Health

Health scare for athletes in Samoa

Dr Seine Va'ai says there are also people suffering from the heat.

The Ministry's advice come after reports some athletes competing at the Commonwealth Youth Games needed treatment for diarrhoea and vomiting.

It says people can avoid the transmission of disease by ensuring they have access to clean drinking water, adequate sanitation and good personal hygiene.

Headaches, what's causing them?

A headache is one of the most common health-related conditions globally and it is likely all of us will experience a headache in their lifetime. People of any age can be affected, but people between the ages of 25 and 44 years are more likely to report having a headache.

Most headaches have more than one contributing factor. Some of the more common triggers for a headache are lifestyle-related, such as poor diet, stress, muscle tension, and lack of physical activity and pain can range from mild to severe.

Introducing the latest and craziest health trend Fat Water

Yes, you read that correctly, the word fat next to the word water. Curious? So are we…

Fresh on the heels of the everyone-eat-like-a-caveman Paleo craze, bottled water that's been infused with coconut oil is now a thing that's readily available for all to enjoy (and sip, slowly, whilst judging others for drinking just water…).

How to lower your sodium intake

That extra fluid can be hard on your heart and blood vessels. It can cause high blood pressure, which can lead to heart disease or stroke. High amounts of salt also raise your risk of kidney stones and bone loss. 

What is Calcium?

Most of the body’s calcium (around 99%) is found in the skeleton and teeth – the rest is stored in the tissues or blood and is essential for building and maintaining bone.

Calcium combines with other minerals to form hard crystals that give your bones strength and structure and also plays a crucial role in other systems of the body, such as the health and functioning of nerves and muscle tissue.