Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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...
The presidents of Nigeria, Angola, Zimbabwe, Benin and Algeria all have something in common: an apparent lack of faith in the health systems at home. In terms of time spent abroad getting medical help, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, 74, is...
The fact that a man is fit, neither drinks nor smokes, does not help when it comes to falling sperm count, experts say. In July, new research examining data on more than 43,000 men showed sperm counts in the Western...
One-eyed babies are real, and Nigeria has one. The one-eyed Cyclops in the ‘Seven Voyages of Sinbad’ is a thing of fiction and myth, but it is real. Some babies are born with one eye, and Nigeria has had...
What is spotting before period? Spotting before period is a phenomenon where the female vagina starts bleeding. There could be three different types of spotting, namely Whitish fluid spotting, Yellowish fluid spotting and blood spotting. These three types of spotting...
The skin lesion KOH exam is a simple test that helps doctors identify fungal infections on a person's skin, hair, and nails.When doctors perform a KOH exam, they take a skin scraping, which they then place in a potassium hydroxide (KOH)...
Ten million people in the UK - one in six of us - have some degree of hearing loss. The main causes are hereditary factors, noise exposure, trauma and ear diseases. And, of course, there is age. Like getting fatter and...
While there is no time of day or season of the year that sex cannot take place, the rainy season seems to possess that extra turn-on for activities between the sheets. Why is this so? Find out! You need the warmth....
When Deborah had her first child, a boy, she was 25 years old and a youth corps member. She was shocked to discover she was pregnant three months after giving birth. Though educated, she thought she had protection from pregnancy...
A lecturer at the Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Dr. Agbaraolorunpo Francis, discusses diabetes and how to manage it with TOLUWANI ENIOLA What is diabetes mellitus? Diabetes mellitus is a disease condition in which...