Travel Health Tips During COVID-19

Many individuals will be on the road this holiday season to celebrate Christmas, New Year’s, and other joyous occasions. Keeping an eye out for symptoms of COVID-19, getting vaccinated as soon as it is your turn, and always adhering to public health and social measures to help prevent transmission are all crucial in light of […]

Oakley prescription sunglasses

Drink anywhere between eight and ten full glasses of water as the day goes on. Water can help flush the toxins out of your system, which is beneficial for keeping your eyes healthy and moist. In addition, drinks that are high in sugar and alcohol can dehydrate your body and cause excess inflammation. Take care […]

Religion and psychology: Why mental health professionals must not ignore religiosity for effective practice

Introduction Therapy is simply defined as a treatment that helps restore a state of well-being and improves functioning of an individual. Traditional approach to healing involves employing non-empirical and or anecdotal means which are based on customs and rites passed down to our generation from our ancestors. The healing technique could be derived from religion, […]

Some interventions to prevent psycho-social problems and suicide in society

The psycho-social problems are those problems that represent the influence of psychological factors and the surrounding social environment on individuals’ physical and mental wellness and their ability to function. This approach is used in a broad range of helping professions in health and social care settings as well as by medical and social science researchers […]

An insight into suicide according to diathesis-stress models

The biopsychosocial model is currently the foremost comprehensive and influential approach to explaining psychological disorders, especially as it applies to the Nigeria context. Having explained suicide from a cognitive perspective, behavioural perspective, biological perspective, now let’s look at it from another popular perspective because none of these previous perspectives is enough to profoundly explain the causes of […]

Understanding suicide from cognitive behavioural and strain theory perspective

Cognitive behavioural explanation Learned helplessness There has been a shift from behavioural to cognitive behavioural explanations of the emotional disorders. This may be exemplified by the changes made to Seligman’s (1975) learned helplessness theory over time. Seligman’s initial theory suggested that depression results from learning that one is not in control of a particular physical or social […]

Biological, psychodynamic, socio-cultural and behavioural approaches to understanding the causes of suicide in Nigeria

Introduction This paper explores related literature (theories) and discusses suicide employing biological, psychodynamic and behavioural perspectives relevant  to the understanding of the underlying causes and course of the subject matter – suicide. Suicide, as discussed in the previous write up, is a critical condition that needs special attention; to enable effective intervention, there is need for […]

Scope and prevalence of suicide in Nigeria from a psychological perspective

Abstract The rate of suicide in Nigeria is alarming. There is comorbidity between suicide, personality disorders, depression and addiction. Suicide is common among young adults and adolescents. This write up explores the meaning of suicide, factors influencing it, it’s scope, types and other relevant information that provide insight into the pandemic phenomenon. In subsequent write-ups, […]

Here is why you need to detox

Have you ever been to the hospital because you didn’t feel quite good, but after several tests, nothing seemed to be wrong with you? Perhaps it was a headache? Perhaps fatigue? Sometimes when you feel tired or sick, it doesn’t always mean that you need medicine. Perhaps what you need is detoxification. When you consume […]

What your personality type says about your vulnerability to substance abuse

Abstract Through an examination of some relevant personality theories, this article will discuss the relationship between personality and substance use, that is, exploring some personality traits as predispositinal factors to substance abuse. Introduction Our attitudes, choices, likes, decisions and all other aspects of our behaviours and mental constructs largely depend on individuals’ personality. In fact, […]

This is how insufficient sleep eats deeply into the fabrics of your health

Non-communicable diseases are on the rise, be it diabetes, heart diseases, or cancers. Specific risk factors are known to be behind such upsurges like obesity, sedentary lifestyle, and dietary mistakes. But perhaps sleep insufficiency is the most important yet neglected cause behind this rise of specific ailments. Yes, sleep deficit may lead to obesity, metabolic […]

Why you should go vegan

A few years back, USA Today reported that about 50 per cent of Americans are trying to improve their healthy eating habits by reducing their meat consumption, while about one in five students are vegan, vegetarian or trying to cut meat intake. Many people from different backgrounds are adopting the vegan lifestyle, and it seems to be the […]

Should I exercise when sick?

