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[29 Aug 2017 | Comments Off on How to Keep Your Eyes Healthy | ]

Don’t take your eyes for granted. Take these easy steps to keep your peepers healthy.
1. Eat Well
Good eye health starts with the food on your plate. Nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, and vitamins C and E might help ward off age-related vision problems like macular degeneration and cataracts. To get them, fill your plate with:
• Green leafy vegetables
• Salmon, tuna, and other oily fish
• Eggs, nuts, beans, and other nonmeat protein sources
• Oranges and other citrus fruits or juices
• Oysters and pork
A well-balanced diet also helps you stay …

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[29 Aug 2017 | Comments Off on Healthy sleep | ]

Sleeping well makes us feel better, more alert, energetic, and better able to concentrate and perform our daily tasks. Getting enough sleep each day is one of the most important things you can do for your health and wellbeing and to reduce your risk for ill-health.
Why sleep is important
It is well known that sleep is an important biological function essential for life. While we sleep many important functions take place that help the body in physical recovery and repair, support brain development, cardiac function and body metabolism, as well as …

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[29 Aug 2017 | Comments Off on 10 Home Remedies to Relieve Constipation | ]

Constipation is something we avoid in our everyday conversations. While you may be more than willing to share how much your sore throat is torturing you, rarely do you go into the office and announce that you haven’t been to the toilet in five days. However, constipation is not something to be embarrassed about, and if you’ve had it (and we all have) then you understand that it is no laughing matter-in fact it can be downright debilitating. Before running to the pharmacy for a quick-fix laxative (which often worsen …

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[5 Aug 2017 | Comments Off on Health benefits of carrots | ]
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 | Comments Off on 9 ways to eat well with diabetes | ]

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 | Comments Off on Are boiled eggs healthy to eat? | ]

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 | Comments Off on Health benefits of banana | ]
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 …