For far too long, the health needs of women are often overlooked across the world, especially in Africa and other developing countries. Non-communicable diseases related to heart and kidneys are often termed as men’s disease,
1. Myth: Don’t eat after 6 pm.
Fact: You shouldn’t have a large meal 3 or 4 hours before going to sleep. The reason is that those people who eat just before bedtime are more likely to gain weight simply because a bedtime snack is an extra meal and, therefore, extra calories.
The term spinal cord injury refers to damage to the spinal cord resulting from trauma (e.g. a car crash) or from disease or degeneration. Although there is no perfect figure for its incidence, but an estimated count for it is 40 to 80 cases per million population. Just like healthy people are the backbone of any country’s economy, the spine is a vital organ that nurtures the well-being of an individual.
Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. Patients with high blood sugar will typically experience polyuria (frequent urination), they will become increasingly thirsty (polydipsia) and hungry (polyphagia). It is one of the fastest growing disorders in Africa and also one of the most under-recognized ones as there are many myths associated to it.