WHAT IS CANCER?

Cancer is a class of diseases characterised by out-of-control cell growth. There are over 100 types of cancer, and each is classified by the type of cell that is initially affected. Cancer harms the body when damaged cells divide uncontrollably to form lumps or masses of tissue called tumors (except in the case of leukemia […]

HEPATITIS: HOW DEADLY?

What is hepatitis? Hepatitis refers to an inflammation of the liver cells which eventually leads to the damage of the liver. It is a condition where the liver may suffer such injuries such as swelling or enlargement, burning and scaring that could hinder the functioning of the liver or even lead to a higher risk […]

WHY COMMON COLD IN CHILDREN?

Why is cold more common in children? The common cold is no doubt the most common contagious disease among children and it is the reason most parents would rush in and out of the hospital at so many times within a year not minding how many times their child(children) are absent from school. Children are […]

WHAT IS A PINK EYE?

Conjunctivitis also popularly referred to as “APOLLO or PINK EYE“ is an inflammation or swelling of the CONJUNCTIVA, a thin transparent layer of tissue that lines the inner surface of the eyelid and covers the white part of the eye. HOW DANGEROUS IS A PINK EYE DISEASE? Conjunctivitis is a common eye disease, especially in […]

Managing Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes Naturally

Do you know that more than half of people living with diabetes in Nigeria do not even know they do? According to a November 14, 2018 online report by the Punch Newspapers, the Chairman Medical Advisory Committee of the University of Lagos, Dr Olufemi Fasanmade said that four million Nigerians are affected by diabetes. He […]

ANEMIA IN PREGNANCY

Aishat is a middle age mother of two growing children. Lately, she has been feeling extreme weakness and experiences shortness of breath more because she is a few weeks pregnant with her third baby. Aishat is confused about her state of health because she is not a first-time mom and she feels weaker with the […]

MALARIA PREVALENCE IN NIGERIA: TREATMENT AND PREVENTION

According to the Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria suffers the world’s greatest malaria burden, with approximately 51 million cases and 207,000 deaths reported annually. That is approximately 30% of the total malaria burden in Africa. In case you do not know, 97% of the total population, approximately 173 million people are at risk of malaria […]

WHAT DOES MY TYPE OF COUGH MEAN?

WHAT DOES MY TYPE OF COUGH MEAN? Coughing is your body’s way of getting rid of an irritant. When something irritates your throat or airway, your nervous system sends an alert to your brain. Your brain responds by telling the muscles in your chest and abdomen to contract and expel a burst of air. A […]

How to care for an indwelling urinary tract infection

A few weeks after Minnie last treated herself for Malaria, she started feeling feverish ‘running temperature’, vomiting and having painful muscle aches. She became terribly ill as though the symptoms she had before taking the anti-malarial didn’t go away. So she visited a hospital to see the doctor. During examination, she explained to the doctor […]

Diabetes is DEADLY: Act today to change tomorrow

Nothing is more powerful than learning from the story of a woman who is walking through the path of diabetes. This story shared by Nene Mensa shows the importance of early detection, accurate diagnosis, diabetes education, and natural lifestyle treatments. It’s been over thirteen years since Nene was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. “Sadly, it […]