All Posts by Toluse Francis

Leave Those Rats, Face Yourself

Alas! the rats have come to town Everyone is talking about Lassa fever and for so long I resisted talking about it. I have read lots of articles and some have really broken my heart and forced tears out of tear glands. A good example of such jargons is one that I read saying people […]

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Depression Traps and way out

Depression often cmes as a trap sometimes. When Orion Lyonesse is getting depressed, she turns into a hermit. She doesn’t want to leave the house (not even to pick up the mail), and she cuts off contact with her friends and family. “The more I’m alone, the deeper the depression gets,” Lyonesse, an artist and […]

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Multiple Sclerosis

WHAT IS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS             Multiple sclerosis (MS) involves an immune-mediated process in which an abnormal response of the body’s immune system is directed against the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. The exact antigen — or target that the immune cells are sensitized to attack — […]

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HEPATITIS C…..

Rarely spoken of yet existing. Less light is beamed on it yet it is a prevalent cause of liver failure among other factors. Hepatitis C is an infectious disease affecting primarily the liver, caused by the hepatitis C virus  (HCV). The infection is often asymptomatic (not showing symptoms), but chronic infection can lead to scarring of the liver and […]

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ATHEROSCLEROSIS

Atherosclerosis is defined as the hardening and narrowing of the arteries. This progressive process silently and slowly blocks arteries, putting blood flow at risk. Atherosclerosis is the usual cause of heart attacks, stroke and vascular disease. All these sum up what is called “cardiovascular disease.” Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer in America, with more than 800,000 deaths […]

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Cholesterol

from last week…. Factors You Can Control Diet Cholesterol is found in foods that come from animal sources, such as egg yolks, meat, and cheese. Some foods have fats that raise your cholesterol level. For example, saturated fat raises your low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol level more than anything else in your diet. Saturated fat is […]

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Cholesterol…Pt 1..Intro

Cholesterol is not new to some of us as we talk about it especially when munching some fatty or oily foods.  I’ve tried so much not to be too scientific in my use of words however, you are at liberty to ask questions should you find some words or terms strange and incomprehensible. The word […]

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Dignity In Mental

Dignity is defined as the state or quality of being worthy of honour or respect This year, the World Federation for Mental Health has chosen “Dignity in Mental Health” as the theme for the World Mental Health Day 2015. This comes up October 10 every year. What then is Dignity? Dignity is defined as  the […]

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5 Healthy Habits You Need

Healthy habits are not easily formed.  It is believed that it takes 21 days at least to form habits Download When you do something repeatedly for  21 days, it becomes a habit. These are habits that people regarded as successful have practiced. For example, if you wake up 7am every morning, it can be said to […]

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3 Ways Meat affects Climate

Meat production is a major contributor to climate change. It is estimated that livestock production accounts for 70 per cent of all agricultural land use and occupies 30 per cent of the land surface of the planet. Because of their sheer numbers, livestock produce a considerable volume of greenhouse gases (such as methane and nitrous oxide) that contribute to climate change. In fact, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has estimated that livestock production is responsible for 18% of greenhouse gases.

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