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How to Help an Abused Woman: Steps to Take and Resources Available

If you know a woman who is experiencing abuse, it's essential to know how to help her. Domestic violence is a prevalent issue that affects many women across the world, including Nigeria. In this article, we will discuss the steps you can take to help an abused woman, as well as the resources available to assist her. Step 1: Recognize the Signs of Abuse The first step to helping an abused woman is to recognize the signs of abuse. The signs of abuse may include physical, emotional, or psychological abuse. Physical abuse may involve hitting, slapping, kicking, or any other form of violence that causes physical harm. Emotional and psychological abuse may include verbal abuse, threats, isolation, or controlling behavior. If you notice any of these signs, it's essential to take action immediately. Step 2: Offer Support and a Safe Space If you suspect that a woman is being abused, [...]

2023-07-26T17:53:10+01:00May 27, 2023|

Affordable Healthcare Insurance Plans in Nigeria: Everything You Need to Know

Healthcare insurance plans in Nigeria are essential for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, or occupation. However, finding an affordable health insurance plan can be a daunting task for many because of the complexity of the healthcare system, and the lack of awareness about available options often leaves people unsure of where to start or what to look out for. So let's explore everything you need to know about affordable HMOs in Nigeria, and how Leadway Health can help you find the best plan for your needs. What is Health Insurance and Why is it Important? Health insurance is a type of insurance that covers medical expenses incurred by individuals or families. HMO policies can cover hospitalization, surgical procedures, prescription medications, and other healthcare-related expenses. It is important because it helps individuals and families pay for medical expenses that can be costly and unexpected. Why Choose Leadway Health for Your [...]

2023-10-28T09:51:10+01:00May 23, 2023|

Mental Health at Work

More than half of the world’s population are currently employed and 15% of working-age adults live with a mental disorder. All workers have the right to a safe and healthy work environment. Without effective support, mental disorders and other mental health conditions can affect a person’s confidence and identity at work, capacity to work productively, absences, and the ease with which they can retain or gain work. Risks to mental health at work At work, risks to mental health, also called psychosocial risks, may be related to job content or work schedule, specific characteristics of the workplace, or opportunities for career development, among other things. Some of the risks to your mental health at work can include: under-use of skills or being under-skilled for work, excessive workloads or work pace, understaffing, long, unsocial or inflexible hours, lack of control over job design or workload, violence, harassment or bullying, discrimination and [...]

2023-07-28T02:17:31+01:00May 18, 2023|

Time to deliver zero malaria: invest, innovate, implement.

World Malaria Day; Time to deliver zero malaria: invest, innovate, implement.  Malaria is an acute febrile illness caused by Plasmodium parasites, which are spread to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. It is preventable and curable.  World Malaria day is observed every year on the 25th April to bring global attention to the efforts being made to bring an end to malaria and encourage action to reduce suffering and death from the disease.  Epidemiology  In the latest WHO World Malaria report in 2022, there were 247 million cases of malaria in 2021 compared to 245 million cases in 2020. The estimated number of malaria deaths stood at 619 000 in 2021 compared to 625 000 in 2020. Of these deaths, 77 per cent were children under 5 years of age. This translates into a daily toll of over one thousand children under age 5.  Four African countries accounted for just over [...]

2023-08-02T13:31:09+01:00April 26, 2023|

Maintaining Good Oral Health

World Oral Health Day is observed on the 20th of  March every year. It is a global campaign aimed at creating  awareness about the importance of oral health and the need to promote good dental hygiene practices. We are  reminded of the crucial role that oral health plays in our overall well-being, from preventing tooth decay and gum disease to reducing the risk of heart disease and diabetes. In this blog post, you'll learn about effective ways to care for your oral health and maintain a beautiful smile all year round. What Can Adults Do to Maintain Good Oral Health? Drink fluoridated water and brush with fluoride toothpaste. Practice good oral hygiene. Brush teeth thoroughly twice a day and floss daily between the teeth to remove dental plaque. Visit your dentist at least once a year, even if you have no natural teeth or have dentures. Do not use any [...]

