Diabetes simply means high blood sugar. It is a chronic disease that occurs when the body(pancreas) is unable to produce insulin or the body cannot utilize insulin as it should. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas which is necessary for utilizing the glucose produced from breakdown of food. Insulin helps to convert glucose […]
Balancing work or career with breastfeeding can be a tough feat. Apart form having to contribute to the family financially due to the tough economic situations, moms also work for personal fulfillment and career development. With most employers, working moms have a 3 months maternity leave before they return to work, meaning new moms have […]
Whitlow is a painful infection of the nail bed, it is often found on the fingers near the nails. It is called ‘weaklo’ in lay terms. It occurs when the skin or cuticle at the nail bed is broken and it comes directly in contact with infected body fluids. When the infection is caused by […]
My friends and I once went on a short trip some years back, on our way back I felt the urge to urinate but decided to hold it till we got home. Unfortunately, the 45mins journey turned into a 3hour long journey as we got caught up in traffic. The slight urge soon turned into […]
OVERVIEW Lassa fever is an acute, viral haemorrhagic fever due to infection with the lassa fever virus. The Lassa virus belongs to the arenaviridae family and is transmitted by infected rats of the specie ‘Mastomys natalensis’ (multimammate rat). They are chronic asymptomatic carriers of lassa virus and shed the virus in their urine and […]
When many people think of living a healthy lifestyle, they typically think of diet and fitness. Whilst this may be true to an extent, proper care of your hands, feet and nails are essential to living a disease free life. It is important to view a healthy lifestyle from a broader perspective of complete physical, […]
Monthly discharge of blood from the uterus through the vagina.
The developing human, usually from conception to 8 weeks of intrauterine life.
The process of joining together of a sperm and an ovum to form a zygote.
The process of releasing mature ovum from the ovary every month.