Month: January 2021

immunization schedule in Nigeria

Immunization schedule in Nigeria

Immunization schedule in Nigeria involves administering vaccines to children at different ages so as to prevent communicable diseases. First, we will explain what immunization is and how it works. If you want to go straight to the immunization schedule in Nigeria, then click on the section. What is an immunization? Immunization is usually given to …

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pelvic inflammatory disease

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

What is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease? This is actually a genital infection, a Sexually Transmitted Disease that has gone beyond the vagina spreading further upwards to affect the cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes and the ovaries with serious deleterious effects on these organs. It usually arises due to Gonococcal or Chlamydial infection and can run a chronic …

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risks of self-medication

7 risks of self-medication

What is self-medication? Self-medication is when you take drugs, herbal medicines or home remedies on your own, or as a result of someone’s advice without consulting a doctor. Using self-medication to treat minor illnesses and wounds can help save healthcare costs. The main problems with self-treatment usually occur when people try and treat serious conditions …

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symptoms of prostate cancer

Prostate cancer: symptoms, risk factors, screening, diagnosis, complication, prevention and treatment

What is Prostate Cancer? Prostate cancer which is also referred to as Cancer of the Prostate [ CaP] is a malignant transformation of the cells of the prostate gland into cells with the ability to proliferate uncontrollably, erode into surrounding tissues/organs, and the potential to spread to other parts of the body. It is about …

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Effects of alcohol on the body

10 Effects of alcohol on the body

Effects of alcohol on the body Increased risk of some cancers Increased risk of liver problems like liver cirrhosis. Weight gain Bloated skin Memory problems Depression Hypertension Heart failure Erectile problems Wernicke encephalopathy

ivf process

IVF: 5 step process,costs, risks, success rates and centres in Nigeria

What is the meaning of IVF? The full meaning of IVF is in vitro fertilization which some people like to refer to as ”test tube baby” or ”IVF baby”  is a process by which fertilization takes place in the laboratory and the fertilized egg (called an embryo) is then transferred to the womb where it …

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