Saturday, 9 July 2016

Common Errors Of A Pharmacy Technician.....

Medications save lives, but they do so only when they’re taken correctly – by the right patient, who takes the right medicine, at the right time, in the right dosage, by the right route, and for the right amount of time. According to the National Patient Safety Foundation, of the 3 billion prescriptions that are filled,

How To Grow Your Breast Size Naturally Without Surgery...

Three Essential Things To Get Bigger Boobs :
Most women when they start searching how to get bigger breasts don’t know how breasts grow and for this reason they keep on wasting their money on different pills that are nothing more than simple vitamins supplements.

Home Remedies To Reduce Grey Hair...

Natural Remedies to Reduce Grey Hair

1. Coconut Oil and Curry Leaves
Coconut oil and curry juice remain one of the best natural remedies for hair strengthening.

The 1 Thing You Need to Read if You Don't Want to Contact Zika...

Now that experts are saying Zika can be sexually transmitted for longer than previously thought, you have even more reason to avoid mosquitoes like it's your job. 

Reason Why You Need This....

It works for all fitness levels

Whether you work out six days a week or never, the  jump rope never stops being challenging.

I'm Slowing Starving To Death...

Lisa Brown is well aware of what she looks like, thank you.
"It always amazes me what people say to me,"


Mumbai: A 65-year-old polio patient with a fractured thigh bone has

How To Stop A Stubborn Chronic Headache...

Antidepressants. Tricyclic antidepressants — such as nortriptyline (Pamelor) — can be used to treat chronic headaches.


Herbs and spices have always been valued for their use in preservation and flavoring of foods. Many also have medicinal and even magical properties. If you are looking to bring more money and abundance into your life, look no further than your own kitchen.

Traditionally used for seasoning meats and cooked fruits used in pies,

Foods To Avoid If You Want To Build A SIX Packs

A lot of men admire their fellow counterparts who have six packs. One thing is certain, though; they often ask, “How could one successfully build a Six Pack? I would say Six Pack is everything from exercise, good diet and consistency.

Foods You Shouldn't Eat...

These snacks, meals, and beverages aren't doing your health or physique any favors. Cut them from your diet—now and forever.

Home Remedies For Bedwetting

Pills That You Take To Make Your Penis Bigger

Penis Enlargement Pills – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

You can find penis enlargement pills almost everywhere, they are that easy to be found. It is also the most common way that millions of men in the world use to get a big penis.

Home Remedies To Cure Fungi Infection..

Here are the top 10 home remedies for a fungal infection.

Herbal and Natural Therapies For Curing Diabetes.....

Many common herbs and spices are claimed to have blood sugar lowering properties that make them useful for people with or at high risk of type 2 diabetes.

Friday, 8 July 2016

Nigerian society still in denial of autism – Dr. Yinka Akindayomi

Founder of the Children’s Development Centre, Dr. Yinka Akindayomi, speaks with JAYNE AUGOYE about her passion for managing children and young adults with disabilities
Give us an insight into your professional background?
My background is in community paediatrics and I am a specialist in community paediatrics. I graduated from the Lagos Teaching Hospital in 1983 and I studied for a post-graduate degree in the Institute of Child Health under the University College of London. I have been responsible for the development, supervision, fund raising and management of the Children’s Developmental Centre for 20 years.
What informed your decision to study community paediatrics and deal with children with disabilities?

Nigerians spend 20% on health —Survey

Bukola Adebayo
An average household in Nigeria spends not more than 20 per cent on health bills, a new survey by the Health Finance and Governance project has revealed.
The survey, inaugurated by the United States Agency for International Development,

Nigerian to head ECOWAS centre for disease control

Nigerian to head ECOWAS centre for disease control

The West African Health Organization (WAHO) has appointed Prof. Abdulsalami Nasidi of Nigeria as the Acting Executive Director of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Regional Surveillance and Disease Control Centre (RCDC).

DEADLY MIX: Hypertension plus cataract...

Mrs Ann Valentina Ideh, a renown ophthalmologist in Edo State,  Is the  proprietor of Prime Opticals and Eye Clinic in Benin City. Every year,  Ideh embarks on free eye treatment which includes surgery for indigent patients.


Many Nigerians still doubt the ultimate price  to pay for smoking: Death.  The perception about smoking may not be unconnected with the common saying among smokers, “It is a matter of taking a bottle of Soda water to clear the system”


Professor of Otorhinolaryngology at the  College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Professor Abayomi Somefun, has raised alarm over high prevalence of hearing disorder, disclosing that over 8.5 million of the population suffer from the problem. 

Uduaghan, Ccsn Bemoate State Critical Care In Nigeria

Former Governor of Delta State Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has bemoaned the state of critical care in the country, stating that 43 years after the first Intensive Care Unit, ICU, was established in Nigeria, critical care in the country is still in its infancy.

‘Four Points of Attack Against Heart Attack’

Your heart beats about 100,000 times a day. This is about 70 times per minute. The heart is a hollow, muscular organ; its major purpose is to circulate blood,

How your bed may be making you sick

(CNN) — Ah, your bed. After a long day, you look forward to getting in it. You feel safe, secure and snuggly.
But what's inside your bed may be making you sick, not safe.
There's a multitude of contaminants -- bacteria, fungi and allergens -- that you can't see but studies show are there. When you move around as you sleep, you kick them up until the air and breathe them in.

Solutions include frequent linen laundering and using an air filter

World African Day...

