Wednesday, January 23, 2019
By Prof. Oladapo Ashiru A good number of people are constantly disturbed by severe back pain. In many cases, patients are given high doses of analgesics with no major relief. Some will proceed to spinal surgery to alleviate pain from...
Dates popularly called dabino in Hausa, northern part of Nigeria, are not only safe for both the mother and baby, but they are beneficial too. Dates (dabino) contain the sugar–fructose that breaks quickly and offers instant energy without altering...
A Paediatric nurse at the Life Line Children Hospital, Lekki, Lagos, Mrs Alexis Essien, has cautioned pregnant women against consuming excess ginger. Essien, in an interview with our correspondent, said that ginger could cause heartburn for those with an ulcer. She...
A clinical trial has just launched to assess the effectiveness of a newly developed breath test that could help diagnose multiple forms of cancer. A new breath test currently under trial could help diagnose multiple forms of cancer at an...
During pregnancy, doctors recommend that women drink enough water and other beneficial liquids than non pregnant person. This is because water helps to form the placenta and amniotic fluid. Pregnant women should drink at least eight to 12 glasses of...
New types of combined oral contraceptives (containing both lower doses of oestrogens and newer progestogens) are associated with a reduced risk of ovarian cancer, in young women, finds a large study published by The BMJ today. The results show that...
Pregnancy, by all measures, is a normal occurrence or shall we say, should be a normal event in the life of a pregnant woman and the family. However, by all accounts, most pregnancies will pass without trouble. That said,...
By Prof.  Oladapo Ashiru The Fertility and Sterility Journal published the most current definition of infertility in its September 2017 edition. It defined infertility as a “disease characterised by the failure to establish a clinical pregnancy after 12 months of regular and...
The first baby from In-vitro fertilisation was born in 1978 through the research efforts of Steptoe and Edwards. Since then the process has been improved through numerous technologies, which has modified it to better standards. It has gone through...
MANAGING Director, Nordica Fertility Centre, Dr. Abayomi Ajayi, has advised those battling with infertility to embrace In-Vitro Fertilization, IVF.Abayomi, a guest speaker during a one-day sensitisation seminar held by the Fertility Awareness Advocacy Initiative, FAAI, in Asaba, Delta State,...