• Friday, July 25, 2014

Health

Hurdles to access HIV services

People most at risk of HIV

Published Date: July 20, 2014
Hurdles to access HIV services

Sex workers, drug users, people in prison, men who have sex with men and transgender people are at higher risk of HIV than the general population — a risk that is heightened if the person is young. However, most of these people at risk of HIV are not getting the health services they...

Published Date: July 20, 2014
Pelvic exercises for men, too

Pelvic exercises for men, too

Kegel exercises have long been considered women’s work. Because they tone the pelvic floor muscles that support the uterus, doctors encourage women to do them during pregnancy and continue them for life. Done for a few minutes a day, Kegels can ease childbirth, help with recovery, prevent incontinence — even improve your sex...

Ramadan Riddles

Published Date: July 20, 2014
Answer to frequently asked questions

Q. I am on regular medication. Can I still fast? If the medicine needs to be taken during fasting, do not fast. If this medication is required as treatment for a short illness, you can compensate for missed fasts by fasting on other days when you are well. If you are on long-term medication then you could talk to your doctor about whether you could change your medication, so that you can take it outside the time of the fast....

Fruit Facts

Published Date: July 20, 2014
Health benefits of papaya

Health benefits of papaya

Papaya is a delicious tropical fruit that has been enjoyed lavishly by people as a part of cuisines and salads. It has a great taste, mouthwatering flavor and great health benefits. 1. Digestion: Papayas contain an enzyme called papain that aids in digestion and can also be used as a meat tenderiser. Its high...

Published Date: July 20, 2014
Health Bulletin

Health Bulletin

Surgery soon after stroke can be risky People who have had a stroke face a significantly higher risk of serious complications if they have an elective surgery during the nine months following their stroke, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The sooner it is after the...