Author: DoctorShonowo

World Mental Health Day: 3 Simple Things You Can Do To Take Care Of Your Mental Health

  World Mental Health Day, on 10 October, is a day to raise awareness of the effects mental illness has on millions of people’s lives across the world, and to help educate and inform us all. World Mental Health (WMH) Day was first celebrated in 1992. It was created to raise awareness of just how…
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October 10, 2019 0

#BreastCancerAwareness; Breast Checks And How To Do Them

  Being familiar with the look and feel of your breasts makes it easier to notice when any changes occur. What to do, what to look for when you conduct a breast check and when to have a mammogram is important for every woman to know. If you are familiar with the way your breasts…
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October 2, 2019 0

BREAST LUMPS; What You Need To Know

A breast lump is a localized swelling, protuberance, bulge, or bump in the breast that feels different from the breast tissue around it or the breast tissue in the same area of the other breast. There are different reasons why breast lumps develop. Most lumps are not cancerous and do not pose any risk. Causes…
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May 18, 2019 0

Shonowo Hospital Partners With HACEY HEALTH Initiative To End Malaria

Almost everyone has experienced a mosquito bite. Beyond being an annoyance, mosquitoes are carriers of some disease pathogens that afflict humans. One of such diseases is malaria—a disease that still claims the life of one child every two minutes, despite tremendous progress in recent decades. Malaria is transmitted through the bite of the female anopheles…
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October 2, 2018 0

5 Reasons Why You Should Give Birth In A Hospital

1. It’s your first pregnancy. While every pregnancy and delivery won’t be exactly the same for you, medically speaking, you can’t be sure what to expect. “With first pregnancies, you don’t know if there’s anything you need to be worried about. In the small chance that there’s a problem, a hospital has all the backup you…
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April 23, 2018 0

Important Information About Lassa Fever

Lassa fever is an acute and often fatal viral disease, with fever, occurring mainly in West Africa. It is usually acquired from infected rats. The illness was discovered in 1969 when two missionary nurses died in Nigeria. The virus is named after the town in Nigeria where the first cases occurred. Lassa fever occurs more…
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March 6, 2018 0

Important Facts About Female Genital Mutilation

  Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female circumcision, comprises all procedures that involve altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons. Typically carried out by a traditional circumciser using a blade, FGM is conducted from days after birth to puberty and beyond. Procedures differ according to the country or ethnic group. Type…
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February 6, 2018 0

#HealthEducation: How to Give First Aid For Diarrhea

  Diarrhea, is the condition of having at least three or more loose or liquid bowel movements each day.  It is very common to have a person suffer from diarrhea either at home or any other place. Therefore, it is important to have the knowledge and skills on first aid for diarrhea in order to…
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November 23, 2017 0

The Common Cold: Causes, Symptoms and Prevention.

  The common cold is a viral infection of your nose and throat (upper respiratory tract). It’s usually harmless, although it might not feel that way. Many types of viruses can cause a common cold. Children younger than six are at greatest risk of colds, but healthy adults can also expect to have two or…
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November 17, 2017 1

Media Conference Opening The #ShonowoFreeHerniaSurgery Program

Nigeria is characterised by a very high level of inequality.  With a large informal sector and over half of its population living in low income areas, access and ability to pay for proper healthcare is a challenge faced by the majority of Nigerians. As part of its commitment to making healthcare affordable and available to…
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November 16, 2017 0