All posts by Olatunde Asagba

February 22, 2018

What to do when acne strikes in pregnancy |

Q: I hear that women are meant to glow during pregnancy, but what I am experiencing are pimples all over my face. What can I do? A: Acne is caused by a blockage of skin pores, usually by the natural oil (sebum) produced by the sebaceous glands in the skin, dead cells or even dirt …

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February 16, 2018

2 ways that you can get pregnant without penetration |

Q: My fiancée and I have been fooling around. I mean that we do a lot of stuff but he has never penetrated me in recent time. Now, I missed my period.  Is it possible that I am pregnant? A: While it is highly unlikely, it is definitely possible for a woman of reproductive age …

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February 10, 2018

What is a varicocele? |

A varicocele is an abnormal enlargement of veins inside the scrotum (the loose sac that contains the testes). When veins become dilated, they cause blood to abnormally collect in the scrotum and this can cause overheating of the testicles, which in turn can lead to infertility. Most of the time, varicoceles begin during puberty, as …

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January 22, 2018

Updated: Lassa fever is back |

January 2018: Nigeria is facing another outbreak of  Lassa fever as there have been confirmed cases from Bauchi, Ondo, Ebonyi, Kogi, and Edo states with suspected cases from different parts of the country. On the 21st, a young and promising doctor, Idowu Ahmed succumbed to the horrible disease. He had gotten infected at work in Kogi state while trying …

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January 19, 2018

Dealing with anaemia in pregnancy |

If you have ever watched those old Nigerian movies, you would definitely have seen one that illustrates the so called classic signs of pregnancy. First of all, the naïve teenager starts to throw up. An experienced woman then pulls the girl’s lower eyelid down, checks her palms and if it is pale, then pregnancy is …

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January 12, 2018

What causes dry eyes? |

The production of tears is very important for normal eye function. Tears nourish the eyes, protecting it from irritation and infections. Apart from these, they serve an important emotive function (crying)! Dry eye syndrome is a condition in which the eye does not make the adequate quantity and quality of tears. Causes of dry eyes …

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January 5, 2018

Cold vs hot drinks for hot weather? |

This topic has been hotly debated for long. During a heat wave, we look for various means of cooling ourselves. The debate is: “are you better off drinking a cup of hot tea or coffee or should you take icecream, iced tea or some other cold drink?” It all boils down to thermoregulation, which is …

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January 3, 2018

7 simple ways to stay active every day |

Everyone should follow a realistic fitness plan that is appropriate for their age, sex, weight, health condition and their goals. Apart from this, there are also other means of getting physically active that can be easily practiced. Here are some simple ways to stay active daily: Walk more Take every opportunity that you have to …

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December 28, 2017

Linea Nigra in pregnancy |

Linea nigra means black line in Latin. Many pregnant women have this vertical line that extends from the bikini line up to the bellybutton, and sometimes, even higher. It may or may not be accompanied by darkening of the face, belly or other parts of the body (chloasma). The level of discoloration visible varies depending …

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December 20, 2017

All you need to know about Greek yoghurt |

A lot of people have been talking about the benefits of Greek yoghurt but is it worth the hype? What exactly is Greek yoghurt? Greek yoghurt, like all yoghurt is made by fermenting milk, using live or active bacteria in a controlled fashion. After the milk curdles, straining is done. Greek yoghurt is more strained …

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