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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 […]

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Pain on Inside of Knee Is A Unique Knee Pain

The knee is an important region of the body because of its weight bearing and hinge properties. Its ‘swings’ the body into motion whenever it is in action. Pain on inside of knee is simply enough to affect mobility. However, this swinging action could be impeded by a knee pain. Commonly the source of the pain […]

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Skinny Jeans Is Trendy… However, Here Are The Danger In Wearing Skinny Jeans

There is no doubt that wearing skinny jeans or tight fitted trousers make us look so smart and stylish, but have we consider the health implication of putting on skinny jeans? If you prefer the Russell Brand tight jeans look, trendy and fab, you might be putting yourself at risk of a painful testicle and […]

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SICKLE CELL AID FOUNDATION (SCAF)… RAISING AWARENESS EFFECTIVELY

The Sickle Cell Aid Foundation (SCAF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 2010 to help increase awareness on Sickle Cell Disorder (SCD) and to ensure that people living with this disorder have access to the quality healthcare that they deserve. Since the recognition and declaration of June 19th as the World Sickle Cell Day […]

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Dry Eye Treatment – 12 Ways to relieve dry eye syndrome

Most ophthalmic diseases requires prompt and proper treatment, because the eyes are delicate. Dry eye treatment should be done by a specialist with the requisite competencies and experience. But before I delve into 12 awesome ways to relieve dry eyes syndrome, it is proper to give a brief run down of Dry Eye. Dry eye […]

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World Cup Health Warnings… Take Precautions Now!!!

For football fans, the World Cup should be a time of fun with family and friends. But beware, experts say, it can also sicken or even kill you. This world cup health warning would reveal why. Research has pointed to a long list of hazards ranging from heart attacks and strokes, to unsafe sex, accidents, […]

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Dry Eyes – Understanding Dry Eye Syndrome & Dry Eye Symptoms

Dry eye syndrome (also known as Dry Eyes) is caused by a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye. Consequences of dry eyes range from subtle but constant eye irritation to significant inflammation and even scarring of the front surface of the eye. In addition to being called dry […]