High Prevalence of Vulvovaginal Candidiasis and Other Vaginal Infections among Women in Tight Fitting Underwears: A Threat to Future Reproductive Function

Background: Vulvovaginal Candidiasis (VVC) is a common infection of the female genital tract. It is estimated that about 75% of women will experience VVC infection at least once in their life-time, however, lifestyle habits have been implicated in the higher susceptibility to VVC infection in some women than others. The aim of this cross sectional
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Aim: The aim of the present study was to assess the predicting powers of different adiposity indices on incident type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) among adult men and women in Uyo Metropolis, Nigeria. Methodology: Three thousand five hundred adult civil servants (1532 men and 1968 women), aged 18 – 60 years, were assessed for incident
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Aim: This study assessed the associations between vaginal douching practice and the adverse reproductive tract outcomes, and the risk modulating factors among young women. Methodology: The data source was a cross-sectional population based sample of 1488 women aged 18 – 35 years in a university community. Self-administered socio-demographic and female genital hygiene practices questionnaire were
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Aims: The aim of this study was to determine the association between academic stress and menstrual disorders among female undergraduates in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Methodology: Three hundred and ninety-three female students of the University of Uyo, aged 16-35 years were randomly selected from different departments in the University, and assessed during the 2009/2010
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Background: GSTP1 is one of the Glutathione-S-Transferases (GSTs) which suppress tumor genesis by detoxifying toxic carcinogens and reactive oxygen species (ROS). Prostate cancer is related to several mutations affecting the expression of GSTP1. A single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP: Ile105Val) in the GSTP1 gene results insignificant reduction in its anticancer activity. The current case control study
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Blood transfusion is mandatory for treatment of a number of clinical conditions. Blood to be transfused needs to be stored for future use in blood banks. To prevent the risk of graft versus host disease, blood is irradiated with gamma radiation before storage. During storage, blood components undergo a variety of alterations known as storage
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Aim: Today, the World Health Organization warns that the greater future burden of obesity and diabetes will affect developing countries with the extent doubling with urbanization. Aside from the estimation that, currently, more than 1.6 billion (age 15+ years) adults are overweight and at least 400 million of them are obese, it was also estimated
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Background: The future specialty of choice of interns determine the composition of medical practitioners  workforce and the factors that underline this choice needs to be explored to help in healthcare planning and policy formulation for an economically  poor country like Nigeria. Aim: The study aims to examine the factors that influence rotatory interns on their
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Aim: The therapeutic use of medicinal plants and plant products to mitigate solvent/xenobiotic-induced haematological disorders has not been adequately explored. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Cymbopogon citratus (C. citratus) leaf decoctions on gasoline vapour (GV)-induced haematological disorders and oxidative stress in rats. Methodology: Seventy-two female rats weighing 180-200g were
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Non-steroidal anti inflammatory agents have long been used in ocular therapeutics as a result of their effect on infllammation coupled with the undesirable side effects of steroids in Ophthalmology. Bleeding peptic ulcers have been strongly associated with use of oral non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs. We present the case of a 51 year old male patient
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