Steps To Prevent HIV After You Have Been Exposed

If you’re HIV-negative or don’t know your HIV status, and in the last 72 hours you -think you may have been exposed to HIV during sex (for example, if the condom broke), – shared needles and works to prepare drugs (for example, cotton, cookers, water), – or were sexually assaulted, talk to your health care provider or an emergency room doctor about PEP right away. PEP should be used only in emergency situations and must be started within 72 hours after a recent possible exposure to HIV. It is not…

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 Do Groundnuts Cause Pimples?

For years upon years myths and legends have been spun around groundnuts. Pimples prone people advocate that groundnuts should be avoided completely to stop pimples from popping up like Christmas lights. While it is true that oily foods cause inflammation of the skin and what we know as pimples pop out, there is no research definitely linking specific foods to pimple outbreaks. Surprising, right? Well, you are not alone in this belief but the fact is that the process that causes pimples is quite complex. Sometimes, pores become blocked and…

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Bird Flu returns to 7 states in Nigeria – Federal Government warns

The Federal Government through the Director of Veterinary and Pest Control Services of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, has alerted the general public on the recent outbreak of bird flu in Nigeria. The director Mr Gideon Mshelbwala in a statement listed the states affected by the outbreak to include Bauchi, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Nasarawa, Plateau, FCT and lastly Kaduna, which reported a case on May 30. He said that the disease had spread across 26 states of the federation and the FCT since it started in 2008…

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‘If you call yourself a virgin and you masturbate, you are not one’ – Counselor Lutterodt

Controversial Ghanaian marriage counselor, George Lutterodt, in a new shocking disclosure has said that virgins who masturbate should not describe themselves as one. He disclosed this in a recent interview with Kasapa FM, while revealing the high rate of masturbating virgins between Christians. According to him: ‘We have masturbating virgins and per a research, I conducted last year, Christians are in that range more than anyone else in the sense that, they do not want to have sex with anyone but masturbate to satisfy their sexual desire. These people cannot…

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Lagosians advised to have regular HIV screening

Residents of Lagos and its environ should avail themselves of the free HIV counselling and testing every six months, if they tested negative during screening, Lagos State AIDS Control Agency(LSACA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Oluseyi Temowo has said. He stated this at this year’s Workers’Day, which coincided with the Golden Jubilee of the state in Agege Stadium. Temowo said an HIV-positive person could be symptom-free for about 10 years and infect others, if unchecked and untreated. “Being an HIV-positive person does not translate to death with appropriate medication. That…

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Honey, Process,and health benefits – part 1 (must read)

Why Honey   If you’re not taking full advantage of the nutritional and medicinal properties of honey, it’s time to begin doing so because honey is a remarkable healing agent for all sorts of ailments. People have been using honey for its antibacterial and antifungal properties since the ancient times.  Infact, the Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians documented the healing properties of honey as early as Aristotle’s mention of it in 384 BC. Even King Solomon of the Bible said, “My son, eat thou honey, for it is good.” Honey is certainly an old product that has…

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Create environment for health firms’ success, govt told

An indigenous equipment manufacturing firm, FINLAB Nigeria Limited, has called on the Federal Government to create an enabling environment for local manufacturers to thrive. Its Director of Marketing (Fine Furniture/Finished Laboratories), Uzo Nwaije Jr, who made the call, said such an environment would include improved factors of production. According to him, the first step at doing so should be by making it easier for manufacturers to get funds to operate. “That will improve the economy because when there is fund, demand will be met by supply. Federal Government should create…

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For Women: Important Tips To Keep Your Vagina Clean , Sweet and smell Nice – Must Read

​You may have been taught early on to cleanse your vagina daily with strong soap or “feminine hygiene” sprays, but these practices can actually do more harm than good. To have a healthy vagina, clean the area with hot water only to avoid disrupting your natural pH, change menstrual products frequently to prevent bacterial growth, and wipe front to back when using the toilet. You should also adopt some minor lifestyle changes, eat foods that boost your vaginal health (e.g., yogurt, fruit, garlic), and do kegel exercises to keep your…

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Mouth thrush attributed to prolonged medication, smoking – Expert

Prof. Juwon Arotiba, a Consultant  Maxillofacial Dental Surgeon at University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan says prolong use of antibiotics, smoking and pregnancy are major causes of mouth thrush. Arotiba, who is also a former Chairman of the Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), UCH branch, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan on Wednesday. He defined mouth thrush as a fungal infection of the mouth, characterised by white patches. He says it is a medical condition in which a fungus called…

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Health benefits of sunglasses and reasons why you should wear sunglasses -Must Read

​ You slather on SPF 50 to shield your skin from the sun. But what about your naked eyes? In a 2012 survey, less than half of 10,000 Americans polled recognized the health benefits of sunglasses, and 27 percent of respondents reported never wearing them. Yet this simple and stylish accessory* can protect your eyes from a host of conditions caused by ultraviolet rays:         1. Skin Cancer Up to 10 percent of all skin cancers are found on the eyelid. 2. Cataracts The World Health Organization…

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