Showing posts with the label Health

How to Reduce the Spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) at all Cost in Nigeria

The wave of Coronavirus Disease popularly known as COVID-19 has been unimaginable across the globe. What happened to the powerful nations of the world like the United States, China, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain within the span of four months during these times are disheartening to the core. Developing nations like Nigeria and other parts of Africa had a very mild experience of the global pandemic.
At the comprehensive level, the pandemic has successfully turned the year (2020) upside down on all grounds. Economies have crashed. Mortality rates have increased drastically. Unemployment rate has been jaw-dropping. Businesses have collapsed. Religious homes have been shut down to mention but a few.
In order to contain this dreadful disease, public sensitization at all levels of society is important. The guidelines created by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) serves as a point of sensitization in today's world, Nigeria is no exception…

Eight (8) Natural Gift that Comes with Harmattan Season in Nigeria

Naturally, every 365 days has its peculiarity, depending on the month and  God's preferred timing. Such seasonal changes have different specificity, based on the region, country or the continent in question e.g. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and so on. However, the basic seasonal changes in Nigeria are Rainy season, Dry season and Harmattan season, which is a subunit of the dry season.
By nature, these periods come with both pleasant and unpleasant gifts for human beings irrespective of their profession or location. This is the reason human beings never stop complaining when it comes to any season. For instance, when its' the raining period they say it is disturbing their activities while the farmers amongst them would be grateful for their plants and animal. In the dry season, majority keep complaining of scorch that follows the sun. In essence, this supports the notion that human wants are insatiable.
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Four Medical Conditions that Needs Constant Care than HIV/AIDS Today

Basically, the most feared virus or medical status by human existence is Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) without belittling the likes of Ebola Virus, Lassa Fever, Zika Virus and lots more viruses that have rocked, shaken and threatened the continuity of human being. Regardless of these medical conditions` and its prowess, there lie four basic medical conditions that need constant care than HIV/AIDS. 
The existence of these four basic medical conditions seems way older than the discovery of HIV/AIDS alongside other viral viruses/diseases, but, with adequate care, the situation can be managed, controlled and outlived. On the contrary, the lackadaisical attitude of the carrier towards the condition can only lead to sudden breakdown (leading to public disgrace at times) or a demise of the carrier prematurely or unexpectedly. 
However, the basic four medical conditions described above are; Ulcer, Asthma, Diabetes Mellitus, and Rheumatism. All…

How to Save People from Committing Suicide in a Breathtaking Economy

When someone we love or acquainted with commits suicide, the most common question on our lips is 'Why did he/she do that?' especially in cases where the victim did not leave behind any clue as to the reason why. I feel our lips should be dancing not to gossips nor our assumptions as to what made the victim resort to suicide but to what we could have done to help as family, friends, neighbour or acquaintance. 
Many a time, we respond to people's indirect cry for help in very harsh manner. We say things like 'If you don't like it, go and die', 'Do you feel you are the only one with problems in this world?', e.t.c. Though, those words are not intended to hurt other people's feelings but it could happen to do just that. 
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How to know whether you are Underweight or Overweight??

Improving body composition is essential to developing and maintaining optimal health. To measure body composition, Body Mass Index (BMI) has been regarded as a standard means of measurement. BMI is an attempt to quantify the amount of tissue mass (muscle, fat and bone) in an individual and as a result categorize that same person as either underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese in correlation with the attained value.
BMI is therefore most common and simplest way to determine if you are underweight or overweight, as it only make use of the individual's Weight and Height. BMI is defined as follows: ratio of body weight to height²
According to this  formulae,  it is believed that  a person  with a high weight  in relation to  height has a higher BMI and vice versa. Various studies support the fact that an increased BMI invariably means an increased risk of various cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, stroke etc.

After knowing the BMI, it is necessary to  know the Body Composit…

Reasons Why President Muhammadu Buhari and co Seek Medical Care Abroad

The notion "health is wealth" is not just an assertion to the rich (as against the poor who placed survival first) but rather a do or die affair. In essence, the rich people "World Leaders", "Business Moguls", "Celebrities" (Entertainment Icon) seems to spend more money checking and rechecking their health status on a day-day basis for continuity of their lifespan. Due to the differences in the level of development across countries - such people tend to sort medical care within or outside their locals.
The case of African leaders is a pointer to the level of their structural (health in particular) imbalances which amongst other grant them the peripheral seat (as used by Immanuel Wallerstein). In simplicity, there are many developed nations of today (Cuba, America, United Kingdom, Malaysia, India, Israel...) which are way ahead of others (sub-Saharan Africa in particular) by standard of health care service and it's delivery to urban-rich,…

