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Must Read:   Mango Worms Aka Mango Fly: What You Need To Know About 

Ever seen such on a child or adult then you need to be wary as this is not just an ordinary boil and should be taken seriously. 
What are mango worms?
First, the mango worm goes by many names. It is technically a fly larva and it also goes by the names mango fly, putzi fly and tumbu fly depending on where you are.

Where are mango worms found?
Mango worms are found throughout tropical areas of sub-Saharan Africa, but is more common in certain regions (Central Africa, for example). You could come across them in another part of the world, too, but only if a human or animal traveled while infected with the worms.

The worm works like this:
Adult female worm lays a few hundred eggs into the soil OR onto some damp clothing that is hanging out to dry.
The larvae penetrate the skin of the host and take up residence in the subcutaneous tissue, a layer of skin that has fat and connective tissue filled with blood vessels and nerves.
Then they grow and fatten up.
After 8-12 days, a boil will have formed.
It will itch and then get increasingly painful before it actually opens up so the worm can come out to play.
The worm then falls to the ground where it buries itself in order to go into its final stage of growth before turning into a fly.
Got it? Good.

How can mango worm be prevented?
Mango worm is generally very uncommon for travelers to come across, but there are certainly a few steps you can take to really minimize your risk. For one, do not walk around barefoot on soil. By the same token, don’t roll around in the soil. Never a good idea.

As far as your clothes go, if you are in an area where mango worm is prevalent, it would be best to machine dry your clothes or iron them after leaving them out to line dry. The heat will effectively kill the larvae.

Mango worm treatment
There is no medication you can take that will kill the mango worm. You simply have to wait for it to come out. Alternatively, you can cover the boil with vaseline or a similar product and wait till the worm pops out on its own (the vaseline will cut off its access to oxygen). In rare cases, a visit to a clinic may be required to extract the worm.

Mango worms do not pose a serious health risk. They do not carry other diseases with them and they do not cause complications themselves outside of the boil that they create. It is important, however, to remember to thoroughly disinfect the area after the worm has emerged from the body.

Here is a video of a 6 week old puppy infested by Mango Worms (viewers’ discretion is advised)




CondomsGonorrhea had been one of the most frightening Sexually transmitted disease until medical advancements produced a combination treatment for the venereal disease. However, an ominous report by the Centre for Disease Control (CDC), has just confirmed that the disease will soon be untreatable and this is because the bacteria is strongly resisting the anti-biotics used in its treatment by more than 400 per cent.

Presently, doctors in the UK are combining the only two drugs that kill the Neisseria gonorrhea, but the saddening report received on Thursday confirmed that there is a strong possibility that treatments will become ineffective.

In his statement to the press, Dr Jonathan Mermin, director of the CDC’s National Center for preventing HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, STD, and tuberculosis, said this:

“The confluence of emerging drug resistance and very limited alternative options for treatment creates a perfect storm for future gonorrhea treatment failure in the US. History shows us that bacteria will find a way to outlast the antibiotics we’re using to treat it.

We are running just one step ahead in order to preserve the remaining treatment option for as long as possible.”

Daily Mail adds that there are only two antibiotics remaining that can treat gonorrhea: azithromycin and ceftriaxone, that the infection had become immune to penicillin, tetracycline and fluoroquinolones.

In the UK, a group of British doctors reportedly spent three weeks struggling to treat a man of the infection in his throat using a combination therapy, but it all failed.

And this has called for concern as gonorrhea is a very common disease, and one which keeps building up and rejecting forms of treatments. The terrifying part is that many people are not diagnosed because of the minimal symptoms, until the full outburst of the infection.

Here’s the breakdown of the timeline of the infection:

“Those who do experience symptoms may have pain, burning, discharge in the uterus, Anu$, throat, mouth or penis – wherever they have contracted the infection. Without treatment it can lead to chronic health problems.

If the bacteria gets in the blood stream it can cripple one’s joints or even infect the heart. Infected women can be left infertile, suffer an ectopic pregnancy, or suffer permanent chronic pelvic pain.

Pregnant women with gonorrhea risk passing the infection onto their baby during childbirth, potentially leaving the infant blind.

Men can develop persistant testicular pain and infertility.”

