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Open Your Mind to the World of Autism

Open Your Mind to the World of Autism

10:13 27th March 2018 | Autism

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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 disorder (ASD) ...

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.

FACTSKnee OA is a prevalent condition in Nigeria and a public health burdenEvidence in earlier studies suggested OA prevalence in Nigeria is increasing1 out...
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

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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 heart failure ...

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

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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 are:

Latent TB infecti...
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

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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 behaviourTalk about how they try to deal with it.

 

Those supporting the cause can wear an orange ribbon.

 

The Objective

There is a stigma attached to self-injury that this day hopes to ...

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

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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...

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

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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 of the aging process.’

 

Fo...

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

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PIn 1920, George Papanicolaou, a Greek doctor, developed the Pap test together with Romanian doctor, Aurel BabeĊŸ.

 

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 most common cancer in women.

 

Wh...

Cancer: Here are the Leading Cancers in Women, Men and Children

Cancer: Here are the Leading Cancers in Women, Men and Children

07:44 2nd February 2018 | Cancer Control

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Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide. Before we look at the leading cancers in women, men and children, let’s look at efforts to spread awareness.

 

February the 4th was declared World Cancer Day. Its origin can be traced back to the first World Summit Against Cancer that was held in Paris (France) in 2000. World Cancer Day is observed worldwide and there is a reason for it. This year alone, nearly 8 million people will die of c...

What You Need to Know About Liquid-based Cytology

What You Need to Know About Liquid-based Cytology

07:38 2nd February 2018 | LBC

Cytopathology Pathology LBC Pap Test Smear Test Cervical Cancer Screening HPV Test Physical Pelvis Examination

Cytopathology, a branch of pathology, deals with manifestations of disease at the cellular level.

 

Liquid-based cytology is a method of preparing samples for examination in cytopathology.

 

Liquid-based cytology is an alternative to the Pap test (smear test). Both form part of a cervical cancer screening that can also include an HPV test and physical pelvis examination.

 

The goal of a cervical screening is to

check for abnormal cervical cells that ...

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