Medical & Health Sciences

Research Papers/Topics in Medical & Health Sciences

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Personal Hygiene Among Food Vendors

Personal hygiene is the science of healthy living of an individual. International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences, 2018, It has been reported that washing hands with water and soap could reduce the diarrheal and respiratory diseases by 44% and 23% respectively.Human body usually carries food poisoning bacteria on their skin, noses or in the intestinal tract. Thus, food handlers should keep themselves clean by washing their hands, wearing a clean cloth and avoid jewelry inside re...

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Health Workers Towards Record Keeping of Patients Care

INTRODUCTION1.0 Background of the StudyPatients' records provide a trace of care processes that have occurred and are further used as communication amongst health care workers for continued management of patients. Health care workers have the responsibility to ensure that records are accurate and complete in order to effectively manage their patients. In hospitals, health care workers have to record a wide range of information in the patient's records and this leads to increased workload on t...

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Cervical Cancer Among Female Students

1.0       INTRODUCTIONCervical cancer is the most common cancer and the leading cause of death of cancer among women in developing countries (WHO, 2005). Globally, cervical cancer is the fifth most-deadly cancer in women (WHO, 2006). The global estimates are 452,000 new cases and more than 234,000 deaths from cervical cancer annually 80% of deaths occur in developing countries and that has only 5% of the global cancer resources. The incidence in the tropics...

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice Towards Meningitis Prevention and Control Among Health Care Personnel

INTRODUCTION1.1 Background to the StudyMeningitis is an acute inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and the spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges. Ginsberg, (2012). The most common symptoms are fever, headache, and neck stiffness (CDC. 2014). Other symptoms include confusion or altered consciousness, vomiting, and an inability to tolerate light or loud noises. (CDC. 2016) . Young children often exhibit only nonspecific symptoms, such as irritability, drowsiness...

Knowledge and Utilization of Partograph Among Primary Health Care Workers

1.0 INTRODUCTIONMaternal mortality continues to be a global burden worldwide. Each year, more than 200 million women become pregnant and a large number of motxB Lhers die as a result of complications of pregnancy or childbirth1. According to United Nations report, maternal mortality has nearly halved since 1990, but levels are far from the target set for 2015. Globally, there were an estimated number of 289,000 maternal deaths in 2013. This means, every day, approximately 800 women die from a...

Knowledge and Utilization of Birth Preparedness and Complication Readiness Among Pregnant Women

INTRODUCTIONThis chapter deal with background of the study, statement of the problem, objective of the study, significance of the study, research question, scope and delimitation of the study and operational definition of terms.1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDYBirth preparedness and complication readiness is the process of planning for normal delivery and anticipating the action needed in case of an emergency Adesokan, (2014). This implies that the concept of birth preparedness and complication rea...

Bill of Entry

A simple lead paper on hospital bills of entry and methods of approach to making up bills on different aspects of health practice and management.

Environmental Impact Analysis of Dumpsites on The Geographical Element (Soil and Water). A Case Study of Anka Local Government.

                                                     Abstract The Comparative assessment of environmental impact analysis of dumpsites on the geographical element; soil and water. The study will show the effect of dumpsites on the health of an individual in the community. Three water samples will be collected that are nearness to the dumpsites and analyze for physicochemical parameters, following parameters pH, electrical conductivity EC (µs/cm), total dissolved s...

Fundamental Expertise to Improve Patient Care

The nursing profession can make a difference between life and death of a patient, it can also have an emotional impact on the lives of the patient and family, therefore, it is expedient for a caregiver to possess critical skills and competencies that will make them lifesavers rather than angels of death. The four fundamental responsibilities of nurses are: to promote health, to prevent illness, to restore health and to alleviate suffering. Life is irreplaceable! Entrusting such a valuab...

Lubricating Properties of Co-processed Coconut oil in Paracetamol Tablet Formulation

ABSTRACT Objective: Lubricants are additives which reduce friction and so essential components of drug formulation. This piece of work was initiated to evaluate coconut oil as a co-processed lubricant in the formulation and compression of paracetamol tablets in comparison with magnesium stearate￾talc as standard lubricant. Methods: Various concentrations 0.5, 1.5, 2.0 and 2.5% w/w lubricant mixtures of magnesium stearate-talc (MT), coconut magnesium stearate-talc (C...

THE ANATOMICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE HALLUX

The purpose of the human foot is to support and control the direction of the weight as it falls forwards during the stance phase of locomotion and of great importance to the forefoot width and the stabilizing role of the foot is the position and function to the big toe

Knowledge of stress induced hypertension, prevalence and treatment of hypertension among trader's in Otukpo metropolis

1.1 ABSTRACT.High blood pressure is on rise globally affecting more women than men in many developing countries. It is the leading cause of mortality worldwide and hospitalization in Nigeria-Africa. Kearney. P.M. (2012).According to Aronow and Rysz (2011),the knowledge of the predisposing risk factor is vital in the modification of lifestyle behavior conducive and stress promotion to an optimal cardiovascular health abnormalities. Measuring and appropriately dissemination of the knowledge of ...

MEDICATION ADHERENCE TO ANTI-RETROVIRAL THERAPY AMONG PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS ATTENDING COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL AND RESEARCH CENTRE

INTRODUCTION Background to the StudyAIDS is Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, a disease caused by the Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV). The illness interferes with the immune system and makes victims vulnerable to opportunistic infections that exploit clients’ immunosuppressant statuses (CDC, 2011). HIV infection affects the immune system. The immune system is the body's defense against infections by microorganisms (such as very small bacteria or viruses) that get past the skin an...

DETERMINANTS OF ROUTINE IMMUNIZATION UPTAKE AMONG CHILDREN AGED 12- 23 MONTHS IN INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS SETTLEMENTS OF BAUCHI STATE NORTH EAST NIGERIA

ABSTRACTRoutine Immunization has been a cost-effective public health intervention that significantly reduced morbidities and mortalities associated with VPDs in children. Despite the remarkable improvement in its global coverage, Nigeria is far below the WHO recommendation of 90% which might have contributed significantly to the recent Measles, Pertussis and polio epidemics within the country especially in the North eastern region where insurgency have resulted in the internal displacement of...

ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE PATTERNS OF HEAVY METAL TOLERANT BACTERIA ISOLATED FROM A WETLAND INUNDATED BY URBAN RUNOFF

In this study, the heavy metal tolerance and antibiotic resistance patterns of bacteria isolated from Oroma wetland in Port Harcourt, Nigeria were investigated. The response of bacterial species isolated from the wetland to some selected heavy metals (zinc, lead, copper and iron) was investigated on basal medium containing different concentrations of the metals.  The isolated bacteria were identified based on their colonial, microscopic and biochemical characteristics and belonged to followi...


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