The Importance and Benefits of Preventative Healthcare

The Importance and Benefits of Preventative Healthcare

15:09 26th September 2017 | Preventive HealthCare

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The old proverb, 'Prevention is Better than Cure' still rings true today. This involves:

maintaining a healthy, balanced diet staying fit – physically and mentally going for regular health checks. The Benefits of Preventative Healthcare Improved quality of life Early diagnosis = early treatment Avoid or reduce symptoms of illness Many diseases, if caught early, can be eradicated Productivity and ...
What is the Cause of Male Factor Infertility?

What is the Cause of Male Factor Infertility?

04:15 25th September 2017 | Male Infertility

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Some individuals may know that infertility remains a growing problem in Nigeria. However, what many people don't know is that, according to studies, male factor infertility is responsible for up to 50% of all infertility challenges in the country. These facts and numbers are not common knowledge which makes it even more important to create awareness about the high prevalence of male infertility, its causes and treatment options.

Wha...
How to Prevent Your Baby from Inheriting Sickle Cell Disease

How to Prevent Your Baby from Inheriting Sickle Cell Disease

03:53 25th September 2017 | Sickle Cell Prevention

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The last thing loving parents want for their children is suffering. Grazed knees and broken hearts are essentially inevitable, but almost all parents will do everything they can to protect their children from anything even remotely threatening.

UNFORTUNATELY THERE ARE SOME THREATS LURKING AROUND, EVEN BEFORE BIRTH.

Sickle cell disease (SCD), also known as sickle cell anaemia, is a condition inherited from one’s parents and therefo...

Breakthrough: Human Embryos Safely Edited to Remove Disease

Breakthrough: Human Embryos Safely Edited to Remove Disease

03:41 25th September 2017 | Hereditary Mutations

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What if, instead of trying to prevent a disease – or attempting to cure it – it could just be eliminated, before birth? Surely the world as we know it would change forever, in practically countless ways?

One of the latest breakthroughs in science involved the editing of genes in a human embryo to safely remove a dangerous mutation which results in heart disease.

Some researchers and experts believe the procedure could one day be...

Why is it Important to Know Your Genotype and Blood Group Compatibility

Why is it Important to Know Your Genotype and Blood Group Compatibility

14:26 1st September 2017 | Genotype

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BloodtypeIn this blog post we will look at the definition of the words genotype and blood group and why it is important to know your genotype and your blood group compatibility. We will also look at the tests used to determine genotype and blood types and which tests are offered by Bridge Clinic.

What is a Genotype?

A genotype is the entire genetic constitution of an individual, i.e. the genetic makeup of an organism or group of o...

What You Need to Know About the Cholera and Hepatitis E Waves in Nigeria

What You Need to Know About the Cholera and Hepatitis E Waves in Nigeria

20:28 31st August 2017 | Acute Disease

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A red alert has been raised, by the World Health Organization (WHO), to spread awareness of the acute cases of cholera and hepatitis E in Nigeria. This after the Nigerian Ministry of Health notified the WHO, on 18 June 2017, of a wave of hepatitis E located in the north-east region of the country.

What is Cholera and How is it Transmitted?

Cholera is an infectious and often fatal bacterial disease of the small intestine, typically...

Training at Our International Partners in Austria

Training at Our International Partners in Austria

04:15 31st August 2017 | Staff Training

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Bridge Clinic recently sent their clinical team to visit the headquarters of our international partner, IVF Centres Prof. Zech in Bregenz, Austria. As always, the training experience was invaluable. We send our staff to train at these centres in Europe so they can continue to develop and deliver the highest standard IVF treatment in Nigeria.

The IVF Centres Prof. Zech: Overview

The IVF Centres Prof. Zech are private clinics in Eur...

Why Weight Management is Important for Natural Conception

Why Weight Management is Important for Natural Conception

03:45 31st August 2017 | Weight Management

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Weight management seems like a minor factor to consider, but it can affect natural conception.

In this day and age, infertility – both female and male factor – affects many couples. However, some challenges are easier to overcome than others.

Ideally, one would like to improve a couple’s chances of conceiving naturally, by providing lifestyle management advice and guidance, before turning to assisted reproductive technology.

Wei...

What is Male Factor Infertility and Why the Stigma?

What is Male Factor Infertility and Why the Stigma?

10:25 30th August 2017 | Male Challenges

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When talking about fertility challenges, we are referring to couples who have trouble conceiving or sustaining a pregnancy. Fortunately, there are tests to determine fertility status and treatments to overcome infertility challenges. Even though these challenges are often attributed to women, both partners can face challenges or infertility can solely be due to male factors.

What is Male Factor Infertility?

In a nutshell, it refer...

How to Choose a Primary Healthcare Provider and Why it Matters

How to Choose a Primary Healthcare Provider and Why it Matters

19:26 25th July 2017 | Health Concerns

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A primary healthcare provider is your first ‘stop’ to address any health concerns. Health is assessed, treatment is recommended and referrals are provided if necessary. Receiving quality primary healthcare is important. Whether the goal is to restore your health or manage an illness, you should choose the right primary healthcare provider.

How to Choose A Primary Healthcare Provider

Providers have unique approaches when it comes t...

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