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[5 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Health benefits of carrots

1. Improves vision
There is some truth in the old wisdom that carrots are good for your eyes. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the liver. Vitamin A is transformed in the retina, to rhodopsin, a purple pigment necessary for night vision. Beta-carotene has also been shown to protect against macular degeneration and senile cataracts. A study found that people who eat large amounts of beta-carotene had a 40 percent lower risk of macular degeneration than those who consumed little.
2. Helps prevent cancer
Studies have shown …

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[5 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

Whether you are living with diabetes or not the whole family will benefit from eating well. And, the good news is that it’s easy to get started. Try out these top tips for healthy eating.
1. Eat regular meals
Space your meals evenly throughout the day, and make sure everyone has breakfast.
2. Keep an eye on portion sizes
Be mindful of your overall portion sizes of your food. If you are trying to lose weight, you may need to adjust them.
•Try using smaller plates.
• For main meals, dish out your vegetables first and …

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[5 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

A boiled egg might be small, but it is packed with essential vitamins and minerals such as potassium, iron, zinc, vitamin E and folate. With 6.29 grams of protein and just 78 calories, a hard-boiled egg is a food that can refuel your body and help control hunger. Calories and fat
A large boiled egg contains 78 calories and 5.3 grams of fat, of which 1.6 grams are saturated. Boiled eggs are more nutritious than other types of eggs because they are cooked without oil or butter, which adds additional calories …

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[5 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Health benefits of banana

Adding a banana to your daily diet has an array of benefits in your body. Bananas help you reach your weight-loss goals, keep your bowels healthy, provide nutrients that regulate heart rhythm and have vitamin compounds for eye health. Keep a bunch of bananas on your desk at work and replenish your stock each week. You’ll be more likely to reach for a healthy banana — instead of heading to the vending machine — if you have a bunch sitting in front of you.
Weight loss
Finding foods to fit into your …

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[30 Aug 2016 | Comments Off on Minister of Public Health launches new Malaria treatment | ]
Minister of Public Health launches new Malaria treatment

By Anu Nkeze Paul
The Minister of Public Health Andre Mama Fouda has launched a new treatment for Malaria. The new method of preventing the Malaria parasite target the population in areas where there is resistance to the drugs commonly used for malaria treatment. The meeting took place on August 8, 2016 in Maroua. 
During the meeting, the Minister of Public Health Mama Fouda called on the population to henceforth use the new treatment to curb the number of deaths in that Region.
He added that the method which is aimed at …

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[17 Aug 2016 | Comments Off on P.M.Yang launches HeForShe campaign to promote Gender Equality | ]
P.M.Yang launches HeForShe campaign to promote Gender Equality

By Theodore M. Ndze
Prime Minister, Head of Government, H.E. Philemon Yang has officially launched UN Women HeForShe Campaign with a call for more gender equality in all spheres of influence in the country and beyond. PM Yang was speaking at the Hilton Hotel in Yaounde Thursday August 11, 2016 in the presence of the Regional Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women for West and Central Africa, Diana L. Ofwona. Launched under the auspices of the Head of State, Paul Biya, the campaign …

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[4 Aug 2014 | Comments Off on Population told to cultivate blood donation attitude | ]

By Anu Nkeze Paul
The Minister of Public Health Andre Mama Fouda has called on the population to cultivate blood donation altitude. This was during the commemoration ceremony of World Blood Day, which took place last July 15, 2014 at the Cameroon Red Cross hall in Yaoundé. Speaking at the ceremony Minister Andre Mama Fouda said each Cameroonian should at least donate blood once a year to enable hospitals meet the country’s demand, which is short in relation to the needed quantity to save lives of delivery mothers and accident victims.
Minister …

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[16 Apr 2014 | Comments Off on Hepatitis C: New drug treatment is a breakthrough | ]

After 12 weeks, 191 of 208 patients no longer had hepatitis C after being given an oral treatment
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.
Hepatitis …

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[16 Apr 2014 | Comments Off on Some ways to take care of your body | ]
Some ways to take care of your body

“Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.” Our bodies are not indestructible, and there is only so far we can push them before they start to fail. I should know. Roughly three years have passed since my body became unwell, for whatever reasons. Despite suffering from extreme exhaustion and constant joint and muscle pains, like those you get when you have the flu, I’ve only just started to listen.
I guess the reason it’s taken me so long to do this is because I’m …

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[16 Apr 2014 | Comments Off on Top 5 Reasons to Drink Lemon Water | ]
Top 5 Reasons to Drink Lemon Water

Smoothies can be packed with protein; pre-workout energizers, hydrators, and post-workout recovery accelerators can deliver performance-enhancing nutrients; herbal teas can soothe or energize – all of these beverages have a functional purpose to meet specific wellness needs. And then there’s a less obvious, simple, blender-free drink that serves a mighty wellness-enhancing purpose. Providing more than just hydration, fresh lemon juice and water can deliver surprising benefits.
Starting every morning with a glass of warm lemon water is actually a ritual in Ayurveda or Yogic traditions, used to stimulate digestion for the …