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Why patients lie to their doctors

When your doctor asks how often you exercise, do you give her an honest answer? How about when she asks what you’ve been eating lately? If you’ve ever stretched the truth, you’re not alone. 60 to 80 percent of people surveyed have not been forthcoming with their doctors about information that could be relevant to […]

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A patient waits. And waits.

PATIENT WEEPS: I sit before you and others like you, in silence, anxious about what I might be told. You deliver a litany of questions to my countenance as I sit in a chair beside you. Your attention is diverted to the cold and detached computer screen where my responses are entered without you ever […]

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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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Beware!!!: Youths Are Boiling Sanitary Pads To Get High In Indonesia

Indonesian teenagers are using menstrual pads to get high by boiling the sanitary product and then drinking the water, local officials have warned. Both new and used sanitary pads are said to be obtained by young Indonesians looking for a cheap and legal way to get high. The chemicals in the sanitary pads give those […]

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Health Insurance is a pillar of healthcare. It must not be rubbished!!

One lady just walked into the clinic saying, ‘I want to see a pediatrician.’ I politely replied, ‘what is wrong with your baby?’ Let me know if I can help. If you need to see the pediatrician, I will refer you ‘ ‘No doc, I just want to see a baby-doctor!’… she replied tersely. ‘It […]

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How to use Misoprostol in 4-Steps, for IUD clients

Inserting or removing an IntraUterine Device can be painful for some women especially nulliparous women, that is for new mothers. This may be the reason why some women do not take up this method. However, research has it that using Miso-fem (Misoprostol) can help reduce this pain and discomfort by ripening/softening the cervix before the procedure. Ripening the cervix […]

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Nutrition has a greater impact on bone strength than exercise

One question that scientists and fitness experts alike would love to answer is whether exercise or nutrition has a bigger positive impact on bone strength. ALSO READ: To Eat or Not to Eat Before Exercise University of Michigan researchers looked at mineral supplementation and exercise in mice, and found surprising results — nutrition has a […]

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Nigerians life expectancy can rise to 74.8 years by 2040 – Study

Life expectancy can rise to 74.8 years in Nigeria by 2040, a study published on Wednesday in an international medical journal, The Lancet, has stated. The study ranked Nigeria 156th among 195 nations with an average life expectancy of 65.0 years in 2016 but states the country can rise to 123rd in 2040 with an […]

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Humans Can Only Recognize 5,000 Faces.

Even with the best photographic memory, people can only recognize a limited number of faces – a staggering 5,000 on average. A research team, from the University of York, tested study participants on how many faces they could recall from their personal lives and the media, as well as the number of famous faces they […]

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IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE

We all know what immunization and vaccination means and its importance to the populace especially the children. Here is a concise list and arrangement of what your immunization schedule should look like. It’s also important to ask about the vaccine your child/children are taking at the scheduled date, that is why its important to attend […]

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Male Contraceptive Gel Set To Go On Trial Next Year

A new male contraceptive gel is set to go on trial next year, designed to halt the production of sperm to prevent pregnancy. More than 400 couples will test the product for the major study, due to launch in April 2018. RECOMMENDED: Contraceptive Implant Device, Implanon NXT Is The Way To Go!!! The trial will mark […]

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How Weight Loss can stop Diabetes Type 2

Weight loss have been a medical and social discuss for centuries with different schools of thoughts postulating the pros and cons of weight loss. Diabete Type 2 have now been linked to weight loss. According to the World Health Organization, diabetes affects approximately 422 million people worldwide. Approximately 90% of cases are type 2 diabetes, […]

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Cigarette smoke affect breastfeeding patterns — Study

Surprisingly quite a handful of ladies are taken to smoking cigarette. A huge number live with a spouse, a brother or a father who smokes. However, a new study have been able to link secondary cigarette smoke exposure to breastfeeding in mothers. Cigarette smoke affect breastfeeding is more than one ways, the study reveals. Researchers […]

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Ties Restrict Blood Flow, Reduce Work Performance – Study

Men love ties. For some, it is a necessary accessory in the attire they wear to the office or any corporate or social function. It is also a part of many work uniforms. However, a new study by researchers in Germany has warned that ties could hamper men’s work performance as it compresses veins that […]