Saturday, March 28, 2015

As Nigerians Vote Today

As Nigerians go to the polls today to elect a new President,we  can only wish them the best outing.

They have to bear in mind that a health conscious President would be better positioned to elevate their health status.

Here's wishing Nigerians God's speed as they vote

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome - All You Need To Know - Part 4

 Lifestyle and Home Remedies
If you have had Stevens-Johnson syndrome, be sure to:

Know what caused your reaction. If your condition was caused by a medication, learn its name and that of closely related medications.

Inform your health care providers. Tell all your health care providers that you have a history of Stevens-Johnson syndrome. If the reaction was caused by a medication, tell them which one.

Wear a medical information bracelet or necklace. Have information about your condition and what caused it inscribed on a medical information bracelet or necklace. Always wear it.

If you are of Asian descent, consider genetic testing before taking certain drugs.
If you are of Chinese, Southeast Asian or Indian descent, talk with your doctor before taking carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol).

This drug is useful to treat epilepsy, bipolar disorder and other conditions.

But people with a gene called HLA-B 1502 have an increased risk of Stevens-Johnson syndrome if they take this drug.

The Food and Drug Administration recommends people of Asian ancestry undergo genetic testing before taking carbamazepine.

If you've had this condition, avoid the medication that triggered it.

If you've had Stevens-Johnson syndrome and your doctor told you it was caused by a medication, avoid that drug and others like it. This is key to preventing a recurrence, which is usually more severe than the first episode and can be fatal.

Your family members also might want to avoid this drug because some forms of this condition have a genetic risk factor.


Stevens-Johnson Syndrome - All You Need To Know - Part 3

It's An Emergency
Stevens-Johnson syndrome is an emergency medical condition. If you have signs and symptoms, call 911 or emergency medical help, or go to an emergency room immediately.

If you have time before you go:
Put in a plastic bag all the medications you've taken in the last three weeks, including prescription and over-the-counter (nonprescription) drugs. Take the bag with you, as it may help the doctor figure out what triggered your condition.

Ask a family member or a friend to come along, if he or she is available immediately.

You may want to share relevant health information about yourself with him or her, so this person can help you when you talk with your doctor.

Questions your doctor may ask include:
Have you had a flu-like illness recently?
What other medical conditions do you have?
What medications have you taken in the last three weeks?

While you're in the hospital, you'll likely have questions for your doctor.
It might help to keep a list of questions you have, such as:
What caused my condition?
How do I keep from having this reaction again?
What restrictions do I need to follow?
I have other medical conditions. How do I manage them together?
How long will it take my skin to heal?
Am I likely to have any permanent damage?

Tests and Diagnosis
Tests and procedures used to diagnose Stevens-Johnson syndrome include:

Physical exam. Doctors often can identify Stevens-Johnson syndrome based on your medical history, a physical exam, and the disorder's signs and symptoms.

Skin test. To confirm the diagnosis, your doctor may remove a sample of skin for laboratory testing (biopsy).

Treatments and Drugs
Stevens-Johnson syndrome requires hospitalization, often in an intensive care unit or burn unit.

Stopping nonessential medications
The first and most important step in treating Stevens-Johnson syndrome is to discontinue any medications that may be causing it.

Because it's difficult to determine exactly which drug may be causing the problem, your doctor may recommend that you stop taking all nonessential medications.

Supportive care
Supportive care you're likely to receive while hospitalized includes:

Fluid replacement and nutrition. Because skin loss can result in significant loss of fluid from your body, replacing fluids is an important part of treatment. You may receive fluids and nutrients through a tube placed through your nose and advanced into your stomach (nasogastric tube).

Wound care. Cool, wet compresses will help soothe blisters while they heal. Your health care team may gently remove any dead skin and place a medicated dressing over the affected areas.

Eye care. You may also see an eye specialist (ophthalmologist).

Medications commonly used in the treatment of Stevens-Johnson syndrome include:

Pain medication to reduce discomfort
Medication to relieve itching (antihistamines)
Antibiotics to control infection, when needed
Medication to reduce skin inflammation (topical steroids)

If the underlying cause of Stevens-Johnson syndrome can be eliminated and the skin reaction stopped, new skin may begin to grow over the affected area within several days. In severe cases, full recovery may take several months.

Continued in Part 4

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome - All You Need To Know - Part 2

Continued from Part 1:


Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a rare and unpredictable reaction.