Health is inextricably linked to the environment. This is as true in Africa as it is everywhere else in the world. But, Sub-Saharan African countries have more challenges to overcome in sustaining environmental change and therefore improving health.

Ebola virus disease outbreak

       virus disease outbreak
End of Ebola transmission in Guinea and Liberia
June 2016 -- WHO declares the end of Ebola virus transmission in the Republic of Guinea and in Liberia. Forty-two days have passed since the last person confirmed to have Ebola virus disease tested negative for the second time. Guinea and Liberia now enter a 90-day period of heightened surveillance to ensure that any new cases are identified quickly before they can spread to other people.
End of the most recent Ebola virus disease outbreak in Liberia
End of Ebola transmission in Guinea
WHO/S. Hawkey

Florida beaches invaded by dangerous algae caused by farm fertilizers: respiratory problems, skin rashes and more

(NaturalNews) A state of emergency has been declared in four counties in Florida due to the formation of excessive toxic algae in the state's ocean waters. After having to temporarily shut down a slew of Florida beaches over July 4th weekend because of the presence of algae, the problem has since escalated, and put not just the health of Florida's pristine beaches in peril, but the health of its inhabitants as well.
This "living, putrid green slime" has been reported to make Florida's beaches "smell like a toilet," and has caused a myriad of health issues including headaches, rashes and respiratory issues. The toxic algae first started forming when authorities released water from Lake Okeechobee into a series of canals draining into the ocean two weeks ago.

Indian doctors grow new nose on boy's forehead!!!

Doctors in India have replaced a 12-year-old boy's damaged nose with a new one which was grown on his forehead.
Arun Patel's nose was badly damaged and disfigured when he suffered from pneumonia as a baby.
The infection damaged the cartilage of his nose, making it difficult for doctors to fix it.
A similar operation was carried out in China in 2013 where a man who had damaged his nose in a traffic accident was given a new one.
Arun's parents took him to a doctor in their village in the central state of Madhya Pradesh when he suffered from pneumonia soon after his birth.

Zika Virus Been Declared Global Public Health Emergency'i

   The World Health Organization has declared the Zika virus a global public health emergency.
The infection is suspected of leading to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains.
Some areas have declared a state of emergency, doctors have described it as "a pandemic in progress" and some are even advising women in affected countries to delay getting pregnant.
But there is much we do not know in this emerging infection.

Hepatitis C: New drug treatment 'is a breakthrough'

A new treatment for hepatitis C "cured" 90% of patients with the infection in 12 weeks, scientists said.
The study is a "major breakthrough" and marks a "turning point" in hepatitis C treatment, said experts.
More than 200,000 people are infected with hepatitis in the UK, and deaths from the infection have increased threefold since 1996.
Only 3% of patients in the UK currently opt for the existing treatment, which only works half of the time.
'Excited for patients'
Hepatitis C is a virus that can infect and damage the liver .
It is passed on by the blood, or bodily fluids of an infected person, and can be transferred through tattoo needles, or people taking drugs and sharing needles.
Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Centre tested the new oral drug in 380 patients at 78 centres in Spain, Germany, England and the US in 2013.

Eguavoen, Joseph Yobo, Ifeanyi Ubah and others put on Stephen Keshi's burial committee

     The National Committee for the State
Funeral of late Coach Stephen Okechukwu Keshi (CON) who died on June 8, 2016 will be inaugurated today by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Barrister Solomon Dalung.

8 Ways To Stop Feeling Hungry All The Time....

Here are 8 Ways To Stop Feeling So Hungry All The Time.
1.) Drink More Water
So we’ve all heard that we should be drinking more water to stay healthy but did you know that sometimes we confuse thirst for hunger?
So when you’re next feeling hungry you may not really be hungry just thirsty so try drinking a big glass of water. It works.
You should also drink 2 large bottles of water per day to stay hydrated, especially if you exercise regularly.

How To Get Six Packs In Just 3 minute!!!....


Hey guys,

Today I am going to tell you my secret on how to get a six pack in 3 minutes.  Sounds too good to be true, right?

Now, I am going to be upfront with you and let you know that no matter how awesome I am… unless you get an ab transplant, you’re not going to get a six pack in literally three minutes.  That would be pretty awesome though.

I do want to let you know that if you do the right type of consistent training, keep a healthy diet, and you stay positive, I can show you how to get a six pack in 3 minutes!  Well… with just three minutes of intense training a day, in addition to lifting weights at least four times a week for just 30 minutes.  This 3 minute six pack routine, is a perfect type of workout for someone who is in a time crunch, but still wants to make that extra push toward getting six pack abs.

These are the three secrets that show you how to get a six pack in 3 minutes:

1) You can’t rest.

For these 3 minutes, you need to give it your all.  It is going to be a non-stop push to the finish, but just think about how quick it will be done and how accomplished you will feel, being one step closer to having six pack abs.

2) Squeeze your abs the entire 3 minutes.

Squeezing your abs is not only going to help you get rid of stubborn belly fat, it is also going to increase your caloric burn during this 3 minute workout!(

3) Condition like an MMA fighter.

The video below is going to show you how to train like an MMA fighter.  Talk about beastly, right?  It is going to help you go hard core for 3 minutes and get you one step closer to having six pack abs.

Now that you know the three secrets that show you how to get a six pack in 3 minutes, I want you to put them to work!  These three little secrets and 3 minute workout could be the difference between getting six pack abs next month or months from now, so take advantage of them.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Minimize How You Take your Drugs And Alcohol...

