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Fevers are very common and it is probably the first recognisable symptom of ill health across Sub-Saharan Africa because most of our prevalent diseases cause fevers. In Nigeria, malaria is typically the first culprit due to the endemic nature of the disease burden in the country; however, not all fevers are due to malaria. Other […]
Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for HIV infection Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) broadly refers to a short term course of medications started immediately after an exposure to a source of disease causing organism in order to prevent developing the disease. PEP is widely used in many infectious diseases such as Hepatitis B and C, Rabies following a […]
The most important aspect of this discourse is to understand how to tell when someone is having or has just had a stroke. Strokes are events that occur in the human body causing a cut-off of the blood supply to the brain (Ischaemic Stroke), or a burst in the blood vessels in the brain (Haemorrhagic […]
ngela was hurriedly cooking in the kitchen, multi-tasking as usual with “everything under control”. She had just finished frying plantains for the fried rice so she wasn’t surprised to hear her 5 years old nephew, Joshua running into the kitchen to ask for ‘some plantain to taste’. While considering the thought of which aunty […]
As part of the intricacies of being female, every ‘she’ gets to experience monthly cycles that culminate in monthly bleeding but while this blessedness is the only gateway to reproducing an offspring, it is also turns to be a painfully hellish experience for some others. Dysmenorrhoea is the medical term used to describe pain that […]