What every Nigerian must know about Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) prevention and treatment
May19

What every Nigerian must know about Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) prevention and treatment

Prevention of meningitis · Avoidance of overcrowding · Sleep in well ventilated places · Avoidance of close and prolonged contact with a case/s · Proper disposal of respiratory and throat secretions · Strict observance of hand hygiene and sneezing into Elbow joint/sleeves · Reduce hand shaking, kissing, sharing utensils or medical interventions such as mouth resuscitation · Vaccination with relevant sero-type of the meningococcal...

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Are you trying to conceive?here’s what to know about the surrogacy option
Apr09

Are you trying to conceive?here’s what to know about the surrogacy option

Recently, more people are choosing to birth via surrogacy for several reasons ranging from infertility, medical reasons to social reasons. Some celebrities including a famous footballer have opted for the option of surrogacy. This has elicited several questions about surrogacy and sparked controversies as regards its use based on social grounds. What is surrogacy? Surrogacy is when another woman carries and gives birth to a baby for...

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Controlling tobacco to save billions of dollars and millions of lives -WHO
Apr09

Controlling tobacco to save billions of dollars and millions of lives -WHO

From findings published in the WHO monogram on the economics of tobacco and tobacco control, the tobacco industry and the deadly impact of its products cost the world’s economies more than US$ 1 trillion annually in healthcare expenditures and lost productivity. It has also been reported that about 6million tobacco related deaths occur annually, with most of the mortality burden being recorded in developing countries. Policies that...

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Do you know someone who may be considering suicide?
Apr07

Do you know someone who may be considering suicide?

Every 40 seconds, someone, somewhere in the world, dies by suicide. For people with severe depression, it is not uncommon to think about suicide. What you should know if you are worried about someone Suicides are preventable. It is okay to talk about suicide. Asking about suicide does not provoke the act of suicide. It often reduces anxiety and helps people feel understood. Warning signs that someone may be seriously thinking about...

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Wondering why your new baby is not making you happy?
Apr07

Wondering why your new baby is not making you happy?

Having a baby is a major life event and can cause worry, tiredness and sadness. Usually these feelings don’t last long, but if they persist you may be suffering from depression. For more information, read on. What you should know · Depression following childbirth is very common. It affects 1 in 6 women who have given birth. Depression is an illness characterized by persistent sadness and a loss of interest in activities that you...

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Marking 2017 world health day with a focus on depression
Apr07

Marking 2017 world health day with a focus on depression

We join the World Health Organisation and the rest of the global community to mark this year’s  world health day.With the theme focused on mental health tagged “Depression:lets talk”, we shall be bringing you valuable resources  that will help you know what depression is all about and how you can help yourself and other people around you come out of it. Join us! Depression: What you should know If you think you, or...

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