2023-06-05T12:25:04+01:00March 20, 2023|

Symptoms of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women worldwide and as of March 2021, it accounted for 22.7% of all new cancer cases among women in Nigeria according to a publication by ASCO.  Just like many other types of cancer, early detection is very important and the need for regular screening cannot be overemphasized. As we join people across the world to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we've listed some of the symptoms you should watch out for below. Lump in the breasts This has been penned down as one of the earliest signs of breast cancer. A breast lump surrounded by skin that is dimpled or pimpled like an orange and is also irregularly shaped could be a sign of breast cancer. A self-test coupled with a consultation with a Doctor would confirm this. Pain in the breast and armpit Although pain in the breast and [...]

2022-10-20T18:25:32+01:00October 18, 2022|

6 foods that are good for the eyes

The human eye is one of the most important organs of the body, many indeed refer to it as the light of the body and they couldn’t be any more apt with that description.   While factors like age and eye defects/diseases could result in a decline in eye health over time, studies show that nutrients available in some foods may help protect your eyes and improve your eyesight.   Here are 6 of such foods you can find in local markets and stores around you.  Carrots Carrots are vegetables that are high in Vitamin A. Vitamin A is said to be an important nutrient for eye health, as lack of it can lead to the formation of cataracts and macular degeneration, which can cause blindness in the eye. Fish By consuming fish, you allow omega 3-fatty acids into your body, as fishes are one of the sources for this. The omega-3 [...]

2022-10-20T18:25:26+01:00October 13, 2022|

5 Ways To Boost Your Mental Health

Recently and more prevalently on social media, there’s been an increase in the mention of mental health and its general implication on individuals and society at large. This is due to the rise in the number of mental health cases worldwide and people’s willingness to open up about their personal mental health struggles. Undoubtedly, the state of your mental health can affect your entire well-being- positively if it’s in a good place and negatively if it’s in a bad state; this is why we’ve compiled five tips to help you boost your mental health and live a good life. Avoid self-criticism It is often said that we are our own biggest critics. This is fine, however, it can take its toll on your mental health. Excessive self-criticism can lead to feelings of self-doubt, hopelessness, and in the long run-a mental breakdown. Spend time with the people you love Find those [...]

2022-10-20T18:25:21+01:00October 11, 2022|

5 ways to reduce the risk of heart diseases

The heart is the primary organ of the circulatory system of the body responsible for pumping blood throughout the body and also supplying us with oxygen and nutrients. This means that every drop of blood we have in our bodies has passed through our hearts. We can therefore see how important the heart is, in order for us to live and stay healthy. The heart should be protected at all costs. Below are some measures to take to reduce the risk of having heart disease. Limit your sugar and salt intake Consuming large amounts of sugar and salt in our foods does us more harm than good. Although from a surface perspective, it makes your meals tastier; however, internally and in the long run, it can increase your blood pressure and increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. It has been argued about which does more damage-sugar or salt, [...]

2022-10-20T18:25:15+01:00September 29, 2022|

How to know if your friend is suicidal

According to the World Health Organization in 2021, more than 700,000 people commit suicide yearly. In our society, we have seen a number of cases of seemingly happy, financially stable, and healthy individuals taking their own lives. Although we may not always be able to tell when a person is depressed and when they start having suicidal thoughts, there are some telltale signs that have been observed and associated with suicide over the years. 1. Self-harm This occurs when a person hurts themselves as a way of dealing with painful memories or situations. Though these individuals often do this privately, the marks can be observed on their bodies. Self-harm could be a step for a person before considering suicide. These individuals should be given professional assistance as soon as this is detected. 2. Withdrawing from others This is another common sign for individuals who commit suicide, especially for individuals who [...]

2022-10-20T18:25:07+01:00September 12, 2022|
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