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Emmanuel J. Osemota

Racial Disparities in IVF Treatments & Prenatal Care

For decades, public research has proven time and time again that minority groups experience higher rates of illness and death across a wide range of health conditions. Whether diabetes, hypertension, obesity, asthma, or heart disease – people of color are more prone to deal with the financial, emotional, and health repercussions of life-limiting illness. The same is …

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High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer

High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is blood pressure that is higher than normal. It is a severe condition that considerably intensifies the possibility of heart, kidney, and other illnesses. Hypertension increases the risk of death from vascular diseases, diabetes, and kidney disease. Schutte et al. (2021) report that a third of all grown-ups are …

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Sanitary Pads and Absenteeism in Schools

A primary part of human rights is the right to adequate health services, including menstrual health. Globally, over 500 million women and girls lack sufficient facilities for menstrual hygiene management. In Nigeria, 25% of girls and women lack adequate privacy to menstrual hygiene management. The lack of proper menstrual hygiene management kits or tools is …

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The Importance of Physical Activity in Preventing Osteoporosis

Did you know that more than 200 million individuals worldwide have osteoporosis? There are 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men over the age of 50 years who will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture within their lifetime. It is the most common chronic metabolic bone disease. However, physical activity has been linked to …

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High Infant Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa: Causes and Solutions

Infant mortality is the death of infants or children under one year of age. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines infant mortality rate as the total number of infant deaths in a region per 1,000 live births. The infant mortality rate not only measures infant survival but also gives us information about the state of …

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