For prevention, the CDC is urging people to use more Cond0ms as it has no estimate of how long it would take before gonorrhea becomes completely untreatable.

Are you drinking enough water?


Water is important to help your body perfom properly so if you urinate, take a look at the chart to help decide if you need more water to keep your system running.

9 reasons why a man should never go down on a woman


why a man must avoid cunnilingus at all costs

1. HPV in Women Causes Throat Cancer in Men

A new study has linked throat cancer in males to certain strains of HPV present in a large percentage of woman. How does the HPV get into the throat to cause the malignancy? Cunnilingus. In fact, actor Michael Douglas is on record as saying oral sex is the reason why he developed throat cancer. If he would have taken this advice to avoid oral sex, he wouldn’t be at death’s door.

2. Other Sexual Diseases in Women Can Spread to Men

Most every sexual disease that lives in a woman’s vagina can travel to a man’s mouth — including everything from HIV to herpes and from gonorrhea to syphilis

3. Non-Sexual Diseases in Women Can Spread to Men

Even vaginal diseases that aren’t sexually transmitted — such as a common yeast infection — can transfer to a man’s oral region. A yeast infection, for example, can turn into a deadly case of oral candidiasis.

4. Diseases From Fecal Matter in Females Can Spread to Men

A human’s vagina is only an inch away from the anus. If fecal matter travels that short distance across the perineum to the vaginal region and then enters a man’s mouth, a laundry list of fatal diseases can be transmitted including cholera, typhoid fever, hepatitis and giardiasis.

5. Other Men’s Matter Remains in the Vagina Indefinitely

When a man has sex with a woman, his biological material stays within a woman’s vagina — even if a condom is used. While the vagina is self-cleaning, the process to completely cleanse can take months. Do you really want another man’s biological material in your mouth? And even if you think you’re in a committed relationship, by the time you find out your woman is cheating on you, it’ll be too late.

6. The Vagina is Desensitized to Penis Centric Sex

Even if you’re a master swordsman, your penis can’t compete with your tongue in terms of creating clitoral stimulation. Why? The amount of stimulation cunnilingus provides is unnatural. Think about it: If the clitoris was meant to receive that much direct stimulation, Mother Nature would have placed it within the vaginal walls instead of on the periphery.

7. Women Will Fall in Love for a Fleeting Reason

A recent study points to the fact that men feel the need to perform oral sex on a woman in an attempt to keep the woman from straying. And while this strategy may be successful in the short-term, it will ultimately end up being a failure. If a woman falls in love with your tongue, it’s only a matter of time before she falls out of love with you. Thus, it’s better to find a female who loves you for a sustainable reason — such as your mind or your penis.

8. Dominance in the Relationship Will Be Lost

A successful relationship between a man and a woman features the man in the dominant role. That dominance is lost the moment a male gets on his knees to bow before his female and perform oral sex.

9. Cunnilingus is a Gateway Drug to Lesbianism

Even if a male reaches the peak of his ability at the art of cunnilingus, he can’t compete with the intimate knowledge a female mind provides when engaging in this activity. Thus, if a woman truly loves oral sex, she will eventually find herself in the arms of a lesbian. Think of cunnilingus as being comparable to marijuana and lesbianism being comparable to hardcore drugs such as heroin and crack. This gateway is best to be avoided.

I hope you men join me in abstaining from cunnilingus. Together we can make a difference and put an end to this unhygienic, emasculating practice.

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(Diabetes) Tips for people of African or Caribbean descent


Diabetes affects people from various ethnic backgrounds differently. Experts believe that African or Caribbean people have a higher risk for diabetes compared to other Canadians.

A community screening program in 9 Canadian cities found that 11% of Africans had previously-undiagnosed diabetes, compared to 2% of the general Canadian population.

In addition to diabetes and its complications, Africans are also at high risk for heart disease. Because of this, it is especially important that African and Caribbean people take extra care to lead healthy lives.

