Carbon Monoxide poisoning

Carbon Monoxide poisoning: A silent killer in Nigeria

Carbon monoxide poisoning is a risk many Nigerian face due to the common use of portable power generators because of the inadequate electric supply in the country. However, a lot of people including healthcare workers in Nigeria do not appreciate this risk. There is need for an awareness campaign on dangers posed by power generators …

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waking up with scratches

Waking Up with Scratches: 10 reasons explained

Waking up with scratches on your face, neck, chest, abdomen or legs? Have you wondered why it happens? Here are ten reasons why you may wake up with cuts or scratches on your skin. Reasons you could be waking up with scratches Dermatographia Dermatographia also called skin writing, is a skin condition in which the …

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Patients rights and responsibilities bill of right in Nigeria

18 Patients Rights and responsibilities (Bill of right) in Nigeria.

This article contains a list of patients rights and responsibilities and bill of right in Nigeria. List of patients rights and responsibilities in Nigeria Patient Rights  To have access to all relevant information in a language that the patient understands, including complete and accurate information about diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, other procedures, and possible outcomes. To …

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Catarrh

Catarrh

What is catarrh? Catarrh is an abnormally increased buildup of phlegm or mucous in the airway, nose, throat and /or paranasal sinuses which is associated with inflammation of the mucous membranes. The word Catarrh is derived from the Greek word ‘Katarrhein’ which means ‘to flow down’.  In local parlance, when someone says he/or she has …

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Staph infections

“Staph” which causes staph infections is arguably one of the most widely known disease-causing microbes in Nigeria. The reason for this is not farfetched, as we have rickety cars, mounted with blaring speakers, at every nook and cranny, accusing “staph” of being responsible for virtually all the health inequities that plagues man. With these speakers …

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