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Dr. Emaediong Akpan-Ekpo

Dr. Emaediong Akpan-Ekpo
Dr. Emaediong Akpan-Ekpo is a young physician leader with outstanding and extensive research experience in Maternal Health (MH), Reproductive Health (RH) and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).

Six Reasons You Might Miss Your Period

 More often than none, women in their reproductive ages miss their periods. The truth is, while missing your period may presumptively mean you are pregnant, it may not always be the case. Here are a couple of reasons that may cause you to miss your period. Pregnancy This is the …

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World Sight Day : Tips for Better Eyesight

World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. World Sight Day 2017 is on 12 October 2017. This year, the ‘Call to Action‘ for World Sight Day is: Make Vision Count Approximately 285 million …

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The Rising Scourge of Antimicrobial Resistance

What is Antimicrobial Resistance? Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the ability of a microorganism (like bacteria, viruses, and some parasites) to stop an antimicrobial (such as antibiotics, antivirals and antimalarials) from working against it. As a result, standard treatments become ineffective, infections persist and may spread to others. AMR is an increasingly …

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World Mental Health Day 2017

The theme of the World Mental Health Day 2017 is Mental health in the workplace. The World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of ” raising awareness of mental health issues and mobilizing efforts in support of better mental health”. The World Health …

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Take a Stand Against Ageism

The World Health Organization reports that ” by 2025 the number of people aged 60 and over will double, and by 2050 will reach 2 billion globally, with the vast majority of older people living in low and middle income countries”. WHO Coordinator of Ageing and Life Course, Alana Officer …

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Tattoos Correlate With Early Demise

At autopsy, tattoos are recorded as part of the external examination. An investigation was undertaken to determine whether negative messages that are tattooed on a decedent may indicate a predisposition to certain fatal outcomes. Tattooed and nontattooed persons were classified by demography and forensics. Tattoos with negative or ominous messages …

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The Vicious Cycle of Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction(ED) is the inability of a male partner to achieve and maintain erection enough to satisfy his female partner sexually. ED is common in the elderly but could be common in young people. A lot of factors could predispose to ED, including psychological, endocrine, neurological and vascular. However, in …

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