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May 22, 2018

Your Health Your Fertility

It’s not something that’s often talked about but are you aware that the state of your health can impact on your fertility. Making some simple lifestyle changes may help in improving your chances of conceiving naturally. Here are 6 lifestyle changes you can make to help boost your fertility: 1. Maintain a healthy weight or take the necessary steps to get to a healthy weight. A study done found that overweight or obese women,  take nearly  twice as long to conceive as healthy weight women and underweight women, take nearly four times as long). 2. Maintain a healthy balanced diet,…

Doctor gives tips on prostate cancer – At CMO seminar

Men have been warned to control their sexual appetite or, better still, to stick to their wives. Men who have multiple sex partners and those who start having sexual intercourse early in life are at greater risk of coming down  with prostate problems. The correlation also suggests that sexually transmitted infection such as gonorrhea and Chlamydia may cause prostate cancer, according to several studies. This disclosure was made by Dr Ikechi Ohale who delivered a lecture on “The Prostate Gland and the Health of Men” to the CMO of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Parish, Emekuku, recently. The physician,…

GLAUCOMA, A Leading Cause of Blindness

Glaucoma is the 2nd leading cause of blindness in the world after cataract.  World Glaucoma week is celebrated from 10th to 16th of March, every year and 12th of March is usually recognized as World Glaucoma day. From the free eye project we have carried out in various parts of Imo State; we discovered that the prevalence of glaucoma is very high in Imo State. Glaucoma has been called the silent “thief of sight” because the loss of vision often occurs gradually over a long period of time and symptoms only occur when the disease is quite advanced.  And once…

VIRUSES ASSOCIATED WITH HUMAN CANCER (1)

Cancer may be described as any tumor arising from abnormal and uncontrolled division of cells that then invade and destroy surrounding tissues. Most of them are named after the organ or cell in which they start e.g. liver cancer, cervical cancer, skin cancer etc. Cancers are grouped into: carcinoma when they arise in the epithelium, sarcoma when they involve connective tissues, leukemia with origin in blood or bone marrow, lymphoma arising from B or T lymphocytes (white blood cells), myeloma originating from plasma cells, and central nervous system cancer when the cells of the CNS are involved. Cancer is a…