Research Papers/Topics in Applied Health

A Survey of Primary School Students’ Knowledge of Communicable Diseases in Kwara State

ABSTRACT         This study was carried out to survey the knowledge of primary school pupils on communicable diseases in Kwara State. Two hundred respondents got through the use of purposive random sampling technique were selected from four schools that formed the research population. The instrument used to obtain information for the research was structured questionnaire, while frequency and percentage were used in the analysis.    ...

Perceived Causes and Prevention of Malnutrition Among Primary School Pupils in Ilorin East Local Government, Kwara State

ABSTRACTThe study examined the incidence of malnutrition among children in the Ilorin East Local Government area of Kwara State. The objective of the study is to explore sickness as a result of malnutrition among children, investigate the majority of children as a result of the malnutrition among children, low body resistance to diseases, stunted growth as a result of malnutrition among children and succumb to infections as a result of malnutrition among children in Ilorin East Local Go...

Cause and Management of Epilepsy in Nigeria

TABLE OF CONTENTSCHAPTER ONE§  Introduction§  Background to the study§  Statement of the problem§  Justification for the study§  Objectives of the studyCHAPTER TWO§  Concept of epilepsy§  Types of epilepsy§  Effects of epilepsy§  Causes of epilepsy§  Signs and symptoms of epilepsy§  Diagnosis§  Management§  Complication§  Prevention of epilepsyCHAPTER THREE§  MethodologyCHAPTER FOUR§  Discussion§&...

Production and Development of Herbal Contraceptives in Nigeria – A Necessity

ABSTRACTContraception is a means or method to prevent pregnancy. Contraceptives are the devices, agents, drugs, etc used in prevention of pregnancy. Basic methods of contraception are: (i) modern methods, and (ii) traditional / herbal methods. Modern method involves the use of vaginal ring, cervical caps, hormonal implants, patch, injections, diaphragm, male/female condoms, spermicides, pills, vasectomy, male/female sterilization, intrauterine device (IUD), intrauterine system (IUS), etc. Tra...

Applications of Natural Medicine (Traditional Medicine/Complementary and Alternative Medicine) in Nigerian Healthcare Delivery System

Natural medicine in form of Traditional Medicine (TM) or Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) have proved to be efficacious in treatment of various diseases for bodily, physical, mental, spiritual and general wellbeing. In Nigeria, natural medicine has been applied to treat sickle cell disease, cancer, musculoskeletal pain, asthma, malaria, typhoid fever, pile, fever, measles, diarrhea, cough, sexually transmitted diseases, stomach ulcers, pneumonia, diabetes, mental disorders, stroke...

A Review of Heat Therapy in African Traditional Medicine

Heat therapy – also known as thermotherapy or thermal therapy – is the transfer of heat or thermal energy in andout of the human body especially at the joints, using towels, ice packs, wax, hot/warm water, steam, etc within a giventemperature range. The objective is the expansion of blood capillaries and increased blood flow to the affected area for healing.The principle is the application of the heat or cold to change the cutaneous, intraarticular or core temperature of soft tissues toim...

Determinants Of Participation In Sports Among Students With Hearing Impairment In Secondary Schools For The Deaf In Kenya

ABSTRACTEffective engagement of sports among students with hearing impairment has physiological, psychological, intellectual and societal benefits (Riungu, 2002; Smith, 2004). Although there has been great emphasis on sports and health related activities among students, there is a general concern that students with disabilities do not frequently participate in such activities. This study proceeded from the assumption that students with hearing impairment have no visible disability and therefo...

Effect Of Exchange And Absorption Potential In The Distorted Wave Calculation Of Electron Impact Excitation Of Auto Ionizing State Of Rubidium

ABSTRACTStudy of electron impact excitation of autoionizing states of alkali atoms is very important because it can explain the additional peaks which appear in the ionization curve of the alkali atoms. Very many researches have been made on the research of electron impact excitation of autoionizing states of alkalis using close coupling method, R-matrix and Distorted Wave Method. But in the Distorted Wave applied to electron impact excitation of rubidium atom only the real potential i.e. sta...

Clients’ Satisfaction With Hiv/Aids Care Services Offered At The Comprehensive Care Centre Machakos District Hospital, Kenya.

ABSTRACTVirtually unheard of three decades ago, AIDS is, at the turn of the century, one of the best known and most talked about diseases on the globe. The study sought to establish clients‟ satisfaction with HIV/AIDS care services offered at the Machakos District Hospital CCC and the possible factors that influence their satisfaction. A lot of resources have been channelled towards the fight against the pandemic but very little has been done on satisfaction of those services from the recip...

Determination Of Essential Trace Elements In Selected Medicinal Plants And Their Aqueous Extracts

ABSTRACTIt is becoming increasingly evident that trace elements such as chromium (Cr), manganese (Mn), zinc (Zn), vanadium (V) and iron (Fe) are therapeutically useful as they play vital role in immune boosting. It is therefore possible that effectiveness of certain medicinal plants may be due to either interaction of the metals with organic molecules or these trace elements alone are effective in improving or boosting immunity. There has been an increased use of medicinal plants due to high ...

Effects Of Consolidation Parameters On Creep, Fatigue And Dynamic Mechanical Behaviour Of Self-Reinforced Polypropylene Composites

ABSTRACT Environmental concerns, production costs, reprocessability, and weight of traditional polymer-based composites are major issues that have heightened research in the field of materials science. Thus research on the development of new classes of composites called self-reinforced polymer composites has intensified. Self-reinforced polypropylene composites prepared by compression moulding were examined in this study. This study produced composites (SRPPCs) reinforced with polypropylene f...

Eutrophication Model For Simulating The Transport Of Total Nitrogen And Total Phosphorus In Winam Gulf Lake Victoria

ABSTRACTLake Victoria has experienced eutrophication problems. These problems may be attributed to pollution due to expanding population, a rapidly developing technology and increased industrial and food production. Eutrophication in Lake Victoria is evident from the average total nitrogen to total phosphorus (TN: TP) ratio in Winam Gulf Lake Victoria of 5.89 which is below 16.1 the ratio of a balanced aquatic system. Low TN: TP ratio promotes excessive growth of algae which during decomposit...

Numerical Simulation Model For Nitrate Fate And Transport Processes In Groundwater Around Lake Naivasha Area, Kenya

ABSTRACT Contamination of groundwater by nutrients originating from agricultural activities is an international environmental issue. Nitrogen leaches to groundwater in the form of nitrate, which is very mobile with negligible sorption. Field studies of groundwater quality around Lake Naivasha have indicated nitrate contamination from the agricultural activities in the area. In this study a numerical model simulating nitrate fate and transport processes in groundwater at this place was d...

Assessment Of Water Resources Utilization And Management In Chahi Sub-Catchment, Kisoro District, Uganda

ABSTRACT There is a growing global concern over the future of the world‟s water resources due to the preceding vulnerability. Some of the factors contributing to the increase in water resources vulnerability include population growth and poor land use practices. This study assessed the local uses and management of water resources and the local coping mechanisms, identified the drivers of water resources scarcity and evaluated the opportunities and challenges of managing water resource...

Levels Of Industrial Pollutants And Their Effects On Water Resources And Livelihoods Along Msimbazi Sub Catchment- Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

ABSTRACT Water is considered fundamental to development due to its contribution to economic growth and human welfare. Yet, most human activities such as agriculture, domestic and industrial pollute water resources. Industries use water in different processes and if not well managed, they pollute water bodies. The study assessed the levels of industrial pollutants and their effects on water resources and livelihoods along Msimbazi sub catchment. Specifically, the study determined the typ...


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