Winter is the season when we have sniffles, the odd sneeze, and the cold. But one disease creeps up in this season, that is frightening, debilitating and requires a lot of time and resources… THE MAN FLU.. (insert frightening music here) The Man Flu has been described as almost as painful as labour and being … More Man-Flu Survival Tips!!!
I’m no geek by any stretch of the imagination. I mean, I went to science camp as a kid in high school… so…? That does not make me a geek. Hey… I’ve been playing video games since age 8 (my mom got me the Nintendo ES, with Super Mario and Duck Hunt), but still not … More Favourite Thing #11: Apps That Don’t Waste my Time
Most non-hormonal contraceptives have no side effects. So you can track your fertility, use a condom, and have your dude pull out nicely with no effect on your body. Unless you have a latex allergy, all will be well for you. The other forms of contraceptives, because they are altering the menstrual cycle in one … More Part 2: Those Pesky Side Effects
For this post, I’m going to list all the available contraceptive methods in Zimbabwe, go into a little detail with each so you can get an idea of what’s out there in the market. I’ll go in-depth with side effects and who should/should not use each method in our next post. This post does not … More Part 1: Available Contraception in Zimbabwe
Contraception. One of the biggest discussion points among women. Lately, I’ve been hearing more and more women asking about contraception. As more women are becoming aware of what goes into their bodies, they are becoming more open to options and taking charge of how they plan their families. The next few posts of mine … More Let’s Talk About: Contraception
Yesterday was World Cancer Day, and a few months back I wrote on where you could get free & low-cost Breast Cancer screening. You can read the post here. The Cancer Centre still has affordable screening services, and they are doing an amazing job in raising awareness, early detection and intervention. Wilkins Hospital is offering … More February 4: World Cancer Day
A few months ago, I wrote on day spas you could go to for a bit of pampering. You can find my posts here and here. I decided to take my own advice (sort of, my mom thought of it), and go to a day spa. Only I wasn’t in Zimbabwe, I was in South … More Get Yourself to a Spa this 2018!!
Moustache November, or “Movember” is a global awareness campaign for men’s health. The aim of it is to get men talking about prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health mainly. How it’s done, is for the men to be clean shaven at the beginning of the month, and grow a moustache (I see beards … More Let’s Talk: Movember
Today, we’re going to talk about doing a breast self-exam. According to international cancer guidelines, it is optional to do a breast self-exam, but it is important to be aware of changes in your breasts. To those who want to learn how to do a breast self-exam, here are detailed instructions I got from … More How to Do a Breast Self-Exam
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in Zimbabwe affecting women (according to 2012 statistics, the third most common, after Cervical cancer and Kaposi’s Sarcoma), and the third most common cause of death among those cancers. It’s such a devastating disease because women tend to present when it’s too late. The heartbreak when … More Where to Get: Free/Low-Cost Breast Cancer Screening in Zimbabwe