Here are some healthy living tips:

  • Discuss your individual risk of diabetes: Since African and Caribbean people have an overall higher risk, you should ask your physician, nurse, pharmacist, or other primary health care provider about your individual risk for diabetes.
  • Keep active: Regular exercise is good for everyone, and especially for people with diabetes. You may need to consult your health care provider on how much exercise is right for you.
  • Eat a balanced, culturally relevant diet: You can customize your own version of “Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide” using the interactive toolavailable here. Heart-healthy African and Caribbean recipe ideas can be found here. For more help, ask for a referral to a dietitian who is familiar with the African or Caribbean diet.
  • Maintain a healthy weight: Check with your physician, nurse, and dietitian on how to reach and maintain a healthy weight over time.
  • Take your medications as prescribed:Medications are often a necessary part of diabetes management. Your physician and pharmacist can advise on the best medications for your diabetes and help you take them as prescribed. Certain medications may work better than others to treat high blood pressure in African and Caribbean people.
  • Know your target numbers: People with diabetes have specific targets when it comes to blood sugars, blood pressure, and cholesterol. People who are able to reach these targets will have better long-term outcomes. Work with your health care team to reach your targets.
  • Get a checkup from head to toe: Your specialists and regular health care team can help you check for signs of eye, kidney, nerve, and feet problems
    1. Stop smoking as soon as possible: Smoking is harmful, and especially for people with diabetes. If you are a smoker, it’s never too late to quit. There are many tools available to help you quit smoking.


  • Culled from chealth

Cure for HIV and AIDS is possible, says expert




Prof. Suleiman Akanmu, Head, Haematology and Blood Transfusion, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), on Thursday said that through  continuous research the cure for HIV and AIDS could be achieved. Akanmu told the news men in Lagos that lots of researchers worldwide were looking for ways to shift from treatment to cure for HIV and AIDS. He said it was interesting that there were therapies that could help in the management of HIV and urged Nigerian researchers to be part of the global search for a cure for HIV and AIDS. ‘The future of AIDS in Nigeria is like the future of AIDS anywhere in the world. In terms of research, it will be fine if Nigeria`s name can also come on the map in our efforts looking for cure for HIV and AIDS. ‘That is where we should be researching into, and it is not impossible that we can also contribute in that area. ‘I can tell you that if the present tempo continues the scientific world would have the last laugh over HIV and AIDS,’. Akanmu said that the country had made remarkable progress in preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV by increasing access and integrating HIV prevention, treatment and care services. He said that the country had recorded a sharp decline in the new Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection rate and also recorded significant success in the fight against HIV. The professor, however, advised the Federal Government not to relent in its effort at reducing and eventually eradicating HIV in the country. (NAN)

Culled from thenigerianvoice

Most men last only 2 minutes in bed



Men won’t like this. Women won’t enjoy this. But the truth is out. An astonishing 45 per cent of men finish sex too quickly – in flat two minutes!

“Two minutes is way too speedy for the average woman to be able to have an orgasm through vaginal penetration alone,” famous author Harry Fisch was quoted as saying on

Fisch has just released his new book titled “The New Naked: The Ultimate Sex Education for Grown-Ups” that is loaded with such information.

According to Fisch, the average duration is 7.3 minutes-only four minutes less than women’s “ideal time”.

The report supports the earlier theory of sex researcher Alfred Kinsey, whose research in the 1940s and 1950s concluded that three-quarters of men usually ejaculated within two minutes.

In an earlier paper published in Journal of Sexual Medicine, Czech psychologists Petr Weiss and Stuart Brody found that women’s chance of having an orgasm was much more highly correlated with duration of sex than of foreplay, the report added.

‘Smaller’ size keeps women loyal to men

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Does size of your penis worry you a lot? Stop thinking and get on with the act as a study reveals that women are more loyal to men with ‘smaller’ penises.

A team of researchers from the US and Kenya found that there was a strange link between the size of the penis and infidelity in a marriage.

Contrary to what many men may assume, they found that men with bigger penises are more likely to have wives who cheat on them.

“The reason is that women experience more painful sex when their partner is ‘big’. That prompts them to seek another partner whom they may have more pleasurable sex,” the study noted.

The study was conducted among the fishermen community in Lake Victoria in Kisumu County, Kenya.

One of the women said that she had to look for another man with a “smaller one” so that she could “do it in a way” she could enjoy.

According to the study, published in the journal PloS One, other possible reasons of a woman’s infidelity in a marriage include denying her a preferred sex position as well as domestic violence.

