HUNCHBACK (SCOLIOSIS) ISSUES IN NIGERIA: A New Perspective

HUNCHBACK (SCOLIOSIS) ISSUES IN NIGERIA: A New Perspective

“Abuke,” the translation for hunchback among the Yoruba speaking tribe in Southwest Nigeria, has many perceptions. Some people with this condition are treated with scorn, fear, pity, or indifference. A few of these individuals have been victims of ritual killings. Definition: Hunchback (Scoliosis) results from abnormal growth and development of the backbones. These backbones referred […]

ASTHMA

ASTHMA: The Facts And Myths About The Disease

AA is an 8-year old boy. He was taken to the clinic with complaints of cough, noisy breathing, and difficulty with breathing. This had occurred on most nights for about 4months. His mother initially thought he was having nightmares as he often woke up at night breathless. His symptoms reduce moderately with cough syrups but […]

male infertility

MALE INFERTILITY: How Can It Be Managed?

Infertility is the inability of a couple to achieve pregnancy in one year after regular (at least three days in a week) unprotected intercourse. Infertility results from challenges with the reproductive capabilities of the male partner, or the female partner, or both of them. Male infertility is a sole cause in about 20 percent of […]

MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS

DIABETES MELLITUS (DM): 10 Frequently Asked Questions

Today, the 14th of November, is World Diabetes Day. All over, awareness is being created in addressing one of the silent killer diseases- diabetes mellitus. Diabetes mellitus is often shortened as ‘diabetes’ although another form of diabetes is Diabetes Insipidus. Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about diabetes mellitus. What is Diabetes Mellitus? […]