Health

Coughing and vomitting

My fourteen year old sister usually coughs almost all the time since a month now. Recently, she now vomits each ...
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Smoking and public health

I recently watched a documentary on the hazards of smoking both to individuals and the public at large. I was ...
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Itching after sex

I am a 27 year old married man with three children. Recently, my wife complained that anytime we have fun, ...
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mothers

Expert identifies encumbrances to optimal breastfeeding

PROF. Tola Atinmo, Department of Human Nutrition, University of Ibadan, has identified several interrelated factors responsible for poor breastfeeding practices ...
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pregnant

Expert advises pregnant women on CS

DR Hassan Ikrama, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital (DASH), Lafia, has advised pregnant women to ...
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depression

How harmful traditional substances contribute to childhood blindness ― Expert

A Consultant Ophthalmologist, Dr Olubusayo Adejumo, says the application of harmful traditional eye medications contributes to preventable blindness in children ...
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moringa

Moringa, maize leaf tea adjunct for treating depression —Scientists

Every one feels low at one time or the other. When it happens, many reach out for a cup of ...
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BLOOD

‘Justicia carnea leaf extract comparable to conventional blood tonic’

Have you been told that your iron levels are low? Have you been diagnosed with iron deficiency, also known as ...
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fibroid

102 plants used in treating fibroid in Ogun, Osun —Survey

Experts in a survey for herbs for treating fibroid have identified 102 medicinal plants and 16 recipes used in treating ...
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sleep, sexual, emotional trauma, ED Agnes, Dyslexia, stress, Autism, mental health problems, partner violence

Intellectual disability: When a child struggles to learn?

Folake is a 10-year-old girl who has already repeated every class she has attended so far. She is currently in ...
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sleep, sexual, emotional trauma, ED Agnes, Dyslexia, stress, Autism, mental health problems, partner violence

Emotional wellbeing and intimate partner violence

The dynamics and risk factors for spousal violence are complex. But what are the mental health ramifications? What can we ...
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sleep, sexual, emotional trauma, ED Agnes, Dyslexia, stress, Autism, mental health problems, partner violence

Help, my child is doing drugs

AUDU a 16-year-old secondary school leaver, had always been a high-flying student but his academic performance had declined drastically in ...
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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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Excessive intake of coffee not safe in pregnancy —Experts

Caffeine has been shown to affect mood, stamina, the cerebral vascular system, and gastric and colonic activity. But experts say ...
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baby

Getting back into shape after pregnancy

THE Internet age today thrives on setting the acceptable standards for everything, from what we eat to how we should ...
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Sickle Cell

I couldn’t go to school of my choice due to sickle cell disorder —Grey Emuze

Greg Emuze is an engaging personality and holds some very strong views when it comes to Sickle Cell Disorder (SCD) ...
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flood, eyes Steroids president, eye injuries, smartphone, Eyebrows, Glaucoma, cavernous sinus

Where has all the laughter gone?

She came back about an hour after she had left my consulting room. As I was wondering why, she thrust ...
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flood, eyes Steroids president, eye injuries, smartphone, Eyebrows, Glaucoma, cavernous sinus

When exactly does old age begin?

I made a quick estimate of his age as he struggled into my consulting room, swaying to one side and ...
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flood, eyes Steroids president, eye injuries, smartphone, Eyebrows, Glaucoma, cavernous sinus

The three abilities that hold secret for preserving your sight

One day, the village wise man heard about a visitor from a neighbouring village who was coming to visit him ...
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