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Literally Everything You Need To Know About HPV

Literally Everything You Need To Know About HPV

If you’re well past the age of 12, you’re probably not spending too much time thinking about HPV—you got the vaccine or you didn’t, so you’re either safe or not, right? Not so fast—an HPV vaccine isn’t a “get out of jail free” card, just like an HPV diagnosis isn’t a death sentence for your […]

Govt Commits to Halve Malaria Cases in Five Years

Govt Commits to Halve Malaria Cases in Five Years

Rwanda has joined the recently launched Commonwealth Nations initiative to curb malaria by half in the next five years. The initiative, launched on Wednesday at the Malaria Summit London 2018, on the sidelines of the ongoing Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), calls on the 53 Commonwealth nations to halve the number of malaria cases […]

Why You Should Never, Ever Rip Off Your Hangnail

Why You Should Never, Ever Rip Off Your Hangnail

Hangnails can make any grown adult wince. They’re pesky, and even though they’re so small, they can hurt like hell.”Most people don’t notice a hangnail until after it has fully developed and they feel roughness around the nail or pain from inflammation,” says Benjamin J. Jacobs, M.D., hand surgeon at Rebound Orthopedics and Neurosurgery in […]

GBV Prevention Should Be The Focus For Women And Men

GBV Prevention Should Be The Focus For Women And Men

Gender-based violence (GBV) is one of the most widespread and socially tolerated forms of human rights violations, cutting across nationality, race, class, ethnicity and religion. It is a major source of inequality in Kenya. GBV has a profound social and economic impact on families, communities and the entire nation, as well as serious ramifications on […]

High-Fat Diet Linked To Lung Cancer Risk

High-Fat Diet Linked To Lung Cancer Risk

People who eat a lot of saturated fat – the “bad” kind of fat that’s abundant in foods like butter and beef – are more likely to develop lung cancer than individuals on low-fat diets, a recent study suggests. Compared to adults who didn’t get a lot of fat in their diets, people who ate […]

With These Tips, You Can Beat Cancer

With These Tips, You Can Beat Cancer

1. Don’t use tobacco Using any type of tobacco puts you on a collision course with cancer. Smoking has been linked to various types of cancer — including cancer of the lung, mouth, throat, larynx, pancreas, bladder, cervix and kidney. Xhewing tobacco has been linked to cancer of the oral cavity and pancreas. Even if […]

We save lives of women in childbirth – while fighting Ebola

We save lives of women in childbirth – while fighting Ebola

Months of talking, more than a year of reflecting, and finally on 6 January we went into Magburaka government hospital to work alongside the Ministry of Health, supporting the life-saving activities of the clinical teams in maternity and paediatrics. There are many events I will remember from that first weekend: the first of three newborn […]

Medical experts seek help to curb mother-to-child spread of HIV/AIDS

Medical experts seek help to curb mother-to-child spread of HIV/AIDS

THE vision of halting the spread of HIV/AIDS to the next generation of Nigerians can only be realised if the Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission (PMTCT) of the ailment is given utmost attention by governments at all levels. This was stated by medical experts yesterday at the 16 local councils of Taraba State when they hosted […]