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December 17, 2017

5 questions to ask before buying any supplement |

It’s so easy to get confused whenever you get to the shelf of any pharmacy store that contains supplements. There is often an array of multivitamins and minerals containing capsules, blood tonics, herbal supplements, fish oils and so on. With so many brands and ranges of products within those brands, how do you know which …

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December 6, 2017

7 reasons why a woman may bleed days after sex |

Q: I am a 25 year old lady. I saw my period three weeks ago and I had sex with my boyfriend two days ago. Since yesterday, I have been spotting and now, it seems to be getting darker. A: Bleeding after having sex is a relatively common occurrence in young women. However, without knowing …

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December 3, 2017

Top tips for counting your baby’s kicks |

Q: I’m carrying my first pregnancy and my doctor has been very particular about me counting the number of times that my baby kicks. I have followed his instructions but sometimes, I am not sure that I am doing all i need to do to get it correctly. Do you have any pointers to make …

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November 30, 2017

Does masturbation cause watery sperm and impotence? |

Q: I am a 23 year old male who masturbates a lot. Before, my sperm used to be thick and very white. Now, my sperm is watery. Is masturbation the cause? Would this make me impotent in the future? A: When most people say watery sperm, what they are actually referring to is the consistency …

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November 28, 2017

7 foods to avoid in your baby’s first year |

Your under-1 year old is an active bundle of happiness and you need to be sure that they are getting the adequate nutrition that they require. After completing the first six months of exclusive breastfeeding, solid foods can be introduced. Still, it is recommended that even after introducing this complementary feeding, that you continue with …

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November 25, 2017

All your questions about Postinor answered part 2 |

In the first part of the questions that are often asked about Postinor, the basics were discussed, including an introduction into emergency contraception, the way it works and the basic effects that women experience. This part answers the rest of the questions that people often ask about Postinor. Will Postinor affect my unborn child? While …

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November 21, 2017

Why iodine deficiency is a big deal |

There are many minerals that the body requires for its optimal function. These are mainly sourced from diet. An excess or deficiency of any of these can spell trouble. Iodine is one such ‘trace’ but quite important element because it is needed for the production of the thyroid hormones tetraodothyroninie (T4) also known as thyoxine, …

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November 18, 2017

All your questions about Postinor answered (part 1) |

Postinor is a popular brand of emergency contraception (EC) in Nigeria. When taken by a woman within the first three days after engaging in unprotected sex, it can help to prevent pregnancy. This is the reason such medication are also called ‘the morning after pill. We answer some of the questions commonly asked by women …

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November 15, 2017

Help, my feet smell! |

Almost everyone has had that experience before…you are stuck in a classroom, library, bus or some other enclosed space and suddenly a stench makes its way into your nostrils. You recognize that it is coming out of someone’s shoes but the worst part is that there is no respite for you until you get out …

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November 11, 2017

How safe is refined palm oil? |

Known locally as ororo or simply, vegetable oil, refined palm oil is the most ubiquitous cooking oil in Nigeria. Many people however wonder if it is good enough for healthy living. Palm oil is gotten from crushing the ripe fruits of one of the most popular and useful trees in the tropics…the palm tree. Another type of oil …

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