Extramarital affairs may also happen when a woman is sexually dissatisfied, the study, reported by International Business Times, said.

5 healthy reasons to eat mangoes

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Health benefits of mangoes


Aids digestion: Mangoes contain several enzymes that help in breaking down protein. This is the reason people eat mangoes after a hearty meal. The fibrous content of the fruit along with vitamins, minerals and probiotic dietary fibre help digest food easily.

Helps in diabetes: The fruit also contains a surprisingly low glycemic index (41-60), thus eating it in moderate quantities will not suddenly elevate your sugar levels.

Lowers cholesterol: The fiber, Vitamin C and pectin in mangoes helps lower serum cholesterol levels, especially the harmful Low-Density Lipoprotein commonly known as bad cholesterol.

Good for eyes: The high content of vitamin A found in Mangoes is great for eyes since the vitamin can help prevent night blindness and dry eyes. A cupful of the fruit supplies 25 percent of the daily need of vitamin A.

Aphrodisiac: Besides having high vitamin E which is a mild form of aphrodisiac, mangoes also have compounds that act like the hormone estrogen and thus has an aphrodisiac effect for both men and women.

Health benefits of HUGGING


Admit it: Nothing gives you comfort quite like a warm hug.

Whether you’re wrapped up in the arms of your partner or greeting a friend hello, hugs have a way of making us feel warm and fuzzy inside. But aside from making us feel protected and loved, this touching gesture can also do wonders for our well-being. So whether it’s a simple squeeze, a big bear hug or some cute cuddling — there are plenty of reasons why we should embrace the act of, well, embracing someone. Below, find seven reasons why we should be giving more hugs.

They make us feel good.

boy hugging dog

The simple act of a hug isn’t just felt on our arms. When we embrace someone, oxytocin (also known as “the cuddle hormone”) is released, making us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. The chemical has also been linked to social bonding. “Oxytocin is a neuropeptide, which basically promotes feelings of devotion, trust and bonding,”DePauw University psychologist Matt Hertenstein told NPR. “It really lays the biological foundation and structure for connecting to other people.”
More hugs = lower blood pressure.


The hormones that are released in the body after a hug aren’t just good for happy feelings — they can also help your physical health. When someone touches you, the sensation on your skin activates pressure receptors called Pacinian corpuscles, which then send signals to the vagus nerve, an area of the brain that is responsible for (among many things) lowering blood pressure, NPR reported.
They may alleviate our fears.

teddy bear hug

In a study on fears and self-esteem, research published in the journal Psychological Science revealed that hugs and touch significantly reduce worry of mortality. The studies found that hugging — even if it was just an inatimate object like a teddy bear — helps soothe individuals’ existential fears. “Even fleeting and seemingly trivial instances of interpersonal touch may help people to deal more effectively with existential concern,” lead researcher Sander Koole wrote in the study. “Interpersonal touch is such a powerful mechanism that even objects that simulate touch by another person may help to instill in people a sense of existential significance.”
Hugging can be good for our hearts.

hug heart

Embracing someone may warm your heart, but according to one study a hug can be good medicine for it too: In an experiment at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill , participants who didn’t have any contact with their partners developed a quickened heart rate of 10 beats per minute compared to the five beats per minute among those who got to hug their partners during the experiment.
Adults can benefit from hugging the most.


According to researchers at Ohio State University, hugging and physical touch becomes increasingly important with age. “The older you are, the more fragile you are physically, so contact becomes increasingly important for good health,” University psychologist Janice Kiecolt-Glaser told USA TODAY. Studies have shown that loneliness, particularly with age, can also increase stress and have averse health effects. By hugging someone, we instantly feel closer to that person and decrease feelings of loneliness.
Hugs are a natural stress reliever.

friends hugging group

Feeling strung out? Go give someone a squeeze. When we embrace, we immediately reduce the amount of the stress hormone cortisol produced in our bodies. Hugs also make our bodies release tension and send calming messages to the brain.
Well-hugged babies are less stressed as adults.

baby hug

Want to do something for future generations? Hug them when they’re still little. An Emory University study in rats found a link between touch and relieving stress, particularly in the early stages of life. The research concluded that the same can be said of humans, citing that babies’ development — including how they cope with stress as adults — depends on a combination of nature and nurture.