By Victory Enokela
Medical professionals have long established the relationship between age, bodily stamina and quality of health. However, an inverse relationship between age and health exists, such that as one grows older, there is a decrease in the body’s ability to resist disease and infections. Ordinarily, this manifests itself as Age-Related Diseases (ARDs), with effects that usually vary from person to person and largely depend on prevalent lifestyle habits. Just as we refer to age in numbers, the body also goes through an aging process called cellular aging. Cellular aging is a genetically predetermined process that occurs naturally. The fundamental building blocks of the body are cells. Your cells have the ability to divide, grow, and carry out fundamental biochemical mechanisms. The more cells divide, the older they get. In turn, cells eventually weaken and lose their ability to function properly. As cells age, cellular damage also increases. Thus, the cell becomes less healthy, leading to the failure of the biological processes.
By LEKPEA BUEKOR
Volunteering has long been a basic practice for some individuals. People every year give out their time, skills and resources without any intention of receiving any compensation. Although these volunteer exercises may be carried out with the motive of helping others, there is also a popular belief that those who give of themselves also receive.
Whenever I was on my menstrual flow, my entire household would know no peace during my adolescent years. I felt ashamed of my situation, but I couldn’t help it. I would bend for the first two days, as it was difficult standing upright. Other times, I would have a running stomach or throw up to feel relieved. During these days, I missed school. My heart would skip whenever it was a few days to my next flow. At a point, I wished I didn’t see my period at all. Like myself, cramps affect many people before and during their period. While some people only suffer mild cramps, others are not so fortunate. In some cases, the discomfort and pain from period cramps can be severe and can drastically affect the day’s activities. These seven remedies could relieve your discomfort and help you quickly get back to your busy life as if…
By Tanya Maswaure
In August of 2021, after the world had been battling the Covid-19 pandemic, the FDA approved the first vaccine against covid-19. Many countries followed and began distributing and approving various vaccines against this disease from that point on. Currently, 60% of the world population has received at least one vaccine dosage, and as more research is done, more individuals are getting vaccinated. Throughout all this development, scientists have been investigating and further testing how the vaccine would react to vulnerable populations, including children and pregnant women. Finally, some breakthroughs have been revealed.
By Goodnews Buekor
Last week, I boarded a public transport somewhere, and I was almost choked. Sitting close to a lady left me gasping for fresh air all through the time I was in the vehicle. I was fortunate that the journey was faster than I anticipated. Many passengers, like me, have had to deal with similar experiences. Body odour is a relatively common challenge that can affect a person’s quality of life, which can be controlled and avoided by considering a few essential elements.
Researchers from Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Center have developed and evaluated a risk prediction model for breast cancer in U.S. Black women. Epidemiologic studies of breast cancer have hampered efforts to derive and test models for use in Black women. The findings were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
By Brandon Renfro
The year 2020 has been eventful, to say the least. If you haven’t been directly affected financially by the economic disruption, there’s a decent chance you know someone who has.