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Showing posts with label Health. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Health. Show all posts

Sunday, April 5

Wizzy

What does it mean to 'recover' from CoronaVirus or Covid-19

What does it mean to 'recover' from CoronaVirus or Covid-19

Along with the daily spikes in confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths, a third, more hopeful number is also ticking upward: the number of people who have recovered from COVID-19, which on Friday topped 219,000.



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So far, authorities have confirmed over 1 million cases of COVID-19 and 53,000 coronavirus-related deaths globally. According to predictive models, the pandemic has not yet peaked, meaning the world will continue to see jumps in all three coronavirus categories: cases, fatalities, and recoveries.

To recover form CoronaVirus or Covid-19 means you are just better than before because a virus doesn't die.Using available preliminary data, the median time from onset to clinical recovery for mild cases is approximately 2 weeks and is 3-6 weeks for patients with severe or critical disease.

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Thursday, April 2

Wizzy

VIDEO: Malema shares 3 weeks banting weight loss secrets - I am not sick, I’m just thinner

Julius Malema shares 3 weeks banting weight loss secrets

Health Tips From EFF CiC Julius Malema - How I Lost Weight

I am not sick, I’m just thinner because of Banting Rules – Malema

RUSTENBURG - eNCA’s Nickolaus Bauer caught the Commander in Chief of the Economic Freedom Fighters, Julius Malema in his car on the way to Rustenburg and asked him some off-the-cuff questions.
It seems Malema has some thoughts on more than solving South Africa's problems - Banting weight loss is also top of his agenda.
Malema was on his way to Sunrise Park near Rustenburg on Thursday.
Malema is in the North West to garner support for his party ahead of the local government elections.
He was set to wrap up his three-day campaign in North West with community meetings in Rustenburg, Marikana, Letlhabile and Brits.



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Rumours have swirled on social media over the last couple of months about Malema’s shrinking girth. In May EFF national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi confirmed that Malema had made a personal choice to join a gym and to follow banting rules so that he can be in better health.
Ndlozi laughed when asked about Malema’s belly fading away‚ and said: “He is on a gym and diet programme to look good and be in good shape.”
Watch video of Julius Malema's Banting weightloss

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Sunday, July 8

Wizzy

You are HIV positive if you see this 11 signs - Must Read and get Tested

You are HIV positive if you see this 11 signs - Must Read and get Tested 

When it comes to HIV transmission, it’s important to know what early symptoms to look for. Early detection of HIV can help ensure prompt treatment to control the virus and prevent progression into stage 3 HIV. Stage 3 HIV is more commonly known as AIDS.

Early treatment using antiretroviral drugs also makes the virus undetectable, which can prevent transmission to other people.

Early symptoms of HIV
The early signs of HIV may appear as symptoms similar to those caused by the flu. These can include:

headache
fever
tiredness
swollen lymph nodes
sore throat
thrush
rash
muscle and joint pain
ulcers in the mouth
ulcers on the genitals
night sweats
diarrhea

Early HIV symptoms generally arise within one to two months after transmission, although they can arrive as soon as two weeks after exposure, according to HIV.gov. Moreover, some people may experience no early symptoms after they’ve contracted HIV. It’s important to remember that these early HIV symptoms are also associated with common illnesses and health conditions. To be sure of HIV status, consider taking an HIV test!
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Wednesday, January 31

Wizzy

7 Healthy Reasons to Drink Coffee

7 Healthy Reasons to Drink Coffee

Millions of people start their day with a cup of coffee. The habit of drinking coffee on the way to
office or college has completely settled in the minds of students, clerks, and even moms with kids.
It’s delicious, it smells great, it energizes, and it helps you wake up. However, few people know that
coffee also positively affects health. Here are seven reasons why you should drink a cup or two of
coffee every day.

1) Coffee prevents diseases

Studies conducted at Harvard have shown that 1-3 cups of coffee a day are beneficial to health because such dose significantly affect the risk of diabetes, reducing the probability of its developing. If you drink up to six cups a day, it will reduce the risk of the disease even more. Besides, the consumption of coffee reduces the risk of Parkinson's disease by 80% and the probability of cancer developing by 25%. Women that drink coffee reduce their chances of getting breast cancer by 40%.

2) Coffee helps you train more effectively

Before going to the gym, drink a cup of coffee. It will increase the level of endorphin in your blood in just afew minutes. Endorphins will cheer you up and charge you with vivacity for the upcoming exercises,thereby increasing the effectiveness and duration of training. If you want the best results, drink some coffee before pumping iron.

