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Male Infertility: 8 Important Signs You Should Never Ignore
Infertility is the inability to achieve a normal pregnancy. Reproduction is a simple and natural experience for most couples. However, for some couples it is very difficult to conceive. A man’s fertility generally relies on the quantity and quality ...
Aug 24, 2016
Buka Food Poisoning: 10 Ways To Avoid Death
My friend, Diran, a few weeks ago, visited me in Lagos for a visa interview. Unlike the Diran that I know, he was not looking pale and not so active when I picked him up at Lekki Phase 1 bus stop. He told me he had been hospitalised in the past few w...
May 20, 2017
Testicular Cancer: Why You Should Touch Your Balls Today
For years, awareness of testicular cancer has been poor, yet every year, many men in their reproductive age group are diagnosed with this cancer. The testis as we know is the male sex organ responsible for the production of sperm cells and testo...
Mar 11, 2015
5 Effective Ways Of Preventing Ulcers
Today, Ulcer is fast becoming a common medical condition in Nigeria, which accounts for most outpatient consultations in hospitals. Also, cases of complicated ulcers have been noted and this can be life-threatening. An ulcer is defined as the eros...
Sep 19, 2015
Meningitis: 6 Important Things Nigerians Should Know
Three weeks ago, the Federal Government announced the outbreak of a new strain of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM) in parts of the country. Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole said that the new strain, which is not common in Nigeria, was imported ...
Apr 14, 2017
Fighting Depression: The Silence Killing Nigerians
Nigeria is a country that is growing and evolving at a rapid pace. For those who live and work throughout Nigeria, the change sweeping the country is both good and bad. In terms of good, it can be seen in the perceived increased opportunities for st...
Apr 6, 2017
Meningitis: Avoid Kissing, 8 Other Ways To Prevent The Deadly Disease
About 336 Nigerians have died as a result of the recent outbreak of Cerebrospinal Meningitis, CSM, in some parts of the country. Experts have advised on how to avoid being affected by the disease that is caused by excessive heat. The disease is mos...
Apr 5, 2017
5 Sexual Acts That May Cause Cancer
Sex as an act does not cause cancers but the viruses and infections transmitted from an infected partner during unprotected sexual activity can lead to cancer. As individuals, we are aware of sexual transmitted diseases transmitted during sexual i...
Jun 4, 2015
Measles-An Epidemic We Must Eradicate: Key Facts We Must All Know
Measles is a highly contagious infection caused by a virus. Measles is an acute disease with a sudden onset and rapid progression that affects the respiratory system with a characteristic clinical picture and a koplik’s spots which is the sudden eru...
Nov 20, 2015
Cancer: Why Nigeria Must Act Now!
For many years, the primary medical concerns for Nigerian and Africans, at large, consisted of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. As these diseases dominated the world's attention, another collection of fatal conditions was rapidly becoming more pre...
Mar 16, 2017
Sanitary Aid: Restoring The Dignity Of Less-Privileged Nigerian Girls
On January 15, 2017 with a tweet, Oghenekaro Omu [@duchesskk] started 'Sanitary Aid For Nigerian Girls' – a movement to provide less-privileged girls with sanitary pads. ''Going to put together funds to buy girls in public secondary schools& IDP ca...
Mar 1, 2017
Why A Sexual Health Screen Is The Best Valentine Gift Ever
There are plenty of people who would argue that a sexual health screen for people in a relationship might be the worst gift to give for Valentine's Day. But when you really think about it, knowing the health status of yourself and your partner makes ...
Feb 10, 2017
Why You Should Never Ignore a Bleeding Vagina
A bleeding vagina is often a signal of a biological process taking place within the female body; it could be a normal biological process or an abnormally. When your vagina bleeds, your body is simply trying to pass you a message. Normal vaginal b...
Feb 4, 2017
8 Health Mistakes You Should Avoid In 2017
It's New Year – it is a fresh start. It should be a good opportunity for you to do away with certain things that endanger your health, and take measures on how to improve on your well-being. Here are a few mistakes you should avoid this year. 1. Bei...
Jan 4, 2017
What Can Happen When You Have An Abortion
An abortion is the medical process of ending a pregnancy so it doesn't result in the birth of a baby. It's also sometimes known as a termination. The pregnancy is ended either by taking medications or having a minor surgical procedure. But, not only ...
Jan 19, 2017
Stem Cells: Produce Your Own Meat Without Killing An Animal
Engineered meat is taking on a new flavour as an entrepreneur aims to help people make animal-free meat at home, like brewing beer, by sharing cell cultures. Think of producing your own meat in your lab at home without slaughtering animals. With ...
Jan 18, 2017
10 Ridiculous Pregnancy Superstitions In Nigeria
Superstition is the belief in supernatural causality that one event causes another without any natural process linking the two events. In Nigeria, some strange beliefs are tied to a woman's pregnant state, and in many cases, the fear in the truism of...
Jan 6, 2017
Gonorrhoea: Causes, Symptoms, Prevention and Treatment Of The Deadly STI
International statistics have shown that an estimated 200 million new cases of gonorrhoea are recorded annually, with the majority of these affecting the developing countries. Without a doubt, gonorrhoea is a leading sexually transmitted infection (S...
May 29, 2016
7 Tips On How To Stay Healthy During The Holidays
As much as the holidays is for you to enjoy, your health and safety should be a priority too. You should ensure you keep yourselves safe and in sound health before you resume work duties next year. Here are useful tips on how to stay healthy during t...
Dec 28, 2016
How You Should Not Overeat on Christmas Day
Christmas can be a tricky time for those of us who are health conscious or watching our weight. You work hard all year round to eat better and exercise more for it to feel as if it’s all been undone over a couple of indulgent weeks. Below are some ti...
Dec 25, 2016
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