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Depression: An introduction to Depression

Depression in itself is of various types with different names. In fact, a senior friend of mine in the field of mental health classified depression into two namely; Clinical and colloquial. In this post, I will focus on 3 of the types : Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) This is a period of major depression that […]

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The Strongman Called Nicotine

There are millions of smokers worldwide and this often times thrills me as I see the young and old puff the smoke on the street. Have you ever being in my shoes as well? Then here is the answer. It is due to the presence of a substance I call the strongman, Nicotine   Nicotine […]

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HYPOCHONDRIASIS

HYPOCHONDRIASIS or HYPOCHONDRIA (sometimes referred to as health phobia or health anxiety) refers to excessive preoccupancy or worry about having a serious illness. This debilitating condition is the result of an inaccurate perception of the condition of body or mind despite the absence of an actual medical condition. An individual suffering from hypochondriasis is known […]

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Viruses

Viruses are tiny microbes that are so basic that they are not even cells!  Viruses are just genetic material (genes) wrapped up inside a strong ‘coat’ made of protein.  They cannot survive by themselves, viruses have to use a host to grow and multiply which makes them a type of parasite. Some viruses are very […]

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Hypotension

Hypotension exists and it is something to be weary of. hypotension exixts and real Click To Tweet A whole lot is read of  hypertension but very little or nothing about hypotension.  So in view of this,  I shall be talking about hypotension otherwise called low blood pressure. Hypotension is defined as a disease of abnormally […]

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Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD, formerly known as “sensory integration dysfunction”) is a condition that exists when sensory signals don’t get organized into appropriate responses. Pioneering occupational therapist and neuroscientist A. Jean Ayres, PhD, likened SPD to a neurological “traffic jam” that prevents certain parts of the brain from receiving the information needed to interpret sensory […]

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Carbonated Water And Your Health

Carbonated drinks are everywhere these days to the extent that they are almost becoming part of our lifestyle. It has become so bad, that some people find it difficult to drink regular water just because they are addicted to carbonated water. This week, i wish to share with you the history/origin of carbonated drinks/beverages, a […]

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Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease exists even if not well talked of. What is Crohn’s Disease? Named after Dr. Burrill B. Crohn, who first described the disease in 1932 along with colleagues Dr. Leon Ginzburg and Dr. Gordon D. Oppenheimer, Crohn’s disease belongs to a group of conditions known as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). Crohn’s disease is a […]

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Exercise: an antidote to cancer

Over time, cancer has come to be a thorn in the flesh of humans. Some have come out to say it is a spirit while others believe its presentation is based on what you eat. Listening to a ‘road-side trained’ health worker some weeks ago at a seemingly interview I went for talk about cancer, […]

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