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

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

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

What is Genital Herpes Virus?

By Ruth Eze, 11/05/2019 Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a herpes simplex virus. It usually causes sores around the buttocks, genital areas and thighs. The  American Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that 1 out of 6  people in the US, between the ages of 14 to 49 years, have the … Read more

Ectopic Pregnancy, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

What is an ectopic pregnancy? An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy where the fertilized egg (the zygote) is implanted outside the uterus. This occurs mostly when there is a blockage of the fallopian tube or uterus pipe. An ectopic pregnancy occurs in 20 out of every 1000 pregnancies, with over 95% of the cases occurring in … Read more

Natural Ways To Tighten Loose Vagina

As you age, coupled with multiple childbirths, your vagina muscles will lose their firmness. Loose vaginas, as people call them, can make sexual intercourse boring. That’s why people seek for vagina tightening methods, and even douch with lemon juice and vinegar oil, just to have a tight vagina. However, this article will guide you on … Read more

Scent Leaves, Its Medicinal Uses & Their Side Effects

As bacterial infections continue to develop further resistance against antibiotics, scent leaf also known as Ocimum gratissimum or basil leaves, seem to be some of the medicinal herbs that can control them. Being rich in alkaloids, tannins, flavonoids, and other phenolic compounds, the health benefits of scent leaves are many because of their antibacterial properties. Juice … Read more

Soursop Health Benefits, Nutritional Constituents, & Medicinal Uses

health benefits of soursop fruits

Soursop fruit, also called guanabana, or Graviola fruit, is an outgrowth of Annona muricata. It’s a prickly custard apple that grows both in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. It is rich in vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants, which helps the immune system to fight inflammation and bacterial diseases. Soursop juice has many health benefits … Read more

Premature Aging,Causes and Remedies

premature aging

As you grow older, your skin cell turnover drops. This changes your skin appearance, leading to gradual senescence and death. Such an ageing process is called intrinsic or natural ageing. But some people in their early 20s, also develop ageing symptoms such as age spots, hair loss, and wrinkles on their face, appearing older than … Read more