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.

Glaucoma is an eye disease that can damage your optical nerve. The nerve supplies visual information to your brain from your eyes. It’s usually caused by fluid building up in the front part of the eye, which increases the pressure inside the eye. Glaucoma can lead to loss of vision if it’s not diagnosed and treated early.

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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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”This isn’t education” — Mental Health in Nigeria | part 3

Hello, today I’ll be talking about mental health in Nigeria, a familiar topic here. There are many things to talk about in relation to mental health in Nigeria. But today, I’ll be throwing blames at parents and the government in general. Last week, I come across a disturbing news about a school turned torture house.

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