Friday, December 14, 2018
An 11-month-old infant was brought by the mother for a review. The mother had noticed that the child had not been eating well for a month. She said the boy had refused the usual cereal with milk, necessitating forced...
A cataract is a clouding of the eye's natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40 and is the principal cause of blindness in...
A blood pressure drug recalled worldwide amid fears it could cause cancer does not increase the risk of the disease in the short run. Valsartan, which can be prescribed under the brand name Diovan, was recalled in 22 countries, including...
A new study in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation indicates that consuming more caffeine may help reduce the risk of death for people with chronic kidney disease.An inverse relationship between coffee consumption and mortality has been reported in the general population. However,...
A consultant gynaecologist and obstetrician at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Dr Adegboyega Fawole, talks about vaginal yeast infection and its treatments with DOLAPO AKITOYEWhat is vaginal yeast infection? Vaginal yeast infection is an affectation of the vaginal lining...
Public health researchers have warned against taking weight-loss and sports/energy supplements containing higenamine, a potentially harmful cardiovascular stimulant. According to a new peer-reviewed published in the peer-reviewed journal Clinical Toxicology, the international researchers urged consumers to use caution when...
*Learning about diabetes and insulin therapy will boost your confidence When you have type 1 diabetes, your doctor will prescribe insulin therapy for you. That’s because your body produces little or none of this critical hormone. (In contrast, if you have type...
One of the most widely used painkillers may pose a threat to cardiovascular health. This is the main takeaway of new research, recently published in The BMJ.Common painkillers may hide major risks, says a new study. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)...
Fertility challenges can be tough. On top of the emotions and impact on your relationship, sperm health has historically been tied to the concept of male virility, or “manliness.” Even though that isn’t the case, it can make sperm...

Understanding HIV

What is HIV? HIV is a virus that damages the immune system. The immune system helps the body fight off infections. Untreated HIV infects and kills CD4 cells, which are a type of immune cell called T cells. Over time,...