Your Hormonal Birth Control Options And Their Pros and Cons

When getting pregnant is not in the plan, maybe due to not being ready to start a family, taking a break in between growing a family, or not wishing for more children; a sexually active woman should be on a form of birth control. There are different methods of birth control with their upsides and downsides, levels of effectiveness, suitability and associated…

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8 Effective Ways To Relieve Menstrual Cramps

Menstrual cramps! Ugh! The mere thought of an impending period always sends shivers down your spine, because you know too well the excruciating pains and misery that lie ahead. It's so bad you have to clear your schedule and forfeit important activities just so you can curl up in bed to writhe and scream the day(s) away. If…

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Natural Family Planning/Fertility Awareness: All You Really Need To Know

You may be interested in fertility awareness-based methods of contraception (FAM), if you wish for a drug-free, no side-effect method of birth control; or perhaps your religion or culture permits you to practise only natural family planning as a form of birth control. Whatever the case, this method of birth control lets you know the times of…

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The age at which you had your first child influences your health at age 40 – study

A good diet and regular exercise are great ways to safeguard our future health; but this study shows there are even more surprising factors to consider - the age a woman had her first child, as well as her marital history. Findings from a study carried out by researchers at Ohio State University showed that women who had their first child between…

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Do not pay for meningitis vaccination, it is free of charge – FG warns Nigerians

PRESS RELEASE: FG WARNS GENERAL PUBLIC AGAINST PAYING FOR CEREBROSPINAL MENINGITIS VACCINATION The attention of National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) has been drawn to news report of sharp practices of some health workers who are alleged to be demanding payments and other forms of financial incentives from innocent members of the general public before…

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Breastfeeding can lower the risk of Type 2 Diabetes in women who had Gestational Diabetes – new study

As a result of associated metabolic changes, breastfeeding for more than 3 months in women who suffered from gestational diabetes while pregnant, can protect them against type 2 diabetes; a risk that persists for up to 15 years postpartum. These were the findings of a study by German researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, who studied whether…

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This is exactly how many calories are in your favourite food brands

Calling all post-baby weight loss enthusiasts! Calorie counting has just become easy, and you can now make informed decisions about what you eat. An Instagram account known as Calorie Brands is replacing the names of popular food brands with exactly how many calories they contain. "This is how brands should look like to help you achieve your summer body goals", read…

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Nigerian Doctors remove the world’s largest fibroid from a woman

History was made by the Doctors of Safe Hands Medicare Center Nigeria, who removed a 26kg fibroid mass from a woman, making it the largest ever mass to be removed from a human being in the whole world. The surgery was said to have been done without blood transfusion. The news which was shared by Abraham O.C Ogolo on…

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Instagram pregnant yoga mom, Kokobie, has welcomed her baby

Instagram user, Kokobie who shocked the world with her pregnant yoga routine has been delivered of a bouncing baby boy. The little one who weighed in at 9.13 pounds made an appearance after a successful 10-hour labour. Kokobie became an Instagram sensation after her yoga pictures went viral, with many people amazed at her strength and ability to pull…

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“People should know their genotype long before they get married” – Professor Michael Kehinde

Professor of Medicine at the University of Lagos, and Clinical Heamatologist at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Professor Michael Kehinde, says that parents who did not check their genotype compatibility, and whose children are found to have sickle cell disease are to be blamed. During his inaugural lecture on “Human Unique Blood Cells and Consequences” in…

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WHO confirms Zika virus strain has spread to Africa

The World Health Organisation (WHO), has confirmed that a strain of the Zika virus has been found to be present in Cape Verde, an island country of volcanic archipelagos found off the western coast of Africa. Scientists at the Insititut Pasteur Dakar confirmed that it is the same strain of Zika found in the Americas, known as the Asian…

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Avoiding refined foods before your period can reduce menstrual cramps, says Dr. Arikawe Adeolu

Excruciating and debilitating menstrual cramps remain one of the main problems faced by women and young girls all over the world. Different treatment options of dealing with the pain exist; but did you know that your diet could also play a role in reducing the pain? Dr Arikawe Adeolu, a Medical Practitioner at the Federal Medical Centre,…

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