Human papillomavirus (HPV)

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a viral infection that is passed between people through skin-to-skin contact. There are over 100 varieties which are passed through sexual contact and can affect your genitals, mouth, or throat. Most people get a genital HPV infection through direct sexual contact, including vaginal, anal, and oral sex.

Because HPV is a skin-to-skin infection, intercourse isn’t always required for transmission to occur. Continue reading “Human papillomavirus (HPV)”

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Hepatitis Vaccination

The term ‘hepatitis‘ means inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis can be caused by viruses, other infectious agents, alcohol, and other chemicals. There are various Hepatitis viruses which include A, B, C, D, E and possibly G. Types A, B and C are the most common. All can cause acute hepatitis. Viral Hepatitis B and C can cause Chronic Hepatitis which can lead to Liver Cirrhosis (fibrosis) and in some cases Liver cancer (Hepatocellular carcinoma). They differ in the way they are transmitted from person to person. Continue reading “Hepatitis Vaccination”

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Cancer Vaccination

Vaccination is the administration of a vaccine to help the immune system develop protection from a disease. Vaccines contain a microorganism or virus in a weakened, live or killed state, or proteins or toxins from the organism. In stimulating the body’s adaptive immunity, they help prevent sickness from an infectious disease.

When a sufficiently large percentage of a population has been vaccinated and become immune, herd immunity results which indirectly protects the non-immune population because infection transmission is low. The effectiveness of vaccination has been widely studied and verified. Vaccination is a most effective method of preventing infectious diseases. Continue reading “Cancer Vaccination”

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Yay! It is World Ovarian cancer day and another opportunity to increase the awareness of this disease in order to improve our general understanding, and help our women of all ages easily recognize the disease pattern, its manifestation and their help seeking behavior with regards to the disease. This is all geared towards improving survival rate and life expectancy of our women.

Earlier this week in our previous post, we examined what ovarian cancer means, its predisposing factors and common symptoms to look out for which could point towards the underlying disease process in the body. today, we will take a look at the types and the diagnosis of Ovarian cancer.

Continue reading “OVARIAN CANCER DAY”

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Tackling Colorectal Cancer; Its Treatment and Prevention Strategies.

In our previous posts, we examined what Colorectal cancer entails, its signs and symptoms, risk factors, types, stages of presentation and even the processes involved in diagnosis. Today, we go further on our discussion on Colorectal cancer as we look into the treatment options available and even strategies that can be employed to prevent the incidence of the disease. Continue reading “Tackling Colorectal Cancer; Its Treatment and Prevention Strategies.”

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Tacking Ovarian cancer

So, it has been a period of enlightening us about Ovarian cancer as we celebrated World Ovarian Cancer day a few days ago. We trust you have been telling friends and loved ones on the need to know about ovarian cancer and prompt help seeking behavior whenever there is a significant index of suspicion.

We have had an overview of ovarian cancer, its risk factors, symptoms, types and diagnosis. Today, we take a look at its prevention, treatment options available and the survival rate. Continue reading “Tacking Ovarian cancer”

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Sleep Disorder

Sleep is one fundamental part of life we all cannot do without. The more or less of sleep we get as individuals go a long way to shape our appearance, demeanor, functionality and the totality of how our daily activities are carried out. For some, sleep comes so easily especially after an exhausting day at work, school or other walks of life, while others could lay in bed waiting for hours to get some sleep, some individuals even have to go all the way to taking medications before they could achieve a good night sleep. Continue reading “Sleep Disorder”

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