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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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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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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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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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The Baby, The Mother and The Paediatrician: Dramatic Me!

Dear Doctor, my Mother thinks I am a Drama King 😱. Do you think I am?  Dearest M, it’s been a while we spoke. Can you tell me what you do at your leisure? You know physical development has a key role to play when we are talking about you 😊 Dear Doctor, I try …

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What To Do This Year

I hope it is not too much to ask for much. Many young people have died from avoidable health related issues and some are because they didn’t take their health problems seriously. So it’s 2018,  just take a break and care about yourself. 1. Take care of your mental health. Speak to someone if you …

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