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FIND OUT:WHEN AN APPLE IN A DAY IS NOT ADVISED.

Whoever said “an apple in a day keeps the doctor away” clearly did not know anyone with oral allergy syndrome(OAS), also known as “pollen allergy syndrome”. In this condition, immunoglobulin E-mediated hypersensitivity to an environmental allergen, food allergen such as (carrots, apples, cherries, pear, potatoes, tomatoes, banana, melons, avocado e.t.c) triggers food allergy. Patients with […]

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COOLING CAP: TO PREVENT HAIR LOSS DURING CHEMOTHERAPY

New things are being discovered everyday for the good of our patients health. A cold cap has been developed for cancer patients who lose their hair while on chemotherapy. According to reports made at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting held earlier this year: The cooling action is intended to constrict blood vessels […]

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1000 WALKING FOR HEALTH BEGINS TOMORROW

In what promises to be akin to the mother of all health walk carnival, the Centre for Social Justice, organisers of the walk carnival, seem set to make its point known and felt. It hopes to call for an improved and inclusive health care for the most vulnerable in the society. The capital city of […]

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LADIES, BEWARE OF INTER-PREGNANCY WEIGHT GAIN!

It is no news that Obesity and Overweight are growing problems world wide. They are to a very great extent associated with pregnancy conditions. From a nationwide cohort study, it has been shown that Maternal weight gain between consecutive pregnancies is linked to complications such as preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, and preterm birth or still birth. […]

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MENSTRUAL CYCLE AS ONE OF THE VITAL SIGNS!

Vital signs are signs, key in diagnosing potentially harmful conditions. They include: Blood pressure Temperature Respiratory rate Heart rate Its has been suggested by the American college of Obstetricians and gynecologists that: Including menstrual cycle as a vital sign can alert health care workers to disorders that cause abnormal uterine bleeding in adulthood. The opinion […]

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HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT BIRTH DEFECTS?

Hello colleagues, lets do some brain work…. A 20-year-old female presents to your office for routine well-woman examination. She has a history of acne, for which she takes minocycline and isotretinoin on a daily basis. She also has a history of epilepsy that is well controlled on valproic acid. She also takes a combined oral contraceptive […]

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EARLY PUBERTY: GOOD OR BAD?

Most esteemed readers, have you ever wondered why girls from the rural setting reach adolescent age on time? Or why fat girls attain early puberty? From research, it has been shown that Stress and Obesity are HUGE contributing factors. Do you think its a good sign or a bad one? Lets what Dr. louise Greenspan […]

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Child Bride In Africa To More Than Double By 2050.

(Reuters) – The number of child brides in Africa will soar to 310 million by 2050 from 125 million now if current trends persist, due to slow rates of reduction combined with rapid population growth, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). This would see Africa surpass South Asia as the region with the […]

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PUBLIC CONFUSED ABOUT ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE, WHO SAYS

Misconceptions about antibiotics and the health threat posed by antibiotic resistance are common around the world, according to findings from a multicountry survey from the World Health Organization (WHO) released on the 16th of November, 2015. The survey conducted online and in person, asked nearly 10,000 adults about the use and knowledge of antibiotics and […]

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UTERUS TRANSPLANT: FIRST US CLINICAL TRIAL

The first clinical trial of uterus transplantation in the United States has begun at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, where the process of selecting women to participate in the Study is now under way. Isn’t this a wonder? Uterus transplantation may enable women with uterine factor infertility(UFI), (a condition in which a woman is born without […]

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BENEPALI: FOR ARTHRITIS

The European Medicines Agency(EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human use has recommended approval of BENEPALI, a biosimilar of etanercept(enbrel) for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, axialspondyloarthritis, and plaque psoriasis. Benepali is a product from Samsung bioepis, a joint venture between Samsung biologics and Biogen. Etanercept is a fusion protein that inhibits the […]

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INTERESTING: WHAT HONEY CAN DO ON WOUNDS!

Honey is a viscous, supersaturated sugar solution derived from nectar gathered and modified by the honeybee, Apis mellifera. Honey was a conventional therapy in fighting infection up until the advent of penicillin. Now the use of honey in wound care is regaining popularity again. According to researchers, certain types of honey might be more effective […]

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RUSH HOURS: EMERGENCY LINE

The emergency department is a busy unit in the hospital which works 24hours daily… What a great deal you must wonder, of course it is and lets see how it works. An emergency department also known as an accident & emergency department (A&E), casualty room, emergency room, is a medical treatment facility specializing in emergency […]

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TOUCHING: MATERNAL DEATH CLAIMS YET ANOTHER IN THIS REAL-LIFE ACCOUNT.

Maternal death, also know as Maternal Mortality, is the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and the site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management, but not from accidental or incidental causes. That is the […]