00:27 28th March 2018 | Occupational Health safety
No form of work should be forced, encouraged or allowed if it is at the expense of people's health and safety. Unfortunately, insufficient or lack of safety and health regulation is a major global problem and an ongoing concern in Nigeria. Most employees are exposed to some (or various) safety and health hazards in both the formal and informal industries.
Creating and nurturing a safety and health culture at work can help reduce the n...
10:13 27th March 2018 | Autism
Worldwide, there is not nearly enough services and support available for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and they are often subject to stigma, discrimination and human rights violations.
World Autism Awareness Day, observed annually on 2 April, hopes to continue increasing public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with ASD.
In this blog post we will give an overview of autism spectrum di...
10:02 27th March 2018 | Chronic Disease
Chronic Disease Older People Osteoarthritis Degenerative Joint Disease Degenerative Arthritis Wear-and-Tear Arthristis Global Disability Symptomatic Knee OA Increase in Nigeria Ages 40 and Above 1 in 5 Adults Broken Cartilage Affected Joints
Any adult can suffer from osteoarthritis (OA), but this chronic disease mostly affects older people and can cause disability. Other names for OA include degenerative joint disease, degenerative arthritis and wear-and-tear arthritis. Knee OA is one of the leading causes of global disability.FACTS Knee OA is a prevalent condition in Nigeria and a public health burden Evidence in earlier studies suggested OA prevalence in Niger...
09:32 27th March 2018 | Fertility Treatment
Once a couple starts trying to conceive they are usually excited and filled with hope. They have dreams and plans... which do not include struggling or failing to fall pregnant.
However, for many couples, fertility treatments are the only option for conception and the physical procedures are only one part of the process.
Fertility treatments have helped millions of couples and individuals around the world, but not all treatments are...
18:21 26th March 2018 | Heart Failure
Hypertension Dr. Okechukwu Ogah Heart Expert Consultant Cardiologist UCH Ibadan Heart Failure Heart Muscle Chronic Disease Blood Clots Medications Illness Lung Conditions Irregular HeartBeat ChestPain Severe Weakness Fainting Healthy Diet Exercise Salt Intake LifeStyle Improvement Exercising Check-Up Cholesterol High Blood Pressure
Heart failure, a growing global problem, has serious consequences in Sub-Saharan Africa.
In Nigeria, 45% of patients die from heart failure caused by untreated, abnormally high blood pressure, also known as hypertension.
Dr Okechukwu Ogah is a heart expert and consultant cardiologist at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan. After revealing the above statistic from a heart failure survey he added that the “average age of a...
19:02 25th February 2018 | Antibiotics Abuse
One of the health targets of the Sustainable Development Goals is ending the TB pandemic by 2030. To support this target, World Tuberculosis Day is observed every year on the 24th of March.
What is Tuberculosis (TB)?
TB is a contagious disease. Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes TB, generally attacks the lungs, but the kidneys, spine and brain are also at risk. There are two conditions related to TB. They a...
12:53 25th February 2018 | Depression & Psychosis
There is a reason this day exists and it is important to know why.
The 1st of March is Self-injury Awareness Day (SIAD) and it is observed worldwide, every year. On Self-injury Awareness Day (SIAD) people are encouraged to:
Those supporting the cause can wear an orange ribbon.
06:18 25th February 2018 | Biological Aging
Rejuvenation Look Young Feel Better More Vital Physical Enhancement Relaxation Treatments Beauty Therapies Aging Process Potential Intervention Old Human Cells Senescent Younger Cells Chromosomes Cell Division Increased Telomores Degenaration Tissues Organs
According to the Oxford Dictionary, rejuvenation is ‘the action or process of making someone or something look or feel better, younger, or more vital.’
In the marketing world, the word is synonymous with numerous physical enhancements through beauty and relaxation treatments and therapies.
Aubrey Grey, an English author and biomedical gerontologist, defines it as ‘a medical discipline focused on the practical reversal o...
12:31 23rd February 2018 | Illness Prevention
Having a happy, healthy baby who grows into a happy, healthy child is something most people dream about and hope for. Unfortunately, there are conditions and diseases that can get in
the way of this dream. However, thanks to two assisted conception methods, babies do not have to inherit certain conditions from their parents and suffer the consequences.
Medical problems can arise from a harmful gene mutat...
18:04 8th February 2018 | Common Cancer
PIn 1920, George Papanicolaou, a Greek doctor, developed the Pap test together with Romanian doctor, Aurel Babeş.
What is a Pap test?
A Pap test – also known as a Pap smear or smear test – is a procedure that doctors use to test for cervical cancer in women. Women aged 30 to 65 should undergo one every three to five years.
It is one of the most essential screenings for women because cervical cancer is the second m...
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