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Erectile Dysfunction: What You Should Know

By Dr Enoch Udo & Dr Emaediong Akpan-Ekpo What is Erectile Dysfunction? Erectile Dysfunction(ED) is the inability of a man to achieve and /or maintain sufficient penile erection adequate for a successful sexual intercourse (modified from NIH definition). Either their erection is not firm enough for penetration to happen, or they’re …

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E cigarettes are as harmful as tobacco smoke to oral health

In a study published in the journal Oncotarget, researchers found that the chemicals present in electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) vapor were equally as damaging – in some cases, more damaging – to mouth cells as tobacco smoke. Such damage can lead to an array of oral health problems, including gum disease, …

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Smoking More Hazardous for HIV Positive Patients

  Cigarette smokers who are HIV positive appear to have a higher chance of dying from smoking-related complications than from HIV, according to research published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.   Numerous health problems are associated with smoking. Smokers have a high chance of developing heart disease, cancer, serious …

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How Alcohol Will Kill You 2

Alcohol consumption during pregnancy usually leads to birth defects, and may cause a miscarriage. When a pregnant woman takes alcohol, her unborn child also take the same concentration of alcohol. Alcohol in an unborn child impedes normal development. Commonly, a disorder known as Foetal Alcohol Syndrome occurs. This syndrome represents …

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How Alcohol Will Kill You 1

Alcohol abuse causes more deaths globally than the trio of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Violence combined. According to the 2014 World Health Organisation(WHO) Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health, 3.3 million people die annually from alcohol abuse worldwide. Alcohol abuse causes 1 in 20 deaths worldwide with 1 death occurring …

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