Patau’s syndrome: What is It?

Today, lets look at a syndrome that affect about 1 in every 5,000 births. Also, 9 out 10 babies with the syndrome dies during their first year and about 1 in 10 babies with less severe form of the syndrome, for example partial or mosaic trisomy 13, live for more than a year. This syndrome is called ‘Patau’s syndrome’ and the risk of having a baby with it increases with the mothers age. So, let’s try and understand it and the factors that lead to it.

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Coronavirus in Nigeria: How ready are we?

Now, Coronavirus is almost in every continent in the world. Today, the Nigerian government reported its first case, in Lagos state. The virus now is a global pandemic even though the World Health Organisation has not publicly said it. This kind of disease or virus is devesting in developing nations, the underprivileged are the ones that always take the hit. For example, Ebola virus is still a big public health issue in the Democratic Republic of Congo. There isn’t much stories about it because it has been contained in that region and its threat to the rest of the world is no more, hence the limited attention. A background about Coronavirus.

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Novel Corona virus

In December 2019, a cluster of pneumonia was observed in a a seafood and live animal market in wuhan china. The causative agent was unidentified but suspected tom be similar to 2003 SARS corona virus. Now its been named the 2019 Novel corona virus and On the 30th of January , the World Health Organization (WHO) declared it a global public health emergency.As a result of the virus spreading from this initial cluster to family members, other parts of china and the world.

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Glaucoma: The second leading cause of blindness globally.

It is a major problem, we’ve been concerned about this for some time and we are now working hard to address this important cause of blindness. It highlights the growing problem created by chronic eye diseases, including Diabetic Retinopathy and Age Related Macular Degeneration.

Dr Robert Beaglehole,
WHO’s Director of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion in Geneva.
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Folic Acid: Everything you need to know about it.

Folic acid is the synthetic version of vitamin B9 (vitamin folate). Vitamin B9 helps in the production of healthy red blood cells in the body and it can be found in certain foods. There are various used of folic acid, it can be used to: prevent or treat folate deficiency anaemia; helps your unborn baby’s brain, spinal cord, and skull develop properly to avoid development issues (neural tube defects) for example spinal bifida.

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Diabetes: Everything you need to know about it.

Today I will be talking about diabetes and how it has effect on our life and health. Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high. Diabetes describes a condition in which the body cannot make proper carbohydrate in food because the pancreas does not make enough insulin, or the insulin produced is ineffective, or a combination of both.

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