Health

How To Treat Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

PMS -as premenstrual syndrome is commonly called- is not as rampant among menstruating females as many women’s magazines would have their readers believe. In fact, although most women have some symptoms prior to their period, the actual number of those with clinical PMS (exhibiting eight or more of the symptoms listed below) is low. Here…

Bras Necessity or Health Hazards?

Ever since I became a mum I have found that I ask a lot of  “Why” in trying to ensure that our children today are being cared for properly  and we don’t end up exposing them to unnecessary dangers as a result of the all the conveniences (or imagined necessities) we have today. All the…

Get Trimmer (2012): Week One

Adura, a Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor and Nutritionist is starting a fitness program and we at LagosMums would like to join the challenge. The first step is to record your measurements and note them somewhere safe, then have a plan of action and goals. Share your goals on the site, with your workout partner, friends,…

Today is World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day is April 25, 2012.Mortein Insecticide calls on all moms across Africa to join Mortein and lend their voices in the fight against malaria. Malaria is a dangerous disease with pregnant women and children most vulnerable. Malaria is the number one cause of death in Nigeria, ahead of HIV/AIDS, stroke, coronary heart disease and…

Getting Rid of “Fatty Knees”

Having fatty knees is not as serious as having fat in the abdominal area because it is away from your major organs. However, this frustrating aesthetic quality tends to drag down your self-confidence levels. The good news is, you can melt this fat away by being disciplined and open to making lifestyle changes. Your overall…

Baby Teeth

Baby Teething FAQ’s

Babies are always joyful bundles but when the tooth fairy is about to pay a visit, most babies usually become crying bundles. Older and more experienced mums might just know this trick but the situation typically leaves new mothers clueless as to what the exact problem is. So when breastfeeding, cuddling, singing and other baby-calming…

Question on Asthma in Children

Q: There seems to be more mention of Children with Asthma, What is Asthma and why do Children get it? A: Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that affects the smaller airways (bronchioles) of the lungs. It is caused by inflammation in the airways and the reason for the inflammation is unknown. This inflammation irritates…

Dealing with the Heat!

Lagos has been Hot. The heat being experienced has been excessive and uncomfortable.  It has been explained by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) as a result of the transition from the dry to the rainy season. Children and the elderly are the most vulnerable everyone should drink plenty of water and avoid drinks containing alcohol…

Food as medicine

Food as Medicine

Food can actually be used as medicine. There is a lot of good stuff we can get from food and many benefits we can enjoy from knowing how to use the right food item, fruit or vegetable to take care of a condition or an ailment. Read below for a handy list of treatments and foods…

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