Effect of Drugs and Alcohol on the Immune System
The immune system is a network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to defend the body against disease, infection and viruses. If this system is damaged, reduced or does not work as efficiently as it should, a person will become sick with illness from infections or viruses. Drugs and alcohol are known to inhibit the immune system which means that those who abuse substances will find it takes longer and they are affected by infections much longer than other people.
When the immune system is deficient and a person abuses drugs or alcohol, they have an increased risk of contracting certain diseases such as pneumonia, respiratory infections, blood-borne viruses such as HIV or Hepatitis and sexually transmitted diseases. Additionally, if they have a predisposition to cancer, heart disease or kidney disease, these conditions are more likely to occur.
Effect of Binging on the Immune System
Exhaustion as a result of binging on drugs or alcohol can be a significant cause of illness. When a person binge drinks, they may cause their body to go into toxic shock from the large amount of alcohol in their bloodstream. Secondary infections or damage to the liver can have life-long consequences.
Binging on drugs such as methamphetamine, cocaine or heroin can cause people to become dehydrated and ill. The impact of dehydration, mental and physical exhaustion, sleeplessness and lack of food can have a long term impact on a persons’ health. The immune system will be at a high risk of being overrun with infection and disease and anecdotal evidence suggests that many people will have flu-like symptoms after a binge.
Alcohol and the Immune System
Alcohol is known to cause long-term serious consequences for a persons body and mind. There are many diseases that are known to be caused by alcohol consumption which is chronic or dangerous. Alcohol also impedes the ability of the immune system to fight infection and disease. Excessive alcohol consumption or long term alcohol abuse can lead to immune deficiency in two ways – nutritional deficiency and reducing white blood cells.
Alcohol impairs the normal digestion of nutrients due to damage caused to the cells in the digestive tract and by interfering with the secretion of enzymes needed for digestion. Alcohol can also impede the ability of the liver to store important vitamins. It has also been shown that drinking too much can prevent the body from absorbing enough protein.
When consumed in excess, alcohol can reduce the ability of white cells to kill germs. High doses of alcohol suppress the ability of the white blood cells to multiply and inhibit the action of killer white cells on cancer cells. This can lead to the development of life threatening conditions such as liver cancer or liver disease.
Marijuana and the Immune System
Smoking marijuana, or any substance, can have a negative effect on the immune system. It has been found to cause damage to sensitive cells in the lungs and increase the risk of contracting diseases and bacterial infections. Marijuana is known to contain more carcinogenic chemicals than tobacco smoke and because of the way the drug is inhaled deeply and held for longer than cigarette smoke, these chemicals can cause severe respiratory damage. Some research has suggested that the active chemical in marijuana, THC, impairs the immune system from fighting disease. However, this research is not conclusive and further testing is required.
The inhaled smoke from marijuana is often combined with tobacco which is known to cause significant damage to lungs, including the leading cause of lung cancer and emphysema. Pulmonary infections, pneumonia, respiratory infections and cancer are all real risks associated with smoking marijuana. Chronic bronchitis, impairment of air passages, inflammation of lungs and development of abnormalities in the bronchial lining and lungs are also commonly associated issues.

How To Detect Fake Drugs Before Using...

1)No Labelling
2)Fake Packaging material
3No Reg no
4)Not licensed
5)No property authorization
6)They Tends To Use A Correct Brand Name

      Counterfeit Drugs
counterfeit drugs as those sold under a product name without proper authorization. Counterfeiting can apply to both brand name and generic products, where the identity of the source is mislabeled in a way that suggests that it is the authentic approved product. Counterfeit products may include products without the active ingredient, with an insufficient or excessive quantity of the active ingredient, with the wrong active ingredient, or with fake packaging.

What risks are involved with taking counterfeit drugs?
A. An individual who receives a counterfeit drug may be at risk for a number of dangerous health consequences. Patients may experience unexpected side effects, allergic reactions, or a worsening of their medical condition. A number of counterfeit products do not contain any active ingredients, and instead contain inert substances, which do not provide the patient any treatment benefit. Counterfeit drugs may also contain incorrect ingredients, improper dosages of the correct ingredients, or they may contain hazardous ingredients.

5 Ways To Help Your Hospital Anxiety, Surgery Fear, Fear Of Medicine...

Ways To Help Your Hospital Anxiety, Surgery Fear, Fear of Medicine

1. Trust Your Practitioner

This is by far the most important part of calming the fear of surgery and hospital anxiety. Trust is the opposite of anxiety. Feeling out of control settles if you feel in sync with the person who is helping you. Knowing you are confident in the doctor makes you feel more in control of the situation. That’s because you know he or she is in control, and that he or she–at least in this instance–is more capable than you to do this procedure. I would do affirmations of gratitude for my doctor, the nurses, all the hospital staff, and my family for their assistance.

2. Trust Yourself

Anxiety implies mistrust of others, but this is just a reflection of mistrust for yourself. Trust yourself to listen to your body. Your body knows what it needs. Make decisions accordingly. Trust those decisions. Trust that you can do what you can to give yourself the highest potential for maximum recovery. For example, eat what they tell you, participate in rehab, occupational therapy or physically therapy as directed, etc. Do affirmations expressing gratitude for yourself. “Thank you so much for all you are putting in to making this work!”

Do guided imagery, seeing yourself recover calmly and doing well.

