Tag: Health

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In the years since I started the clinical portion of medical school, a recurring incident is one where the patient can no longer afford to foot the cost of treatment and the health workers, medical students and even other patients have to contribute before the patient can access even the barest minimum of care. It…

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Is anyone else afraid of eating food prepared by people you don’t know? Or I’m just another paranoid human worried about baseless things. My neighborhood bakery bakes the best bread you can ever desire, the aroma produced through the baking process alone can make a grown man break his fast. On this fateful evening, I…

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Fola just had a baby after 5 years of waiting, she wants to do everything right and she has decided that she would practice exclusive breast feeding. From experienced people’s observation, the baby has oka (a pulsating ‘space’ in the head of a new born) and so they brewed herbs and made concoction for this…

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I’ve been compiling a lot of useful life hacks that I’ll like to share with you. Some of these things might be obvious or things you already know, but there’s nothing wrong with a fresh reminder, is there? This life hacks series will run for 5 or more posts, so please stay in touch. Are…

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About a month ago, I suddenly realized that I had not done a comprehensive medical examination in years. Years, I tell you! Based on this, I went through the painstaking (more like pain-in-the-ass) process of getting a referral letter for this purpose from my HMO. That experience alone deserves its own rant-filled article, but that…

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Nov 13

Think BIG!

Hey you! Yes you. You want to be rich? Cutting corners and scheming in search of fast riches? Labouring all your life to save for retirement that may or may not come? You’re thinking too small. Think BIG! Think true wealth. Do not store up for yourself treasures on Earth, where thieves can break in…

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Hi, I’m Ada and I was nineteen when I first had a migraine. There was something about the way they made us say that; like migraine was a person; an important terrorist we all had to fight off every now and then. I was at a gathering of migraine sufferers, some recovering like me. It…

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As I sit patiently in the hospital hall with my daughter, I decide to ring the specialist. “Good morning Doctor, this is Mrs. A. I just wanted to inform you that we are here”. I get only an “okay” as a response. We are an hour earlier than the scheduled time but knowing how our…

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Sincerely, growing up I always envied girls that looked like the lumbar lordosis guy in the illustration  below. I remember having a conversation with a cousin of mine. It went something like “you already have shape at this our young age, you would be sooooo hot by the time we are adults.” Little did I…

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Gonorrhea, also called ‘The Clap’, is an STD.  It is very rampant in young people. The bacteria causing gonorrhea can infect the genitalia, mouth, or anus. You can get gonorrhea during vaginal, oral, or anal sex with an infected partner, sharing Vibrator  or other sex aids that haven’t been washed or covered with a new condom each time…

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Menstruation is the monthly bleeding in women which results from shedding of the uterus(womb) lining. Common symptoms accompanying menstruation includes acne, tender breasts, bloating, feeling tired, irritability, and mood changes. These symptoms often affect daily life activity therefore called pre-menstrual syndrome. The menstrual cycle could be explained as the first day of the menstrual flow…

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Toilet disease, Toilet Disease, Toilet Disease !!! I hear this word ever so often and the different interpretations people give to it has made writing this article as challenging as finding an air freshener that can work after someone who recently attended an ‘owambe’ party visits your guest toilet. Toilet disease is a misnomer, one…