Coronavirus: Wear masks while having sex, experts advise couples

  With the UK now in its tenth week of lockdown, many bored Brits have been getting frisky to keep themselves entertained while at home. But a new study has warned that having sex could spread coronavirus, and has advised that couples take preventative steps in the bedroom, reports mirror.co.uk. This includes avoiding kissing, showering before and after sex, and even wearing masks while having sex. In the study, researchers from Harvard University ranked different sexual scenarios, based on how like you are to catch coronavirus during them. Abstinence and masturbation…

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COVID-19: At the moment, home treatment best for us –Akase

Dr. Iorhen Akase is a consultant infectious disease specialist and head, Infectious Diseases Unit at the Department of Medicine, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). Akase who is also the team leader of LUTH COVID-19 Response Team, in this interview with APPOLONIA ADEYEMI highlights the burden facing healthcare workers at the frontline of COVID-19, their fears, challenges, the nature of the disease, the danger in perceiving the pandemic as a scam, the way forward, among others. Excerpts     Many Nigerians believe that COVID-19 is a scam. What message do you…

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Artificially sweetened foods could trigger headache (2)

The head is one of the most common sites of pain in the body. A headache or head pain sometimes can be difficult to describe, but some common symptoms include throbbing, squeezing, constant, unrelenting, or intermittent. The location may be in one part of the face or skull or may be generalised involving the whole head. A headache may arise spontaneously or may be associated with activity or exercise. It may have an acute onset, or it may be chronic in nature with or without episodes of increasing severity. A…

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Protein deficiency blamed on high cost

…as awareness campaign kicks off     The Nigeria Protein Deficiency Report has identified high cost as a major disincentive for the consumption of most protein food sources in the country. According to the report, which is the result of a nationwide survey that was conducted in 2019, inadequate protein-rich foods which was lacking on the dining tables of majority of Nigerians as a result of their cost. “Fifty-one per cent of respondents in the survey did not have adequate protein-rich foods, due largely to their relatively high cost,” the…

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NMA directs doctors to sit-at-home over Police harassment 

  Against the background of conflicting directives on the enforcement of the Presidential lockdown/curfew and the attendant harassment of healthcare workers in the course of discharging their responsibilities, the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA),Lagos State Branch, has called on all doctors under the auspices of the NMA in Lagos State to proceed on an indefinite sit-at-home directive, starting from 6pm today, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 According to statement from the NMA, Lagos State Branch, signed by its Chairman, Dr. Saliu Oseni and Dr. Ramon Moronkola, the secretary of the association, the…

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COVID-19: Stella Obasanjo Hospital Isolation Centre’ll be best in Nigeria – Obaseki 

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has said the state government is remodelling the Stella Obasanjo Hospital Isolation Centre (SOHIC) to be the best in Nigeria, with state-of-the-art facilities to manage all stages of the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.   The governor said this while on inspection of the expanded 300-bed isolation facility in Benin City.       The governor said a lot has gone into the refurbishment of the hospital, noting that the transformation of the facility has been rapid with the deployment of human and material resources…

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‘One Cucumber has bodies’ daily needs of vitamins’

Cucumis sativus, cucumber, or cuke, is a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family, Cucumber is a creeping vine that roots in the ground and grows up trellises or other supporting frames, wrapping around supports with thin, spiraling tendrils. The plant has large leaves that form a canopy over the fruit. The fruit of the cucumber is roughly cylindrical, elongated with tapered ends, and may be as large as 60 centimeters (24 in) long and 10 centimeters (3.9 in) in diameter. Having an enclosed seed and developing from a flower.…

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Exposure to nicotine can lead to hypertension

R esearchers in the United States (US) have found that chronic exposure to inhaled nicotine alone could increase blood pressure (hypertension), in both the body’s general circulation and in the lungs, leading to pulmonary hypertension. According to findings of a new study published in the May 2020 issue of ‘Hypertension,’ nicotine-induced pulmonary hypertension is accompanied by changes in the size, shape and function (remodeling) of the blood vessels in the lung and the right lower chamber of the heart. Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure that remodels…

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COVID-19: FMC Abeokuta closes emergency unit over pregnant woman’s death

The management of Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, Ogun State has shut down the Accident and Emergency Complex of the hospital following the death of a pregnant woman from coronavirus complications. The pregnant woman and another male patient had reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 and were admitted at the emergency unit of the hospital on Saturday. In a statement issued Sunday, the Head, Public Relations at the hospital, Segun Orisajo, said the temporary shutdown was to allow for a thorough decontamination of the facility. Orisajo, who stated that patients…

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NMA: Gradual easing of lockdown premature

As the incidence of those that tested positive to Coronavirus in Nigeria, hits  2,000 this weekend just seven days after hitting the 1000th mark, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has described the Federal and state governments’ gradual easing of lockdown even in phases as very premature.   In statement signed by its President, Dr. Francis A. Faduyile and Secretary General, Dr. Olumuyiwa P. Odusote, NMA said the ‘panel of experts’ recently inaugurated by the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) should be empowered to immediately commence their work of thinking, analysing, synthesising,…

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