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I’m losing self confidence because of  mouth odour

Dear Doctor, I’m a 32-year old guy and I’ve just got a job with an IT company in Lagos. I really want to put in my best in every aspect

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Is scabies incurable?

Dear Doctor, I’m a 32-year old man and unemployed. Four years ago at the university, I contracted scabies which covered my arms and some parts of the body. It took

My pregnant sister has swollen legs, constantly feels dizzy and tired. Is this normal?

Dear Doctor, My 27-year old sister is four months pregnant. It’s her first pregnancy but she’s yet to register at any hospital for her ante-natal care. Someone advised her to wait till

Is my doctor right to prescribe contraceptive pill for my endometriosis?

What manner of disease is this? Dear doctor, I’m 29 years old and currently undergoing my youth service. Last year, I had severe abdominal pain and the doctor recommended an

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Doctor, implant contraceptive has changed my menses pattern, am I in danger?

Dear Doctor, I’m 38 and a mother of two. I’m separated but I have a boy friend.  Two months ago, I went to the health centre to replace my in-plant. 

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Why do I have weak erection?

Dear Doctor Okon, I’m 57 years old and I’ve been living with diabetes for about 12 years now. I don’t have any symptoms now because I take my drugs regularly.

Do mosquito bites cause typhoid fever?

Enter “Ask The Doctor” Public Health Physician, Dr. Imo Okon today begins NHO’s help column, Ask The Doctor, our new column  designed to assist readers with free counselling on their health

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Nigeria’s exclusive breastfeeding rate rises to 25%

As FG launches fresh campaigns to rev practice ABUJA –  For the first time ever, exclusive breastfeeding of new-borns in Nigeria is 25 percent. The rate jumped from 17 percent

Doctor, this waist pain is killing me!

Dear doctor, I have three health problems that have become a serious source of worrying since the third quarter of this year. First, I have this nagging waist and back

Doctor, is this cancer?

DR NIYI’S CLINIC Dear doctor, I’m a single 23 years old lady.  Two months ago, I noticed a soft swelling on my private part. Although it is not painful, it becomes

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Dr. Niyi Tolu writes for NHO

Welcome to Dr. NIYI’S CLINIC,  the medical world of Dr. Niyi O. Tolu, NHO’s new writer. A medical professional with passion for people and the promotion of good health, Dr.

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My baby refuses to suck

I have a two-week old baby who does not take to breast-feeding. All attempts to coerce her to breastfeed have failed so far. Surprisingly, she readily accepts breast milk that

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When is best time for male circumcision?

My wife had a baby boy last week and I’ve been hearing different “expert” views about the best time to circumcise him. Some people say it should be done during

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Worried about irregular menses after abortion

I’m a 23-year old girl. Early last year, I got pregnant and a doctor confirmed it was about five months old. In order to save myself from embarrassment and shame,

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My wound refuses to heal

Doctor, I’m a 32-year old man living Lagos. Last December, I sustained an injury on my left leg and this has become a great source of worry to me. Sometimes

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