Adolescence

Adolescence is the period of development from the onset of puberty, to the attainment of adulthood, hence the transitional period between childhood and adulthood. The WHO pegs this between the…

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Jane McCotter

Jane McCotter, nursing sister of Irish descent and founder of the Infant Welfare Center in Abeokuta was born in 1870. McCotter worked briefly in the colonial nursing service, but after an…

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Biola Alabi

Biola Alabi is a media expert, listed as a Young Global Leader in 2012. Alabi studied Public Health and Marketing at the University of Cincinnati. Before taking a position at the electronic media…

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Ashiru Oladapo

Ashiru Oladapo is a Reproductive endocrinology expert and joint pioneer of IVF research in West Africa. Ashiru joined College of Medicine of the University of Lagos as lecturer in 1976. He was at…

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Life Expectancy

Life Expectancy is an estimate of the number of years individual new born infants would live under the prevailing mortality risks within a population. Life expectancy is often indicated at the…

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Anaesthesia

Anaesthesia is a state of controlled and reversible loss of consciousness usually associated with insensitivity to pain, reflex depression, and a variable degree of muscle relaxation. This…

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Akinwuntan Abiodun

Akinwuntan Abiodun is the Nigerian physical therapist whose doctoral study led to the first-ever use of a high fidelity and interactive driving simulator to train stroke patients to drive again,…

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Oguntola Sapara

Oguntola Sapara the medical doctor; one of the pioneers of modern Medicine in Nigeria, is remembered for his brave fight against cultism as practiced by worshippers of the small pox god, Sopona….

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Onabamiro Sanya

Onabamiro Sanya was a biologist and statesman, born 1913 in Ago Iwoye. Before him, the dangerous guinea-worm parasite ravaged the whole of southwest Nigeria. In the 1950s, Onabamiro in the…

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Postnatal Psychiatric Disorders

Introduction Postnatal (puerperal, postpartum) psychiatric disorders are mental conditions that arise in women within the first 42 days after childbirth. Based on the degree of severity, these…

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