Harmattan Essentials for EVERY Family

When the air is dusty, the sun is scorching and getting out of bed in the morning is a struggle because of the cold, then you know for sure that the Harmattan season is back! The dry season is slowly creeping back in (although most northern and eastern states in Nigeria have started to experience

Protecting Asthmatic Children in Harmattan

The harmattan wind is blowing cold air. The weather is dry, dusty and hazy. Here are useful tips to prevent your child from having asthma attacks in the harmattan season.   Keep your child warm; cold is one of the triggers of asthma. Keep your child warm with extra clothing and sweaters. Don’t allow them

Hot vs Cold: Benefits of Drinking Hot Water vs Cold Water

Have you seen – or are you perhaps one of the people I’ve personally seen ordering a cup of hot water with a slice of lemon in? Does the thought of ice cold water make your teeth ache, or inversely, the thought of warm water to drink make your stomach churn?  Whichever of the two

Wellness: Family Health Concerns

Keeping your family healthy is one of your top priorities. It’s also a task that fills you with unspeakable anxiety. Was your child’s cough just a tickle in the throat, or is it a symptom of bronchiolitis, a respiratory tract infection commonly seen in winter? Is it safe to let your toddler play outside, or

Harmattan Safety tips for you and your Family

Harmattan can damage our health in many ways: it affects our skin, eyes and respiratory tract. It cracks your lips and damages your skin. The eyes are also vulnerable to dust. A lot of other unpleasant diseases are easily triggered by this weather as well.   Here are some tips on how to make this

Study: Drinking Red wine boosts fertility in women

Women who drink one glass of red wine a week boast better fertility than those who don’t, a US study has found. Scientists at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, believe that this could be due to an antioxidant that is abundant in the wine. Known as resveratrol, the molecule is a key component in red grapes,

Can hair dyes cause cancer?

October is cancer awareness month and the need to examine some reported causes of cancer.  Cancer has claimed the lives of many people, loved ones  including children globally in the last 20 years. According to a report by National Cancer Institute, there are concerns  that hair dyes may cause cancer. Many people in the United

Teaching your daughters about Breast Cancer

Worldwide, the month of October is dedicated to breast cancer. Millions of women around the world gather together to create awareness and tell their survival stories. Free screening is also made available. Although most women are at risk of the degenerative disease, young girls should be made aware of this too.  The incidence of breast

how to treat cold

How To Treat Cold or Flu in Babies.

When your precious little one shows signs of having a cold or flu, you’ll try anything to give them relief. The sad thing is that children’s cough and cold medicines are not recommended for children under six years of age. However, there are a number of ways you can help keep your child comfortable and

Things every mom with cancer should know

It’s tough having to go through something you never imagined you would ever go through.  Having to deal with breast cancer can be draining and really frustrating. In our own little way, we would love to help out by sharing things a mom should know about breast cancer. We hope this helps ease the pain

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