3. Take Action to Help Yourself

Do things that would be healing for your medical problem as well as your anxiety, like meditate (Tratak meditation is good to clear your mind or just imagine light at the place(s) your body needs healing), eat clean, exercise to build endurance for recovery, spend time with loving people, laugh, journal, pray, spend time outside or with your pets, engage in a creative hobby, clean out your house, or do some volunteer work. Just stay productively active so your mind doesn’t wander to gloom and doom.

4. Educate Yourself

Doing research into your medical issue can calm hospital anxiety and surgery fear (but it also can increase it). You can find horrible, rare accounts online that could terrify you more, but there are also many accounts that could help relax you. For some people, knowing what is going to happen makes them feel more in control and this is calming for them. Also, knowing our body’s capacity to heal itself is so reassuring. Research also can provide tips on the best ways for recovering from your particular medical issue. This information is invaluable!

5. Plan Well

When you are healing, it is great to be able to focus all of your energy on healing. (Not anxiety; we do not want to waste time on anxiety.) So it is great to make a plan for post-surgery. This will give you something to take your attention away from the surgery. Organize people to help and who will do what. Get together the things you might need (books, audiobooks, movies), and some stations for where you will plant yourself, complete with a side table for all the stuff–glass of water, tissues, lotion, lip balm, back scratcher, and the remote–that you will want at arm’s length.  Get your kids schedules all sorted out, catch up at work and home so everything is left organized. It feels awful when you cannot get up to be staring at a cluttered and messy room.

Tips On How To Prevent Hypertension

Maintain a healthy weight.When it comes to hypertension prevention, your weight is crucial, says Dr. Ogedegbe. People who are overweight should try to lose weight, and people of normal weight should avoid adding on any pounds. If you are carrying extra weight, losing as little as 10 pounds can help prevent high blood pressure. Talk with your doctor about the best weight for you.

Eat a balanced diet. Eating healthful foods can help keep your blood pressure under control. Get plenty of fruits and vegetables, especially those rich in potassium, and limit your intake of excess calories, fat, and sugar. Consider following the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, or DASH, diet, which has been shown to help manage blood pressure.

Cut back on salt. For many people, eating a low-sodium diet can help keep blood pressure normal. "The higher the sodium intake, the higher the blood pressure," says Ogedegbe. You can cut back on your total salt intake by avoiding high-sodium packaged and processed foods and not adding extra salt to your meals. "I tell people to stay away from salt shakers," adds Ogedegbe

Exercise regularly. Get moving to prevent hypertension. "Physical activity is crucial," says Ogedegbe. The more exercise you get, the better, but even a little bit can help control blood pressure. Moderate exercise for about 30 minutes three times a week is a good start.

Limit the alcohol. Drinking too much alcohol can lead to high blood pressure. For women, that means no more than one drink a day, and for men, no more than.

Monitor your blood pressure.Make sure that you have your blood pressure measured regularly, either at your doctor's office or at home. High blood pressure often occurs with no symptoms, so only blood pressure readings will tell you if your blood pressure is on the rise. If your doctor determines that you have prehypertension — blood pressure in the range of 120-139/80-89 millimeters of mercury (mmHg) that puts you at increased risk of developing hypertension — your doctor may recommend extra steps as a safeguard.  Take a look at your lifestyle habits and decide where you can make changes to help prevent hypertension. Conquer small goals, s

Pregnant Women Who Take Paracetamol Risk Having An Autistic child

New Study
Pregnant women who take paracetamol risk having an autistic child.
Published in the Journal of Epidemiology, the study found that children exposed to paracetamol during pregnancy were at a 30 per cent increased risk of losing some attention function

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A new study has revealed that mothers who take paracetamol during pregnancy may be increasing the risk of their children developing autism.

How To Make Your Child Tall...

1. Eating Right: Healthy eating habits contribute significantly towards wholesome growth.
Include a lot of carbohydrates in your child’s diet. The calories gained will give the body ample energy to grow. Plenty of calcium can help promote bone growth for your kid. Insist on dairy products and green vegetables- an excellent source of calcium. Encourage your kid to spend a lot of time in the sun to get plenty of vitamin D. Eating fish, alfalfa, or mushrooms also helps, as they are a good source of the wonder vitamin. Vitamin D is known to promote bone and muscle growth in children, and a deficiency has been shown to stunt growth and cause weight gain in teenage girl.

2. Adequate Exercise: Coax your kid to indulge in sports. Swimming, biking, skipping, dance, yoga and a whole lot of outdoor sports will help your child grow.
There are tons of exercises for growing taller, like pull ups, which your kid can easily follow at home. Being regular with these exercises can make a big difference!

3. Keep your kid at bay from Growth Stunting Factors: Caffeine, smoking, alcohol, steroids and artificial hormonal capsules that claim to be helpful in increasing one’s height are known to stunt growth and this must be reason enough for your kids to be convinced to stay at bay from these influences.

4. Good Posture: Straight spine, shoulders stretched in a perfect alignment with the curve of the neck, hips in a straight, perfect proportion over the feet; encourage you young one to practice a good posture with all these considerations in mind. It not only makes them look taller, but also more confident.

5. Cultivating Confidence: A positive attitude coupled with high self esteem will make up for any lacking height. Inspire your children to feel good about themselves. Encourage them to participate in various school activities, take up a hobby and go for something that will make them feel good about themselves. Being taller might be nice, but it is not the end of the world if you are short. Give them example of several legends who are short in height, but high in stature. Give your children examples of legendary personalities like Sachin Tendulkar, Shahid Kapoor, Rani Mukherji, and many others, who ensured that their height didn’t stop them from doing their best.

