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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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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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Allergies in Children

A child who sneezes or coughs a lot, who frequently develops a rash or hives (raised swollen bumps), or who gets a stomachache, cramps or nausea after eating certain foods may have allergies. Any child may develop allergies, but they are more common in children from families with a history of such reactions. Early identification …

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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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International Childhood Cancer Day

Dear Doctor, what is wrong with my child?  We have been to several hospitals and have spent a lot of money. My son’s abdomen keeps getting bigger and he keeps losing weight. Dear Mama, your child has what’s called cancer. She didn’t understand what the other doctors told her because they had language barrier. She …

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