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Understanding Mental Health

Understanding Mental Health

In this part of the world, mental health care is surprisingly not taken into great cognizance. Any individual suffering from any kind of trauma or depression is considered weak or maybe said to be under some kind of witchcraft(spell).

Although the general perception of mental health has improved over the last decade due to improved education and general way of life.

Studies have also shown that stigma against mental illness is still very powerful, this is due to media stereotypes and lack of education, and that people tend to attach negative stigmas to mental health conditions at a far higher rate than to other diseases and disabilities, such as cancer, diabetes or heart disease.

What exactly is mental health?

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act.

It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.
A mental illness is a physical illness of the brain that causes disturbances in thinking, behavior, energy or emotion that make it difficult to cope with the ordinary demands of life.

According to reports, mental illnesses affect 19% of the adult population, 46% of teenagers and 13% of children each year.

People struggling with their mental health may be in your family, live next door, teach your children, work in the next cubicle or sit in the same church pew.

If you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:
Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry.

Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse.
Family history of mental health problems.

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Early Signs of Mental Illness

• Having low or no energy
• Feeling helpless or hopeless
• Involving in addictive activities like smoking, drinking etc
• Experiencing severe mood swings
• Ineffectiveness in performing daily task
• Eating or sleeping too much
• Pulling away from people and usual activities

Ways To Maintain Positive Mental Health

• Getting professional help if you need it
• Connecting with others
• Staying positive
• Getting physically active
• Helping others
• Getting enough sleep

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13 years of marriage with a child,3 failed IVF broken by the peoples doctor

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The peoples doctor medical center celebrate

The peoples doctor medical center celebrate

13 years of marriage with a child,3 failed IVF broken by the peoples doctor

The peoples doctors medical center in deep celebration after a patient put to bed

After 13 years in marriage with 3 failed IVF, and bilateral blocked tubes (both tubes blocked) a certain woman in Lagos state finally got pregnant and just delivered not too long ago….

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Her sad story started turning around for good when she met the people’s doctor on Instagram

A female Nigerian doctor who’s gifted by God with all it takes to make those who are trying to conceive, get pregnant and welcome their babies..

I happen to know her and this whole story, that’s why I’m writing this now and this is something that should be on first page for my fellow Nigerians to see… There are lots of homes that are still looking for their first child… Uncle…. Aunty.. Brother… sister… Let’s leave village people alone, they don’t have any business with your womb or sperm.I got to discover that 99% of families looking for children are not just doing some medical things right and most of them don’t know, they’ll say it’s village people..

Like the people’s doctor would always say, a lot of TTCs(trying to conceive) are still where they are out of IGNORANCE AND THE WRONG DOCTORS THEY MEET. Don’t say I didn’t pass this message, grab this opportunity now…. Follow her on Instagram @ https://www.instagram.com/thepeoples_doctors/
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Brazilian man becomes first person to be ‘cured’ of HIV with drugs alone

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Brazilian man becomes first person to be 'cured’ of HIV with drugs alone

Brazilian man becomes first person to be ‘cured’ of HIV with drugs alone

Brazilian man becomes first person to be 'cured’ of HIV with drugs alone

A 35-year-old Brazilian man who has gone into long-term remission after being diagnosed with an accelerated multi-drug regimen of AIDS drugs for less than a year has boosted expectations for a possible breakthrough on Tuesday July 7.
The man who tested HIV positive in 2012 was treated with an antiretroviral therapy or ART base that was boosted with additional antiretrovirals, plus a drug called nicotinamide (a vitamin B3 form).

His increased care was stopped after 48 weeks, and researchers who reported their results at this week’s virtual International Aids Society conference said that the patient has now been without HIV medication for more than 57 weeks and continues to test negative for HIV antibodies.

Dr Ricardo Diaz of the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, who led the study said he was “trying to wake up the virus” and boost the immune system’s ability to eliminate it once it’s flushed out of hiding.

 

Diaz said;

 

“We can’t search the entire body, but by the best evidence, we do not have infected cells.

“I think it’s very promising. This patient might be cured, but it will take more time to know.”

 

Professor Sharon Lewin, an HIV and infectious diseases expert at the University of Melbourne who was not involved in the research, said the fact that the patient has no antibodies was significant.

 

She said;

 

“When someone is infected with a virus they make antibodies. And antibodies don’t budge, even when you’re on treatment and there’s no detectable viral load. But this showed he had no antibodies which is supportive of him being cured.

“It’s interesting, but it’s hard to know how significant it is when it’s just a single case. I’d also like to know what happened to the other patients.”

In the past five years, after undergoing high-risk stem cell bone marrow transplants to treat cancer, only two people known as “Berlin” and “London” patients seem to have been cured of the disease.

Since the AIDS epidemic started in the 1980s more than 75 million people have been infected. The virus also caused 33 million deaths

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Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne heads back into Coronavirus lockdown

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Australia's second-largest city, Melbourne heads back into Coronavirus lockdown

Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne heads back into Coronavirus lockdown

Australia's second-largest city, Melbourne heads back into Coronavirus lockdown

Nearly five million Melbourne residents were forced back into another lockdown after Coronavirus cases spiked on Tuesday, July 7, in Australia’s second-largest city.

All in Melbourne will be required to stay home from midnight on Wednesday, July 8, unless they go to work , study, shop for food or attend medical appointments. Restaurants, cafes and bars can only have delivery service, gyms and hair salons are closed, family events are restricted to two persons and the existing school holidays are extended.

Victoria state prime minister Daniel Andrews declared a six-week freeze, saying the virus crisis is over “we can’t pretend.”

After 191 of the 199 new cases recorded nationally on Tuesday were identified by the south-east region, the largest one-day increase since early April, Andrews said there were now too many to track properly, so restrictions were required.

“Those are numbers that are unsustainably high,” he said. “No-one wants to be in this place. I know there will be massive quantities of harm that will be caused because of this.

“We need to be transparent to one another that this is not over,” said Andrews. “And pretending it’s because we just want it to be over isn’t the solution. It’s actually part of the problem. A very big part of the issue.”

The decision was taken hours before it was expected for the first time in a century to close the busy border between Victoria and New South Wales.

Nearly 9,000 cases of COVID-19 and 106 deaths from the virus were reported in Australia.

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