Health

I always have headache

I have been having headache regularly for the past three months without much improvement despite my regular consumption of pain ...
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fast foods

My addiction to fast foods

I am in my fifties and love fast foods such as meat pies, sausage rolls, fried chicken among others but ...
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My father’s constipation

My 70 year old father, who is a retired soldier, is always constipated. Kindly let me know what we can ...
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feminine hygiene

Are feminine hygiene products really necessary?

Many people use so-called feminine hygiene products — such as intimate cleansers and wipes, douches, and even deodorants — hoping ...
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health newborn malaria

Malaria in pregnancy is dangerous

For most couples, learning that they are pregnant is an exciting development.  The Akangs received such exciting news recently when they ...
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talking

Talking is therapeutic, ensures good health —Expert

Although many people usually wave off times spent talking with trusted friends as wasted, a medical expert, Dr Ayodele Adewale, ...
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date

Eating dates makes labour easier, faster —Scientists

When it comes to childbirth, there is evidence that something as simple as eating date fruits during pregnancy can also ...
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Pumpkin seed

Pumpkin seed relieves symptoms of prostate enlargement —Study

Waking up several times at night to use the bathroom, an urge to run to the toilet all the time ...
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African walnut, beetroot protect against salt-induced hypertension —Scientists

High blood pressure is a symptomless “silent killer” that quietly damages blood vessels and leads to serious health problems. While ...
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emotional trauma, ED Agnes, Dyslexia, stress, Autism, mental health problems, partner violence

Emotional consequences of infertility

Tunde and Lola had been dating since their 100 level days at the university. They were brilliant, witty and fun ...
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emotional trauma, ED Agnes, Dyslexia, stress, Autism, mental health problems, partner violence

Emotional trauma of kidnapping: How can we help?

The spate of kidnappings for ransom, across the country is becoming a source of concern. The outcome can be unpredictable, ...
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emotional trauma, ED Agnes, Dyslexia, stress, Autism, mental health problems, partner violence

Common misconceptions and myths about suicide

Last week, we started the discourse with steps to prevent suicide – at individual levels, community/religious, as well as the ...
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Ita-Giwa turns passion to business

‘Mama Bakassi’ as female politician, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, is known is a woman favoured with the gift of turning everything ...
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What push-ups can tell about your heart

Can you do 40 push ups? No, not over the course of a month, but in a row? If not, ...
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menstrual pains

Five menstruation myths you must leave behind

Approximately half of the world’s population experiences, will experience, or has experienced menstruation, and yet myths about this biological process ...
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fertility

Marijuana could affect fertility in women, reduce sperm count

MARIJUANA could be linked to fertility issues in women and men, researchers warn in a report by the Daily Mail ...
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sickle cell

Impact of bone marrow transplantation on patients with sickle cell disorder

INTRODUCTION The last few decades have seen the evolution of sickle cell disorder (SCD) from a lethal condition, to a ...
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BABY

Is Coconut oil a safe, effective treatment for diaper rash?

BABY cosmetic products are gaining a lot of popularity these days.  They are marketed as best in quality which makes the ...
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Can pregnancy make my vision worse?

Thirty five-year-old Fola had complained of mild discomfort in her two eyes. This was followed three days later by progressive ...
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flood, eyes Steroids president, eye injuries, smartphone, Eyebrows, Glaucoma, cavernous sinus

Epiphora: The rains, the floods and the tears

Friday, 26 August 2011 was a red-letter day in Ibadan when a devastating flood swept through the city. I was ...
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flood, eyes Steroids president, eye injuries, smartphone, Eyebrows, Glaucoma, cavernous sinus

Why red is the universal sign of danger

Travelling out of the city to join the expressway, the traffic light suddenly turned red. I stopped immediately. One, two, ...
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