One of the biggest challenges for many people is how to protect themselves from Covid-19 while in the line of duty. This is a two edged sword for most people because they earn their livelihood from their workplace(s).   Here is what WHO advises –   Measures to prevent transmission of COVID-19 that apply to all workplaces and all people at the workplace include: Frequent hand-washing or disinfection with alcohol based hand sanitizer, Respiratory hygiene such as covering coughs, Physical distancing of at least 1 metre or more according to the national

Here are some of the individual measures to protect against infection with SARS-CoV-2, that have been consistently recommended by WHO and others.  Cough hygieneA cough should be caught in a single use tissue, or the crook of the elbow. The tissue should be immediately disposed of and hand hygiene performed. Coughing into bare hands means they can become heavily contaminated; unless immediate and thorough hand hygiene is performed, they can become a vehicle for transmission. Cough hygiene can reduce, but not totally eliminate, droplets being released by a cough or

You are what you eat! Heard that before? Well it is so true especially with respect to your health. With rising incidence of heart-related issues, you need to know how to eat right such that your heart can stay healthy. Some diets that will help you achieve this include: Diets that are light on meat and sweets Reduce your salt intake to less than 1500mg per day Eat lots of fruits and vegetables Whole grains such as brown rice, oats, and so on. Legumes are good. Low fat dairy products

While some people prefer to get regular checks with their doctors, some others don’t. They would rather not want to know the diagnosis when they perceive an unusual symptom in their body, especially when they feel it may be related to a chronic (long standing) illness, such as hypertension, diabetes Mellitus, HIV, cancers, and so on. It is important to note that you should not try to deny a symptom if present. Get regular checks with your doctor. EARLY DETECTION IS KEY TO GETTING  A GOOD OUTCOMES. When you get a

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is one that affects the immune system. Nigeria has the second highest burden of this in the world. It is not enough to know that your status is negative, but you need to stay negative. These are some steps on how to achieve that: Repeat the test after six months of a suspected exposure, to give room for the window period. The window period is when the body is able to recognise and mount up its own immunity against the virus because of how the virus

Meningitis is inflammation of the meninges, (coverings of the brain and spinal cord); hence the term cerebrospinal. Typically, the central nervous system (CNS) is well protected by the skull, the meninges and the blood – brain barrier. But when an organism evades these structures, it spreads fast because of lack of defense mechanism within the CNS. Meningitis is caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, even protozoa. However, the bacterial meningitis is more lethal because it affects every structure in the CNS (including the nerves, blood vessels, the brain mass, and so

Much has been said about hepatitis such that some think that it must be sought and treated while treating malaria in our environment. Well, here are the facts on hepatitis so as to have your doubts cleared. Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. Shikena! This can be caused by viruses, alcohol or anything that can harm the liver, including some drugs. We shall focus on viral hepatitis however, being a dreaded form of hepatitis. There are six viruses responsible for hepatitis. These are Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E, and

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