6. Ample Sleep: The same growth principle we followed, when our children were babies, applies even at this age. Body grows and regenerates tissue while at rest. Persuade your kid to sleep like a baby for 8-10 hours every night and let nature work its nwonders.

How To Clear Black Spot On Your Face....

Lemon Juice
A quick and easy solution can be found in your kitchen or your nearest grocery store – lemon juice. Lemons have vitamin C that can lighten dark spots on your face. It’s easy to apply.

Techniques To Delay Ejaculation

How Can I Delay Ejaculation?
There are a wide range of "home-made" remedies for premature ejaculation like frequent sex, masturbating a couple of hours before sex, or having sex with the woman on top.

Here Are The Things You Need To Know More On Cannabis

Why is cannabis addictive? Study finds drug deadens reward centre of brain making smokers want more
19:05, 6 JUL 2016UPDATED 19:07, 6 JUL 2016BY STEPHEN JONES
Some people think smoking the Class B drug is not addictive and should be legalised - while opponents argue it's a gateway to harder drugs
Cannabis has an unusual affect on the brain
Smoking cannabis deadens the brain's reward centre hormone and makes them want more to 'feel good' - increasing the risk of addiction - a study shows.


A drug is any chemical substance that can change the way your body works and the way you feel. There are lots of different kinds of drugs, some legal and some illegal, each with a different effect. Some drugs are taken for medical reasons, and some drugs are taken for recreational reasons.

No drug is completely safe. Every drug - legal or illegal - can have a negative effect on your health. This is particularly true when it comes to illegal drugs. The manufacture of legal drugs is closely monitored, but there are no controls over what goes into illegal drugs. You never really know what you're taking.

Types of drugs and their effects

Drugs generally fall into three categories:

Depressants - These drugs slow down messages to and from your brain. Depressants include heroin, morphine, valium, marijuana and alcohol. Large amounts of depressants can make you pass out, vomit or even stop breathing.
 Stimulants - These drugs speed up the messages going to and from your brain. Stimulants include caffiene, nicotine, speed, ice, ecstasy and cocaine. Using stimulants can increase your body temperature, reduce your appetite, make you anxious and paranoid, and can put a strain on your heart.
 Hallucinogens - These drugs change your perception of reality. Hallucinogens include LSD, magic mushrooms, mescaline and ecstasy (high doses of cannabis can also cause hallucinations). Taking hallucinogens can cause anxiety and paranoia, make you take risks you normally wouldn't, and can also cause psychosis.

A drug's effects can depend on things like your size, weight, height or what other drugs you've taken. If you take a drug a lot it can also have an effect on how that drug affects you. It also depends on how much you take.

Because illegal drugs are uncontrolled, it's hard to know exactly how much you're taking. The quality and strength of any illegal drug can be completely different each time you take it.

Mixing drugs - including alcohol - is also dangerous because it puts stress on your body and can cause serious health issues, especially if you mix drugs frequently. For example, mixing different kinds of depressants can lead to overdosing, and mixing stimulants puts additional strain on your heart.

Drugs can also mess up your judgement, making you do things - including dangerous and life-threatening things - that you wouldn't otherwise do. To find out more about the effects of specific drugs, check out:

Other risks

There are other risks related to the use or overuse of drugs, both legal and illegal, besides the risk to your mental and physical health.

Drugs and pregnancy

Using any drugs while pregnant can seriously affect the health of unborn children - for more information about drugs and pregnancy check out DrugInfo's Pregnancy, Alcohol and Other Drugs page (new window)

Drugs and driving

Driving after taking drugs can seriously affect your driving ability, increasing the chance of an accident - for more information about drugs and driving, check out the Vicroads Alcohol and other drugs pages (new window)

Sharing needles

Sharing needles dramatically increases the risk of HIV, Hepatitis and other transmissable diseases - Check out theDepartment of Health's Needle and Syringe Programs page (new window) for more information about needle exchanges, and the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (new window) for more about safe needle use.

How To Abstain From Sex.......

How To Abstain From Sex,

1. Recognize it as a sin: The first step to avoiding sin is to recognize it. See it as sin, spell it out and call it by its name, f-o-r-n-i-c-a-t-i-o-n. Don't sugarcoat it. Don'tfunkify it. Spell it out and make a decision to overcome it. You cannot stop committing sin unless you have convinced yourself that it is wrong. To avoid fornication is not an individual thing, it is a commandment of God. (I promised not to quote scriptures. Ugh.)

2. Declare A War: To resist the temptation to commit fornication is actually a war. "War" is a powerful word, because lust is a powerful desire. God calls the struggle with sexual sins a "war." The Bible says in 1 Peter 2:11, "Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul." This is a battle you must win. You are fighting for your glorious future and destiny. Wrestle for purity! 

3. Keep Dating In Perspective: It's harder to overcome the desire to sin when you are so attached to a person you are in a relationship with, the Bible actually commands you to get married. If you are not ready to marry that person, then you are just using the relationship to serve your own rebellious lusts and it should be ended if it cannot be kept holy (as in dating without fornication). Break up before they break you.  Stay away from fornicators, whether they are Christians or not. Avoid them like a plague.

4. Stop pornography: Pornography is an instrument of evil. Cut off all sensual and sexual media out of your life: movies, comic books, novels, articles, blogs, jokes, TV shows, sensual poetry, and music. Stop fantasizing and daydreaming about having sex. It will drain you and draw you deeper into sin. Feed your mind with God's Word instead.

