Hemorrhoids

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Hemorrhoids, also referred to as piles, are swollen and inflamed veins located in the rectum or anus. They can be internal, situated inside the rectum, or external, found under the skin surrounding the anus. Hemorrhoids affect millions of people around the world. And despite their prevalence, many individuals are unaware of the causes, symptoms, and […]

Lactose Intolerance

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In a world where dairy products seem to be a predominant in many diets, a significant portion of the world’s population faces a unique challenge; lactose intolerance. This common digestive disorder can cause discomfort and inconvenience, however, with the right knowledge and strategies, those affected can still enjoy a balanced and satisfying diet. And it […]

Anthrax

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Anthrax is a highly infectious and potentially fatal disease caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. While rare, it has been a topic of great concern because of its potential as a public health threat and historical significance as a biological weapon. It is very important to understand its intriguing historical background, nature, transmission, symptoms, and […]

Oral cancer

Oral cancer is a type of cancer that affects the mouth and throat. It can develop in any part of the oral cavity, including the lips, gums, tongue, and the inner lining of the cheeks. Oral cancer can be life-threatening if it is not diagnosed and treated early. Symptoms of Oral Cancer The symptoms of […]

Infertility in Men

Infertility is a medical condition of the male and female reproductive system that is characterized by the inability to achieve a pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse. Infertility plagues millions of people worldwide with negative impacts on family dynamics and society at large. Infertility is a complex disease condition that […]

The benefits of hand washing in disease prevention

Handwashing is the simple act of cleaning one’s hands with soap and water to remove gems, viruses, bacteria, and/or microorganisms, including dirt and other potentially harmful substances adhered to the hands. This is so important because it helps to prevent not just only the occurrence of preventable disease conditions, but also the spread of these […]

How to personally improve your workplace ergonomics

Case A: Ijeoma, or I-jay, as her friends fondly call her, has been the head of Human resources at her company for close to ten years now. She usually sits in front of her computer at her desk, responding to emails, organizing processes, and making sure things are running smoothly. She’s known to be a […]

Cervical Cancer

January is cervical cancer awareness month. Cervical cancer is a gender specific cancer because it affects only women. It is also the fourth most common cancer in women. In 2018, an estimated 570,000 women worldwide were diagnosed with the disease and about 311 000 women died from the disease. This article will provide answers to […]

Making a Plan

This post is being written in January around the time of the year when people make plans for how they will achieve the ambitions they have for their year. This is just a guide to help you make a plan. it’s not just something that works for January, the principles here will work for just […]

Generic vs Branded Drugs

Have you ever heard the expression used in medical facilities generic drugs and wondered what it meant? This article will throw some light on this subject. The research and development of a new antibiotic from when it is first imagined to when it is administered post-approval goes through the following process; i. Preclinical Testing: (3.5 […]