Medical & Health Sciences

Research Papers/Topics in Medical & Health Sciences

THE PERCEPTION OF WOMEN AT AGBADO MARKET ON THE USE OF INTRAUTERINE CONTRACEPTIVE AS A MEANS OF FAMILY PLANNING

ABSTRACTThe perception of women at Agbado market in Alagbado Lagos, on the use of intrauterine contraceptive device and other methods as a means of family planning. Intrauterine contraceptives device is an object made of plastic, stainless steel of flexible polythene nylon which is inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy.This is a description of the use of contraceptives for family planning, mainly on intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUCD) among the market women in Agbado marke...

OCCURRENCE AND AWARENESS OF TUBERCULOSIS IN IJEDE TOWN IKORODU

ABSTRACTTuberculosis is one of the world recognized disease which results to death if not treated. This study is set to determine the rate of awareness of tuberculosis in Ijede town, Ikorodu, Lagos.This research is to know the rate of awareness among men and women, both young and old, and to evaluate the causes and prevention of tuberculosis.The finding of this study would be beneficial to the health of the people of community and to development of the society by reducing the risk of mo...

IMPROVING THE MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS LIVING WITH ASTHMA

ABSTRACTAsthma is among the top ten most common chronic diseases worldwide causing significant social and economic burden on the patient, family and healthcare system. More than five million people are affected by asthma, and each year these diseases disrupt daily life and productivity of many individuals and contribute to thousands of deaths as a results of failure to identify patients at risk and or to appreciate the severity of acute episodes. Despite the availability of safe and ef...

Knowledge and attitude of hypertension and its risk factors among adults in maiduguri metropolitan Council

Abstract This research was carried out to assess the knowledge of hypertension and its risk factors in Maiduguri Metropolitan council, Northern eastern Nigeria. A descriptive survey study was used to evaluate hypertension knowledge and attitude in a mixed population of hypertensive and non-hypertensive victims. Participants were selected through a random sampling method. Demographic data including age, gender, marital status, highest educational qualification and occupation were recorded. In...

DETERMINANTS OF PREGNANCY OUTCOMES AMONG WOMEN IN NIGERIAN RURAL AREAS

ABSTRACTPregnancy outcome is a strong indicator of maternal vulnerability. ICPD (1994) stated that every childbirth and delivery should be healthy. The study examined the determinants of pregnancy outcome among rural women in Nigeria. Pregnancy outcomes considered include live birth (low weight babies) and terminated pregnancy (miscarriage/stillbirth).The quantitative cross sectional study analyzed the 2013 national demographic and health survey (NDHS) data and surveyed 77,486 rural wome...

Determinant and Effect of Pests in Diseases Transmission Among Ibarapa East Local Government Area of Oyo State.

ABSTRACTThis project work was based on the DETERMINANT EFFECT OF PEST IN DISEASE TRANSMISSION AMONG THE INHABITANTS OF IBARAPA NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF OYO STATE. Information was gathered through the use of questionnaire which was distributed and finally analyzed. This project woke has five chapters. Chapter one consists of Introduction, Background to the study, Statement of problem, Significance of the Study, Justification of the Study, Broad objectives, Specific objectives, Research q...

Reflection on PEI activities

This is important summary of the work done by the Polio Partners in North Nigeria, to support in immunisation activities and  working towards polio free nation.

CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN THE CONSULTING CLINICS OF FEDERAL NEUROPSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL ENUGU

ABSTRACTThe world of medical diagnostics is very wide in range considering the socio-mental cum physical stand of the World Health Organisation(WHO) in its definition of health.This paper is written with a view to resolving as much as possible all conflicts witnessed between doctors, nurses, medical records officers and patients.The conflicts usually have Administrative, Technical and Behavioural orientation as applied to medical diagnostics. The paper targets every literate person capable of...

Safety Culture, Policies and Practices in Nigerian Maritime Industry: The Exxon-Mobil Experience

AbstractOver the years, issues on safety culture and policies in maritime industry have received widespreadresearch attention. Some maritime firms have even gone further to anchor their safety policies on learned corporate culture. However, whether these policies are fully embraced and complied with by seamen is a different kettle of fish altogether. This study therefore, examines safety culture, policies and practices in Nigerian maritime industry with a view to ascertaining: the extent of f...

An Assessment of Trace Elements in Surface and Ground Water Quality in the Ebocha - Obrikom Oil and Gas Producing Area of Rivers State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT: This study presents the impact of surface and ground water quality on the environment in Ebocha-Obrikom oil and gas producing area of Rivers State, Nigeria. Specifically, the study examined the relationship between the physico-chemical parameters, determine the quality of surface and ground water in the study area as compared with national and international standards for drinking water, assess the quality of borehole and well water in the study area, and determine the relationship b...

Water-Related Problems And Health Conditions In The Oil Producing Communities In Central Senatorial District Of Bayelsa State

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to assessthe water-related problems and health conditionsin the oil producing communities in Central Senatorial District in Bayelsa State. Nine objectives with corresponding research questions and hypotheses were raised to guide the study. Literature pertinent to the study was extensivelyreviewed. The ex-post facto survey design wasemployed with a sample size of 2,060 subjectsrepresenting five per cent of the population of 41,200 inhabitants. The sampl...

Assessment of the Rate of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Kubwa F.C.T. Abuja, Nigeria

Abstract: The purpose of this study was an assessment of the rate of sexually transmitted diseases in Kubwa F.C.T Abuja. A total of two hundred and eight-six patient aged between 9-50 years were examined in the study, out of whom two hundred and six case note could be traced for review, attending the Kubwa General Hospital, Medilan Medical Laboratory Kubwa, Open Health Care Medical Centre Kubwa, Daughters of Charity Health Care Services and the Kubwa Muslim Community Hospital were enlisted in...

Influence of Organic Amendment on Microbial Activities and Growth of Pepper Cultured on Crude Oil Contaminated Niger Delta Soil

Land contamination with crude oil is one of the challenges of effective crop production in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. This condition is inherent thus creates the need for developing effective remedial methods of managingcontaminated lands as well as improve crop production. This study was designed to assess the effect of Brewers Spent Grains (BSG) on microbial activities and growth of Capsicum annum L cultured in crude oil contaminated soil. The results haveshown that depending on the...

Morphological and Craniometric Features of the Skull of African Savanna Hare (Lepus microtis) Found in North-Central Nigeria

AbstractAfrican savanna hare (Lepus microtis) belonging to the family Leporidae, is a placental mammal with vast economic and scientific importance ranging from the major source of protein for the teaming population to models of laboratory and genetic studies as well as valued game reserve. The aim of this study was to investigate the morphology and craniometric features of the skull of African savanna hare found in North-central Nigeria in an attempt t...


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