5. Ask God For Help: When you find the temptations very challenging, call upon the name of Jesus Christ. Pray to God for help with that specific sin in your time of testing. You can be free from the bondage of sin. You can conquer lustful desires. You cannnot do it by your own effort tho, you need the help of the Holy Spirit. Ask Him. 

6. Repent: If you’ve committed fornication, the Lord can heal and restore your soul without a fault. All He needs you to do is renounce all affiliations with those you’ve joined yourself to. Confess, and repent of the sin of lust and fornication, and you can be made clean and new through the blood of Jesus. 
God is the Creator of life, love, marriage, and sex. He knows what's best for you. He will give you the wonderful gift of marriage. Obeying His plan is always right and always blessed.

Here Are The Top 5 Warning Signs That Your Body Is full Of Parasites

Here are the top 5 warning signs that your body is full of parasites.

1. Chronic Digestive Issues

Intestinal parasite infestation can cause inflammation and destroy the intestinal lining of the gut, leading to chronic diarrhea.

A 2015 study published in the Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare emphasizes routine intestinal parasite screening to increase the diagnostic rate of parasitic diarrhea and improve the treatment and prevention strategies of diarrhea in children with severe acute malnutrition.

Even the toxic waste produced by the parasites can cause chronic constipation, gas, bloating, nausea and burning sensations in the stomach.

If you are eating high fiber and highly alkaline foods on a daily basis and still experience diarrhea or other digestive issues, consider a parasite cleanse.

Abdominal Pain

Another stomach problem caused by parasites is abdominal pain. Parasites residing in the upper small intestinal region cause inflammation and irritation in this area. This leads to a bloated feeling and pain in the abdomen.

Plus, parasites can even block the passage of waste products exiting the body, which can lead to pain in the upper abdominal region.

Abdominal pain is mainly associated with roundworm, fluke, hookworm or tapeworm intestinal infestations. A 1986 study published in the Singapore Medical Journal found that hookworm infestation is a key cause of abdominal discomfort, especially among adults who recently traveled abroad.

Anal Itching

Itching around the anus is another sign of a parasite infection. Especially those suffering from pinworms often complain of anal itching or discomfort. Itching around the anus occurs frequently at night when the female pinworms lay their eggs.

The itching is caused by the female pinworms that migrate to lay eggs around the anus. Both the migrating female pinworms as well as the clumps of eggs are irritating and cause itching, crawling sensations or even acute pain.

If the infected person scratches the area, the skin may break down and increase the risk of a secondary bacterial infection. As itching usually occurs at night, it leads to sleep disturbances and restlessness.

Fatigue and Weakness

Fatigue may also be a symptom of a parasite infestation. This is mainly associated with intestinal worms that deplete the body of vital nutrients by feeding on the food you eat.

Malabsorption of vitamins, minerals, fats and carbohydrates can make the body weak, leaving you exhausted, depressed and with a feeling of general apathy. It can lead to exhaustion at mental, physical and emotional levels.

Plus, the toxic metabolic waste overload produced by the parasites causes the organs to work even harder to eliminate these waste products. This also leads to fatigue, low energy, lethargy and excessive weakness.

If you have unrelenting fatigue even after eating and sleeping properly, consult a doctor to find out the cause.

Change in Appetite & Weight Loss

If you notice a sudden change in your appetite, particularly an increase in appetite, it may be due to the presence of parasites in your body.

In fact, an increased appetite combined with weight loss is often noticed in cases of tapeworm or pinworm infestation.

This happens as the parasites consume a good amount of the food eaten by the infected person, thus making the person hungry more often than usual.

Also, the infected person may notice a strong early morning hunger and may never feel satisfied or full after eating a meal.

If you experience weight loss with an increase in appetite, consult your doctor.

Home Remedies For Stomach Upset

Here are the top 10 home remedies for upset stomach.

1. Ginger

Ginger is a popular and highly effective ingredient to treat upset stomach. It has antifungal and antibacterial properties that help soothe stomach pains and relieve indigestion, as well as reducing the frequency of loose stools. It also contains chemicals that help relax the intestinal tract.

Add one-half teaspoon of dry ginger powder to one cup of buttermilk, mix it well and drink this solution three or four times a day for two days. You can also add a pinch of asafetida also known as hing in this solution. Simmer a few slices of fresh ginger in two cups of boiling water for 10 minutes. Let it cool and then drink the tea several times a day.

Note: Ginger remedies are not suitable for those suffering from high blood pressure.


Bananas are considered a super food for treating gastrointestinal problems like indigestion and loose stools. The fruit is easily digestible and helps absorb excess acid in the stomach.

It is rich in pectin that will help solidify stools. Also, the high potassium content present in bananas helps replace electrolytes that may be lost when suffering from diarrhea.

Mash a ripe banana and mix it in a glass of buttermilk. Drink this two or three times daily for one to two days.Mash a ripe banana in a bowl and mix in one teaspoon of tamarind pulp and a little bit of salt. Eat this mixture twice daily for one to two days.

Apple Cider Vinegar

When it comes to home remedies for upset stomach, apple cider vinegar definitely ranks among the best. The high pectin concentration in apple cider vinegar soothes an irritated stomach and relieves nausea. Also, its acidic nature helps get things moving in a normal pattern.

Add one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water.Add a little honey to make the solution taste a bit better.Drink this with each meal until you get complete relief from your symptoms.

Home Remedies For Stomach Ulcer

. Coconut

Coconut is very good for people suffering from stomach ulcers because of its antibacterial qualities. It kills the bacteria that cause ulcers. Moreover, coconut milk and coconut water have anti-ulcer properties.

