Typhoid Fever

Ifeanyi woke up around 7:56am. He was supposed to report to the firm where he worked as a clerk at 8am. He was late. He wasn’t also feeling well, just like the previous day where he struggled at work. He stepped out of his room after a while, and Mama Chinaza was the first to…

Cervical cancer

Despite being the fourth leading cancer diagnosed in women, cervical cancer appears to be in the shadows of attention, especially when compared to breast cancer. Cervical cancer occurs when the cells of the cervix grows abnormally and invade other tissues and organs of the body. If long-standing, cervical cancer may affect deeper tissues of the…

Water is Life!

This isn’t just a cliché. We often tend to overlook the benefits of adequate hydration because it’s all about water, the colourless, odourless and tasteless liquid which is meant for mealtimes. Generally speaking, women should drink about 11 cups and men, 16 cups (150ml per cup) of water every day, but this is rarely the…

Heat and Health

That feeling when walking in the scorching sun, your hat and shades don’t really seem to matter at times like this…feeling like you’re going to faint at some point. But why does it matter right? Today we are going to be seeing how the heat can affect your health. You may ask the question, but…

As simple as handwashing

“As simple as handwashing” It was July 20, 2014. The sun shone with its usual tropical ferociousness, and it didn’t exclude the Murtala Mohammed international airport in Nigeria. A man stepped off the flight from Liberia, heaving a sigh of relief after the uneventful flight. Little did he know that he would die five days…

Grief

It’s never a favourite topic for discussion. A variety of emotions, such as sadness, loneliness, shock, denial, anger, pain, emptiness, guilt are all associated with grief and none , not one of these listed happen to leave anyone wanting more of them. Simply said, no one wants to experience grief. Grief is a process or…