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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Tonsillitis in Children

Most parents don’t like to hear “Mommy, my throat hurts when I swallow.” it’s certainly nothing to take lightly. Your child might have simply caught a viral or bacterial infection and the effect is the discomfort which could also be something more serious. ...

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Cholera

    Cholera Cholera is an infectious disease that is usually spread through contaminated water. Cholera causes severe diarrhea and dehydration which can lead to death if not properly managed and treated. Worldwide according to research approximately a...

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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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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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Blood Transfusion and the Adverse Reaction

Blood Transfusion and the Adverse Reaction

Blood transfusion is the process of transferring blood or any of its products into a person’s circulation via intravenous route. In modern medicine, only components of the blood are usually transfused. Such components include white blood cells, red blood cells,...

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BODY IMAGE AND HOW TO IMPROVE IT

BODY IMAGE AND HOW TO IMPROVE IT

What is body image? Body image refers to a complex experience of how individuals see their own body in terms of perception, emotional attitudes, and beliefs. It isn’t just about focusing on what we see in the mirror when we check our skin, hair, or body shape and...

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How to get the best night’s sleep

How to get the best night’s sleep

You might have got several factors responsible for your poor sleep at night. This can be from work stress, worries and family responsibilities. While you might not be able to control the factors that interfere with your sleep, you can adopt habits that encourage...

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FALLS IN THE ELDERLY

FALLS IN THE ELDERLY

A fall is an event which results in a person coming to rest inadvertently on the ground or other lower level. Falls are one of the most frequent and serious problems facing the elderly, it is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the elderly. Causes of...

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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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HEALTH EQUITY: WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

HEALTH EQUITY: WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

WHAT IS HEALTH EQUITY? Health equity is defined as a means whereby everyone irrespective of their race, gender, color, and language, has equal and fair access to health care services. This is without discrimination or fear as much as possible, in order to achieve...

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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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ENURESIS IN CHILDREN

ENURESIS IN CHILDREN

Enuresis (bedwetting) most often is not a serious health problem, and children usually outgrow it. However, bedwetting can be upsetting for children and parents. Bedwetting often results in emotional troubles for both children and their families. This can lead to...

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FAMILY PLANNING AND MODERN CONTRACEPTION

FAMILY PLANNING AND MODERN CONTRACEPTION

Family planning is an integral part of reproductive and family health and a key factor in reducing maternal and infant mortality as well as complications of abortion. Yet an estimated 232 million women who want to avoid pregnancy are not using safe and effective...

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