3) Coffee is good for health

A cup of coffee contains more than a thousand different antioxidants important for health because they lower the inflammation of the joints and remove toxins from the body. And antioxidants neutralize free radicals, which lead to weight gain. The more antioxidants you consume, the better you feel and look.

4) Coffee increases life expectancy

People, who drink coffee regularly, live longer than those who don’t drink it. It’s not very clear why this happens, but scientists tend to associate this with the antioxidants contained in the drink. Besides, coffee reduces the number of snacks you have during the day and improves the effect of exercises. The habit of drinking coffee successfully replaces the habit of smoking, and it’s much healthier, and this also affects life expectancy.

5) Coffee makes you smarter

Coffee not only energizes but also makes you think: the thing is that the main component of coffee,
caffeine, is a natural stimulant. In the modern world, this is the most widely used psychoactive component. Caffeine blocks the effect of adenosine, which strengthens the connections between neurons in the brain and causes the production of other types of neurotransmitters. All this leads to a stimulating effect and positively affects the brain and mood. Regular use of coffee can also help overcome emotional problems and improve cognitive abilities. Studies show that coffee improves thinking ability and problem-solving skills.

6) Coffee is good for the liver

Caffeine in coffee helps self-regulation of the liver. Its regular consumption can reduce the risk of such diseases as liver cancer or cirrhosis, as well as liver failure. In addition, caffeine reduces the likelihood of alcoholic cirrhosis. These benefits don’t apply to other caffeinated drinks, such as black and green tea.

7) Coffee reduces the risk of gout

Gout is painful, and, which is even more sadly, it can affect any person at any age. It strikes the joints and can immobilize a person for quite a long time. Drinking coffee can relieve pain and soften gout. Those, who consume coffee few times a day, have less risk of developing gout. This is due to the same antioxidants, which lower the level of insulin and uric acid which cause gout. The cons of drinking coffee

1) Coffee “kills” vitamins

Under the influence of caffeine, the body loses vitamin B1 which provides and regulates carbohydrate metabolism and the work of nerves. With its lack, the quality of the skin, memory, and hair deteriorates. So next time, think twice before drinking the sixth cup of coffee just to get a couple more hours of surfing the web, browsing your profile on the online dating site, or watching Netflix.

2) It can deplete the nervous system

This is a result of the overdose, when coffee is too strong, and when you drink it too often. At the same time, the amount of substances that transmit signals to your nervous system is significantly reduced. Signs of nervous exhaustion include irritability, depression, frequent palpitation, and insomnia. To prevent this, you need to drink no more than 2-3 cups of coffee a day.

3) It washes off minerals from the body

Due to the diuretic effect, coffee can wash off calcium, magnesium, and other minerals and trace elements from the body. Because of this, a person, who regularly consumes coffee even in normal doses, may experience weakness, depression, heart problems, and headaches. You can partly prevent the excretion of nutrients if you add milk to the drink and consume vitamins and food supplements containing minerals.
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Wednesday, January 17

Wizzy

How to prevent listeriosis 

How to prevent listeriosis

Do not drink raw (unpasteurized) milk, and do not eat foods that have unpasteurized milk in them.

Wash hands, knives, countertops, and cutting boards after handling and preparing uncooked foods.

Rinse raw produce thoroughly under running tap water before eating.

Keep uncooked meats, poultry, and seafood separate from vegetables, fruits, cooked foods, and ready-to-eat foods.
Thoroughly cook raw food from animal sources, such as meat, poultry, or seafood to a safe internal temperature.

Wash hands, knives, countertops, and cutting boards after handling and preparing uncooked foods.

Consume perishable and ready-to-eat foods as soon as possible.

Persons in higher risk groups should heat hot dogs, cold cuts, and deli meats before eating them.
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Sunday, September 17

Wizzy

10 New Easy Ways to Prevent Stretch Marks

10 New Easy Ways to Prevent Stretch Marks

  1. Gelatin. Gelatin (like this or this) is a great way to prevent stretch marks. ...
  2. Hydration. Keep your body well hydrated. ...
  3. Coconut Oil. ...
  4. Vitamin C. ...
  5. Oil Treatments. ...
  6. Zinc. ...
  7. Calcarea Fluorica and Silicea. ...
  8. Stretch Mark Serum.

  9. Shea Butter or Cocoa Butter
  10. Eat for Skin Elasticity
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