PHOBIA

PHOBIA Do your heart start racing whenever you are in a crowded space, on a mountain, or whenever you see a large pool of water, etc? Well, this might be you have a phobia for such places. Phobia is an excessive and irrational fear reaction. Someone who has phobia...

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Diabetes Insipidus

Diabetes Insipidus Diabetes insipidus is an uncommon disorder that causes unbalance of fluid which makes an individual produce a large amount of urine. Causes of Diabetes insipidus Diabetes insipidus is caused by problems with a chemical called vasopressin (AVP), this...

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EPISTAXIS

EPISTAXIS (NOSEBLEEED) Epistaxis is common, it is estimated to occur in 60% of persons worldwide during their lifetime, and affected persons usually do not seek medical attention, particularly if the bleeding is minor or self-limited, approximately 6% of those with...

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  BELCHING/BURPING; WHAT YOU NEED TO KOW Belching is a normal physiology that occurs several times in a day. It occurs when ingested air accumulated in the stomach is expelled or when food containing air and gas produced in the gastrointestinal tract is expelled...

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Breast Engorgement

Breast Engorgement Breast engorgement is a condition whereby a woman develops hard, swollen, and painful breasts when too much breast milk accumulates in the milk ducts. It’s caused by an increase in blood flow and milk supply in the breasts and it occurs in the first...

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DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES

DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES

Developmental milestones are a set of behavioral, physical, cognitive, and social skills seen in infants and children as they develop over the years. These milestones are essential to help know if a child is both growing and developing well. Examples of developmental...

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BACK CARE TIPS

BACK CARE TIPS

The back bone is the body's central support structure. It helps us to walk, twist, sit, and bend. It connects and links different sections of your musculoskeletal system. Back care is important has the back is an essential part of the body BRIEF ANATOMY OF THE BACK A...

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Enlarged breast in men (Gynaecomastia)

Enlarged breast in men (Gynaecomastia)

Gynaecomastia This refers to enlargement of the male breast (enlarged breast in men). It usually affects both breasts but may affect one breast. This occurs as a result of proliferation of glands of the breast. This is due to imbalance in the action of the hormones...

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TOOTHPASTE ALLERGY

TOOTHPASTE ALLERGY

Funny how we always think that every semblance of infection is a sign of some underlying chronic disease or autoimmune reaction. Something as little as mouth sores, gum bleeding and swelling may get you thinking of a serious health problem. In fact, yours truly was a...

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DANGERS OF UNSAFE ABORTION

DANGERS OF UNSAFE ABORTION

WHAT IS ABORTION? Abortion is a medical procedure that aims to end a pregnancy with either medicine or surgery. This is done in order to remove the products of conception from the uterus. Products of conception may be tissue that results from the union of sperm and...

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VAGINAL DISCHARGE IN PREGNANCY

VAGINAL DISCHARGE IN PREGNANCY

It is important to be knowledgeable and aware of what is considered normal during pregnancy in order to inform your health care provider about any changes that may appear abnormal. Generally, during pregnancy, it is normal to experience discharge from the vagina....

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Corona virus spread control

Corona virus spread control

Corona Virus: Prevention Below are simple and important things recommended to prevent the risk of contacting and also spreading the covid19 virus. The use of face mask is very important in preventing the spread and exposure to the deadly virus. Wash your hands...

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ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

Alzheimer’s is a progressive brain disease that affects daily tasks which range from mild to severe case. It decline thinking skills and ability to function independently. Just like the rest of our bodies, our brains change as we age. Most of us eventually notice some...

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KETO DIET: PROS AND CONS

KETO DIET: PROS AND CONS

We've probably heard of different kind of diet plans such as HALLELUJAH diet, DASH diet, SAD diet, KETO diet, etc. The KETO diet remains the commonest diet plan recommended for weight loss. The saying that "there's always the good and the bad side to everything"...

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HALITOSIS (BAD BREATH)

HALITOSIS (BAD BREATH)

Bad breath is a common problem that can cause significant mental stress due to the anxiety and embarrassment that comes with it. Bad mouth odor is medically known as halitosis. It is not just a condition to be ignored as it could be a source of concern to those who...

