Category: My Health

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HEPATITIS C VIRUS (HCV)

This is also a blood-borne infection. It usually takes 8 weeks for liver function abnormalities to occur following exposure to the virus. It causes a long- standing (chronic) infection, and can in turn cause...

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HEPATITIS G VIRUS (HGV)

This virus infects together with hepatitis C often times. It is more commonly seen in people with some blood disorders such as Hemophilia, Thalassemia. It may be seen in intravenous drug addicts. Prevention This...

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HEPATITIS B VIRUS (HBV)

This is a blood-borne infection. The hepatitis B virus causes a long- standing (chronic) infection. It also gives rise to hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer), which is a notorious cancer that kills within approximately six...

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HEPATITIS E VIRUS (HEV)

This post is a follow up to that of hepatitis A. Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection  is not very common in our environment but may be seen in those who have travelled to regions...

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DANGER SIGNS AFTER DELIVERY

…and your cute & beautiful baby finally arrives. YIPPEE!!! CONGRATULATIONS! While one has to be grateful for a safe delivery, I’d like to point out that a lot of attention still has to be...

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DANGER SIGNS IN LABOUR

The ‘ALMIGHTY’ Labour experience comes with various feelings and emotions. However, talking about danger signs now; here are some signs that may be noticed during labour and/or delivery which are real DANGER signs. They...

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PROSTATE CANCER – The Causes

The prostate is a vital gland in the male. It secretes fluid that helps to maintain the vitality of the sperm. Prostate cancer is regarded as the most commonly diagnosed cancer in males. It...

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BREAST CANCER – The Causes

Breast Cancer – the commonest cancer in women. The number of people dying from breast cancer has been on the rise lately and that calls for a lot of awareness. Hence, I’d like to...

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Lassa Fever

A lot is happening around us at the moment with respect to Lassa fever; hence this is an opportunity to find out what it is. LASSA FEVER is an infective illness caused by the...