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EAR SCREENING: Universal newborn hearing screening and management is desirable for early detection and treatment of hearing disorders.

Hearing, speech disorders in children can be detected in pregnancy

How do your children react each time you call them? Do you know that ignoring your calls sometimes may be sign or beginning of a medical condition in the child? In the views of a professor of Speech and Hearing Rehabilitation, and President, Speech Pathology and Audiology Association of Nigeria, SPAAN, Professor Julius Ademokoya, there is need for parents not to misinterpret their children’s refusal to answer their calls as stubbornness because it may signal dangers of hearing disorder.

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You may be living with cancer and not know

A Professor of Radiotherapy & Oncology, Professor Abayomi Durosinmi-Etti, has raised alarm over the rising cases of cancer in Nigeria and urged Nigerians to take proactive measures against the scourge. Speaking during the inaugural lecture of the University of Lagos, that focused on cancer (the big ‘C’), Durosinmi-Etti, a Consultant Radiotherapist and Oncologist, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, said many Nigerians may be living with cancer without knowing.

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Experts worry over increase in hypertensive disorders

With 28.9 percent of Nigerians hypertensive, Nigerian medical experts have raised alarm over an impending epidemic of hypertension, stroke, diabetes and other Non Communicable Diseases, A Consultant Cardiologist at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Dr. Casmir Amadi, who spoke at a symposium on cardiovascular diseases organised by Kraft Heinz Company, manufacturers of Complan, said cardiovascular diseases have become a public health concern.

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Tips to improve irregular periods

Today we are going to be looking at some things we can do to improve monthly menstrual periods. In this article, I will be giving a few tips on what you can do to improve scanty periods. The first tip is exercise. If you are somebody who’s period is scanty or has different colours (not bright red), it could be that the blood isn’t flowing to the uterus the way it should. Just walking a few times a week especially before your period starts, you might find out that the circulation will help your blood to flow more easily.

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Are you addicted to X?

But, people have used the word to describe excessive cravings for sex, dangerous adventure (adrenaline junkie), parties, sport, television, and even digital social media. Often, including medical practitioners, the term is misused or misapplied. Before someone can become “addicted” to something, they must pass through 3 identifiable behavioral markers. These are compulsion, tolerance and dependency.

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