Health

scrotum

Pain in my scrotum

I am a healthy 35 year old devoted Muslim. I have been having severe pains in my left scrotum. This ...
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Bleeding

Bleeding after sex

I have been trying to get pregnant for the past few years only for a recent scan to show that ...
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Pregnancy

Pregnancy and fibroids

I have been trying to get pregnant for the past few years only for a recent scan to show that ...
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Healthcare

66% of Lagos residents cannot afford basic healthcare ― Commissioner

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has disclosed that about 66 percent of people in the state ...
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body weight, liquid sucrose, excess food intake, sugar

Drinks, not food, with added sugar promote weight gain

The effect of added sucrose in the diet on calorie intake and body weight appears to depend on whether it ...
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aspirin, pregnancy, pregnant women

Can aspirin keep pregnancy problems away!

Something as simple as taking a low-dose aspirin every day, experts say in this report by SADE OGUNTOLA, may protect ...
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diabetes treatment, Okra water, seeds peels formulation

How to use okra for diabetes treatment —Scientists

Traditionally, drinking “okra water” has been used as an alternative treatment for diabetes. It is assumed that its large amount ...
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Cocoyam

Cocoyam leaves, like fluted pumpkin, stimulate blood production —Experts

Ever heard of cocoyam? If you’re from or have lived in eastern Nigeria, you’ve definitely heard of it. It is ...
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Purple onion, best for alleviating blood pressure —Expert

BY now, we know that garlic and onions reduce cholesterol level, and alleviate diabetes and hypertension. However, a new study ...
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Phone, smart phone, psychological distress, class teacher, emotional consequences, depressed, Suicide Prevention, mental health awareness, sleep, sexual, emotional trauma, ED Agnes, Dyslexia, stress, Autism, mental health problems, partner violence

Social media addiction and young people’s emotional wellbeing: Part I

 CASE 1: Tope, a 13-year-old female secondary school student pressured her mother to buy her a smart phone for her ...
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Phone, smart phone, psychological distress, class teacher, emotional consequences, depressed, Suicide Prevention, mental health awareness, sleep, sexual, emotional trauma, ED Agnes, Dyslexia, stress, Autism, mental health problems, partner violence

10 steps to promote your mental health in the university

Preamble: The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not ...
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Phone, smart phone, psychological distress, class teacher, emotional consequences, depressed, Suicide Prevention, mental health awareness, 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 ten-year-old girl who has already repeated every class she has attended so far. She is currently 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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ringworm

Even cats, dogs can transmit ringworm to your child!

Babies and children are more likely to get ringworm because they are more often in close contact with others and ...
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rh

Why fibroid may not hurt your pregnancy —Experts

For women who are considering becoming pregnant and with growing fibroids in their womb, it does not negatively interfere during ...
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Where does your baby sleep?

SADE OGUNTOLA, in this piece, examines the risks and benefits of mothers co-sleeping with  their babies and the positions of ...
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The policeman and the doctor – What is common to both

I was bemused when I read (some years ago) the lamentation of our first security officer, the Inspector – General ...
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security officer, Police, policeman, prevention of blindness, hysteria, Diabetes , artificial intelligence, flood, eyes Steroids president, eye injuries, smartphone, Eyebrows, Glaucoma, cavernous sinus

Big Brother, Small Brother: The random thoughts of an angry man

This morning, I woke up seething with anger. “That is not a good start for the day,” I cautioned myself.  ...
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security officer, Police, policeman, prevention of blindness, hysteria, Diabetes , artificial intelligence, flood, eyes Steroids president, eye injuries, smartphone, Eyebrows, Glaucoma, cavernous sinus

The Nigerian medical doctor is the most patriotic Nigerian that I know

ARE Nigerian medical doctors patriotic?”, my young nephew asked out of the blue. I was a bit apprehensive of his ...
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