FOOD HYGIENE

FOOD HYGIENE

Food hygiene involves all the safe and clean practices, operations or processes in making food suitable and fit for consumption to protect public health from foodborne diseases. The food processes include handling, preparation and storage of food. Foodborne diseases occur as a result of eating contaminated food. Most of foodborne diseases are caused by bacteria…

DIABETES MELLITUS (DM)

DIABETES MELLITUS (DM)

Diabetes mellitus is a disorder of the endocrine gland and it is a major or common condition that is characterized by elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia). Diabetes mellitus result from deficiency of insulin or resistance of the body to available insulin in metabolism of carbohydrate which is characterized by elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia). For instance, when…

HYPERTENSION

HYPERTENSION

Hypertension, also known as High Blood Pressure is a serious medical and cardiovascular condition. Blood pressure is the force exerted by blood against the arterial walls of the heart. Therefore, Hypertension is the condition that occurs when the force against the walls of the arteries is too high. Arteries carry blood from the heart to…

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…

WAYS TO IMPROVE CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH

WAYS TO IMPROVE CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH

TEACH THE CHILD HOW TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES: Allow them to talk about anything without them feeling like a burden. Most children don’t talk to their parents or guardian about their feelings because the reaction from their parents would be more overwhelming. Children face different situations like bullying, abuse of different kinds which will definitely tell…

NEONATAL SEIZURES

NEONATAL SEIZURES

A seizure is caused by sudden, abnormal, and excessive electrical activity in the brain. Most neonatal seizures occur in the first one to two days to the first week of a baby’s life. Causes of Neonatal Seizures Neonatal seizures have a variety of causes. These include: Lack of oxygen before or during birth which can…