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Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (June 2017) By Dara Oloyede

Kenya: Tobacco Kills 31,000 people annually, Uganda: More money spent on medication than prevention, Nigeria has the 10th Highest Suicide Rate in Africa, Kenya: Diabetes cases on the rise, Gambia: Ministry of Health Challenges People to Stop Smoking Kenya: Tobacco Kills 31,000 people annuallyUganda: More money spent on medication than preventionNigeria has the10th Highest Suicide Rate in AfricaKenya: Diabetes cases on the riseGambia... Read more

Have Less Cheat Days! Pack Lunch to Work, More Often

Fact is that work burns everyone out. It is only human nature to get preoccupied with the tiredness that comes after a full day or some hours of making consistent use of your physical and mental strength. When we are tired, we go for the quickest options Fact is that work burns everyone out. It is only human nature to get preoccupied with the tiredness that comes after a full day or some hours of making consistent use of your physical an... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (May 2017) By Dara Oloyede

Nigeria’s 80% Cancer Mortality Rate, ‘Pima Pressure’: Kenya’s May Blood Pressure Screening Campaign, Eritrea: Progress in Preventing and Treating Non-communicable diseases, 15 Million Nigerians Living with Asthma, South Africa: Half of Natural Deaths Caused by Unhealthy Lifestyles May 2017 Health NewsNigeria’s 80% Cancer Mortality Rate ‘Pima Pressure’: Kenya’s May Blood Pressure Screening Campaign Eritrea:... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (April 2017) By Dara Oloyede

Kenya Is Ranked 6th in Africa as Having the Highest Depression Cases; WHO: Half a Million Africans Die from Cancer Annually; Zimbabwe: Untreated Diabetes Has Higher Rates of Death Than HIV; WANDA: Empowering Women and Girls To Lead a Healthier Generation; Nigeria: Lack of Mental Health Policy Places Many At Risk April 2017 Health newsKenya Is Ranked 6th in Africa as Having the Highest Depression CasesWHO: Half a Million Africans Die from... Read more

The Science Of Addiction

The Science of Addiction I decided to start this article with a very simple and self explanatory definition of the word “Addiction.”  But little did I know that for next several minutes I would be scouring though different definitions that had different takes on this seemingly simple word. I came across one that I thought probably fitted best.According to Dictionary.com, Addiction is “the state of being enslaved to... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (March 2017) By Dara Oloyede

The Burden of Cancer in Tanzania, South Africa: Unhealthy Food Ads Target Poor People, West Africa: New Regional Center for Disease Control, 34 Million Nigerians Living with Kidney Disease, and Liberia: New National Public Health Institute. March 2017 Africa Health NewsThe Burden of Cancer in Tanzania South Africa: Unhealthy Food Ads Target Poor PeopleWest Africa: New Regional Center for Disease Control34 Million Nigerians Living with Ki... Read more

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia It was a mind blowing story that splashed across the headlines in Canada. A young man had been mercilessly butchered on the Greyhound bus from Edmonton to Manitoba. His killer was a 40 year old male, who was a fellow passenger. One question that still rings in everyone’s mind is what could have driven someone to do such a thing? The answer to this question lies in the mind of the victim’s killer. According to hi... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (February 2017) By Dara Oloyede

South Africa: Psychiatric Patients Die due to Negligent Treatment, One in eight people have high blood pressure in Nairobi’s slums, Nigeria: New National Health Policy, Tanzania: Men Forgotten in Cancer Care, Kenya: Ministry Creates Easy to Understand Booklets and Fliers on Cancer February 2017 Africa Health NewsSouth Africa: Psychiatric Patients Die Due to Negligent TreatmentOne in Eight People Have High Blood Pressure in Nairobi&rsqu... Read more

Q1 Challenge: #Engage100DaysOfFitness

Q1 Challenge: #Engage100DaysOfFitness Relax, we will do something the other 360+ days but I thought it’d be exciting to have quarterly challenges to make things interesting. Ok, I’m totally making that up. I got the inspiration from one of my friends, Rashad. We’ve had previous discussions on fitness and health choices so this year he decided to embark on a “100 day fitness challenge”. Rashad is looking to d... Read more

Measuring Progress

Measuring Progress Happy new year everyone! Hope everyone had a great holiday and had lots of quality time with friends and family. It is that time of the year where everyone makes their new resolutions once again. Statistically, 80% of all New Year resolutions are health and fitness related. Ok, the truth is, I made that up but I have a feeling that if I bothered to fact-check that, the numbers will be strongly correlated. Hey, there is... Read more

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder is a mental disorder that has 2 components (from the word “bi”)- a depressive and a manic component. The depressive component comes from depression and the manic component describes mania which is defined as great excitement, euphoria, delusions and/or over activity. There are two types of bipolar disorder:Bipolar I- Mostly mania compared to depressionBiplar II- More depression compared to ma... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (January 2017) By Dara Oloyede

Africa: E-Cigarettes Have Become A Health Dilemma, Increasing Number Of Africans At Risk Of Mortality From Chronic Diseases, Tanzania: Cervical Cancer Prevention And Treatment Initiatives, Uganda: Diabetes Cases On The Rise, Zimbabwe Tackles Mental Health With ‘Friendship Benches’ January 2017 Health News Africa: E-Cigarettes Have Become A Health Dilemma Increasing Number Of Africans At Risk Of Mortality From Chronic Diseases ... Read more

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