hemorrhoids

hemorrhoids (Piles)

Popularly known as jedi jedi in the Yoruba language, piles (hemorrhoids) have been falsely indicted as a cause of many symptoms. In this article, I will outline all you need to know about piles. Imagine that you finish using the restroom and as you wipe or turn to flush the toilet you see unmistakable bright …

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palm wine

Palm wine

Palm wine is a traditional drink often consumed in customary gatherings such as weddings, cultural festivals, burials, and village meetings in Africa. It is an alcoholic drink that is gotten from the tree sap of different species of a palm trees. It is cloudy white and gives off bubbles.  The Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria …

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first aid

First aid in Nigeria

Have you ever witnessed a situation where a seemingly healthy person suddenly slumped and became unresponsive? Do you know that you can help improve chances of survival if you start to give first aid immediately? This article highlights what you can do for a person who has had cardiac arrest while awaiting arrival of a …

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tonsillitis

Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis is mostly loosely referred to as sore throat. However, sore throat is only one of the prominent symptoms of tonsillitis. It is common in children from the age of 3 up to 15 years of age, but also seen in adults. The body has tissues which help to trap germs and destroy them before …

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antenatal care in nigeria

Antenatal care in Nigeria

Announcement of conception is often a thing of joy in many households. It is then followed by preparations and planning, as though awaiting the arrival of the president of a nation. Booking for antenatal care (ANC) is one of the most important preparatory processes for an expectant mother. After you’ve confirmed that you’re pregnant, you …

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GERD

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)

Most people experience reflux of minute quantities of gastric juice into the gullet (oesophagus) – the connecting pipe between the mouth and the stomach. This is usually so little that the defense mechanism of the oesophagus is able to get rid of the little volume and it has no effect on the lining of the …

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zobo drink

Hibiscus Tea (Zobo drink)

Hibiscus Sabdariffa or roselle water extract or hibiscus tea, popularly called zobo drink in Nigeria is a readily available and refreshing drink sold by street vendors in most cities in Africa. It is vended from coolers with ice blocks to keep it chill and preserve the zobo drink. Hibiscus sabdariffa is also called soborodo and …

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