How to Stay Safe and Healthy at Work

How to Stay Safe and Healthy at Work

00:27 28th March 2018 | Occupational Health safety

Emotional Health Mental Health Physical Health Work related Injuries Safety And Health Regulations Safety Rules

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...

Open Your Mind to the World of Autism

Open Your Mind to the World of Autism

10:13 27th March 2018 | Autism

Autism Disorder WHO ASD Mental Health Psychological Interventions

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...

What You Need to Know About Osteoarthritis

What You Need to Know About Osteoarthritis

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...
How to Prepare for and Cope with Failed IVF

How to Prepare for and Cope with Failed IVF

09:32 27th March 2018 | Fertility Treatment

Conception Fertility Treatments IVF PGD PGS IVF Procedure Failed IVF IVF Success Rate

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...

Causes of Heart Failure and How to Avoid it

Causes of Heart Failure and How to Avoid it

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...

What You Need to Know About TB and Antibiotic Misuse

What You Need to Know About TB and Antibiotic Misuse

19:02 25th February 2018 | Antibiotics Abuse

Tuberculosis Lungs Infection Kidney Disease Spine & Brain Latent TB Infection Self Medication Antibiotics HealthCare Professional Medical Experts

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...

What You Should Know About Self-injury Awareness Day

What You Should Know About Self-injury Awareness Day

12:53 25th February 2018 | Depression & Psychosis

1st March SIAD Self Injury Self Harm Life Style Behaviour Addictions Disorders Depression Psychosis

There is a reason this day exists and it is important to know why.

 

The Date

 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:

Open up about their self-harming behaviour Talk about how they try to deal with it.

 

Those supporting the cause can wear an orange ribbon.

 

The Objective

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Breakthrough Research Could Improve the Lives of Older People

Breakthrough Research Could Improve the Lives of Older People

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...

How You Can Prevent Passing on an Illness to Your Child

How You Can Prevent Passing on an Illness to Your Child

12:31 23rd February 2018 | Illness Prevention

Assisted Conception PGD PGS Gene Mutation IVF Genetic Conditions Advanced Care Treatment

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.

Gene-related Conditions

Medical problems can arise from a harmful gene mutat...

What You Need to Know About the Pap Test

What You Need to Know About the Pap Test

18:04 8th February 2018 | Common Cancer

Cervical Cancer Pap Smear Smear Test Regular Screening HPV Physical Pelvis Examination

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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