Non Infectious Diseases

Asthma: what you should know

Asthma is a major Noncommunicable disease, a clinical syndrome of chronic airway inflammation characterized by recurrent, reversible, airway obstruction. Airway inflammation also leads to airway hyperreactivity, which causes airways to narrow in response to various stimuli. According to WHO in 2016, It was estimated that more than 339 million people suffer from asthma of which …

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Bowel disease

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is the umbrella term used to describe disorders that involve chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. IBD is a group of inflammatory conditions of the colon and small intestine. There are two major types of inflammatory bowel disease, which are: 1. Ulcerative Colitis 2. Crohn’s Disease.1. Ulcerative Colitis: This condition causes …

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Sickle cell

World Sickle Cell Day: 15 facts you need to Know

Over 300,000 children worldwide are born with the Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), a genetic abnormality of the red blood cells in which they take a crescent or “sickle”- shaped appearance. Over half of these children die before the age of five. With over 300,000 babies born with the sickle cell disease every year, Nigeria has …

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E-cigarette

Nicotine replacement: when quitting cigarettes, consider using more nicotine, not less

When delivered through cigarettes, nicotine is considered to be one of the most addictive substances on Earth, so it may seem odd to suggest that people should use more, rather than less, to quit smoking. A recent review of the research, however, has found just that. Nicotine replacement therapy, known as NRT, has been used …

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