cushing's syndrome

Cushing’s syndrome

Cushing’s syndrome occurs when you have too much hormone called cortisol in your body. Cushing’s syndrome is not common and mostly affects people who have had steroid tablets for a long time. This is because steroid contain a synthetic version of cortisol. In rare cases, Cushing’s syndrome occur because the body is producing too much …

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HIV PEP Drugs in Nigeria

In this post, you will learn about HIV PEP and where to get them in Nigeria. What is HIV? Human immunodeficiency virus is an infectious agent that destroys the ability of the body to defend itself and fight off infectious diseases. HIV infection is contracted by contact with body fluids of an infected person such …

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What to do after a dog bite

Do you know what to do after a dog bite? Dogs are man’s best friend. They are very friendly animals that are loyal to their owners. They can be trained to protect, direct or run errands. Dogs are lovely and playful but in the process of playing they could bite mistakenly. They could also bite …

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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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