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The Genesis of Ebola Virus In Africa

The Genesis of Ebola In Africa

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) and Sudan. Ebola got his name from Ebola River, due to the outbreak that occurred in that area.

The Reasons and Effects of Smoking on Health

The Effects of Smoking On People

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 to increase and improvement in industrialization and commercialization, cigarettes have been well packaged into different forms and manners being sold worldwide.


12 Common Symptoms of Menopause In Women

12 Common Symptoms of Menopause In Women

Menopause is an essential and unavoidable period in women. It is explained as the period when monthly flow of blood, ovulation and the chance to become pregnant stops. Every woman has both starting and end points of monthly blood flow. This period varies in women but all women will one day reach this critical moment. “Peri menopause” and “post menopause” are the two concepts used in menopause. The perimenopausal period is the time around menopause or the gradual transistion period of a woman into menopause. It is the period close to or during menopause. On the other hand, the postmenopause stage depicts the period after menopause.

Body And Foot Odour; Causes And Prevention

 Causes Of Body And Foot Odour

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 gives out unpleasant smell when the bacterium that lives on the body breaks down the body sweats into acid. These acids are harmless to the body but only give the skin or body an irritating smell. The acids are the propanoic acid with pungent smell and the isovaleric acid, which is mostly

Sickle Cell Anemia: Causes and How To Manage Its Crisis

Sickle Cell Anemia: Causes and How To Manage Its Crisis

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 disorder in which there is an abnormality in the red blood cell oxygen-carrying molecule, haemoglobin. The condition is seen to be characterized by the red blood cells taking the shape of a sickle instead of an oval round shape.

The Benefits of Water Melon To The Body

Health Benefits of Watermelon

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 from southern Africa. Watermelon has a smooth rind which is usually green with a sweet inner flesh, (which contains a lot of water when eaten). The inner flesh is usually deep red to pink and sometimes it can be yellow or orange in colour, containing many seeds.

Water melon has been cultivated in Egypt for so long, around 2nd millennium BC and

The Benefits of Ginger to Human Health

The Benefits of Ginger Crop To Human Health

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 of the countries in

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