Your doctor may not be able to identify its exact cause, but usually the condition is triggered by a medication or an infection.

Medication and therapy causes

Drugs that can cause Stevens-Johnson syndrome include:
Anti-gout medications, such as allopurinol
Pain relievers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) and naproxen sodium (Aleve)
Medications to fight infection, such as penicillin
Medications to treat seizures or mental illness (anticonvulsants and antipsychotics)
Radiation therapy

Infectious causes

Infections that can cause Stevens-Johnson syndrome include:
Herpes (herpes simplex or herpes zoster)

Risk Factors
Factors that increase your risk of developing Stevens-Johnson syndrome include:

Viral infections. Your risk of Stevens-Johnson syndrome may be increased if you have an infection caused by a virus, such as herpes, viral pneumonia, HIV or hepatitis.

Weakened immune system. If you have a weakened immune system, you may have an increased risk of Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Your immune system can be affected by an organ transplant, HIV/AIDS and autoimmune diseases, such as lupus.

A history of Stevens-Johnson syndrome. If you've had a medication-related form of this condition, you are at risk of a recurrence if you use that drug again.

A family history of Stevens-Johnson syndrome. If an immediate family member has had Stevens-Johnson syndrome or a related condition called toxic epidermal necrolysis, you may be more susceptible to developing Stevens-Johnson syndrome too.

Having a certain gene. If you have a gene called HLA-B 1502, you have an increased risk of Stevens-Johnson syndrome, particularly if you take certain drugs for seizures or mental illness. Families of Chinese, Southeast Asian or Indian descent are more likely to carry this gene.

Stevens-Johnson syndrome complications include:
Secondary skin infection (cellulitis). Cellulitis can lead to life-threatening complications, including sepsis.

Blood infection (sepsis). Sepsis occurs when bacteria from an infection enter your bloodstream and spread throughout your body. Sepsis is a rapidly progressing, life-threatening condition that can cause shock and organ failure.

Eye problems. The rash caused by Stevens-Johnson syndrome can lead to inflammation in your eyes. In mild cases, this may cause irritation and dry eyes. In severe cases, it can lead to extensive tissue damage and scarring that results in blindness.

Damage to internal organs. It's unusual for this condition to affect internal organs. But it may cause inflammation of the lungs, heart, kidneys or liver.

Permanent skin damage. When your skin grows back following Stevens-Johnson syndrome, it may have abnormal bumps and coloring. And you may have scars. Lasting skin problems may cause your hair to fall out, and your fingernails and toenails may not grow normally.

Continued in Part 3
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome - All You Need To Know - Part 1


Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a rare, serious disorder of your skin and mucous membranes.

 It's usually a reaction to a medication or an infection.

Often, Stevens-Johnson syndrome begins with flu-like symptoms, followed by a painful red or purplish rash that spreads and blisters.

Then the top layer of the affected skin dies and sheds.

Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a medical emergency that usually requires hospitalization.

Treatment focuses on eliminating the underlying cause, controlling symptoms and minimizing complications.

Recovery after Stevens-Johnson syndrome can take weeks to months, depending on the severity of your condition.

If it was caused by a medication, you'll need to permanently avoid that drug and others closely related to it.


Stevens-Johnson syndrome symptoms include:
Facial swelling
Tongue swelling
Skin pain
A red or purple skin rash that spreads within hours to days
Blisters on your skin and the mucous membranes of your mouth, nose, eyes and genitals
Shedding of your skin

If you have Stevens-Johnson syndrome, several days before the rash develops you may experience:
Sore mouth and throat
Burning eyes

When to see a doctor
Stevens-Johnson syndrome requires immediate medical attention.

Seek emergency medical care if you experience any of the following signs or symptoms:

Unexplained widespread skin pain
Facial swelling
Blisters on your skin and mucous membranes
Tongue swelling
A red or purplish skin rash that spreads
Shedding of your skin

continued in Part 2

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Guys: Penis Donors Are Wanted In South Africa – A Chance To Make Milliions

Doctors in South Africa are currently soliciting for penis donations from men in order to be able to carry out penis transplant on some awaiting patients in a hospital.

This is coming up days after the country emerged the first in the world to carry out a successful penis transplant on a 21-year-old man.

South African doctors say that they are now able and ready to perform penis transplants in all of the hospitals across their nation.

