The rural environment, which is usually characterized by under development and poor public facilities, in most part of the world has been discovered to be the most vulnerable to diseases and its outbreaks. This is as a result of several factors which include and may not be limited to poor hygiene, unsafe food processing/preservation methods,
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Pregnancy is the state of being pregnant. This is the period by which an offspring develops in a woman which starts from the day of last menstrual period to childbirth. Pregnancy is also known as gestation or conception, a process by which the ovum is fertilized by the sperm to form zygote. During ovulation, matured
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Stress is a problem encountered by people on a daily basis. Its accumulation sometimes leads to depression. Only few people are happy and contented with their lifestyles while the majority are not happy and always want to improve their lifestyle. Many things, both the pleasant and unpleasant happenings arise at work places. Traffics on the way
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Ginger is part of the crops called the root crops. It’s botanical name is Zingiber officinale and it is popularly called “Atale” among the Yoruba People . Ginger is a perennial root crop which originated in the South Eastern Asia from which its distribution to different parts of the world commenced. The top producers of ginger are Africa.  Nigeria, one
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Over the years, Watermelon has been regarded by people either as a fruit or as a vegetable. It has botanical name Citrullus lanatus and belongs to the family Cucurbitaceae. Watermelon is a vine-like flowering plant which originated in southern Africa. Watermelon has a smooth rind which is usually green with a sweet inner flesh, (which contains a lot
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The Genetic compositions determine and are responsible for our general appearance, behavior and characteristics. They are hereditary, thus,  carried on from parents to their offspring  which are either dominant or recessive across generations. Sickle cell anemia is one of those genetically disposed disease traits that would occur only if a type of combination is achieved. It is a blood
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Body odour is an unpleasant body smell. The main cause of body odour is the secretion of some chemicals by the apocrine sweat glands. Sweat is a natural process that helps the body to regulate its temperature. The more people sweat, the greater the chances of body odour. The body sweat is odorless but the body
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Menopause is an essential and unavoidable period in women. It is explained as the period when the monthly flow of blood, ovulation and the chance to become pregnant stops. (use our ovulation/fertility calculator here) Every woman has both starting and end points of monthly blood flow. This period varies in women but all women will one
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Smoking is a practice in which a substance is burnt and the resulting smoke breathed in to be tasted and absorbed into the bloodstream. Most common practice and early smoking technique involves the rolling of the substance to be smoked in dried leaves especially of tobacco plant in a cylindrical manner called cigarette. However, due
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Ebola virus disease is a disease of humans and other non-human primates which is caused by Ebola virus. It is a deadly disease which has claimed many lives since its first outbreak. The first case of Ebola in Africa was recorded in 1976 with the outbreak of hemorrhagic fever in Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly called Zaire)
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The traditional medicine practitioners common in this country include the Diviners, Herbalists, traditional Birth Attendants, Traditional Gynecologists, Traditional Orthopedic Doctors or Bone Setters, Traditional Obstetricians and Pediatricians. All of them are known as “Native Doctors” and there is no thin demarcation or differentiation among them. A diviner can also be an herbalist and bone setters, a
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As much as it is not anyone’s prayer or happiness to be in sickness. They are some slight ills we experience due to the seasons of nature. Currently in Nigeria, we are experiencing the rainy season which is characterized by large amount of rainfall leading to symptoms such as common cold, cough, catarrh, etc. Nigeria,
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