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Vaccines

Background Correct vaccination prevents an estimated 2.5 million deaths each year (Source: WHO). Protected from the threat of vaccine-preventable diseases, immunized children have the opportunity to thrive and a better health outcome. According to the WHO, A vaccine is a biological preparation that provides active acquired immunity to a particular infectious disease. Types of Vaccines …

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Hypertension

What is Hypertension? Hypertension also known as High blood pressure is a condition in which blood flows through the arteries (tiny blood vessels that transport blood to all organs in the body) at a high pressure which can be harmful to the arteries and organs in the body. What are the causes/risk factors for Hypertension? …

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Erectile Dysfunction

What is Erectile Dysfunction? Erectile Dysfunction is the inability to maintain penile erection for satisfactory sexual performance What are the causes of Erectile Dysfunction? There are so many factors that can cause or contribute to ED. They include: Vascular Conditions like High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol (Elevated LDL Levels), Some Medications like Beta Blockers, Diuretics, …

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Dandruff

A scalp condition that causes scaly patches/flakes of skin to appear. CAUSES Causes may include Seborrhoic dermatitis Contact dermatitis Allergic reactions to use of some products Eczema Ring worm Poor hygiene is not necessarily be a factor Symptoms Itching White flakes on the scalp Management For mild to moderate dandruff, brushing the hair often, use …

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Cough and Cold

Introduction Cough and Cold usually occur as a result of the body’s natural defense against an allergen, a bacteria or a viral upper respiratory tract infection Symptoms Cough and Cold usually occurs with any of these symptoms Excessive mucus production Headache Fever Nasal congestion Watery eyes Redness of the eyes Nasal discharge Foul breath Sore …

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Skin Care

Caring for the skin involves routine practices that help to support, enhance and alleviate skin problems or conditions. Skin care problems include Blemishes Scars Hyperpigmentation Acne Sebaceous filaments Tips on skin care routine Use of the right cleanser Do not use many products Moisturize at least twice a day Avoid touching the skin with dirty …

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Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s Foot also known as tinea pedis is a fungal infection that usually affects or starts in between the toes and gradually spreads to the toes nails and hand.  The name was derived because it usually affects athletes. Risk factors Affects mostly men Sharing of personal belonging like shoes and socks Tight shoes and damp …

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Asthma

What is Asthma? Asthma is a condition that affects the respiratory tract, majorly characterized by narrowing of the airways and airflow obstruction What are the symptoms of Asthma? Tightness of the chest Shortness of breath Wheezing How is Asthma diagnosed? Some tests performed include Chest X-RAYS and Spirometry How is Asthma Treated? Symptoms of Asthma …

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