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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Treatment Guideline For Diarrhoea In Children

Written by Timothy Okooboh (Pharm.D).   The demand for Flagyl® antibiotic (Metronidazole) by concerned mothers and other caregivers in treating almost every occurrence of diarrhoea in children is bad practice yet understandable. This is because they are not healthcare professionals. But the use of antibiotics or anti-diarrhoeal agents (loperamide) by a healthcare provider as first …

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How To Assess A Child With Diarrhoea

Written by Timothy Okooboh As a healthcare provider, what questions do you ask and what do you look out for in a child with diarrhoea? According to WHO, diarrhoea is the second leading killer of children under the age of five. Diarrhoea is the passage of loose or watery stools occurring three or more times …

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