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BEAUTY TIPS

  Cosmetics enhance the natural beauty of the user if carefully chosen and properly applied with the right beauty items and tools. To achieve a smooth subtle and well blended makeover, one may require some basic learning skills, beauty tricks and tips. Lets’ begin with foundation: It is always easy to locate a foundation on a shelf. They are found in bottles, tubes or pots. They come in liquids, and cr ...

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GROWING PAINS

Mr. Addo, a sixty four year old man who loves to play tennis, has had right knee pain for 3 years. He does not complain of any other joint pains except for two of his left fingers. He has noticed stiffness in the knee in the morning and hears crackling sounds when he moves the joint. There is no swelling or warmth of the knee. After some laboratory tests were done all results were normal. X-rays indicated t ...

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MAKE-UP 101 [PERFECT TIPS FOR NICE ENDS]

EYE SHADOW FOR BROWN EYES  IF YOU HAVE BROWN EYES, YOU CAN WEAR ALMOST EVERY COLOUR ON THE COLOA WHEEL, DEPENDING ON YOUR SKINTONE. UNLIKE THOSE WITH OTHER EYE COLORS, YOU CAN EVEN WEAR EYE SHADOW SAME COLOUR AS YOUR EYES. IN FACT, BROWN AND GOLD NICELY COMPLIMENT BROWN EYES FOR THE PERFECT DAY AND EVENING LOOK. HERE ARE A FEW OTHER COMBO AND TIPS FOR BROWN EYES; GREEN FOR AMBER EYES, APPLY GREEN WITH GOLD ...

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LATE DIAGNOSIS: THE PATIENT FACTOR

One of the most frustrating and stressful aspects of medical practice in the Tropics (and indeed in any part of the world) is when treatable disease conditions lead to death. Such a situation may arise as a result of what Doctors call “late presentations” of disease. In nine out of ten cases, this is due to the “Patient Factor”. The “Patient Factor” is simply a set of events or actions imputable to the pati ...

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DO I HAVE PEPTIC ULCER DISEASE?

A friend of mine, Mandy, had been experiencing severe abdominal pains after taking a diclofenac tablet prescribed by her doctor. She called him up and was advised to take an antacid, which she subsequently did. Within fifteen minutes of taking the antacid she had relief. Mandy was eventually diagnosed with peptic ulcer disease, also commonly known as a stomach sore, a condition that occurs when hydrochloric ...

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MEDICAL ETHICS: THE CATHOLIC PERSPECTIVE

Today, more than ever, the challenges of the health care worker seem to be attracting the notice of everyone and society as a whole. The health care worker has always been a focal point in society; but today the demands on them as well as the development of modern technology have put them seriously in the lime-light. The proverbial admiration that was part and parcel of the health care worker seems to be va ...

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Prostate Cancer (PART I)

Prostate cancer (Pca) is cancer that occurs in a man's prostate — a small walnut-shaped gland that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. During normal aging, however, the gland usually grows larger. This enlargement with aging is called benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), but this condition is not associated with prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cance ...

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Haematuria (blood in urine)

Haematuria is a common condition which must be taken seriously. It may be a symptom of an underlying disease, some of which are life threatening or can be treated. So if you notice blood in your urine, it should always be investigated, although in most cases, no serious cause will be found. In many such patients, particularly young adult patients, the haematuria is transient and of no consequence . On the o ...

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Self-medication: the other side of the coin

There is ample anecdotal evidence pointing to the fact that the practice of self-medication ( which simply connotes the use of medication without medical advice)  is widespread. It cuts across all cultures regardless of their level of development and the accessibility of healthcare. All types of medications are involved : pharmaceutical drugs, herbal preparations etc… etc… Self-medication  is an interesting ...

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