5 Reasons To Avoid Self-medication in Pregnancy

In the early 1960s, the world was hit by the tragedy of the thalidomide crisis. Thalidomide which was sold as an over-the-counter medicine to treat morning sickness in pregnant women resulted in a birth defect known as phocomelia — babies with phocomelia were born with shortened limbs or no limbs at all. Over 10,000 babies …

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8 Things Sickle Cell Patients Should Avoid

Just like asthmatic patients who are known to seldom or frequently (depending on how well the condition is managed) experience asthmatic attacks, individuals with sickle cell disease experience a crisis too. Sickle cell crisis (also known as vaso-occlusive crisis) is characterized by pain in the hands and feet (especially in children), bones, chest, abdomen, back, …

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Cervical Cancer: Symptoms, Risk Factors, Prevention, and Treatment

Written by Timothy Okooboh Cervical cancer is a cancer of the cervix. It is one of the most common types of cancer that affect women. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus ( birth canal) that is close to the vagina. I have created the following infographics to aid an understanding of the …

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Daily Health Tips: Good Hand Hygiene

Written by Timothy Okooboh Today's health tip is about hand washing. Health tip Wash your hands frequently and correctly to prevent infections and the spread of germs. Click to tweet Hand washing is an important way to stay healthy. It helps to prevent infections and the spread of germs. And when people fall ill less …

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20 Health Myths You Should Stop Believing

Written by Timothy Okooboh "The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived, and dishonest; but the myth — persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic." John F. Kennedy. According to John F. Kennedy, a former US President, the greatest enemy of truth is not lie but myths. Myths are different from …

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Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Healthy Kids

Written by Great Emefeke   Nutrition is the intake of food, considered in relation to the body’s dietary needs in order to protect and promote health and to increase the quality of life. A balanced diet means getting the right types and amounts of foods and drinks to supply nutrients and energy for maintaining body …

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Preventing Birth Asphyxia: Safeguarding the Life of a Child

Written by Timothy Okooboh As a pharmacist, I've been privileged to work in a mental healthcare facility for the last two months. And I've seen children with serious health challenges affecting their normal development because they experienced a problem with breathing immediately before, during or after birth. This unfortunate event is known as birth asphyxia. …

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How Healthy Is Your New Born Baby?

Written by Timothy Okooboh After the birth of a child, it's very important to know his or her health status before leaving the hospital. There's a very easy and effective way of immediately assessing the health of a newborn. This is the Apgar score. It's a life-saving method introduced by Dr. Virginia Apgar in 1952; however, …

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