MY LATEST BLOG POSTS

Beating Zero Hunger 

Food is life, but what will you do if you can no longer access food? Welcome to hashtag#HealthMattersWithDrWeyoms “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture” is what we aim to achieve with the sustainable development goal Number 2 hashtag#ZeroHunger Looking at climate change, food insecurity, a rapidly growing population, rapid …

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Your Child’s Environment Matters 

Family structure is not the core matter but how we all get on. Welcome to #HealthMattersWithDrWeyomsYou and anyone you live with is your child’s environment and it is very crucial to the holistic wellbeing of your child. How your child goes on to feel about themselves and how they interact with others is a strongly …

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Keep Learning 

Do you know that reading helps your mental health? Welcome to #HealthMattersWithDrWeyomsWe are still on about mental health and young people and we have simple ways that parents and guardians can make a difference in their child’s mental health. One way to help build a healthy mind for a child is to keep learning. Learning …

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Be Active in Mental Health 

It is how we are feeling and coping with the things we face everyday that shapes our mental health. Just like physical health, sometimes it is good, and at other times it is not so good. Welcome to #HealthMattersWithDrWeyomsAs a parent or guardian of a children, you can play an important role in supporting children’s …

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Supporting Friends With Their Mental Health 

It is said that 1 in 10 young people will go through periods of feeling emotionally unwell during any given year, but what do you do when it is your friend or relative? Welcome to #HealthMattersWithDrWeyoms I understand that it can be hard to know what to do when someone you care about is going through a …

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Mental Health Has No Age Limit. 

Don’t underestimate the damages of a poor mental health, we can suffer severe consequences. Welcome to #HealthMattersWithDrWeyomsWe all have mental health. Mental health is about our feelings, our thinking, our emotions and our moods. Looking after our mental health is important. Small feelings are everyday matters for us. These feelings can be strong and quite …

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Air Pollution: Are You Bothered? 

Every day, I read something new about air pollution and specifically I think of the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria and how bad the air is there but I do not want to travel far, Lagos is a typical example of a badly polluted city. Welcome to #HealthMattersWithDrWeyomsAccording to the new reviews, air pollution may …

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Do You Know About Type 1 Diabetes? 

A few weeks ago, some people asked me about diabetes and I asked them, how many types of diabetes they knew? Well, the answers I got made me realise a lot of awareness is still needed. Welcome to #HealthMattersWithDrWeyoms and we are on about diabetes. So we have Type 1 diabetes which is a serious, …

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Clean Care For Everybody-Na You Hand E Dey! 

Have you ever thought that not washing your hands regularly could lead your child having infections?Oh yes! This is how powerful handwashing is important to the health of your children. Welcome to another Monday of #HealthMattersWithDrWeyoms and yesterday May 5th we marked the Global Hand Hygiene Day. The Global Hand Hygiene Day is a campaign to …

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What Do You Know About Polio? 

I smiled when I read about the malaria vaccine last week. I thought about the fight to eradicate polio in Nigeria. What would it take for us as a people to completely accept immunisation for our children? Let’s talk Polio on today’s #HealthMattersWithDrWeyoms. What do you know about Polio? What do you think of when …

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Why Did This Doctor Not Prescribe Antibiotics for my Baby? 

Mother: I went to see the doctor, he did not prescribe antibiotics for my baby….can you imagine? How will my baby become well? Why didn’t the doctor just give me antibiotics?Do you think drugs called antibiotics, for example Ampiclox and Augmentin  are always the answer to your baby’s sickness?Why the Doctor does not always prescribe …

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Health For Everyone- World Health Day 2019 

I wonder if people really know that Health is their human right which in broken English, “you no suppose to sick, then come die because say you poor or you no fit get the treatment wey you need”. It is a collective effort to make the health system work in your community, it is not just …

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Parental Education and Child Nutrition: Which Way Do We Go? 

#NextlevelNigeria, I hope health matters are part of this next level the government is campaigning about because the double burden of malnutrition is weighing on us as a people.Today’s #HealthMattersWithDrWeyoms is about parental education and malnutrition. When I mention malnutrition is not just restricted to the picture of a very thin, sick looking baby who hasn’t …

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Friendship is Messy But We Need It 

A dear friend recently dropped a bomb of craziness with me and it left me overwhelmed but I still love my friend. Friends can bless and wound at times.True friends are there when you are so sweet and when you demonstrating your mood swings all over the place. They know when you are hurting and …

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HIGHLIGHT OF LOLOTALKS GIRLS SEX CHAT 2018 

I had an amazing time discussing with women about sex, sexuality, sex education, contraceptives and all about women’s health. Empower yourself as a woman!

