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What Did You Do With Your Child Today?

What did you to do with your child today? I have danced with my little one today. Do not allow the pressures of social media make you scared of marriage or parenting. Reframe your thoughts about marriage and parenting to yield positive results. Spending quality time with your child is more about the usual daily

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Breastfeeding in Public As an African Mother

Dear Mothers, would you breastfeed your baby in public? Been a while, welcome to Health Matters With Dr Weyoms I recently asked mothers via my social media handles, their thoughts and experiences about breastfeeding in public places, and I have received mixed reactions which I find really fascinating and worth starting a conversation on. For

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Learning to Code

Kudos to researchers, it is not an easy job to do. I can understand why an academic’s mental health could be affected when their work is criticised badly especially if so much effort has been put into doing it. I am yaying myself at finally doing the open coding for my focus group discussion and

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Social Media and Your New Year Goals

Already writing the goals and resolutions for the New Year? Are you using what you see on social media to measure yourself?  It is not easy scrolling through your social media feeds and seeing beautiful people travelling to wonderful places and experiencing amazing things. I get, the things you dream about for yourself as well.

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.

Crying Baby: What You Can Do

Yesterday, I asked a question on what you would do if your baby cried for long hours? I got some hilarious responses. From putting the baby on OLX to African Mama suspicious thinking, trying out lullaby and even telling the baby your mind or pinching the baby more. You people had me laughing out loud

Potty Training

There are no set rules about when to start potty training but you will need to recognise the signs that your child is ready for it. You may be wondering when to start potty training?As you have probably heard many times, every child develops at a different pace. So it is good to wait until

Malaria in School Children: Do Schools Have a Role to Play?

Nigerian Government and Diaspora Doctors, I am looking at you people but first let me mind my business this #HealthMattersWithDrWeyoms as we meddle in the affairs of malaria and children. According to the WHO, a child dies from malaria every two minutes.” Malaria is one of the leading causes of death among children under five

Adolescents and Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Nigeria

Nigeria has an estimated population of 191, 835, 93. I know that anytime I visit the National Population Commission’s website, this number increases. They haven’t told me if they count those in the very remote areas 😊. Also 22.3% adolescents make up this population, Nigeria is a breeding ground if I must say.  One in

Practise As a Medical Doctor or Be Something Else

Watching the Minister of Health in Nigeria, saying all doctors must not be specialists. They could be farmers, tailors and whatever else they can be. I don’t know if I should be annoyed or just forget I heard him say anything. Dear young medical student or soon to be graduate, have a plan. I don’t

Self-Funded Postgraduate Journey

Yay me! I have actually crossed the first year hurdle as a PhD student. It started really well with amazing ideas, I could literally write a book on those ideas. My research started out by changing its focus from the UK to my home country, Nigeria.  I believe that is one of the best decisions

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

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

All work and no play makes Oriseweyinmi, a dull girl 😁 Yes, that’s me, it’s been 11 months of academic work for me. I have two weeks left to meet with a panel for my academic annual progression.  So a physical and mental break with some cultural enjoyment was needed. Besides, my summer cannot end

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