Mothers who smoke while they are pregnant or breast feeding may be damaging the future fertility of their sons, according to new findings from research in mice published online in Human Reproduction, one of the world’s leading reproductive medicine journals. The study is the first comprehensive animal model to show the mechanism by which smoking can affect the fertility of male offspring. It is known already that smoking during pregnancy can have a number of…"Mothers who smoke are damaging the future fertility of their sons"
I met a Dutch doctor a few weeks ago and she has been working in Mbagathi Hospital for the last few months. She asked me if I knew what ‘pelvic rest’ means and I had to confess that I didn’t but I would assume it means something along the lines of keeping your pelvic bone or region at rest. Well I wasn’t too wrong, it turns out that this is what doctors prescribe to their…"Kenya: What Does Pelvic Rest Mean?"
A 35-year-old woman, who allegedly forged a maternity certificate, is now facing charges of conspiracy and attempt to pervert justice. Amaka Nwaba, who resides at 4B, Mortune St., Dopemu, Lagos, yesterday, appeared before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on a two-count charge. She allegedly conspired with others at large to forge a maternity certificate No. 034180, dated May 12, 2011, and purportedly issued by the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital. A maternity certificate confirms…"Woman Docked Over Alleged Maternity Certificate Forgery"
Pregnant Woman, Another Die As Police Raid Train In Ikeja
An unidentified man jumped to death while a pregnant woman was killed on Tuesday during a face-off between policemen and illegal train passengers at Ikeja, Lagos State on Tuesday. A policeman, who spoke to our correspondent on the condition of anonymity, said some of the illegal passengers had been seen with guns on Monday. He said in the process of trying to arrest them, the illegal passengers fought back. He said, “Since these illegal train…"Pregnant Woman, Another Die As Police Raid Train In Ikeja"
Nursing Mother Refuses to Breast Feed Baby for Fear of Death
A nursing mother, Salamatu Abdulai, for customary belief, has refused to touch and breastfeed her new-born baby boy for fear of being called a witch. Madam Salamatu broke down in tears after giving birth to her baby early hours of Wednesday at the Yendi hospital and vowed never to touch or chest feed her baby. Madam Salamatu Abdulai, from the Nageba tribe, hails from a village called Nayuba near Dimong, a Konkomba Community in the…"Nursing Mother Refuses to Breast Feed Baby for Fear of Death"