Drink a few cups of fresh coconut milk or tender coconut water daily. Also, eat the kernel of the tender coconut. Follow this treatment for at least one week to get positive results. Alternatively, take one tablespoon of coconut oil in the morning and another at night for one week. As coconut oil is mainly composed of medium chain fatty acids, it can be easily digested.


For stomach ulcer treatment, both ripe and unripe bananas are very effective. There are certain antibacterial compounds in bananas that inhibit the growth of ulcer-causing H. pylori.
Bananas also protect the system by wiping out the acidity of gastric juices. This helps reduce inflammation and also strengthens the stomach lining.
To treat an ulcer, eat at least three ripe bananas a day. If you do not like eating bananas, you can make banana milkshakes. Alternatively, peel two or three bananas and cut them into thin slices. Put the slices in the sun until they become dry. Grind the dried banana pieces into a fine powder. Mix together two tablespoons of this powder and one tablespoon of honey. Take this mixture three times a day for about a week.

. Cabbage

Cabbage is a great remedy for a stomach ulcer. Being a lactic acid food, cabbage helps produce an amino acid that stimulates blood flow to the stomach lining. This in turn helps strengthen the stomach lining and heal the ulcer.

Plus, cabbage contains a good amount of vitamin C, which has been found to be particularly beneficial for patients with H. pylori infections. Also, experiments indicate that fresh carrot juice contains an anti-peptic ulcer factor (vitamin U).

Cut one half of a raw head of cabbage and two carrots into small pieces and put them in a blender to extract the juice.

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What is Lassa Fever?

Lassa fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic fever caused by the Lassa virus. This class of sickness is caused by virus and at later stages, the patient exhibits both a high fever and hemorrhage/ wounds and bleeding through the mouth, ears and skin.

The primary host of the Lassa virus is the Natal-multimammate mouse. This rat differs from the common rat by having several nipples running alongside its body just like a female dog. This rat is found in large quantities allover sub saharan Africa and since you wouldn’t want to be checking all rats to see how many nipples they have, the key thing is that all rats are dangerous at this time.



The disease is in the faeces and the urine of the rat. Because the rat rolls in its urine, the body of the rat is also contaminated.

The good news about the disease is that Lassa fever is preventable and curable.

Six simple ways to prevent Lassa fever

Avoid contact with rats as much as possible.

Rats love damp environments. They thrive where rubbish, dirt and heaps exist. Clean out your home, office and anywhere you stay. Burn bushes around your home, clean the gutters.


Disposal of waste properly and cleaning the environment so that rats are not attracted.

Ensure the rats do not come back. Use proper waste bins that are covered. Do not allow left over food or dirty plates overnight. Wash your dirty plates, throw away used newspapers, do not allow them accumulate.


Observe good personal hygiene, including hand washing with soap and clean running water regularly

Get a hand sanitizer. Do not touch the rails in public places, wash hands as frequently as you can. If not, use a hand sanitizer.


Store foods in rat proof containers

Buy good, tough plastic containers or buckets to store your food. Remove foods that are in cartons and bags such as cereals, rice, garri, semovita, etc. store them in these containers. Ensure the containers have good tight fitting covers.

Where you have stubborn rats that eat plastic, use metal containers.


Throw away any food that has been eaten by rats or that you can see with rat droppings

This is not the period to be a miser – Throw it away!!! Don’t cut away that part that was eaten and keep the rest even if it is your favorite pack of corn flakes.

Better to throw away all the garri and buy new one than scoop it away.


Cook all foods thoroughly before eating.

The Lassa virus is killed by good and extensive heat; ensure you cook your foods well.

Avoid drinking garri at this point as you are not very sure of the source of the garri even if it has been at your house. If you must drink garri, fry it again and put immediately put in a container. It is okay to have the garri as Eba. The heat will kill the virus.

Avoid tasting garri at the market.

If you must eat salads and fresh vegetables and fruits, wash them thoroughly. Where possible, use vinegar to wash your fruits and vegetables and rinse off the vinegar before eating.

How To Keep Your Digestive System Healthy

5 Tips For Keeping Your Digestive System Healthy

by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFMPublished on June 3, 2015, Last Updated onJune 8, 2015



Your digestive system is where it all begins. You won’t produce energy, have a balanced mood, or fight illness if you can’t digest, break down, and absorb nutrients. There are many simple things you can do to keep your digestive system healthy, many of which are completely free. Whether it’s exercise, stress reduction, or even enzyme or probiotic supplementation, all can provide enormous benefit to digestive processes.

5 Tips for Healthy Digestion

Digestion begins in the mouth when you begin to chew. In fact, just the act of chewing thoroughly can take a huge strain off your digestive system by prompting your body to provide enzymes to help digestion. Here are a few other things you can do to promote healthy digestion.

1. Follow a Clean Diet

Bananas contain approximately 15-20 percent of your daily fiber needs. Bananas also contain fructooligosaccharide, which is a natural compound that encourages growth of beneficial bacteria. This bacteria–termed “probiotics”–is responsible for a myriad of activities in your body, including facilitating the appropriate digestion and elimination of food. [1] This goes to show that diet, particularly a natural plant-based diet, is incredibly powerful for keeping your digestive system in check.


