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Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension is not as well known as systemic hypertension. When people think about Hypertension, what readily comes to mind is Systemic Hypertension, the one that can be diagnosed by tying a cuff around one’s arm, and checking the blood pressure with the aid of a sphygmomanometer. The reason for this is not far-fetched, as …

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Oral Rehydration Therapy

Oral rehydration therapy is promoted by the World Health Organization to reduce the number of deaths caused by dehydration due to diarrhoea. What is oral rehydration therapy? Oral rehydration therapy is the administration of fluid by mouth to prevent or correct dehydration. Dehydration is the loss of water and dissolved salts from the body. Rehydration …

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Cervical cancer

Cervical Cancer is malignancy affecting the cervix, which is the outermost part of the womb, otherwise called the “mouth” of the womb. It arises when the normal cells lining the cervix undergoes malignant transformation and multiplies uncontrollably, acquiring the tendency to erode and invade surrounding tissues, and the ability to spread to distant sites of …

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Gestational trophoblastic tumours

What Are Gestational trophoblastic tumours? Gestational Trophoblastic Tumours [GTTs], or Gestational Trophoblastic Diseases [GTDs], are abnormal growths arising from placental tissue [or what is meant to form the placenta] due to an aberration in the normal process of fertilization. They are otherwise called pregnancy-related tumours because a gestational/pregnancy event is prerequisite for the development of …

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Menopause-More Than Just Cessation Of Menses

Are you experiencing symptoms of menopause or know someone who is? Do you want to learn more about menopause? When I was somewhere between the ages of  5 and 10, I remember my Mom constantly complaining of irritability, excessive sweating, and episodes of generalized hotness of the body, so intense that she sometimes described it …

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Road Traffic Accidents- Internal Bleeding

Internal bleeding can occur following a road traffic accident(RTA). In the scene of a road traffic accidents and any other major type of physical trauma, the focus is usually on external blood loss through ugly wounds. When there’s none of such, the victim, and in some cases, the [perhaps naive] healthcare provider, heaves a sigh …

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NHIS Nigeria: 3 levels of cover, objectives and benefits

What is NHIS National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was set up as a Public-Private Partnership to provide accessible, affordable, and qualitative healthcare for all Nigerians. Participants of the NHIS scheme are to make contributions into a common pool to be able to have access to social health insurance. A fixed amount (usually a token) is …

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Serotonin syndrome (serotonin toxicity)

Serotonin syndrome also known as serotonin toxicity, occurs when there is too much serotonin in your body. Serotonin syndrome though not common, but potentially serious, set of side effects that may occur when people take one or more medications, supplements, or illicit drugs that increase serotonin levels. What is Serotonin? Serotonin is a chemical that …

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NAFDAC: National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is a Nigerian federal agency that is under the Federal Ministry of Health. It replaced the previous Directorate of Food and Drug Administration and Control as it was not effective in controlling the problem of counterfeit drugs. It was established to help eliminate the problem …

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Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Diabetic Foot Ulcer is sometimes referred to as “ENYI ULE” (Diabolical foot decay). SCENARIO X It all started one fateful morning. She had woken up earlier than usual to go pick palm nuts from her farm. She had done so against the better counsel of the seat of caution within. From her waking up from …

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