Archive for January, 2018

January 22, 2018

Updated: Lassa fever is back |

January 2018: Nigeria is facing another outbreak of  Lassa fever as there have been confirmed cases from Bauchi, Ondo, Ebonyi, Kogi, and Edo states with suspected cases from different parts of the country. On the 21st, a young and promising doctor, Idowu Ahmed succumbed to the horrible disease. He had gotten infected at work in Kogi state while trying …

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January 19, 2018

Dealing with anaemia in pregnancy |

If you have ever watched those old Nigerian movies, you would definitely have seen one that illustrates the so called classic signs of pregnancy. First of all, the naïve teenager starts to throw up. An experienced woman then pulls the girl’s lower eyelid down, checks her palms and if it is pale, then pregnancy is …

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January 12, 2018

What causes dry eyes? |

The production of tears is very important for normal eye function. Tears nourish the eyes, protecting it from irritation and infections. Apart from these, they serve an important emotive function (crying)! Dry eye syndrome is a condition in which the eye does not make the adequate quantity and quality of tears. Causes of dry eyes …

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January 5, 2018

Cold vs hot drinks for hot weather? |

This topic has been hotly debated for long. During a heat wave, we look for various means of cooling ourselves. The debate is: “are you better off drinking a cup of hot tea or coffee or should you take icecream, iced tea or some other cold drink?” It all boils down to thermoregulation, which is …

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January 3, 2018

7 simple ways to stay active every day |

Everyone should follow a realistic fitness plan that is appropriate for their age, sex, weight, health condition and their goals. Apart from this, there are also other means of getting physically active that can be easily practiced. Here are some simple ways to stay active daily: Walk more Take every opportunity that you have to …

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