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The Nigerian Health Travel Causes and Health System

After decades in turmoil since gaining its independence in 1960, Nigeria is taking bolder towards a stronger health care system and a healthier population. We have analyzed a few of the issues still needed to be taken into account by the nigerian health system and seen how medical tourism is an important factor for its development. Despite its vast resources, Nigeria ranks among the most unequal countries in the world. The poverty in the North is in contrast to the more developed Southern states. The oil is located in Southern Nigeria and delegates from oil-producing areas want local communities to ... Read more

Creating Hobbies, Work, Life Satisfaction & Healing

As humans, it’s important to recognize that, regardless if we are healthy or going through a major treatment for a disease, we are not driven by routine, but by activities that give us pleasure and motivate us. So, what if I were to tell you that hobbies and extra activities have a great deal of importance in life satisfaction? Or that being involved in a creative hobby will help you heal? Hobbies and Work It’s true that scientists “discover”, or better yet confirm things that simply make common sense, and maybe this is one of those cases. We all know ... Read more

The Latest Innovation in Treating Pelvic Organ Prolapse The Da Vinci Surgical System

The Latest Innovation in Treating Pelvic Organ Prolapse The Da Vinci Surgical System Did you know that almost 40% of women over 50 years old are effected by pelvic organ prolapse? Often linked to menopause, obesity, pregnancy and childbirth, pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the pelvic muscles become weak and are not able to hold the vagina, uterus, rectum or bladder. Pelvic organ prolapse causes discomfort and even pain making it difficult for women to maintain an active and full lifestyle. Women experiencing pelvic floor disorder typically have problems with bowel movements, sexual dysfunction, vaginal ulcers or urinary incontinence. Pelvic ... Read more

Do You Know What The Color of Your Urine Means?

Do You Know What The Color of Your Urine Means? Did you know that the color of your urine could tell you a lot about your health? Although it is for the best to go and see a doctor when we do not feel well, it is also true that we can sometimes read the signs our bodies send to us. Here is how to detect you health condition based on urine color. You have probably noticed already that the color of your urine varies according to how healthy or hydrated you are, from transparent to yellow, orange, pink or ... Read more

What is Visual StoryTelling? A review

Lately I’ve heard how Visual Impact can transform businesses, and somehow it seems that Visual Communication is a NEW marketing tool nowadays, but is it really?  The truth is Storytelling existed way before writing, in fact, it’s one of the oldest ways of communicating; otherwise why cavemen used to create on their caves pictures and drawings about their daily lives, interesting activities and biggest fears? Caveman discovered the power of Visuals: transmitting messages, freeze moments in time, promoting experiences, reasons why we should give them a try, especially on the Medical Tourism Industry. What is Visual StoryTelling? Visual Storytelling shows ... Read more

7 Simple Steps to Prevent Cancer

7 Simple Steps to Prevent Cancer Cancer is a leading cause for worldwide deaths. According to the World Health Organization the annual cancer cases are expected to increase to 22 million in the next 20 years, from 8.2 million in 2012. The main types of cancer are: lung cancer, liver cancer, breast cancer, stomach cancer, colorectal cancer and esophageal cancer. The disease can be treated if it is detected early enough. Therefore it is very important to have regular tests for cancer and, most of all, not to ignore any symptoms.  Although sometimes the cause for cancer is genetic, in ... Read more

Have You Heard About Fibromyalgia Disorder?

Have You Heard About Fibromyalgia Disorder? Over the past years noteworthy advancements have been made in the medical field. Thanks to modern technology and in-depth research, doctors are now able to successfully diagnose and treat many diseases, some of them once considered as having no cure. Unfortunately, no matter how advanced the diagnostic techniques or equipment are, there are some diseases which can be easily mistaken for others. Such is the case of Fibromyalgia, a pain disorder, with unknown cause. Fibromyalgia affects around 4% of the global population and it usually takes from several months to around 5 years for ... Read more

Preventing Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Preventing Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) As we get old we have to deal with more and more health problems, among which the Age-related macular degeneration or AMD. Although AMD is a painless eye condition, it gradually leads to the loss of central vision and even cause a quick reduction in vision at people aged 50 and older. The condition does not lead to blindness, but losing the central vision can affect daily activities, such as reading, writing, doing close work (cooking, sewing, etc) or seeing faces. Causes: – Age – Gender – more women have AMD compared to men – ... Read more

Learn How To Prevent Cancer – United States Cancer Awareness Month

Learn How To Prevent Cancer United States Cancer Awareness Month You know how they say that ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’? Well this is what all of us should understand and this what will be emphasized over and over again this month because February is the Cancer Awareness Month in the United States. According to the World Health Organization cancer is the no.1 cause of death worldwide and this disease kills around 7 million people annually. The most widespread and aggressive types of cancers are: lung cancer, breast cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, cervical cancer ... Read more

Happy New Chinese Year 2014

Chinese New Year Color, Happiness, Superstition and Tradition Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival is a centuries old festivity, which, at its beginnings, was a time to honor deities and ancestors. This year, the celebration begins on January 31st and lasts for about 23 days, being the most important and longest celebration in the Chinese calendar. The holiday starts on the first day of the first lunar month in the Chinese calendar. According to the legend, long time ago, in ancient times, Buddha told all the animals to come and meet him on the Chinese New Year. As only ... Read more