AMNESIAThough forgetting your identity is a common plot device in movies and television, that's not generally the case in real-life amnesia.
GARLICGarlic is the oldest known medicinal plant variety or spice in existence that is grown around the world.
ACNEAcne, also known as acne vulgaris, is a skin disease involving the oil glands at the base of hair follicles.
ARTHRITISArthritis is very common but not well understood. Actually, “arthritis” is not a single disease; it is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease.
DIPHTHERIADiphtheria is a potentially fatal contagious bacterial infection that mainly affects the nose and throat, and sometimes the skin.
HALITOSISBad breath, medically known as halitosis, can be embarrassing and in some cases may even cause anxiety.
SOURSOPSoursop, also known as graviola, is a large, spiny, green tropical fruit with a sweet flesh that is the basis for several beverages, desserts, smoothies, and candy.
BEDBUGSDon't believe the stereotype that bedbugs occur in only poor dirty houses and communities. Many affluent communities and households also have bedbug problems.
ECZEMAEczema is a term for a group of medical conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed or irritated.
POLIOPolio, also called poliomyelitis or infantile paralysis, is a crippling and potentially deadly infectious disease which mainly affects young children, caused by the poliovirus.
WHITLOWWhitlow, usually referred to as herpetic whitlow, is a painful and highly contagious infection on the fingers or toes caused by the herpes simplex virus (the "cold sore virus") - HSV, a virus that affects about 90% of people worldwide.
FLUFlu, also known as influenza, is a respiratory infection caused by a number of influenza viruses.
PINEAPPLEPineapple is eaten fresh, juiced, cooked, or preserved, and its leaves are even used as wallpaper and ceiling insulation.
NOROVIRUSNorovirus, sometimes referred to as the winter vomiting bug, is the most common cause of gastroenteritis. Norovirus infection causes your stomach or intestines or both to get inflamed.
MENSTRUAL CRAMPMenstrual pain as it is sometimes called is common and a normal part of a woman’s menstrual cycle.
LISTERIOSISThere are two main types of listeriosis, namely; a non-invasive form and an invasive form.
ED - ERECTILE DYSFUNCTIONErectile dysfunction can cause stress, affect your self-confidence and contribute to relationship problems.
RHESUS FACTORRh factor also referred to as Rhesus status is inherited, meaning it is passed from parent to child through genes, like the blood types A, B, AB and O, is inherited from one's parents.
MND - MOTOR NEURON DISEASEMND is always fatal and can significantly shorten life expectancy, but some people live with it for many years.
PAWPAWPawpaw, grown in tropical climates, has been famous for hundreds of years due to its luscious taste and can be eaten as a fruit in the raw form, a smoothie, a milkshake, or as a vegetable in various recipes.
MACULAR DEGENERATIONMacular degeneration differs from glaucoma, which is characterised by gradual loss of peripheral vision, and cataracts, in which the normally clear lens of the eye becomes cloudy.
ASPERGER SYNDROMEIn 2015, Asperger's was estimated to affect 37.2 million people globally and more often affects males than females.
DIABETESPatients with high blood sugar will typically experience frequent urination (polyuria), they will become increasingly thirsty (polydipsia) and hungry (polyphagia).
BITTER LEAFPopularly known in Nigeria as ‘Ewuro’ by the ‘Yorubas’, ‘Shiwaka’ by the Hausas, ‘Onugbu’ by the Igbos, and ‘Aforloh’ amongst the Idoma people, bitter leaf is scientifically called Vernonia amygdalina.
APPENDICITISAppendicitis is the most common paediatric condition requiring emergency abdominal surgery.
BIPOLAR DISORDERBipolar disorder is a serious mental illness that, if left untreated, can destroy relationships, undermine career prospects, and seriously affect academic performance.
LYME DISEASELyme disease, being a tick-borne disease, is the most common disease spread by ticks in the Northern Hemisphere.
EBOLAEbola virus disease is named after a river called Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire) in Africa, where it was first recognized in 1976.
SESAME SEEDSOnce, it was thought to have mystical powers, and sesame still retains a magical quality, as shown in the expression “open sesame,” from the Arabian Nights tale of “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.”
SEPSISAnyone can develop sepsis, but it's most common and most dangerous in older adults or those with weakened immune systems.
KIDNEY FAILURE PT1While chronic kidney disease sometimes results from primary diseases of the kidneys themselves, the major causes are diabetes and high blood pressure.