Signs of Stroke You Need To Pay Attention To

  When it comes to strokes every minute counts. A stroke is a medical emergency that requires immediate attention, as timely intervention can greatly reduce the potential damage to the brain. Understanding the signs of a stroke and taking prompt action can save lives and minimize long-term disability. According to Healthline, here are some signs of stroke you shouldn't ignore; 1.Sudden Weakness or Numbness. One of the most common signs of a stroke is sudden weakness or numbness, usually affecting one side of the body. If you experience sudden paralysis or a loss of sensation in your face, arm, or

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How Delayed Appendicitis Surgery May Lead to Infection, Death

  Medical experts have described appendicitis as one of the leading causes of surgical emergency admission in most hospitals, warning that delayed appendicectomy, may lead to ruptured appendicitis complications, which can cause infections and even death. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, appendicectomy is a medical term used for the surgical removal of an infected appendix – a finger-shaped pouch that sticks out from the colon on the lower right side of the belly, also called the abdomen. It also defines appendicitis as a condition in which the appendix becomes inflamed, filled with pus and causes pain near the belly button,

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Ways HIV Can not Be Transmitted Or Contacted Even With An Infected Person

  Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) has been a serious global health concern since its discovery. Despite significant advancements in understanding and managing the virus, misconceptions about its transmission persist. It is crucial to dispel misunderstandings surrounding the ways HIV can and cannot be transmitted, particularly concerning direct contact with an infected person. This article aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the various scenarios in which transmission cannot occur, promoting accurate information and dispelling unfounded fears.   1. Casual social contact: HIV cannot be transmitted through casual social contact, such as hugging, kissing, shaking hands, sharing household items, or using

Reasons Why Men Should Stop Bathing With Hot Water

  Taking a hot shower or bath is a popular way to unwind and relax after a long day. While it may seem comforting and soothing, using hot water for bathing is not necessarily the healthiest option for men. In fact, there are several reasons why men should consider switching to cooler water temperatures for their bathing routine. In this article which is in accordance to medicalnewstoday, we will explore the detrimental effects of hot water on men's health and why it is advisable to opt for cooler water temperatures instead.   1. Impact on Testicular Health: One of the

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Why High Blood Pressure in Women More Dangerous Than In Men —Experts

    Millions of Nigerians with high blood pressure don’t know they have the condition. The “silent killer” raises the likelihood of a heart attack, heart failure, and stroke when it’s not caught early enough or adequately treated. The stakes might be even higher for women, who often don’t realise they’re at risk. It’s not well understood how high blood pressure, or hypertension, progresses in women compared to men, but new research suggests hypertension affects women differently. Its severity and occurrence also differ. Research from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai found that blood pressure starts rising earlier and advances

List of Foods You’re Eating Every day That Are Slowly Damaging Your Kidney

  The kidneys play a crucial role in filtering waste and toxins from the blood, regulating fluid balance, and maintaining overall health. While a balanced diet is essential for kidney health, certain everyday foods can pose a risk to these vital organs. This comprehensive article sheds light on common foods that may be silently damaging your kidneys and offers insights into making healthier dietary choices for kidney well-being.   1. Excessive Salt Intake Consuming foods high in sodium can strain the kidneys, as they work to filter excess salt from the bloodstream. Over time, this can lead to kidney damage

How To Save Two Million Mothers, Babies From Dying by 2030 – Gates Foundation

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said the world has collectively fallen short halfway on achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The Gates Foundation disclosed this in its seventh annual ‘Goalkeepers Report’ released on Tuesday. The report noted that innovation and investment can fuel progress, particularly in the fight against the global epidemic of maternal and child mortality. Co-authored by foundation Co-chairs Melinda French Gates and Bill Gates, the report highlights new data that shows the potential of scaling up global access to seven innovations and practices that address the leading causes of maternal and newborn deaths.

NMA Speaks On Status Of Doctor Who Allegedly Harvested Patient’s Kidney 

  Plateau State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has disowned one “Doctor” Noah Kekere who was arrested for allegedly harvesting a woman’s kidney in his Jos hospital. Kekere was arrested a week ago after a businessman, Alhaji Kamal, accused him of removing his wife’s kidney during surgery in 2018, leaving the woman in pain for the last five years. The suspect is currently under psychiatric care at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) as he allegedly exhibited symptoms of mental illness during the weekend. However, chairman of the Plateau State Chapter of the NMA, Dr. Bapiga’an Audu, and

Japa Syndrome:  How Departments in Teaching Hospitals Are Shutting Down – MDCAN

  The Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria, MDCAN, has raised the alarm over the consequences of brain drain in the nation’s health institutions, saying some departments in the teaching hospitals are shutting down due to the high rate of brain drain (Japa). . Newly-elected President of the association, Prof. Muhammad Muhammad who disclosed this while briefing newsmen at the end of MDCAN’s 13th Biennial Delegates meeting and scientific conference in Kano, lamented that no fewer than 500 specialist doctors with specialty in teaching had migrated. According to Prof. Muhammad, “The survey we conducted some two years ago shows

How Nigeria’s Malaria Death Rate Dropped by 55% – WHO

    The World Health Organisation Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, on Monday, said the malaria death rate in Nigeria has fallen by 55 per cent. Moeti said this on Monday, at the launch of the 2022 Nigeria Malaria Report in Abuja. Moeti also said Nigeria had made progress on HIV between 2015 and 2021, meeting two of the 95-95-95 goals, and tuberculosis intervention coverage is improving, with increasing case detection over the same period. He said, “The African Region carries a high proportion of the global malaria burden, accounting for about 95 per cent of all malaria

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