Herpes: Everything You Need to Know about HSV-1 and HSV-2

Herpes: Everything You Need to Know about HSV-1 and HSV-2

What is Herpes? The 2 most common types of the herpes simplex virus are herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). These can affect a range of different areas including the genitalia, the anal region, the inside of the mouth, and the skin. Herpes is a chronic condition for which there is no cure. However, there are individuals who carry the virus who may … Read More

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7 Things You Should Know About Lupus

7 Things You Should Know About Lupus

Lupus is a complicated disease affecting about 5 million people worldwide. However, a lot of people don’t understand how it impacts others and don’t even know if they have it themselves. To increase awareness, here are 7 things you need to know. Lupus Is an Autoimmune, Rheumatic Disease In lupus, the immune system of the body attacks its own cells and tissues. While other organs of the body can be … Read More

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Face Mask 101 (Because just wearing one isn’t enough)

Face Mask 101 (Because just wearing one isn’t enough)

At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, people were told not to wear face masks unless they are sick, caring for a sick person who is unable to wear one or working in health care. The rules changed though. Now we’re told to wear face masks as the virus was seen to be spread by pre-symptomatic & asymptomatic carriers. Still, there are a questions and this is why we’ve put … Read More

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10 Common Questions About Pregnancy Answered

10 Common Questions About Pregnancy Answered

Many pregnant women have a lot of questions for their obstetrician-gynaecologists, especially if it’s their first. A significant change is happening in a woman’s body during this special period in her life. It’s no wonder they have so many questions.  Women want to know what’s safe for their future baby, and themselves. They strive to understand in what ways their lives can continue as normal, and what aspects need to be … Read More

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7 Tips on Staying Productive While Working From Home

7 Tips on Staying Productive While Working From Home

Due to the #coronavirus outbreak, many of us are currently working from home. Rather than being at our desks, we find ourselves on the couch, rug or in the kitchen trying to complete our to-do lists. The expectations are the same, but the environment is not. Here are 7 tips to help you maintain a similar level of productivity when working from home. 1. Keep yourself to regular work hours … Read More

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10 Ways To Manage Your Mental Health While Social Distancing

So you’re stuck at home, dutifully practising social distancing due to the lockdown. Here’s how to keep boredom away and maintain mental wellness.   Engage Your Mind Is there anything you’ve been putting off or been too busy to deal with before now? Here’s your opportunity to get it done! Consider learning a new language or trying a new hobby, like cooking or knitting. You can check out sites like … Read More

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COVID-19: Advice for Companies

This is a really difficult time for people everywhere and this is equally true for businesses. We’ve put together some tips on how your company can cope. Implement Workplace Health Protocols for COVID-19 While staying disease free can be seen as an individual responsibility, it’s also important minimise the risks of catching or spreading the virus to the barest minimum. As such, your company has a duty to ensure your … Read More

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COVID-19: Tips For Small Businesses

We understand how small or medium scale businesses operate differently from large organisations. Here are a few suggestions to help them survive the times, just in case: Be obsessive about hygiene Stop the spread of the virus by following these health and safety tips from the NCDC: No handshakes Frequent handwashing & hand sanitizer usage.   Try not to touch your face, and remind employees to do the same Constantly and … Read More

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Is Your Office Corona-Proof?

Not all states in Nigeria are experiencing a lockdown and businesses are still running in many others – this is a good thing. While personal preventive measures are one thing, workplace policies for disease prevention are another matter entirely. Regarding the latter, we recommend the following precautionary measures to minimise your chances of contracting or spreading the virus at work: Security Post & Reception Hand sanitizers should be provided at … Read More

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Assessing Healthcare during the Lockdown

Due to the current shutdown in Lagos where our Head Office is located, it is possible for our members to experience some difficulty in reaching our landlines. However, we can still be reached 24/7 via these mobile numbers – 07002779800, 08102659972, 08162739547, 08086428711, 09069757929. You can also text us via WhatsApp on 08175133802. We remain available to you as well via email on [email protected] Please, do not hesitate to reach … Read More

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