JAUNDICE IN NEWBORN BABIES: Why Is It Alarming?

Dr Ademola OroluDr Ademola Orolu is a Consultant Family Physician. He holds the Fellowship of The West African College of Physicians. He is also an Associate Fellow of The National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria. He is in active clinical practice. He is a writer, a patient advocate, and has a passion for health education. […]

KEEPING A HEALTHY WEIGHT: Five Helpful Tips

VB weighed 110kg. She had always desired to look like her younger sister whose weight was 74kg. She had thought that skipping meals or regular fasting was the way to improve her looks until she met a physician who counseled her on the following approaches. Check the amount of calories consumed: Every diet should contain at […]

FIBROID: Affected Women Can Have Good Quality Of Life

GY is a 38-year-old interior designer. Her menstrual flow was of normal volume which lasted four days in a regular cycle until six years ago. She now bleeds heavily, painfully, and irregularly. She sometimes bleeds for more than ten days. An ultrasound scan revealed multiple fibroid masses in her womb. Fibroid is an abnormal but […]

TYPHOID FEVER: A Common Wrongly Made Self-Diagnosis

TYPHOID FEVER: A Common Wrongly Made Self-Diagnosis

PH walks into the consultation room. She complains of fever, headache, and shivering. Before the doctor could ask her questions, she demands for a typhoid test in addition to malaria test. She says, ‘my diseases are usually malarial fever and typhoid fever.’ Typhoid fever is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium, Salmonella typhi majorly. […]

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? […]