How Cymbalta Ruined My Life

As we pass through the stages of life, one may have a stressful life event that can lead to depression and anxiety. These mental health conditions are often treated using cymbalta (duloxetine). While cymbalta is an antidepressant drug, it has been reported to cause some withdrawal side effects such as brain zaps and suicidal thoughts. … Read more

New blood test can detect ‘toxic’ protein years before Alzheimer’s symptoms emerge, study shows

Today patients receive a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s only after they exhibit well-known signs of the disease, such as memory loss. By that point, the best treatment options simply slow further progression of symptoms. But research has shown that the seeds of Alzheimer’s are planted years or even decades — earlier, long before the cognitive impairments … Read more

Dry Cough

Coughing is a way of getting rid of infections, it can be productive or non-productive (dry cough). A productive cough brings up mucus or phlegm, unlike the non-productive ones. While occasional coughing may be okay, a persistent dry cough can be a thing of concern. In this article, you will learn the causes of dry … Read more

Cough Medications

If you are the type that has a frequent night cough, you will have no choice but to seek the best cough medication. Although a nasty cough can annoy, it is still a way of expelling irritants from the lungs. Cough from the common cold heals naturally or with home remedies. But while the symptoms … Read more

Coughing up Phlegm

A cough can be dry or productive. Coughing up phlegm or mucus is good because it helps get rid of infections. When you cough up phlegm, it is called sputum. Sputum can come in unique colours, which may get you confused. However, I will show you the conditions that cause phlegm coughs, reasons the sputum … Read more

What is the AS Genotype all About?

AS genotype is also known as a carrier or sickle cell trait. It is when you have one normal gene and a sickle cell hemoglobin. AS genotype is common. In Lagos State, Nigeria, about 24.5% of Yoruba people alone are AS. Being an AS or a carrier doesn’t mean you will develop sickle cell disease … Read more

Genotype vs Phenotype, examples and definition,

A genotype is the genetic constitution of an organism. It comprises all the genes you inherited from your parents. Genes are housed in chromosomes and are responsible for an individual’s character. How is genotype determined? It is determined by a pair of alleles in an organism’s DNA. The allele comprises two genes, the recessive and … Read more

My Genotype is AA, What Does It Mean?

Having genotype AA means that you inherited the “A” gene from your parents. It is also the homozygous dominance of AA genes in your DNA. Although a gene can be identical or non-identical, and still perform its function, having an identical allele makes things easier. Advantages of genotype AA The most common advantage of identical … Read more

Night Coughs: The Causes & Natural Home Remedies.

Sometimes, when you lie down for a night’s sleep, a terrible night cough wakes you up. Although coughing may be a protective response against infections, a tickly cough at night is abnormal. A nighttime cough gets worse at night and sometimes better in the day. However, I will show you the causes of nocturnal coughs … Read more

Cough and Sore Throat, The Causes and Treatments.

A cough can be a protective response to infections, but when it comes with pharyngitis (sore throat), it may mean a unique condition. Cough and sore throat are usually signs of a common cold, caused by a virus or bacterial infection. A cough and sore throat caused by a virus usually heals on its own, … Read more

What is blood?

Blood is an essential body fluid produced in the bone marrow, the spleen, lymph nodes, and thymus gland. It is an essential fluid that makes life possible. Blood is made up of four different cells. Red blood cells (erythrocytes) White blood cells (leukocytes) Platelets (thrombocytes) Plasma. Red blood cells (erythrocytes) RBC is the most abundant type of cell in … Read more

Delsym cough medicine

If you are the type that has a frequent cough, it will force you to seek the best cough medicine to get rid of the hack. Although most coughs heal on their own, especially those from cold and flu. Delsym suppressant relieves coughs even faster within a few days. Delsym is a brand name of … Read more

Cough and Chest Pain, The Causes and Treatment.

A cough can be a protective response to irritation and infections. But when it goes with chest pain and tightness, it could mean a more serious condition. Cough with chest pain is a sign of lungs or respiratory tract infection. Normally, an acute cough heals within 3 weeks, either on its own or with the … Read more

Home Remedies for Cough in Adults and Children

When you cough, you bring up phlegm that causes irritation and infections in your airways. But not when having a chronic cough, a persistent cough is a sign of disease in your body. Treating a cough depends majorly on the cause, which may be cold and flu, smoking, or other factors that cause cough. This … Read more


Whenever there is a clog of mucus or phlegm in your airways, coughing helps clear it up. Coughing is a way of expelling mucus and irritations from the lungs and windpipe to prevent infections and inflammation. It can rarely be a sign of serious sickness, as most coughs, especially those from colds and flu, heal … Read more

An Overview of Pineapple Juice Benefits, Its Nutrition Facts & Their Side Effects

Pineapples (Ananas comosus) are nutrient-dense fruits from the ‎Bromeliaceae family. It is a medicinal fruit rich in bromelain enzymes, vitamin C and other antioxidants, essential for immune boosting, and for body maintenance. The health benefits of pineapple juice are many because of their nutritional contents. It helps to improve bone and eye health, immune system, digestion, … Read more

Low Sperm Count, The Causes, & Possible Treatment

With over 40% of infertility caused by a male-factor, it’s time we find out the causes and treatment options to improve fertility. Male infertility is caused by oligospermia (low sperm count), and other factors such as lifestyles, medical conditions, and environmental exposure. Oligospermia, or low sperm count, is when there is a low concentration of … Read more

Matching Blood Group and Genotype for Marriage.

