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In the News – Health And Life Africa Healthy-living Initiative (HALA) http://hala-hi.org Africa's foremost entertaining health and lifestyle resource Tue, 10 Mar 2015 23:11:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.9 News: 10 Leading causes of Death Worldwide –latest WHO Report http://hala-hi.org/news-10-leading-causes-death-worldwide-latest-report/ http://hala-hi.org/news-10-leading-causes-death-worldwide-latest-report/#respond Wed, 04 Sep 2013 12:12:05 +0000 http://hala-hi.org/?p=4625

A justified reason to focus on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the latest report outlining a list of 10 leading causes of death across the globe in the last decade for the year 2011. Top on the list are the 2 most popular Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs): Ischaemic Heart Disease […]]]>
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World Breastfeeding Week August 1-7, 2013: “Latching on” to the Breast http://hala-hi.org/world-breastfeeding-week-august-1-7-2013-latching-on-to-the-breast/ http://hala-hi.org/world-breastfeeding-week-august-1-7-2013-latching-on-to-the-breast/#respond Thu, 01 Aug 2013 14:06:17 +0000 http://hala-hi.org/?p=4539

In at least 170 Countries around the globe including Nigeria, August 1-7th is annually celebrated as the World Breastfeeding Week. Infant Breastfeeding is undeniably life-saving, its nature’s gift hence cost-free, and should preferentially be done exclusively, that is breastfeed for 6 months with breast milk ONLY. The week-long commemoration is to encourage both women and […]]]>
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$100, 000 Reward for whoever develops the Next Generation CONDOM! http://hala-hi.org/100-000-reward-for-whoever-develops-the-next-generation-condom/ http://hala-hi.org/100-000-reward-for-whoever-develops-the-next-generation-condom/#respond Tue, 26 Mar 2013 07:30:54 +0000 http://hala-hi.org/?p=3785

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are on a search to offer $100, 000 grant to anyone who can come up with an innovative condom re-invention into what they have called the Next Generation Condom. This next generation condom concept is connoted by characteristics that would improve the uptake and ease of use such as […]]]>
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Watch: Kenyan Condom Advert gone wrong? – HALA TGIF Video pick http://hala-hi.org/watch-kenyan-condom-advert-gone-wrong-hala-tgif-video-pick/ http://hala-hi.org/watch-kenyan-condom-advert-gone-wrong-hala-tgif-video-pick/#respond Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:48:35 +0000 http://hala-hi.org/?p=3761

The Kenyan video advert for promoting the use of Condoms was aired on TV and recently pulled off after several outcries in objection by different quarters. Advert Transcription: Two women are walking to the market. Woman 1 asks Woman 2 how she and her husband are. Woman 2 says her husband has become a drunkard […]]]>
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Fecal transplant: A new option to cure severe Diarrhoea, better than Antibiotics (Study) http://hala-hi.org/fecal-transplant-a-new-option-to-cure-severe-diarrhoea-better-than-antibiotics-alone-study/ http://hala-hi.org/fecal-transplant-a-new-option-to-cure-severe-diarrhoea-better-than-antibiotics-alone-study/#respond Wed, 06 Mar 2013 14:28:10 +0000 http://hala-hi.org/?p=3618

‘Gross’ ‘Grotesque’ ‘Disgusting’ ‘Yuck’ ‘Appalling’ ‘Impossible’ … make your pick after this read. Quickly glossing over the sound of the caption above, a new small study has shown that a healthy person’s feces inserted into the gut of someone with severe diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile may be a more effective treatment than antibiotics! A […]]]>
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Breaking News: Baby girl born with HIV is ‘cured’ with Anti-Retroviral drugs http://hala-hi.org/breaking-news-baby-girl-born-with-hiv-is-cured-with-anti-retroviral-drugs/ http://hala-hi.org/breaking-news-baby-girl-born-with-hiv-is-cured-with-anti-retroviral-drugs/#respond Mon, 04 Mar 2013 15:34:39 +0000 http://hala-hi.org/?p=3599

Born with HIV to a newly diagnosed positive mother, US doctors say the baby girl seems to have been cured from HIV infection after very early treatment with standard Anti-Viral drugs. Following the novel use anti-retroviral drugs as early as within 30 hours of life, a Mississippi born baby girl in the US has been […]]]>
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