May 2016

Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Infections

Sexually transmitted diseases, commonly called STDs, are diseases that are spread by having sex with someone who has an STD. You can get a sexually transmitted disease from sexual activity that involves the mouth, anus, vagina, or penis. The following are ways to avoid getting sexually transmitted diseases or infections(STDs/STIs): The surest way to avoid STIs is to abstainfrom sex in all its forms; vaginal, anal or oral. There exist

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Lifestyle measures to reduce one’s chances of getting Cancer

‘At least one-third of all cancer cases are preventable. Prevention offers the most cost-effective long-term strategy for the control of cancer.’ World Health Organization Lifestyle measures that one can take to reduce their chances of the one in three instances that causes Cancer include; Don’t use tobacco. Whether in the form of cigarettes, second hand smoke that is smoke from a smoker to a non smoker, chewable tobacco  is  the

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Simple tips to managing ones weight

Set weight management goals. Maintain a long term healthy lifestyle. Consume less energy than you use.  Adopt a healthy eating plan. Healthy food should be low in fat, low in sodium, low in cholesterol, low in added sugars, low in saturated fats and cholesterol, rich in lean protein (that is protein with minimal fat),  rich in whole grain foods, rich in fruits and vegetables and drink a lot of water.

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My mental health check list

Am I predisposed to mental illness? Biological factors Has a close family member of mine suffered mental illness? Have I suffered any infections of the brain that may affect my mind? Have I undergone a  brain examination to detect any brain injury or defects? Did I undergo any prenatal damage as a  new born baby? Is my diet balanced? Is it rich in fruits and vegetables? Am I exposed to

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