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Social Media Voce: Victoria Beckham stands tall as #WorldAIDSDay is celebrated

Today on Social Media Voce, we remember the titbits of the World AIDS Day, celebrated around the world yesterday. A host of dignitaries, world leaders, mega brands, celebrities, and simpletons added their voice on a day the United Nations have carved out to remember all victims, alive or dead, of the deadly virus… December 1 […]

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World AIDS Day: “Rather than get a Quickie, get tested today” – DKT Intl Nigeria

Getting tested for HIV is faster than getting a quickie; It doesn’t take as long but you can cum out relieved or armed with the right knowledge to improve your health” Knowing your HIV status is very vital for your well being and not knowing your status is like a lady who does not know when her […]

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News Health Watch: Yellow Fever Back to Nigeria Again…

It is the beginning of the Harmattan Season. A season that we have learnt to associate with some diseases. It is the season when mosquito-borne diseases flourish. Yes, Yellow Fever like Malaria is transmitted by Mosquitoes – Aedes species. So on this edition of Health News Watch, we remind us of all there is to […]

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World Prematurity Day: Premature babies deserve more love and care.

Yesterday, like every November 17th was World Prematurity Day. I decided to share this beautiful experience and hope you get inspired. Enjoy August 2nd, 1992. I was the duty house officer assigned to the labor and delivery unit of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital. I was doing a one-month neonatology stint as part of my […]

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How community pharmacy can support patients who have pancreatic cancer

Pharmacies are at the forefront of every community. More than ever people are visiting their local pharmacy team first for clinical advice and health concerns and buying over the counter medication. Quite often pharmacists will see customers on a weekly basis and have insight into their lives which can be crucial in spotting the symptoms […]

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Social media use increases depression and loneliness, study finds

The link between the two has been talked about for years, but a causal connection had never been proven. For the first time, University of Pennsylvania research based on experimental data connects Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram use to decreased well-being. Psychologist Melissa G. Hunt published her findings in the December Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology. […]

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Air Pollution claims 7m lives worldwide annually – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO), says it is working out strategies to better combat air pollution and its effect on health currently causing over seven million deaths globally annually. The organisation stated on its website on Saturday that it would hold a conference on Air Pollution and Health in response to a World Health Assembly […]

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Type 2 Polio virus found in Bauchi – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Circulating Vaccine-Derived Polio Virus Type 2 (cVDPV2) has been discovered in Bauchi State. Adamu Ningi, the WHO Bauchi State Coordinator, disclosed this at a meeting with the Emir of Bauchi, Rilwanu Adamu, and the Chairman, Social Mobilisation on Immunisation and Emir of Dass, Usman Othman, in Bauchi on Friday. […]

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Low back pain: A Simple Guide to understanding Low back pain and some practical home remedies.

Many people have an active low back pain limiting their activities. On the streets, in the church, at work, somebody close by having a degree of low back pain that is medically called Lumbago. In fact, according to researchers from the American Chiropractic Association, over 31 million Americans are experiencing back pain symptoms, this very […]

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How to Avoid Diabetes in Your Life Time

Millions of people are affected by diabetes, which is a well-known chronic disease and it has global coverage.  If it is not controlled, it can lead to serious health conditions, like heart disease, kidney failure, blindness and several others. Before the diagnosis of diabetes, there is a specific time when blood glucose level is high […]

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Refractive Error: More Youths have eye problems than imagined.

A new research has shown that, when compared to the older generation, more youths are suffering from refractive error. There is a preconceived notion that medicated glasses as visual aids, are associated with older people. The narrative is changing. The study revealed the refractory error with the highest incidence is Myopia. Hyperopia, astigmatism and lastly […]

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Vaginal Odor Is Caused by a number of things… Pregnancy is not one of them. (See Vaginal Odor causes here)

Recently, I was posted to work in the Paediatrics Department of a high patient turnout teaching hospital. So imagine my surprise when while consulting in the clinic, a mother asked me if pregnancy is related to vaginal odor. Thankfully, her little boy (who had been coughing for about 3 days) was just the last patient […]

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Researchers establish dangers in sleeping for long hours

A new study by a team of researchers at the Keele University, Newcastle, United Kingdom has shown that people, who sleep for more than eight hours each night are at a greater risk cardiovascular disease  and mortality than people who sleep for seven hours or less. According to news-medical.net, the researchers noted that sleeping for 10 hours […]