A Merry Christmas To You 

Be sure to keep them hydrated but limit the overly sugary drinks to a certain amount per day. You do not want the triple dose of hyperactivity at 12am.

Studying Medicine in Europe 

So you have travelled all the way from a country in West Africa to a city in Europe and you are going to study Medicine. The shortest transit I have had is about 4hrs (Istanbul)  but my journey in total was 10hrs. I didn’t add Warri to Lagos in this calculation. Don’t try us who …

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Healthy Child, Healthy School 

School resumption is just around the corner, I know parents are seriously counting down. But, wait a minute I have a few things to ask you parents.Is your child healthy to attend school this new term? Have you done a genuine health check for your child to assess his/her fitness for school? Or you paid …

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Our Children and The Environment 

First of all, please I want to watch the movie titled, “Daughters of the Niger Delta”. I believe I can use it to start a beautiful conversation with my Niger Delta people. Links please 😊So according to the statistics by the Federal Ministry of Health, 7 million babies are born yearly in Nigeria but about …

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Air Pollution And Your Children 

Is the air in your city and even inside your house clean? Air pollution is both indoors and outdoors. Before a baby is born, if that baby is exposed to air pollution in the womb, it can alter their lung development. It can lead to premature birth and a low birth weight. After a child is …

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My PhD Journey: Systematic Review 

Today has been a great win for me. In my opinion, I have crossed the crucial stage of doing a systematic review. Oh my days, I almost went haywire when I realised qualitative and quantitative reviews have different methods of approach. (Who sent me a message to be in academia 😱?) I am doing a combined review …

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Children Environmental Health: WASH Awareness 

Poor water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and poor nutrition are important risk factors for ill health and deaths in children less than 5 years of age. Parents try to keep your environment clean as this influences the growth and development of your children.#sdg6 #sdg3 #water #sanitation #hygiene #WASH #environmentalist#environment #environmentalhealth #childrenhealth #paediatrician#medicaldoctor #parenting #babies #children #publichealth #healtheducation#nigerdelta #waterpollution #pollution #warri

Church Vibes 

This is what I learnt today: The need for earthly applause can lead to a determination to succeed but it is also an avenue for a downfall.If you want to feel successful, it is found in the person God has already made you be. Look in the mirror, darling! Psalms 18 vs 31-36.#gospel #inspiration #church #grace #wordoftheday #bibleverse #wordofgod#drweyoms #sundaygospel

HIV in Teenagers 

When I worked in the hospital truth be told, the number of young people I saw diagnosed with HIV was alarming. There was a really bad case of a 16 years old boy who was diagnosed with HIV and I guess because he couldn’t handle the situation mentally, he died in 2 weeks.That day, I felt …

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Urinary Incontinence During and After Pregnancy 

Sneezing or even laughing, drops of urine on my underwear…that’s how my third trimester started. After my C-section, the next day, the catheter was removed. I had to learn how to control my bladder again…a little activity, I’d pee on myself. Did you have any experience with urinary incontinence as a pregnant woman and even after childbirth? …

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Pregnancy Complications 

A tear or a doctor decides to make a cut during childbirth- some women don’t like talking about their experiences during the actual childbirth but many people can learn from it. Let’s discuss, mothers especially first time mothers, what were the challenges?#episiotomy #childbirth #drweyoms #pregnancy #womenshealth#healthmatterswithdrweyoms

The Silence About Pregnancy 

Yes, they say get married early and get pregnant before 30, it is also not easy to stand the pressure of that. Oh, you married late, get pregnant before 35, it will save you from in-laws trouble, that also is not easy. Oh, you should do this, do that so you can be pregnant. Oh no, …

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Combining Breastfeeding And Bottle Feeding. 

I know we are all about exclusive breastfeeding but sometimes it is not always possible. Trust me, breastfeeding for one year is not funny, it is stressful.You may want to try mixed feeding because you want to breastfeed, but give infant formula for one or more feeds, or because you are bottle feeding your baby …

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Diarrhoea with a Nappy Rash 

It is normal for babies and children to have diarrhoea occasionally. The most common cause is gastroenteritis – an infection of the gut more commonly known as a stomach bug – and it usually doesn’t last long.Diarrhoea – watery stools that are different in appearance and frequency than those your baby has had before. This …

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A Brief Introduction About Dr Weyoms 

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