pneumonia

Pneumonia

When we were kids, Pneumonia was taken to mean “cold in the lungs.” The Igbos would say “oyi bara ya ahu,” which directly translates as “cold has entered his body/chest.” Thus during a cold weather, if you were running around playing without covering yourself up with a sweatshirt, your Moma will come yelling ” I …

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sepsis

Sepsis (blood poisoning or septicaemia)

What is sepsis? The simple definition of sepsis is that it is an extreme and life threatening response to an infection by the body. It is a medical emergency that requires urgent medical attention. Septicaemia or blood poisoning Sepsis is sometimes called septicaemia or blood poisoning. The tragic case of Ifedolapo Oladepo Ifedolapo Oladepo was a …

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fruits and vegetables

Fruits and vegetables

Benefits of fruits and vegetables They are various benefits of fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables a promoted worldwide by different health agencies as health. It is often recommended as part of a healthy eating plan and balanced diet.  They are a great source of vitamins and minerals and provide the body with phytochemicals which …

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antibiotics

Antibiotics: side effects, types plus 15 tips

Antibiotics definition By definition, antibiotics are medicines that kill or slow down the growth of bacteria. Types of antibiotics Penicillin’s Macrolides Cephalosporins Tetracyclines Quinolones Aminoglycosides Clindamycin Sulphonamides and trimethoprim Metronidazole and tinidazole Nitrofurantoin Rifampicin and rifabutin Side effects of antibiotics The exact side affects you may experience depends on the type of antibiotics that you …

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