Jan 20, 2018 0

According to the United Nations as in1980, Women worked two-thirds of the world’s working hours, produced half of the world’s food, and yet earned only 10 percent of the world’s income and owned less than 1 percent of the world’s property. The situation today is not likely to be quite different. A cultural preference for boys in a country like China has led to neglect of female babies and abortion of female fetuses. In fact some female babies were thrown out of the window during the one child era in China. All things being equal, the normal gender ratio is about 105 females to every 100 males. However, after ultrasound devices to determine the sex of the fetus became available in the 1970s, the percentage of baby boys at birth jumped dramatically in countries such as China, India and Korea where female fetuses were apparently aborted. Consequently it is said that in 1997 in China, for example, 117 male births were recorded for every 100 female births. Today in China,... ...

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Facts on Lassa fever.

Jan 19, 2018 0

  Lassa fever is an acute viral infection which was first diagnosed in Lassa village in Borno State in 1969, the disease is named after the village. Since then it has become endemic in West Africa where about 500,000 cases are recorded yearly with about 5000 deaths. The symptoms and signs are similar to those of Ebola and Dengue fevers and even malaria. Consequently, health workers are at very risk of contracting the disease. ...

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Those most at Risk of Lassa fever infection 

Jan 18, 2018 0

The reservoir of infection is a particular type of rat—the Natal multimammate mouse which is found in sub-Saharan Africa. It is normally resident in the bush but is driven into houses during bush burning during the dry season. The virus lives and multiplies in the rat. It is contained in the urine and stool of rats. ...

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Seven (7) foods you should take daily 

Jan 17, 2018 0

1. Pumpkin Pumpkin leaf is a dark green leafy vegetable found in the tropics, rich in water, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and magnesium, vitamins A, K and folate. It is used for various soups in the West African sub-region. Pumpkin leaves contain a lot of vitamin A which slows down the degeneration of certain parts of the eyes which could occur with age leading to a condition called Age-Related–Macula-Degeneration (ARMD). Pumpkin leaves contain plenty of soluble fibre; high intake of soluble fibre reduces absorption of cholesterol and bile acid (which are also rich in cholesterol) from the small intestines, thereby reducing blood cholesterol level. When soluble fibres are broken down by bacteria in the intestines, some fatty acids released are said to reduce the production of cholesterol by the liver. By lowering blood cholesterol, fibres help to reduce the risk of heart disease. Pumpkin leaves also contain plenty of potassium which helps to prevent irregular heart beat and to reduce risk of stroke. 2. Apple Apple is a fleshy fruit... ...

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How to Avoid Lassa fever Infection.

Jan 16, 2018 0

Lassa Fever is caused by Lassa virus; it is named after the village where the virus was first identified. The virus belongs to a group of viruses which cause haemorrhagic fevers such dengue fever, ebola fever, yellow fever and so forth. The reservoir of infection is a particular type of rat—the Natal multimammate mouse which is found in sub-Saharan Africa. It is normally resident in the bush but is driven into houses during bush burning during the dry season. ...

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How to prevent “Craw-Craw” (Scabies) infection

Jan 15, 2018 0

Scabies is an itchy skin disease appearing as little blisters or/and sores in certain parts of the body. It affects all ages but mostly children. It is found in between the fingers, inner surface of the wrist, the waistline, navel, the genitals (penis in men and labia in women) and the sides of the breast in women. ...

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Jan 14, 2018 0

1. Diabetes can be induced by Pregnancy Pregnancy related hormones reduce efficiency of insulin resulting in high blood sugar; the baby is then able to take from this sugar for his needs. When this increase is excessive it becomes a problem, the baby can become too big and the woman may become diabetic. This problem usually arises between the 20th and 28th weeks of pregnancy. Antenatal care can take care of this. The diabetes of pregnancy in most cases disappears after delivery but could progress into full blown diabetes if not properly treated. Such babies can also grow to become fat and diabetic. 2. Caffeine is not advisable in pregnancy Caffeine is not advisable in pregnancy, it can affect the intake of iron which can lead to low blood level.  Moreover, the growing baby in the womb cannot breakdown caffeine into harmless substances, consequently as the pregnant woman drinks/takes caffeine containing substances, the baby also takes them. Thus the infant could have withdrawal symptoms as infants are not usually given... ...

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7 Ways to make your Marriage work

Jan 13, 2018 0

Marriages are contracted daily all over the world, but a lot do not survive even the first five years. In the western world over 60 percent of marriages fail, the figure is less in developing countries and much less in highly conservative and traditional societies. That the rate of divorce is less in the latter does not confer happiness in those marriages, the same can be said of a lot of marriages held together by religion. Nevertheless, some couples are able to foster happy and healthy marriages that actually do last a lifetime even in the developed world. How? Let us examine some of the possible recipe for endearing marriages. 1. Be nice./respect the institution of marriage Spending time together during holidays or weekends helps in bonding. Be nice to your spouse and respect if not revere your spouse, appreciate your spouse. Most spouses appreciate the three words –I Love You and should be used with all seriousness as often as possible. Also respect and be nice genuinely to the... ...

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