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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Write-cast – No. 03 | Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis.

As we all know sickle cell disease is a severe congenital disorder in Nigeria, and one in ten people are said to have its trait and are at risk of having a child with sickle cell disease. Sickle cell disease cause multiple health complications and even with advancement in support care, it said to shortened life span of an individual with the condition, particularly if limited attention is given to this person, in terms of care and supports.

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Sickle Cell Awareness Month: Q&A.

NAME: Yusuf Mustapha

AGE: 25

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION: B.Sc and M.Sc Public Health.

Marital Status: Single

WOULD YOU TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THE GENOTYPE OF YOUR PARTNER BEFORE MARRIAGE? WHY?

Well, with the advancement in science and technology having a kid without sickle-cell disease by parents with the disease may be possible, since scientist now can separate genes from a developing organism to have the perfect organism. I have read a research where a person with sickle-cell disease been cured with stem cell transplant that was obtain from a suitable donor.

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Blood Test: why is it beneficial? – A short story.

One of the most common test physicians ask patients to go for is blood test. Also, one of the most common phobias people have is needle phobia, it is said that one out of ten people are afraid of needles or have needle phobia. There is no shame in been a needle phobic, there is nothing appealing in watching a needle penetrating the skin of a person. But today we’re talking about blood test and why it is beneficial to go for it every now and then.

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Motivation and why it’s important? – A short story.

Everyone have something that keeps them motivated and alert of their goals or objectives. Having something to motivate or keeps us in check about our objective either in life or just for the day is a good thing. And having something to look forward to after achieving a certain goal can be seen as a motivator. Today, I’ll talk about what keeps me motivated and on my toes every day.

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Observing through the pain – A Short Story

Always planning – a key strategy when you’ve chronic illness.

Sickle cell crises is the most terrifying, stressful and painful period of individuals with the disease. During this period, person is unable to think, act and observe any situation properly, only few people try their best not to break into tears during this period, even adults. Today we’re looking at the benefits of focusing and observing the situation (pain) at the time of crises.

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