ELEPHANTIASIS
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ELEPHANTIASIS

OVERVIEW OF ELEPHANTIASIS Elephantiasis a disorder of the lymphatic system also known as lymphatic filariasis, is a painful and disfiguring disease that is caused by parasitic infection mainly caused by the nematodes (round worms). The filariodidea are transmitted through the bites of infected mosquitos, the larvae are deposited on the skin where they seep into…

BREASTFEEDING
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BREASTFEEDING

OVERVIEW OF BREASTFEEDING BREASTFEEDING Breastfeeding also known as nurturing, is the process of delivering adequate and complete nutrient to an infant, to ensure healthy growth and development of the infant directly from the mother’s breast. It is a very important part of the reproductive system of a woman, with effect on the health of the…

LEWY BODY DEMENTIA (LBD)

LEWY BODY DEMENTIA (LBD)

Recently, Lewy body dementia has become popularly known due to a popular actor that was recently diagnosed with the condition in Nigeria. However, Lewy body dementia is the second most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer’s disease.  It is caused as a result of protein deposits, called Lewy bodies, which develop in nerve cells…