With about 100,000 U.S. pupils alone living with sickle cell disease as of 2008, some intending couples still get married without knowing their blood group and genotype compatibility. You must know your blood type and genotype to avoid hemolytic anaemia and other blood-related diseases. In this article, you will know the list of genotypes and … Read more

Guide on How to Get Rid of a Cold Sore Scab Fast

how to get rid of a cold sore scab

By Ruth Eze, 20/10/2019 As you might have known, cold sores pass through 5 stages (the tingling, blisters, weeping, scabbing and healing stage). However, the scabbing stage of the cold sore seems to be the most difficult phase as it comes with an irresistible itchy temptation, pain and cracked surface. But knowing how to get rid … Read more

What Happens If We Release Sperm Daily?

By Ruth Eze, 16/1/2023 In today’s generation, many teenagers are more interested in sexual intercourse than any other thing. They indulge in all forms of self-pleasuring, especially men, without considering the side effects of daily masturbation on their bodies. Just recently, I saw a question “what happens if we release sperm daily” on Quora and also … Read more

Sugar Diseases! Why You Must Avoid Added Sugar Now

In our day-to-day life, we eat diets that contain both natural and added sugar. Although it makes our juice or food sweeter, excessive intake of fructose and carbohydrates causes sugar diseases like diabetes, obesity, hypertension, metabolic syndrome (Mets), kidney disease, heart disease, and many other diseases caused by sugar. What is the Recommended Sugar intake … Read more

Finally, the Rate of Sickle Cells Can be Reduced Through Prenatal Genotype Testing.

In the olden days, our grandparents married and reproduced without knowing either theirs or their babies’ genotype. That single act leads to the death of so many children because of sickle cell anemia or other thalassemia diseases. Thank God for introducing western education in Africa, now you can know your genotype in a few minutes … Read more

Top 5 Juices for Cancer Patients

Fruit and vegetable juicing remain one of the easiest ways to boost the immune system and antioxidant levels to fight chronic diseases and cancerous cells. In this article, you will learn how to prepare homemade juice for a cancer patient, stay tuned. But before proceeding to the top 5 juices for cancer patients, we should … Read more

What is the Drug “L484 Pill” (Acetaminophen) Used for?

The l484 pill is a white oblong tablet known as acetaminophen 500 mg, ibuprofen, or paracetamol. It is an analgesic (pain relievers) and antipyretics (fever reducers) drug used for treating fever and pain from different conditions. Acetaminophen capsule works perfectly to relieve pain from menstruation, headaches, back pain, arthritis, muscle aches, fever, and many other … Read more

L612 Pill: Loratadine Identification, Uses and Interactions

We have identified this white oval drug with an imprint “l612 pill” as loratadine 10 mg. It is an antihistamine used to treat allergy symptoms and urticaria, such as a runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, and throat, from hay fever and hives.  Just like cetirizine and other antihistamines, loratadine blocks the actions of histamine, which causes allergic symptoms in … Read more

4H2 Pill (Cetirizine Hydrochloride 10 mg) Identification

The 4H2 pill, also known as cetirizine hydrochloride, refers to an antihistamine medication used to treat symptoms of seasonal allergies and urticaria such as hives, sneezing, watery eyes, itch, skin rash, and inflammation. (1) These symptoms are caused by inhaling allergens from pollen grains, dust, and mold. It mainly affects the upper respiratory system, such as … Read more

Overview of Juice Cleanse Recipes

Many reasons may lead you into taking a juice to cleanse recipe, some may be for toxin flush, liver cleanse and weight loss, others may juice for a cancer cure, or body and blood detoxification. But for every reason that leads you into a juice fast plan, this article will guide you through. It will teach you … Read more

High Cholesterol Levels, Risk & Ways to Lower It

With over  2.6 million deaths so far caused by high cholesterol levels, everybody is at risk. High cholesterol increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, but with a healthy lifestyle and a low-cholesterol diet, you can maintain a healthy heart. Cholesterol is a fat-like substance produced by the liver and some foods we eat. Average cholesterol level is … Read more

What is Hematology?


Hematology is a branch of medicine that deals with the study of blood, blood serving organs, and blood diseases. Those that specialize in haematology are called the haematologist or a haematology doctor. A hematologist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of blood disorders such as blood cancer, sickle cells, lymphoma, leukaemia, haemophilia, multiple myeloma, and … Read more

What is Iberogast Herbal Drug (STW 5)

Iberogast, or STW 5, refers to a herbal drug used to relieve stomach pains and other digestive symptoms like functional dyspepsia (FD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It is produced from a combination of extracts from nine different herbs. Iberogast was first produced by a German company “Steigerwald” in 1961 and is now available in … Read more