Safe sex is important in protecting ourselves and our partners. Safe sex reduces the risk of unplanned pregnancies and reduces the spread of Sexually Transmittable Infections or diseases.
Many people with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) don't get symptoms, so if you have engaged in unprotected sex, it is advisable to get tested regularly even if you feel fine. If you think you have an STI, the earlier you're tested, the sooner treatment can be given if it's needed.
An STI can be passed from one person to another through sexual contact, You can get or pass on an STI whoever you're having sex with. Although many STIs can be cured with antibiotics. Some, such as HIV, have no cure, but can be treated to prevent them getting worse or reduce the risk of spreading to your partner.
You can't tell by looking at someone (including yourself) whether they've got an infection, so it's important to get a check-up if you've had unprotected sex or think
Skin bleaching 101 - the do's and don't
What Is Skin Bleaching?
Skin bleaching is a cosmetic and medical treatment to reduce the prominence of skin discolorations and even out the colour of the skin. Some people apply skin lightener to their entire body to change their complexion, but this has its risks.
The cosmetic use of bleaching products is very common practice in many people originating across sub-Saharan Africa and other parts of the world such as Asia where “brighter” skin is sometimes seen as desirable in some social groups. Skin bleaching can be for medical purposes and is recommended by dermatologists in patients with skin discolorations and other disorders and treatment is carried out under supervision of the healthcare professional. The two major agents used in bleaching are hydroquinone creams and glutathione orally.
Skin bleaching can be dangerous if carried out without medical advice and for cosmetic skin lightening and can lead to short term effects such as sun burns, irritation and alle
Weight Loss: 3 fads and 3 facts to boost your weight loss efforts
Maintaining a good diet and getting enough exercise seems to be all the rage nowadays and rightly so. Data by IHME* shows that from1990 to 2010, there has been a massive increase in preventable non-communicable diseases. Stroke, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and severe mental health conditions are what is unfortunately going to be killing most of us in the future! A healthy diet and adequate exercise are two of some of the most important steps to preventing these diseases and shedding extra weight.
3 facts and 3 fads about weight loss and diet:
Fact #1: We all fall into four Body Mass Index (BMI) “weight” categories: Underweight, Ideal Weight, Overweight, and Obese. This is calculated using your weight and height. Although BMI is a very useful tool to track your progress, it should be used with care in pregnant women, people under the age of 18 and athletes, and should be used together with regular measurements of the waist.
Fad #1: Weight loss magic formulas.
5 ways to care better for someone with depression
This article is about how you can better help those around you who might be feeling low, suicidal or depressed. Depression is a serious mental illness that we don’t pay enough attention to, and it is claiming more and more of our collective time, our productivity and unfortunately for some, our lives.
The numbers show it is on the rise. Up to one in twenty people are said to be depressed at any one time; yes.. it’s more common than HIV or Cancer! ....and the World Health Organisation has warned that by 2030 it might be the biggest health problem we will face globally. Lets face it, depression is real.
As there’s so much of it around us, we need to know how to help and be there for those that are depressed because it is often a silent killer and you might be the only support someone that is depressed will have.
Firstly. Know the signs
Depression involves feeling low, sad or miserable about life along with other physical symptoms which do not improve for
Top tips for being helpful in emergency situations
Unfortunately at some point in time, there’s a high likelihood we will be faced with uncomfortable and potentially unsafe situations outside of a medical facility that can be medical emergencies. These can involve those we love or absolute strangers in an unfamiliar. You see someone choking on their food, you find someone unconscious and passed out in a park, you witness or are involved in a bad car accident or someone breaks a bone, or someone stops breathing. Often in these scenarios, what is done in the first few minutes to hours of discovering that situation can make a difference for how well the affected parties do in the long term. You can make a difference by taking a few simple steps that we’ll hopefully make easy to remember.
In these challenging situations, it is really important thing is to remain calm and have a structured approach. Screaming and shouting is only useful for a few seconds. I’ll briefly share with you a very popular, simple five-point ap