Polio: History, Virus, Causes, Symptoms, Transmission & Treatment

Polio: History, Virus, Causes, Symptoms, Transmission & Treatment

History of Polio In the early 20th century, polio was one of the most feared diseases in industrialized countries, paralysing hundreds of thousands of children every year. Soon after the introduction of effective vaccines in the 1950s and 1960s however, polio was brought under control and practically eliminated as a public health problem in these […]

5 Facts Everyone Should Know About Breast Health

5 Facts Everyone Should Know About Breast Health

Understanding breast health starts with knowing what’s normal for your body and when to see your doctor. Here are five must-know facts about breast health by Kofikrom Pharmacy Limited . 1. Hormonal changes can cause breast pain It’s normal for changes in hormone levels to cause tenderness, swelling or lumps in your breast tissue, especially […]

Suspicious Breast Lumps: Causes, Types and Treatment

Suspicious Breast Lumps: Causes, Types and Treatment

Breast lumps happen for many reasons. Lumps can be hard, smooth, soft or round. Most of the time, a breast lump doesn’t mean you have breast cancer. Many other conditions can cause breast lumps. Treatment for a breast lump depends on the cause. Some lumps don’t require any treatment. Overview What are breast lumps? A […]

What You Need to Know About Inflammatory Breast Cancer

What You Need to Know About Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Key takeaways: Inflammatory breast cancer is an aggressive form of breast cancer that rapidly progresses over weeks to months. It causes pain and changes in the appearance of your breast such as redness, swelling, and dimpling of the skin. Treatment usually involves a combination of surgery, radiation, and medication. Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a […]

5 (Five) Breast Cancer Home Checks You Can Do

5 (Five) Breast Cancer Home Checks You Can Do

Doing a regular check on your breasts can help you identify early warning signs when it comes to breast cancer. Breast cancer can affect both men and women, therefore, making sure that you keep an eye out for these signs and symptoms can help you get medical assistance while it is still early. How to […]

Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer

Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer symptoms vary widely — from lumps to swelling to skin changes — and many breast cancers have no obvious symptoms at all. According to the American Cancer Society, any of the following unusual changes in the breast can be a symptom of breast cancer: swelling of all or part of the breast skin […]

Health Effects Of Artificial Sweeteners

Health Effects Of Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners have been in existence since 1879. They are also known as non-nutritive sweeteners, sugar substitutes, low-calorie sweeteners, and no-calorie sweeteners. Artificial sweeteners are synthetic sugar substitutes and natural sugar substitutes derived from naturally occurring substances such as herbs and sugar itself. Some artificial sweeteners have higher degrees of sweetness than sugar, while others […]

5 Health Benefits of Roasting Food

5 Health Benefits of Roasting Food

Roasting is a way of cooking that involves using dry heat to cook the food with an open flame, an oven, or another heat source. Roasting is a very common method of cooking, and foods that are cooked that way are generally known as roasted foods. It is one of the easiest cooking methods that […]

6 Adverse Health Effects of Potash (Kaun)

6 Adverse Health Effects of Potash

Potash is commonly used in cooking here in Ghana and Nigeria. It is known by its other names, like ‘Akanwu,’ among the Igbos, and ‘Kaun,’ among the Yorubas. It is a type of lake salt, sodium carbonate or potassium carbonate. It has a chalk-like texture and is usually whitish or grey. This article will discuss […]

5 Health Tips For Dialysis Patients

5 Health Tips For Dialysis Patients

People who suffer from kidney failure or chronic kidney disease often need a dialysis. A dialysis is a form of treatment that provides the function of a kidney, removing waste from the body, maintaining a safe level of some chemicals like potassium and sodium in the blood, and also helping to regulate blood pressure. Dialysis does not […]