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‘Obese women likely to suffer involuntary urination’

‘Obese women likely to suffer involuntary urination’

Tare Youdeowei A study conducted by researchers at the University of Queensland, Australia, has established a connection between being overweight or obese and an increased risk of developing urinary incontinence, also known as involuntary urination, in young and middle-aged women. Published in Obesity Reviews, the study stated that when compared with normal body mass index, […] …

Age and infertility

Age and infertility

Oladapo Ashiru While no single age represents a “fertility deadline,” conclusive data shows that the chances of achieving pregnancy is linked with age and it decreases with increased age. However, the rate of this decline is relatively modest until the early 30s. It is also critical to note that there are specific individual variations to […] …

1,095 people benefit from free health care in Ogun

1,095 people benefit from free health care in Ogun

Olushola Ricketts More than 1,000 residents of Idogo town in Ogun State have benefited from the free healthcare services provided by the Ebenezer Obey Evangelistic Ministries and Relume Foundation. The two-day event held in the Idogo Community town hall was part of the programmes lined up to celebrate the seventh year remembrance of  Evangelist Ebenezer […] …

Prostate cancer is an epidemic in waiting – Urologist

Prostate cancer is an epidemic in waiting – Urologist

Success Nwogu, Ilorin A former Chief Medical Director of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Prof  Sulyman  Kuranga, has described prostate cancer as one of the leading causes of death among men worldwide. Speaking during the 180th Inaugural Lecture of UNILORIN held on the main campus in Ilorin, capital of Kwara State on Tuesday, Kuranga […] …

Managing Bell’s palsy

Managing Bell’s palsy

Rotimi Adesanya A young undergraduate had come for pre-entrance medical examination; she satisfied all the conditions for medical certification of fitness, X-rays, blood and visual tests. A closer look, however, showed that her mouth had turned to one side with the eyelids unable to close on the affected side. Thereafter, I engaged her in a […] …

Ondo distributes medical equipment to LGAs

Ondo distributes medical equipment to LGAs

Peter Dada, Akure Ondo State Government has distributed medical equipment to health centres across the 18 local government areas of the state. The State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, said the gesture was part of the administration’s effort at ensuring that at least one unit of a well-equipped, standardised and functional laboratory was available at each council […] …

How to manage thrush in adults

How to manage thrush in adults

Rotimi Adesanya Child and Public Health Physician roayad@yahoo.com 08037202050 The medical term for thrush is Candidiasis. This is a yeast infection, usually caused by a yeast-like fungus known as Candida albicans. Many people have a small amount of this fungus in their bodies. However, it does not usually cause problems because it is kept under […] …

AHAPN urges pharmacists to embrace pharmaceutical care

AHAPN urges pharmacists to embrace pharmaceutical care

The Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria has urged pharmacists in the country to embrace pharmaceutical care as an add-on to their traditional roles. This was part of a communiqué issued at the end of the association’s 20th Annual National Scientific Conference, which ended on August 4, 2018, in Port Harcourt, capital of […] …

Researchers warn against excessive exercise

Researchers warn against excessive exercise

Dayo Ojerinde A new study conducted in the United States of America has suggested that regular physical activity lasting 45 minutes, three to five times weekly, can reduce poor mental health, but doing more than that may not always be beneficial. In the study published in the Lancet Psychiatry Journal, a total of 1.2 million […] …

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