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Strong Together: Building A Healthy Community

Strong together- I love talking about strength and how it relates to the community. I believe in the power of community, God did not create you to journey alone in this life. We are strong together- this reminds me of The Preacher in the Holy Bible, how he talked about community in a different way. …

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Menstrual Hygiene Day: It’s Time for Action

Period Education Menstrual Hygiene is important! It is time we ensure period education is for everyone. Education about menstruation is critical to enable women and girls to manage their periods safely, hygienically, with confidence and without shame. We can start at a young age when the girl is able to understand what we are talking …

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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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Keep Learning

Do you know that reading helps your mental health? Welcome to #HealthMattersWithDrWeyoms We 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. …

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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 #HealthMattersWithDrWeyoms As a parent or guardian of a children, you can play an important role in supporting …

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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 …

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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 …

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The Baby of the Child Pt 4

‘Palava you dey find’ sang Fela!  I enjoy listening to Fela songs because they are lessons I need to teach all these new generation children. Anyway while I was seriously nodding to the tunes from my phone, someone called my name.  I turned to see who that amazing person could be. Jisos e! It was …

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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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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Pneumonia: How Much Do You Know?

Everybody loves Mondays. I know many people won’t agree with me. It’s another time for #HealthMattersDrWeyoms Thanks for the genuine conversations on Abortion. We are going to have a new conversation about Pneumonia. Do you know about pneumonia? Have you heard about this disease before? Do you know what causes it? It is said that every …

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So What Happens After An Abortion?

Oh I wish weekend enjoyment doesn’t end. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. This is Monday and it’s #HealthMattersWithDrWeyoms Did you enjoy the last two series on Abortion? I got responses and had wonderful discussions with some strong women. So today, I will be talking about What Happens After An Abortion? This series is …

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Abortion: Just So You Know Part 2

Everyone loves the weekend. It is another beautiful Monday with #HealthMattersWithDrWeyoms I read quite a number of comments about our abortion tweets. Yes, the discussion on abortion arouses strong feelings both for the married and unmarried.  For men, it may be a difficult time as well. Men do not really express their feelings about a …

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Young Ladies and Fertility Matters.

This post is inspired by a dear friend who asked a “causal” question about fertility in unmarried ladies. She made a statement saying, “They say, we should not take lemon too much, so it does not damage our womb linings as it may affect fertility when married”. Funny thing is I just said, I will …

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The Silent Killer: Hypertension

This post is part of the requests for this week. Not children related but can help parents and young people. Nuggets about High Blood Pressure. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is usually defined as having a sustained blood pressure of 140/90mmHg or above. The line between normal and raised blood pressure is not …

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How Do I Get My Baby To Eat Other Foods?

Dear Doctor, how do I make my baby eat other foods apart from baby milk? For about the first six months of their life, babies only need breast milk or formula milk depending on what you decide to do as a mother. If solid foods are started too early, babies are likely to take less …

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World Malaria Day, 2018: Ready to Beat Malaria

My little boy about 1-month-old My house in Nigeria used to have plenty mosquitoes and even if we used insecticides, the mosquitoes multiplied. So we decided to use mosquito net because we feared for Dearest M. Today is #worldmalariaday and we are still fighting the battle to roll back malaria from harming our children. “It is known …

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Feeding After a Caesarean Section.

I don’t know why I love this photo. It definitely reminds me of myself when breastfeeding. We take any position to breastfeed and we do it anywhere. Talk about being shy and having a baby shouting on your head in a busy marketplace. Leave matter for Matthias, you go carry breast outside for street. So …

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Cerebral Palsy Podcast for Mothers and their Children

Many people don’t know what it is called. They tag the child as an imbecile. Some mothers are confused about the condition. They are worried when their baby’s head cannot stay straight, or the baby at 8 months cannot sit down, or the baby at 18 months cannot walk. Here’s a short discussion about what …

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Tribute To The African Woman: International Women’s Day

She is a woman With dark nights without stars, Rising temperatures that disturbs daily life, With children who fall ill week after week, Yet she beams with hope She’s a woman, With the biting and scorching sun, She bargains with customers for her wares, With the little profit, she saves for her children’s education. Without …

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