Category: Health

What you really need to know about Ebola

Wash your hands

It is no longer news that Ebola is in town. Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian diplomat on the 25th of July 214 became the first known case and mortality in Nigeria of the current Ebola Viral Disease outbreak in West Africa. As of today 13th of August 2014, there are 10 known cases of the disease …

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Ask Dr Adebayo: “Painful Breast Lump”

Dr Adebayo, I am 24 and have a lump under areola and it hurts and really hurts to the touch. I’ve had it for over a month now. What’s causing it cause I’m too young for menopause and I haven’t been breast feeding or pregnant for two yrs. I haven’t seen my period but not …

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“Help me! My manhood is small”

(Published with permission)   Dear Dr. Gbenga, Thanks for your insightful mail which I normally receive as a forward from one of your recipients. I have been able to learn some few things. Applying your recommendations has been very helpful to say the least. I want you to help me out on an issue, though …

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Will you eat a soup made from human placenta?

Waiting for your comments: After Wang Lan delivered, she brought home a baby girl and her placenta, which she plans to eat in a soup — adopting an age-old practice in Chinese traditional medicine. The health-giving qualities of placenta are currently creating a buzz in Western countries, where some believe it can help ward off …

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What you should know about diabetes mellitus

What is diabetes mellitus? Diabetes is a disease of the pancreas, an organ behind your stomach that produces the hormone insulin. Insulin helps the body use food(glucose) for energy. When a person has diabetes, the pancreas either cannot produce enough insulin, or the body uses the insulin incorrectly, or both. Insulin works together with glucose …

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What you need to know about breast lumps

It was her nightmare becoming a reality. She lost her mom to it. An aunt was also a victim. Now at 32 years old she had felt the lump. She feared it had came for her too. Thank God it was not so. The doctor said it was not! Today let’s look at a cluster …

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What you should know about fever

One of the things we hope to achieve through this website it to increase the level of lay medical education on common health and medical issues. Research has shown that people tend to make better informed choices about their health if they have more information. This is also backed by common sense. It makes sense …

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