Signs, Symptoms, and Management of Conjunctivitis (Often called Apollo)

The Eyes - "Window of the Soul", "General Overseer of the Body", "Key to Sail through Day and Night" for no reason can be joked with by any sensible individual. In essence, it is the most crucial of all other organs - nose, mouth, skin, ear. This bilateral organ embedded in the ventral section of the human skull is always exposed to various microbes, allergies or chemical irritants one way or the other and all of this  leads to its inflammation. 
Conjunctivitis (also called pink eye in North America, madrias eye in India and Apollo in this part of the world; Nigeria) is the  inflammation of the conjunctiva which is the outermost layer of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelid. 
It is believed that this infection is usually caused by  micro-organisms (bacteria,virus,chlamydial) as well  as exposure to various allergens and chemical irritants for instance cigarette smoke, dust,  perfumes, foreign body in the eye (e.g Contact lens)
In adults and child…

Malaria: Everyday Diagnosis for an Average African Man

Back to 1880, Malaria was derived from the Italian word mal'aria meaning "bad air". It was originally believed that swamp fumes in Rome were the cause of malaria, as outbreaks were a regular occurrence there. We made a little research on this infectious disease which is prevalent in tropical and subtropical areas of the world and wish to get our beloved viewers more enlightened.
Understanding Malaria Malaria is a life-threatening blood disease caused by parasites transmitted to humans via the bite of the female  Anopheles mosquito (the only existing mosquito causing malaria).
Plasmodium parasites??  Scientists believe that more than 100 types of Plasmodium parasites can infect a variety of species but they identified the types that specifically infect humans.
Plasmodium falciparum: located worldwide  but predominantly in Africa. It kills about  1million  people every year. The type that causes most of the malaria cases in Nigeria. Plasmodium vivax:  located  in Latin Americ…

Unbelievable facts about MALARIA

Here are some key points on malaria..........
 • Malaria was first identified in 1880 as a disease caused by parasitic infection

 • The name of the disease comes from the Italian word mal'aria, meaning "bad air"

 • Malaria is transmitted to humans through bites by infected mosquitoes

 • The most common time for these mosquitoes to be active is between dusk and dawn

 • Worldwide, there were an estimated 198 million cases of malaria in 2013 and 584,000 deaths

 • Malaria occurs mostly in poor, tropical and subtropical areas of the world

 • Malaria was eliminated from the US in the early 1950s, but the mosquitos that carry and transmit the malaria parasite still remain, creating a constant risk of reintroduction

 • Reported malaria cases in the US reached a 40-year high of 1,925 in 2011

• A malaria vaccine for humans is close to being approved for use in Europe

• An estimated 3.4 billion people in 106 countries and territories are at risk of malaria - nearly half of the w…

Mango Leaves: Remedy to Diabetes and Hypertension

Diabetes  and  hypertension is one of  the most  prevalent  condition  affecting  the man's health Status.. Various  researches  have  been carried  out  so as to source  out profound remedies... Through much search  and researches  the cheapest  of all ensues.
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Prof. Moses Adeniji, a Consultant Plant Pathologist at the Herbal Treatment Home of Human Diseases, Orogun, Ibadan, has disclosed that mango leaves can successfully cure diabetes at the early stage.
Adeniji made this disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Ibadan on Wednesday. He said that the tender leaves of the mango tree contain “tannis”, known as “anthocyanidins’’, could treat early diabetes and some other diseases at their early stage. He said that the leaves could be dried and grinded into powder and could also be used as infusion to treat some diseases.
“The most useful parts of the leaves are the tender, reddish or purplish part, while the ol…

Open Letter to All; How to Care for Your Liver

How LIVER functions 1.  I STORE THE IRON reserves you need, as well as a lot of vitamins and minerals. Without me, you wouldn’t have the strength to carry on!
2.   I  MAKE BILE to help digest your food. Without me, you’d waste away to nothing!