No doubt, exercise can help tone our muscles, give us a chiselled physique and boost our immune system. According to a study from the University of South Carolina, people who engage in moderate-intensity workouts regularly have 20 per cent lesser risk of catching upper respiratory tract infections than those who don’t. However, people often ask whether […]

How do we determine nutritional needs?

Good nutritiоn should bе thе ultimate gоаl оf еvеrу реrѕоn аlivе. Wе must dеtеrminе hоw muсh nourishment wе nееd, hоw muсh physical еxеrсiѕе we nееd, and how bеѕt tо accomplish thоѕе ends. Calorie needs, nutritional nееdѕ, physical needs, and education аbоut those needs nоw iѕ infоrmаtiоn wе ѕhоuld аll understand, аt lеаѕt аѕ it аррliеѕ […]

Health and nutrition – what did you say I should eat?

Hеаlth and nutrition are hоt topics in thе nеwѕ, in magazines, in ѕсhооl, аt уоur dосtоr’ѕ оffiсе, and еvеn оn Twittеr аnd blog ѕitеѕ. Tоdау, wе hear about health аnd nutritiоn everywhere. Whеn did hеаlth аnd nutritiоn bесоmе imроrtаnt? Health аnd nutritiоn bесаmе аn imроrtаnt fосuѕ during World Wаr II whеn a соmmittее wаѕ fоrmеd […]

Dieting tips for beginners

Studies show that you can live a quality life by following a healthy diet and doing regular exercise. Poor diets have been linked with significant health problems by several studies, making it imperative to adopt a healthy eating habit. So you want to turn a new leaf in your life. It’s been ages since you resolved to begin a […]

Causes of frequent urination

Urination also called micturition is the release of urine (a liquid by-product of metabolism in the bodies of many animals and humans) from the bladder through the urethra to the outside of the body. There is frequent urination (i.e., the need to urinate more than one does typically) due to contractions of the muscles of the […]

The importance of fluoride

One of the most common, yet largely preventable chronic diseases in children is tooth decay, and while fluoride plays a significant role in fortifying tooth enamel, which in turn prevents decay, a majority of parents don’t subscribe to in-office fluoride treatments. This is because they don’t have enough dental insurance to cover the costs. For […]

The prevalence of tartar

Tartar or Calculus is a form of hardened dental plague. It is caused by precipitation of minerals from saliva and gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) in plague on the teeth. This process of precipitation kills the bacterial cells within dental plague, but the rough and hardened surface that is formed provides an ideal surface for further […]

Asthma, its treatment and prevention

Asthma is a common long term inflammatory disease of the airways of the lungs. It is characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction, and bronchospasm. Symptoms include episodes of wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. A person with asthma has fits or attack of difficulty in breathing, a hissing or wheezing […]

Effects of poor sleep on on fertility

Sleep is a naturally recurring state of mind and body characterized by altered consciousness, relatively inhibited sensory activity, inhibition of nearly all voluntary muscles, and reduced interactions with surroundings. It is distinguished from wakefulness by a decreased ability to react to stimuli, but is more easily reversed than the state of hibernation or of being […]

A brief overview of laparoscopy

What Is Laparoscopy? Laparoscopy, also known medically as diagnostic laparoscopy, is a special procedure used in diagnosing some medical disorders in the abdomen (belly). This procedure is in actuality a minor surgical process used to examine the organs inside the abdomen. It is a low-risk, relatively straight forward procedure, involving a small incision on the […]

What is a Mediterranean diet?

A Mediterranean diet is an eating style that encourages high intake of vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains and nuts. The diet gives preference on using olive oil for cooking and in any form of oil consumption, like eating bread and seafood. Mediterranean diet is considered to be one of the healthiest diets in the world. […]

Some benefits of bitter leaf

How much do you know about bitter leaf? Bitterleaf also known as Veronia Amygdalina in scientific parlance is an aborigine of Africa. It can be cooked, juiced or chewed raw. Regular consumption of this vegetable helps to regulate blood cholesterol levels which is a risk factor for heart attack and stroke. Bitter leaf is rich […]