Toxic shock syndrome linked to tampon use

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

  Toxic shock syndrome is caused by toxins released by certain strains of bacteria. It often occurs in healthy adults and anyone can get it. The wound that allows the penetration of bacteria is often miniscule and undetectable. In recent years, toxic shock syndrome has been related to the use of tampons which facilitates the infection. Toxic shock syndrome develops rapidly and can be fatal. However, this disorder is relatively rare.

Uneven breasts

Tuesday, 09 June 2015

Breasts have long been the stuff fantasies are made of. That doesn’t mean that we know everything there is to know about breasts. Whether they are ‘fondly’ referred to as boobs, boobies, melons, fun bags, ‘gazongas’ or twins, breasts are synonymous with femininity. Uneven breasts are not as uncommon as one might think.

Routine check-ups could save your life

Friday, 05 June 2015

  A number of deadly diseases can be prevented or treated if they are detected at an early stage. This makes routine check-ups invaluable, especially for women. Pap smears, mammograms and biopsies have saved millions of lives. Here are three of the most common diseases that can be detected early through bi-annual medical check-ups.      

Fish helps fight obesity and heart disease

Thursday, 21 May 2015

  There are many life-enhancing reasons to eat fish. Fish is delicious and healthy and the perfect replacement for red meat. Here are the top four  reasons why fish is so highly beneficial. Energising Fish has been short listed as one of the foods with the highest protein content: 100g fish contains 20g protein. Fish contains levels of high quality protein and amino acid, two essential nutrients for growth and cell regeneration and it is high in iron. Iron deficiency in known to cause fatigue and respiratory illnesses. Fish, therefore, contributes towards a healthy, strong body.

Why do I hate my body?

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Teenage years are tough enough as is, and for many teens, this is also the time when they compare themselves to others most. Many wounds have been inflicted during the raging teenage years, some of which take years to heal. No matter how we were build, words spoken by a parent, friend or classmate often echoes years later, flooding us with memories that we thought we’ve erased. Thousands of women have distorted views of their bodies and in some extreme cases, are affected by body dysmorphic disorder, a pathological disorder in which a person can’t stop thinking about a flaw in their appearance, whether the flaw is minor or imagined. .

Treating your toddler’s cough

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

  A cough is a normal reaction to irritation in the respiratory track, caused by an infection or an allergy. Coughs are generally grouped into two families: dry cough, without mucus production and wet cough with sputum production. A wet cough is not too serious as it facilitates the healing process. Coughs can be acute or chronic.