts of the best economy in Africa and perhaps the most efficient health system in sub

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