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ECTOPIC PREGNANCY

ECTOPIC PREGNANCY

Normal pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants into the uterine lining. In the case of an ectopic pregnancy, the fertilized egg doesn’t implant into the wall of the uterus, but rather in other area of the body such as the abdominal cavity, fallopian tube or...

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HEADACHES: CAUSES AND TYPES

HEADACHES: CAUSES AND TYPES

HEADACHES: CAUSES AND TYPES Headache is a general health problem. That is, majority of us have experienced it at one time or the other with different severity. Many of us are familiar with the throbbing, clustering and distracting pain of a headache. Headaches can...

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HEARING LOSS IN ELDERLY

HEARING LOSS IN ELDERLY

Aged ones experience a number of changes in the way their body system and organs function. One of such changes is hearing loss, which is also known as presbycusis. Age-related hearing loss is a type of hearing loss that gradually occurs in both ears due to changes in...

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PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME

PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME

PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME The mood is critical to why and how you do what you do. It can influence everything about us. These rangies from what we choose to wear, what we choose to eat for breakfast, and how we interact with our loved ones. Cycles of menstruation are...

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CONSTIPATION IN PREGNANCY

CONSTIPATION IN PREGNANCY

Constipation in Pregnancy During pregnancy, a lot of women experience constipation and other bowel disorders. As progesterone level rises, muscles in the body become relaxed (including those of the intestines) and bowel movements become irregular. These ultimately...

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HEARING LOSS IN NEWBORNS

HEARING LOSS IN NEWBORNS

Hearing Loss The ear as an organ is made of the outer ear, the middle ear, the inner ear, the acoustic nerve and the auditory system (which transmit from the ear to the brain). The entire hearing system has to work properly for a child to be able to hear and process...

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COLD SORES IN CHILDREN

COLD SORES IN CHILDREN

COLD SORES IN CHILDREN Cold sores which are also known as fever blisters or oral herpes usually start as small blisters that erupt from around the lips and mouth. They may appear on other places too, such as the chin, cheeks, and nose. The blisters usually begin to...

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Depression: Effects on Males and Females

Depression: Effects on Males and Females

Depression In Males and Females According to a recent study, researchers found that depression has different effects on the brain activity of male and female patients in certain brain regions. The results suggest that adolescent girls and boys may experience...

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CERVICAL CANCER

CERVICAL CANCER

Cervix is the neck of the uterus. It is a strong, muscular tube-like structure that opens into the vagina a little. It consists of glands that produce a thick liquid called the cervical mucus. This prevents harmful foreign objects from entering the uterus. Cervical...

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NOSE INJURY IN CHILDREN

NOSE INJURY IN CHILDREN

Nose Injury In Children Nose injury simply means any injury to the inside or outside of the nose. Signs and Symptoms A child’s symptoms can vary depending on the severity of the break. Generally, symptoms include: Pain Bleeding Swelling of the face Bruises around...

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DOUCHING AND ITS EFFECTS

DOUCHING AND ITS EFFECTS

WHAT IS DOUCHING? The term ''Douche'' is a French word that means ‘‘to wash'' or ''to soak". Vaginal douching is an act of soaking or washing out the vagina with water and vinegar. Douches usually come in a bottle and is sprayed up into the vagina for “cleansing”. In...

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EFFECTIVE STRESS MANAGEMENT

EFFECTIVE STRESS MANAGEMENT

Stress is an inescapable component of life. We’ve all experienced it at one time or the other. When not managed properly, stress can be overwhelming and can result in unwanted mental and physiological conditions such as depression and heart diseases. However, when...

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Covid 19

Covid 19

About the Virus Corona viruses are large family of viruses responsible for causing illnesses in both Humans and Animals. Examples include SARS-CoV (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus) and MERS-Cov (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus).  What...

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INFLUENZA: A Viral Infection

INFLUENZA: A Viral Infection

Influenza also called flu is a viral infection caused by the flu virus. Sometimes,the flu might be mild but can also lead to death. There are 4 types of flu that infects human. Type A type B type C and type D. Who is at risk of developing influenza? A person who's...

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HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE

HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE

Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are at a risk of occurring during summer in Nigeria and many other African countries where there is always an increase in temperature to as high as 55 °C (131 °F). Such environmental temperature combined with high humidity can...

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