The country broke medical records for the second time when a 21-year-old man recently got a new penis after a nine-hour operation performed last December at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town.

The first was Dr Christiaan Barnard’s successful heart transplant in 1967.

Professor Frank Graewe, one of the doctors who performed the procedure and head of the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Stellenbosch University, said the recipient of the penis transplant was one of several men on the waiting list, City Pressreports.

According to the doctors, his penis was severed some three years ago after a botched attempt on circumcising him during a traditional initiation ceremony.

Graewe disclosed that the patient was doing just great to the point that he had sex five weeks after the surgery and it turned out great.

He said, “It’s now three months later and the patient is recovering very well. He had sex five weeks after the operation.

“He gets good quality erections, ejaculates and has frequent sex with his partner. He is in a steady and healthy relationship.”

The experts revealed that the penis was harvested in a two-hour procedure from a dead donor. The whole penis was carefully dissected to keep blood vessels and nerves intact.

Graewe says the skin tone of the donor penis is similar to that of the patient.

“It will never be 100% similar, because even when the individuals have the same skin colour, complexions differ.”

He says they will take this aspect into account in future.

In the meantime, the patient is currently on immune suppression medication to prevent his body from rejecting the penis, adding that few other patients were already lined up for subsequent transplants which will commence as soon as a donor is found.

“We wanted to first learn from the first transplant and the patient. We wanted to allow enough time for recovery. But he is recovering so well we can do the next transplant as soon as we’ve found a suitable donor,” he said.

And qualified to donate their penises are men who have finished having children but don’t have the money to train them. Also men who have penises that they do not use because they want to be treated like women. Age colour and size of the penis is of little or no consequence.

World’s First Successful Penis Transplant Patient Resumes Sexual Relationship With Girlfriend

World’s first successful penis transplant patient resumes sexual relationship with girlfriend – The 21-year-old man who undergone the world’s first successful penis transplant was capable of resume sexual relationship with his girlfriend.

Prof. Frank Graewe, who took part in the nine-hour surgery on the South African man, in a report published yesterday in DailyMailOnline, said: “He gets good quality erections, ejaculates and has frequent sex with his partner.’” He said doctors are now also appealing for donors to enable more men to have the operation.

The operation was carried out by surgeons from Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, using a donated penis.

The man, who has not been named, lost all but a 1cm stump of his penis three years ago following a botched circumcision. He received the donated organ harvested from a man who was declared brain dead.

Graewe, who said the recipient had accepted the new organ as ‘his own’, noted that the skin tone of the donor penis is similar to that of the patient.

“It will never be 100 per cent similar, because even when the individuals have the same skin colour, complexions differ,” the doctor added.

Ten years ago, a man in China received a transplant, but asked surgeons to remove the donated penis two weeks after the operation.

Professor André van der Merwe, who led the operation on December 11 last year, had spent years experimenting on cadavers to see which nerves, blood vessels and other elements had to be joined to guarantee full functioning.

As many as 250 men are estimated to lose their penises each year in a secret and brutal initiation ceremony conducted by the Xhosa tribe in South Africa.
During the month of June, which marks the start of a new harvest, thousands of boys are sent naked into remote areas to survive with little more than a blanket and meagre rations.

The ritual is known as ukwaluka and has been practiced for generations.

The ultimate test of the rite of passage is the process of ukwaluka – the cutting of the penis foreskin that is done by an incibi – a traditional surgeon – which symbolises the beginning of manhood.

However, infections and other complications are coming causing the death of scores of teenagers.

Each year, there are repeated calls for the ritual to be stopped.

Graewe said: “It’s a massive breakthrough. We’ve proved that it can be done – we can give someone an organ that is just as good as the one that he had.”

7 Foods That Make Men Active In Bed During Sex – Must Read

To sustain marriage these days, men need to be super active and make their wives enjoy them.

This is why we will like to discuss Foods That Make Men Active In Bedroom

Having a healthy sex life plays an important part of our wellbeing. 

Low libido in men is much more common than we are led to believe.

There are many reasons why men can lose their sex drive and simple factors like tiredness, stress, depression, certain medications (antidepressants and hypertensive drugs), excessive alcohol consumption, illicit drug taking, and low testosterone levels may all play a part.

Having a newborn can also put the brakes on your sex drive for a while due, primarily, to lack of sleep.

