07:18 22nd October 2017 | Proper Medication
The following words are interchangeable: medications, medicines and pharmaceutical drugs. The purpose of medication is to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent a disease or condition.
There are brand-name medications and generic medications. Medications can also be classified according to:Mode of actionTherapeutic effectsRoute of administrationChemical characteristicsBiological system or organ affectedLevel of control: over-the-counter versus prescr...
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 dietstaying fit – physically and mentallygoing for regular health checks.The Benefits of Preventative HealthcareImproved quality of lifeEarly diagnosis = early treatmentAvoid or reduce symptoms of illnessMany diseases, if caught early, can be eradicatedProductivity and efficiency at work can be maintainedRegular screenings ca...
20:28 31st August 2017 | Acute Disease
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 contracted fro...
15:33 4th June 2017 | Life Style Changes
When a person is diagnosed with a chronic illness, it’s important to go for checkups and make lifestyle changes. Building a relationship with your doctor will help you stay as healthy as possible, for as long as possible, so that you can have the best quality of life while managing your condition.
What is a Chronic Illness?
Chronic illnesses or diseases are long-term medical conditions that often gradually progress with time in scope and/or seve...
12:09 26th March 2017 | Fertility Check-Up
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Many of us delay going to the doctor, whether it’s time for a physical checkup or even if we feel a cold coming on. One reason could be that we’re scared; for others it could be about money. In Nigeria there can be many reasons – cultural, religious, political, economic or social – why people don’t get the basic healthcare they need. Maybe nobody is telling everyone how important it is. We want to change that. We also want to make it easy to f...
03:52 1st February 2017 | General Health Care
In this new era of the “Connected Patient”, it is easy to understand why a growing number of individuals rely on the internet for medical advice. The option is incredibly convenient and more importantly, free. However, there are a number of compelling reasons why it can be dangerous to use the internet to self-diagnose troubling symptoms.Harvard Medical School Study
In a 2015 study published in the British Medical Journey, led by Harvard Medica...
10:40 28th January 2017 | Menstrual Cycle
When trying to conceive, it’s important to know what ovulation is and when it occurs. This blog post will discuss the five top signs of how to know when you’re ovulating. Remember, every woman is different, so by understanding your cycle and your ovulation symptoms you can increase the chances of falling pregnant by choosing optimal times for intercourse.What is Ovulation?
It is useful to understand what ovulation is and when it happens. You mi...
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