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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”A fight that we can win, with the right coach” — Cancer in Africa.

Everyday should be a world cancer day in Africa, cancer is too big of an issue in Africa for a one-day awareness. When 70% of death by cancer is from low-and middle-income countries, this illustrate a great public health problem in these regions, and the need for attention from the health organisations is an understatement.

Yusuf Mustapha

The 4th of February was a world cancer day. A day where people around the world spread awareness about the disease and the impact it has on the society. The questions have about this day is, what is been done in Africa about cancer? how aware are people in Africa about cancer? Join me to find out.

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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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”WE’RE NOT THAT RESILIENT” |MEN’S HEALTH WEEK

It’s a well-known fact that men have shorter life expectancy than women, these contribute to the fact that they are more likely to be seen in the most dangerous work environments like construction sites among others. Eventually, everyone is going to die, but there are several things we can do to live longer and healthier, which in turn improves the overall quality of our life and that of our loved ones.

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