Did you know that what you eat can also affect your desire for sex.

Here are some foods that will help spice things up in the bedroom.

Help you enjoy a better sex life.

The Following Are the 7 Foods That Make Men Active In Bedroom
1. Pumpkin and sunflower seeds
Snacking on these nutritious seeds will help boost your zinc levels. Zinc is one of the most important minerals needed to improve sperm health and quantity and boost testosterone levels. Seeds also contain healthy fats that are vital for sexual health. Add a handful to breakfast cereals, salads or to a trail mix.

2. Maca
This Peruvian super food is considered ‘nature’s Viagra’ as it is a renowned aphrodisiac, improving sex drive and performance. Maca is also rich in B vitamins, to help boost energy levels, and relieve stress. Add a spoonful to smoothies, soups or breakfast cereals.

3. Meat
Beef and pork contain high levels of L-Carnitine, an amino acid that can help boost libido,  function and testosterone levels in older men. L-carnitine also helps improve energy levels by increasing the burning of triglycerides as fuel in the body.

4. Bananas
Bananas are an excellent source of B vitamins, needed to increase energy production and to dampen your stress levels. Bananas also contain tryptophan, an amino acid needed for serotonin production, our ‘feel good’ hormones. Bananas are also packed with potassium, used to produce sex hormones, and improve heart health and sex drive. Bananas also contain an enzyme called bromelain, which helps improve blood flow and increase libido.

5. Cacao
Cacao, or raw chocolate, is also a well-known aphrodisiac that is rich in potent antioxidants called phenols, which are good for your heart.  Of course, a healthy heart means a healthy sex drive. Cacao can lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure. When you eat chocolate you actually get an increase in endorphins, the same chemicals you release when you are in love. Cacao also contains phenylethylamine, a chemical that boosts dopamine levels, which increases your feelings of desire. Add a spoonful of cacao to smoothies, or enjoy some good quality dark chocolate.

6. Raw nuts
Snacking on raw nuts can help bring a spark back to your bedroom. Nuts such as almonds, cashews, Brazil and hazelnuts are rich in the amino acids L-Arginine, which boosts the production of nitric acid in the body, this will increase the production of hormones, and promote a firmer erection and better performance. Nuts are also an excellent source of essential fatty acids, which are healthy fats needed for male health. Add some mixed crushed nuts to muesli or salads, or add to smoothies.

7. Celery
Including more celery in your diet can also bring a spark back to your sexual life. Eating celery can increase the pheromone androsterone, which is a natural aphrodisiac found in male perspiration. Celery also contains chemicals that can help dilate blood vessels, increase drive, and enhance climax. Try a vegie juice with celery, or snacking on this x boosting vegie with hummus or almond butter.

Here Are 20 Sure-Fire Ways To Have Better Sex This Weekend – Part 3


Watch some porn together
Though men get easily aroused by watching X-rated scenes, it is not the case with the ladies. Women, get tired of the same erotic scenes.

Hence, use some new or different type of clipping every time you want your lady to get aroused. In fact, we recommend, instead of just calling her to watch the video, let her search the video by hers, so that she is comfortable with the process.

Step out from being ‘yourself’
Behave a little differently for better sex with your partner. Play the role of your partner and vice versa during your sex session. This technique will make your sex session more enjoyable as role-playing is a fun way which can lead up-to to great sex.

Do some biting
Some light biting can cause deep arousal if done the right way. Just make sure you don’t bite too hard as it might cause pain and discomfort. You don’t want your partner to start weeping in the middle now, do you?

Take your time while undressing
If you want better sex, then do some manipulation while undressing yourself. Undress yourself slowly and steadily to make your sex session more intense.

It is natural to get turned on quickly by looking at a naked body, because during that session huge amount of sex hormones are released but it also fades away quickly. Hence, start slowly so that the intensity increases gradually.

Start by playing with her breasts
Your lady’s nipples are directly connected to her clitoris mind it can turn her on immediately. Play with your partner’s breasts and you will be surprised how excited she gets.

Take a shower together
Bathing together is a great way to increase your sex drive. Try creative shower ideas such as filling the bathroom with a soothing scent.

Play ‘Chinese Whisper’
Whisper seductively in your partner’s ear. Whisper about sexual turn-ons, romantic experiences, sexual experiments, desires, whatever comes to mind can work wonders.