3.   I DETOXIFY the poisonous chemicals you give me, and that include alcohol, beer, wine and drugs (prescribed and over-the-counter) as well as illegal substances. Without me, your “bad” habits would kill you!
4.   I STORE ENERGY like a battery, by stockpiling sugar (carbohydrates, glucose and fat) until you need it. Without me, the sugar level in your blood would fall dramatically and you’d go into a coma!
5.  I MAKE THE BLOOD that got your system going even before you were born. Without me, you wouldn’t be here!
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6. I MANUFACTURE NEW PROTEINS that your body needs to stay healthy and grow. Without me, you wouldn’t  grow properly!
7.   I REMOVE POISONS from the air, exhaust smoke and chemicals…

Bizarre Things 21st Century Folks are Celebrating Today

Let it be echoed that all living entity (nation) had a touch of madness absorbed and taken in as a lifestyle in the world today. The touch started somewhere, somehow found its way through discovery, diffusion, and culture contact into the life of people which had been passed from one generation to the other. Although there is an element of sane in their insanity the acceptability of the latter surpasses the former.
Globally, the riches of today are mostly accumulated through “insanity” which at one time been massively frowned at. What “insanity ponder in your heart? Are you lost here or kept in the dark? Are you bothered about the degree/extent of the sprawl of the global touch “madness”? Have you finally lost your mind?. Get on the track and let’s see through the insanity of today.
Insanity today can be seen in actions and reactions of people within their callings/vocations/passion. It is therefore reflective in the life of a person going against the code and conduct of his disciple cu…

Divine Messengers' Messages to the Sick World

The irony of life remains “soldier go, soldier come”. The world had witnessed the demise of people from across the globe with a little or no significant impact. The same way people move around the world, that same way they leave (mysteriously) with or without any traces. 
It is thus observed, some individual had come into the world as if they created it due to their distinctive criteria – fearlessness, utterances, actions and reactions towards issues. In simplicity, their lifestyles does not gel with that of an ordinary being because they possess and demonstrated their uniqueness on different platforms viz; music (singing/dancing), literature (poem/poetry), art/craft (drawings), public speaking (politics, economy, religion).

Above all, their impact during and beyond their existence left the world in an apologetic state. A lot had been said and done since the dawn of time which had led to restructuring of the social systems, re-orientation of human race, exposing of secrets actions cum a…

Natural Solutions for Diabetes Mellitus (popularly called Diabetes)

Diabetes, also called diabetes mellitus, has become a very common health problem. There are two main types of diabetes- type 1 diabetes in which the body does not produce insulin and type 2 diabetes in which the body does not produce enough insulin or the insulin that is produced does not work properly i.e. not being able to use up excess glucose in the body. Some of the common symptoms of diabetes include fatigue, weight loss (even though you are eating more), excessive thirst, increased urination, cut and bruises that are slow to heal and blurred vision. While there is no cure for diabetes, with your blood sugar level under control you can live a totally normal life. There are various natural remedies for diabetes that will help you control your blood sugar level;

Manage your weight: Excess fat, particularly stored around the abdomen, can increase the body’s resistance to the hormone insulin. This can lead to type 2 diabetes.
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High Blood Pressure: Why Me?

“I engage in exercise and I take low salt  diet. So why do I have high blood pressure?” Despite its astonishing prevalence, many people struggle with the diagnosis of high blood pressure, or hypertension. It’s worth exploring why, because being involved in you care is crucial for optimal blood pressure control.
Certain features make any diagnosis easier to accept: First, people are more likely to accept a diagnosis if they have symptoms . Some diseases have clear causes: Down syndrome and older maternal age, HIV infection and contaminated needles. A smoker who learns he has lung cancer may not be shocked. But non-smokers who receive this diagnosis usually ask, “Why me?”
People diagnosed with hypertension are often baffled, and many ask, “Why me?” This doubt makes sense, in light of the principles above. Symptoms make a diagnosis more real. But unlike many other illnesses, hypertension rarely causes symptoms. In fact it loves anonymity and it is ominously called the “Silent killer.”

Sleep; A Necessity for Healthy Living

There is nothing in life that is more valuable than a fantastic health status i.e. poor state of any of these (body, mind and soul) can warrant a threat to one's degree of happiness. Happiness is therefore far more than the luxury of life possessed by mankind whose power cannot control "sleep".
Sleep in a layman term means resting but believe me it is a little more than that. Sleep is a natural state in which the human mind and body get some rest (MIND AND BODY), the eyes is closed and consciousness is partly or completely lost meaning you are being hibernated or temporarily shut down. Naturally sleep comes with amazing benefits. Some of the benefits may surprise you 
1. Less forgetfulness  Sleeping enough improves the memory and invariably you forget less. With less sleep, the brain gets tired, hence forgetting a lot. 
2. Reduced emotional volatility  Sleep is vital for your emotional state. Lack of sleep causes your brain to amplify neg…