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HIV Prevention In Women: Injectable PrEP And Daily Pill, Which Is Better? New Study Answers

A team of researchers from the HIV Prevention Trials Network have found that the pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) regimen of long-acting cabotegravir injections once every eight weeks was safe and better than the daily oral tenofovir/emtricitabine currently used for HIV prevention

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Gestational Diabetes: Nutrition Choices During Pregnancy Found To Alter Infants’ DNA

A new study has shown pregnant women with obesity could reduce the health risks for their infants through improved diet and more physical activity. Research published on November 9, 2020, in the journal PLosMed investigates the impact of high glucose

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Oral Care: This Is What Happens When You Only Brush Your Teeth Once A Day

Teeth-brushing is far more complex than people realize, with some common habits actually causing significant damage to the teeth. When you brush your teeth, you help remove food and plaque — a sticky white film that forms on your teeth

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Psychiatrist, Dr. Maymunah Kadiri Gives Useful Tips On How To Deal With Trauma After Experiencing Shocking Events

Dr. Maymunah Kadiri discloses that survivors and people affected by the incident may suffer from one emotional issue or the other. Following the #EndSARS protests in some part of the country against extrajudicial killings, extortion, and torture, especially of young people

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UN Report Proffers Measures Pregnant Women Could Prevent Stillbirths

Every year, almost two million babies are stillborn– or one every 16 seconds, according to the first ever joint stillbirth estimates released by the United Nations Children’s Fund, the World Health Organisation, the World Bank Group and the Population Division

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Why Pregnant Women Shouldn’t Take ANY Vaginal Bleeding Lightly –Maternal Health Expert, Dr. Labaran Aliyu Explains

An Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano State, Dr. Labaran Aliyu, says pregnant women experiencing any vaginal bleeding should not take it lightly, describing it as abnormal and a sign that there is a problem with

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What You Should Know If You Are Expecting Twins, Triplets Or More -Fertility Specialist, Dr Abayomi Ajayi

A multiple pregnancy (being pregnant with multiple children) means you’re pregnant with more than one baby. If you’re pregnant with higher-order multiples, it means you’re pregnant with three or more babies. This occurs in about one in 50 multiple pregnancies.

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Research Team Gives Crucial Advice To Obese Mums Who Are Pregnant With A Boy Child

A mother’s obesity in pregnancy can affect her child’s development years down the road, according to researchers who found lagging motor skills in preschoolers and lower IQ in middle childhood for boys whose mothers were severely overweight while pregnant. At

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Consultant Gyneacologist, Dr Ayodele Ademola Prescribes Regular Amniotic Fluid Checks During Pregnancy

A Lagos-based Consultant Gynaecologist, Dr Ayodele Ademola, has advised pregnant women to undergo regular amniotic fluid checks to avoid complications. Ademola, also the Medical Director, StrongTower Hospital and Advanced Fertility Centre, Lagos, spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)

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This Is How You’re Putting Your Eyes At Risk Without Knowing It

Eye health may sometimes take a backseat to your other health concerns, but it’s worth considering as a key part of your everyday wellness.Your eyes help you navigate throughout your day, but along the way, you may be putting them at risk without

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Gynaecologist, Dr. Mahmoud Magashi On Why It Is Crucial For Women With Multiple Pregnancies To Start Antenatal Early 

Antenatal care (also known as Prenatal care) refers to the regular clinical assessment of mother and fetus during pregnancy. It traditionally involves a number of routine visits approximately 12-16 for assessment of pregnant women before and during pregnancy. A Senior

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Women’s Health: Gynaecologist, Dr. Ayodele Ademola Identifies The Highest Silent Killer Of Pregnant Women In Africa, Recommends Ways To Avoid It

Pregnancy does come with a broad range of risks and complications despite its many positively life-changing rewards. Sometimes, these complications may lead to death. In order to reduce maternal death, a Consultant Gynaecologist, Dr. Ayodele Ademola, is enlightening women about

