SUBSTANCE ABUSE

By Dr. Onwah Uzuazo Have you ever used a controlled substance? Do you personally know anyone who has? There isn’t a lot of reliable information on drug use in Nigeria, but according to the UNODC in 2007, over 10% [...]

COVER YOUR COUGH…

Each year, we recognize World TB Day on March 24. This annual event commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis (TB).   Although tuberculosis (TB) is preventable [...]

HOW DOES GENDER AFFECT HEALTH?

By Dr. Esther I. Azi   International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. The theme [...]

THE NIGERIAN NEWBORN

By Dr. Dina Nwanali An average Nigerian is typically very traditional. Nearly every tribe in Nigeria has its own traditional beliefs/systems on how a newborn should be cared for from the very first day of his life,through the succeeding [...]

THE BRAIN CLOCK

By Dr. Ovundah Nyeche   Strokes occur due to problems with the blood supply to the brain: either the blood supply is blocked or a blood vessel within the brain ruptures, causing brain tissue to die. A stroke is [...]

UNSPIRITUAL ATTACK

By Dr. Ovundah Nyeche   Mama was very sound and went to the village for a function, she was apparently as fit as a fiddle when she left. She was speaking in the village meeting when she slumped and [...]

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