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Creating a rhythm of rest

Creating A Rhythm of Rest As A Young Person

Creating a rhythm of rest is very important! “Rest is not necessary as a young person, sleep is for the weak, Weyinmi.” Someone told me this a few years ago when we discussed about growth as upcoming working class global citizens. As a society, you and I have become experts in burning ourselves out. It …

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Community makes us grow

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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The Community lies in our hands

The Nigerian Child: My Ins and Outs

The news in the last few days has been dark especially in my country, Nigeria. It is not about COVID19 but the effects of a pandemic in some ways.  I recently participated in a WhatsApp group session where we talked about “The Nigerian Child- Past and Present Successes and Struggles. It was hosted by a …

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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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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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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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Keeping your vagina clean and healthy

The vagina is designed to keep itself clean with the help of natural secretions (discharge). The vagina is a tube of muscle inside a woman’s body that runs from the cervix (the opening of the womb) to the vaginal opening. The external sex organs, which are called the vulva, surround the vaginal opening. Good vaginal …

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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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