Another thing you can do to benefit your digestive tract is to do some simple, daily exercises. The colon functions much more effectively when abdominal muscles are strong and consistently in motion. Crunches are an excellent way to strengthen these muscles and to improve your appearance at the same time, but simple walking can keep your digestive system healthy by improving blood flow to the intestines and colon. One study showed that women who walk daily were 31% less likely to develop colon cancer. [3]

3. Try Therapeutic Herbs

There are also herbs that can benefit your digestive tract. Two common varieties include organic cilantro and organic dandelion leaf.Cilantro oil is an enzymatic stimulant. It also helps our intestines secrete digestive acids and juices, and it adds fiber to the digestive process. Some people use cilantro to relieve stomach gas and flatulence. Organic dandelion leaf helps detoxify the digestive tract and help stimulate it when it becomes sluggish. It is one of the best herbs to take for promoting optimal digestive function.

4. Meditate

You can’t discount the connection between your mental health and physical health. Stress is one of the most pervasive killers in our society. And while we can’t control every circumstance that causes stress, we can change the way we respond. When we’re stressed, our body goes into the “fight or flight” mode, switching off our digestion so we can run away or deal with the problem head on. [4] Meditation is an excellent way to relax and reduce stress; and studies show that relaxation is a powerful method for improving digestive health.

5. Take Probiotics and Enzymes

A probiotic such as Latero-Flora™ may be helpful for replenishing your body’s supply of beneficial bacteria which your digestive tract actually needs. If you suffer from digestive issues of any kind, an enzyme supplement like VeganZyme®, which contains no animal products, is designed to help digestive health and the way your body works as a whole.

Tips On How To Cure Stammering or Stuttering

ExerciseOpen your jaws wide and while it is still open stretch the tongue inwards.  Try to take the tip of your tongue towards the back of the mouth, dragging it through the roof of your mouth.  Then keeping your mouth still open, bring your tongue out stretching it as much as you can.

 Try touching your chin with the tip of your tongue. Do these exercise 3-4 times a day.  This has to be done for a couple of months to completely heal stuttering.

Clarified Butter

Clarified butter or ghee prepared from cow milk is known for its healing properties. It is even used in ayurvedhic medicines.  Cow ghee helps boost the function of brain and gives good memory power.

Have 1 table spoon after meals twice a day and it will help heal the problem of stuttering, although the progress is quite slow.

Black Pepper And Almond
Make a mixture of black pepper and almond. Add some water and sugar to this and make a fine paste. You must consume this paste every morning for atleast 2 months. The stuttering will reduce by a great extent with this natural cure.          

Exercises for stammering

Exercises are effective in treatment of physiological causes of stammering. In general, exercises are meant to provide strength to the organs associated with speech including tongue, lips, jaw, trachea and lungs.

Many people who stammer have found these exercises to be beneficial in reducing the intensity and in some cases, completely curing stammering problem.

The exercises should preferably be done every night in a secluded area, before going to bed. An exercise regimen comprising of the following exercises are beneficial in treatment and cure of stammering.

Stammering Exercise #1Loudly and clearly pronounce the vowels A, E, I, O and U. Be overly articulate and distort your face strongly, every time you utter the vowels.


Stammering Exercise #2:Open your jaws as wide as you can without exerting hard. While the jaws are still open, lift your tongue upwards to touch the roof of mouth with the tip of your tongue. While still in contact with the roof of your mouth, drag the tip of your tongue towards the back of your mouth. When your tongues get stretched to the maximum (without hurting), hold there for few seconds. Next pull out your tongue outside the mouth and stretch it downwards as if attempting to touch the chin. Hold in that position for few seconds. Repeat 4-5 times.

Stammering Exercise #3: Deep breathing exercise are very effective in curing speech disorders like stammering as they help to strengthen the respiratory organs and to relax neuromuscular tension that builds up in the body.

Stammering can be controlled by learning to voluntarily control the rhythm of words by implementation of specific breathing patterns. There can be many variants of deep breathing exercises and one can choose any or all exercises which he/she is comfortable doing. Some of the variants are:

a) Inhale deeply through mouth and exhale slowly, immediately after inhalation.

b) Inhale deeply through mouth and push your tongue outside the mouth while exhaling.
c) Inhale deeply through mouth, at the same time, press your chest muscles inward. Exhale slowly

Lifestyle Changes to Treat Stammering

Fighting inferiority complex: Developing confidence in ones own ability to speak correctly is probably the only real solution to cure stammering. However building self-confidence when one makes nervous mistakes in every sentence is not easy. Inferiority complex is natural in people who stammer. Dealing with this complex is the most paramount task in overcoming stammering. Talking openly when the person approaches with the subject is vital in handling this complex. Maintaining a relaxed environment at home gives the child an opportunity to speak without stress.

Watch out your breath: As a general thumb rule, one should breathe from the belly and not from the chest. Breathing from the belly naturally calms down and relaxes nervous and muscular tension and is a helpful habit in curing stammering and related disorders.

Family support: Family support is of vital importance in treatment of stammering. Family members should use all possible means to deliver the person of his state of anxiety which is the only cause of stammering in a large number of cases. Family members must:

  • Not punish or react harshly on a person who is stammering
  • Listen carefully, when such a person speaks
  • Adapt to speak slowly and not interrupt when a person stammers
  • Be patient and wait for the person to complete words
  • Not complete sentences or words when such a person is trying to speak.

Food for those who stammer

While there are no particular foods that can be used to cure stammering, some food are known to be beneficial for speech organs. For instance, chewing Indian gooseberry, Almonds, Black pepper, Cinnamon and dried dates are known to clear speech congestions. Thus they can be taken internally in moderate quantities to address symptoms of stammering.