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Women’s Health: Subtle Signs Of Ovarian Cancer That Might Be Easy To Miss

Ovarian cancer has a reputation as a silent killer. It is a disease that grows imperceptibly, showing few symptoms until it reaches an advanced and deadly stage. But an a medical expert, Dr. Julian Schink says that reputation isn’t entirely

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Why Sitting Down For Six Hours At A Stretch Could Harm A Pregnant Woman

Women who sit down too much while pregnant risk harming their baby, experts warn. Warwick Medical School researchers found sitting down for over six hours at a stretch in the second trimester led to greater weight gain and diabetes in

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Texas Mom-Of-Three Suffers Severe Burns After Hand Sanitizer Use Sparked A House Fire | Here’s What To Know To Stay Safe 

The small step of hand sanitizing that has become part of our daily routines could pose a potential danger, fire safety experts warn. Kate Wise, a mother-of-three from Austin, Texas, is recovering after her house went up in flames when

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Women Issues: Expert Explains How Menopause Changes Your Body In Your 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s And Beyond

They say, time seems to speed up as we get older. And it appears that the same happens to the ageing process, too. Ageing is inevitable and so are the signs, which are clearly etched onto our body. Even before

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Filmmaker, Tchidi Chikere Adopts His Nanny As His Mother | Here’s Why

Nigerian filmmaker, Tchidi Chikere has reunited with the nanny that raised him as a child and says he has now adopted her as his mother. Chikere took to Instagram to share photos of himself and the nanny – Maureen, saying

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Bipolar Disorder Predominant Among Females -Psychiatrist Gives Startling Details

Bipolar disorder is a chronic or episodic (which means occurring occasionally and at irregular intervals) mental disorder. It can cause unusual, often extreme and fluctuating changes in mood, energy, activity, and concentration or focus. Bipolar disorder sometimes is called manic-depressive disorder or manic

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Major Health Screening Tests Every Woman Needs

Women certainly have a lot on their plates – and unfortunately their health often takes a back seat to their families and careers. Health screening tests are important for every woman. They can help detect problems with bone mineral density

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Healthplus CEO, Bukky George, Who Thought She Could Never Be Infected By COVID-19 Shares Her Unforgettable Lessons After Surviving The Virus

The Managing Director of Healthplus Pharmacy, Bukky George, has shared how she and ten members of her family recovered from the coronavirus pandemic.  Relieving her experience in a post titled “When the unthinkable happens” via her official Facebook on Thursday,

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Got Big Boobs? Check Out Five Must-Have Back Pain Relief Tips

Large breasts or boobs can place excess weight on the chest and without adequate support from the surrounding muscles and the rest of the body, the weight of the breasts can cause severe pain. The upper part of the spine

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Bereaved Families Tearfully Share Sad Tales Of Losing Their Loved Ones Due To Neglect For Fear Of COVID-19

Families who lost their loved ones who were rejected by hospitals amid the coronavirus pandemic have spoken on the development. Mrs Joy Okereke-Nkemakolam shed uncontrollable tears while speaking with PUNCH about her brother, Joel Aleke, 32, who allegedly died recently

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Former TV Anchor, Vivian King Shares Her Recovery From Massive Stroke At 49 | Here Are Signs To Know

Former TV news anchor in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Vivian King was 49 years old when she suffered a massive stroke. King told “Good Morning America: “I was in neurological ICU for 10 days and the hospital for a total of 32

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Migraine Linked To Myriad Of Health Issues During Pregnancy – Study

A migraine can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head. It’s often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can last for hours to days, and

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Pregnant Mom Who Contracted COVID-19 At 32 Weeks Narrates Her Ordeal

Sedia Marwolo was just 32 weeks pregnant when medics arrived at her home and hauled her away to a special coronavirus hospital, which she likened to “hell.” It was the beginning of a 15-day ordeal during which the 38-year-old Liberian

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