Life Style 

Apple investors urge action on ‘smartphone addiction’

Big investors have called on Apple to develop software that limits how long children can use its smartphones. The call came from two investment groups that hold $2bn (£1.48bn) of Apple stock between them. A letter calling for the digital locks, signed by Jana Partners and a California teachers’ pension fund, was sent to the iPhone maker this weekend. The call for better controls was welcomed by academics studying youngsters’ use of technology. Design conflict Jana Partners and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) called on Apple to consider…

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Life Style 

Middle-aged can reverse heart risk with exercise, study suggests

The new year is a time when many plan to shape up after the excesses of the festive period. Now there is good news for those who fear it might be too late in life to improve their fitness. People into late middle age can reverse or reduce the risk of heart failure caused by decades of sedentary living by exercising, a study has found. But there is a catch – it takes two years of aerobic exercise, four to five days a week, researchers said. ‘Sweet spot’ The study,…

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Diet 

Death in the frying pan

In the 21st century, one would have expected more improvement in the appreciation of health our needs. Unfortunately, a wide gulf of ignorance still surrounds humanity leading to untimely deaths. And when this is placed besides the poverty situation of African countries and other developing countries the world over, the danger is exacerbated. One area of concern is the habit of food preparation and consumption, an area of human life that directly affects the health of millions of people due to poverty and ignorance and sometimes the combination of the…

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Life Style 

10 foods that will naturally boost your complexion without bleaching

When it comes to complexion concerns, most of us tend to turn to topical treatments and over-the-counter solutions, particularly when a case of spotty skin rears its ugly head. But what if, when it comes to the secret to better skin, changing what’s going in to your body is even more important than what’s going on it? There are a number of foods jam-packed with vitamins and minerals that have been long-heralded for their skin clearing properties which, when combined with fresh air, plenty of exercise, and a good skincare…

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Life Style 

What are the secrets of the superagers?

What will you be like in your 80s? Living independently, robust in body and mind, with a wide social circle? Manage that and you will be a superager. It is a worthy aspiration, but the reality is rather different for most of us. Although we are living longer, more of those extra years are being spent in ill health, often with multiple chronic conditions. Of the 65 million people in the UK, 8.45 million are projected to live to 100, according to analysis from the Office for National Statistics. That’s…

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Habits 

G-strings trigger vaginal infections – Gynaecologist

Women, especially the youth who are in the habit of wearing skimpy underwears known as G-strings or thongs excessively, are at risk of contracting vaginal infections, a medical expert has cautioned. A Gynaecologist at Healthlinks Medical clinic, Dr Clarence O. Addo-Yobo in an interview with The Mirror noted that the infections, if not treated could result in unpleasant discharge, pains, swelling and likely cause harm to the reproductive system. The gynaecologist also warned that excessive wearing of tight jeans, also called ‘skinny’ could trigger abrasion around the vulva. Dr Addo-Yobo…

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Habits 

Rwanda gov’t bans shisha smoking

Rwanda has banned smoking of water-pipe tobacco, popularly known as shisha, starting Friday. Rwanda becomes the second country in Africa to ban shisha smoking after Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli imposed the ban in July last year. CANCER Other countries with similar bans are Pakistan, Jordan, Singapore and Saudi Arabia. The Rwanda Health ministry has also outlawed the importation, advertising and smoking of shisha within its territory over health concerns. In a public notice effective December 15, 2017, the ministry warns of sanctions to those who flout the ban arguing…

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Diet 

The dark side of instant noodles – Dietitian reveals

A dietician at the Trust hospital in Accra, Mr Wise Chukwudi Letsa, has cautioned Ghanaians on the excessive intake of instant noodles. The author of the books ‘Answers For Your Diet’ and ‘Eating To Prevent And Manage Lifestyle Diseases’ explained Noodles to be rich in carbohydrates and part of the starchy food family and therefore, intake at the wrong time could be stored by the body as fat. He added that consuming a large quantity of it in one sitting could result in weight gain and the development of a…

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Life Style 

The Actual Reasons Behind An Innie Or An Outie Belly Button

A belly button normally called a navel is part of a human body, it marks the outie spot where your umbilical cord is attached. The umbilical cord is a flexible tube that carries oxygen and nutrients from the mother to the baby and is the innie of the belly. It also carries wastes away from the baby back to the mother, so she can get rid of them. Once the baby is born then the umbilical cord is cut by the doctor and a tiny stump is left, which drops…

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Habits 

8 Things You Should Never Do On An Empty Stomach

There are so many things that you can do on an empty stomach. You have probably heard about drinking water when you wake up to help you purify your body and help you lose weight. There are also some health-related foods like lemonade, nectar, which is best eaten for your breakfast before doing anything. Although these things are recommended for an empty stomach, there are some things that you should avoid in that situation. Here they are: 1: DRINKING TEA OR COFFEE The consumption of coffee on an empty stomach…

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