Here Are 20 Sure-Fire Ways To Have Better Sex This Weekend – Part 2

Just talk about sex with your partner
Don’t wait for the lights to dim off for the sex of your life. Keep the discussion about sex on your partner more frequently. Ask your partner about their likes and dislikes and don’t be shy to share what you like and prefer.

Give some dirty instructions
Tried dirty talking? Then may be it’s time that you do. Almost in everyone’s sex life, there should be always something that they haven’t tried or something that they could have done differently.

To overcome this situation, talk about things or acts you haven’t tried or you would like to try with your partner and get dirty. Don’t aim big and start small like sending dirty texts or images.

Spanking is fun
During your passionate sexual encounter with your partner add a little spanking. It can be a bit awkward in the beginning but keep it light and fun. But keep in mind that if your partner is not comfortable, then avoid it.

Do some kitchen techniques
There are some foods available in your kitchen which can just pump you up to have better sex. Include foods which have arginine like oysters, fish and lean proteins as all these foods act like Viagra.

Besides, these foods are good for you in many ways as they are high in antioxidants as well.

Exercise your ‘sex’ muscles
Exercise your pelvic muscles to transform your normal sex life into a hot sex life. The best exercise for women is kegels. Do kegels every day by first locating your pelvic floor and then stopping yourself from peeing midway and then tone your muscles by clenching them when you are not peeing.

Sleep is important
For better sex it is important that you are not sleep deprived. Always focus on better sleep first rather than better sex. If you focus on better sex first, you might ruin the process as lack of sleep can be a major libido killer.

Continued in Part 3

Here Are 20 Sure-Fire Ways To Have Better Sex This Weekend – Part 1

 All of us wish to have a good sex life with our partner, forever. But the truth is that maintaining a good sex life is not easy and it takes time, effort and patience.

Wondering, why it is difficult? It’s because our busy lives and tasking situation strips us of all our imagination and add the daily exhaustion level and we are left with a boring sex life.

We all wish for better sex, don’t we?

And in case you think that better sex is all about spending hours frolicking underneath the bed sheet, then you are wrong.

Better sex is something you can enjoy by just doing something a little different for a change.

So, if you want to take your sex life from ordinary to extra-ordinary this weekend then keep reading as we share 20 tips for better sex.

Make sex adventurous
When you slip between the sheets with your partner, be a little adventurous.

Thinking how to be adventurous? We are here to help.

Use the five different sex acts (like different types of foreplay and vaginal penetration), so that you lady reaches her orgasm at an all time high.

Both oral as well as physical motivation on the body, generally counts as each separate acts.

So, be happy and you use your creativity, to make your sex exciting.

Blindfold your lady love
The most important sexual organ in our body is not penis or vagina; in fact it is your brain!

It is true.

If you want to achieve sexual pleasure then blindfold your lady love.
By this method, your partner’s sensory organs will become more aware.

As she will not know what you will be doing next you can be her sex guide.

Introduce kinky sex
Make your sex session hot, by introducing kinky sex with your partner. Assuming that your lady won’t like it might not be a wise idea as she might just enjoy it.

Women are actually adventurous than images and sometimes they just want release from the girl next door image to something sexy but with their partners only.

Open up
Be open to your partner and let your partner be open to you. There shouldn’t be any type of communication gap between you and your partner. Keep on sharing your thoughts and ideas with your partner, during, before or after the act.

Communication is the only way to understand what your partner likes and enjoys.

Give her a nice massage
Better sex is all about sensual touching. You can get your partner excited with a nice sensual body. This sensual touching method will release sex hormones which will further increase her estrogen level and just make her more passionate in the bed.

Strike the ‘turn-on’ spot
If you want to have orgasms during intercourse then opt for a nice rubbing position. Let your lady be on top of you, so that the top of your clitoris is rubbing on your partner’s pubic bone, or just keep a below underneath your butt or use a vibrator during intercourse to make your session amazing.

Maximize your foreplay
Before getting naked in front of your partner, don’t imagine going for intercourse straight away. Use clitoral stimulation as the climax. As a guy, gear your lady’s body to achieve an orgasm before intercourse, so that your lady is not struggling during vaginal stimulation.

Even if your lady doesn’t get an orgasm early, never give up. Just keep on adding the fun stuffs to aim for a multiple orgasms.

Continued in Part 2