Healthtian Tue, 07 Apr 2020 18:21:31 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Healthtian 32 32 159031610 Is It Better To Use CBD Salve, Topicals Or Ointments For Arthritis? Tue, 07 Apr 2020 18:17:44 +0000 CBDCBD oil otherwise known as cannabidiol is a product that is produced from the cannabis plant. over the last 25 years, we’ve seen a growth in the CBD oil industry which is unprecedented, many consumers are turning to CBD oil-based products to solve illnesses that range from physical ailments to that of mental illnesses. As […]]]> 0 138357 Black Tongue: Causes and Treatment Tue, 07 Apr 2020 15:25:23 +0000 black tongueAlthough a scary thing to see, having a black tongue is not a sign of anything life-threatening. Even when you feel what you have on your tongue feels hairy, it helps not to panic, as these aren’t hair. These conditions are referred to as “black, hairy tongue,” and they are temporary. Causes The tongue is […]]]> 0 134115 Coronavirus Crisis Poses Risks and Opportunities for Unions Tue, 07 Apr 2020 10:49:16 +0000 COVID-19 nurseThe COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout pose serious challenges for Canada’s workers. Naomi Klein’s 2007 bestseller, The Shock Doctrine, documented how political and economic elites have exploited crises to advance an agenda of privatization and austerity. In such moments, elites often take advantage of the public’s fear and uncertainty to push through changes that […]]]> 0 138268 In a World First, Singapore’s Highest Court Rules That Parents Deserve Kids With Their Genes Tue, 07 Apr 2020 08:54:36 +0000 KidsBlood is thicker than water, or so the saying goes, reflecting the value we put on biological relationships. But is it something the law should recognise? Singapore’s Supreme Court recently ruled on a case that asks this very question, and it gave a fascinating answer: parents have a strong interest in “genetic affinity” with their […]]]> 0 138229 What Drives Abuse of Women in Childbirth? We Asked Those Providing the Care Tue, 07 Apr 2020 08:51:47 +0000 womenDisrespect and abuse during childbirth are a violation of women’s human rights. Women deserve care that maintains their dignity, ensures their privacy and confidentiality and is free from mistreatment and discrimination. Most research has, quite rightly, focused on the perspectives of women. However, it’s also essential to get a better understanding of what drives providers […]]]> 0 138195 COVID-19 Shows Why This Urgently Needs to Change Tue, 07 Apr 2020 08:51:40 +0000 COVID-19The World Health Organisation (WHO), in its quest to find efficacious therapies to treat COVID-19, plans to conduct a multi-arm, multi-country clinical trial. The trials have yet to begin, but ten countries have already signed up. Only one of them, South Africa, is on the African continent. Of course, the WHO isn’t the only organisation […]]]> 0 138193 As Global Cases Pass One Million, Health-care Workers Take the Strain Tue, 07 Apr 2020 08:46:52 +0000 COVID-19 nurseThe world shut down in March. Schools, industries, amateur and professional sports, entertainment and cultural events, and businesses large and small all ceased operating in a manner so sudden and complete it would have been unimaginable a few months ago. April began with the acceptance that these efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 must […]]]> 0 138215 Should I wear a mask? How long will schools be closed? Can I get COVID-19 twice? Tue, 07 Apr 2020 08:37:44 +0000 empty schoolThe global number of confirmed COVID-19 cases surpassed one million in early April, nearly doubling in a week. Instead of lifting or relaxing guidelines on physical distancing, we’re seeing playgrounds cordoned off and school closures extended in an attempt to flatten the curve and lessen the load on the health-care system. As people hunker down […]]]> 0 138213 More Than a Million Babies Are Born to Young Nigerians Every Year: We Explored Why Tue, 07 Apr 2020 08:35:55 +0000 In Nigeria, 145 babies are born to every 1,000 girls aged 15-19 annually. Considering the population’s age structure, the adolescent fertility rate implies 1.6 million births a year in that age group. Nigeria has over 23 million girls aged 10-19. There is abundant evidence that if girls become mothers without adequate preparation, they face poor […]]]> 0 138211 For Older People and Those With Chronic Health Conditions, Staying Active at Home is Extra Important – Here’s How Tue, 07 Apr 2020 08:32:27 +0000 old womanFitbit recently released data showing a global decrease in physical activity levels among users of its activity trackers compared to the same time last year. As we navigate the coronavirus pandemic, this is not altogether surprising. We’re getting less of the “incidental exercise” we normally get from going about our day-to-day activities, and many of […]]]> 0 138207