Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB can affect any part of the body, but it most commonly attacks the lungs. TB spreads through the air when a person with active TB disease coughs, sneezes, speaks, or sings. It is important to take steps to prevent the spread of TB and protect yourself and others from infection. In this article, we will discuss some preventive measures you can take to reduce the risk of contracting TB.
Breast cancer is the commonest cancer in Nigeria. It accounts for 38% of all cancer cases in Nigeria. About 40 women die daily from breast cancer in the country making it the highest cancer killer in Nigeria - higher than cervical and prostate cancer fatalities combined. Early diagnosis of breast cancer coupled with accurate and timely treatment lead to better outcomes.
8 reasons why mothers do not practice exclusive breast feeding.
The World Health Organization (WHO) urges exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months, with the continuation of breastfeeding along with solid foods for 2 years or longer. The benefits are myriad and cannot be overstated.
What is Asthma?
Asthma is a chronic disease of the airways (breathing tubes) in the lungs. This means that you have asthma even when you feel fine and that asthma can flare up at any time.