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July-December 2017| Vol 17| Issue 2


Editorial for Nigerian Journal Of Health Sciences: July-December 2017 issue

This issue of Nigerian Journal of Health Sciences also highlights publications that cut across both basic and clinical research in the different specialties in health sciences. Hunaleyo et al. stud...

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Effects of Phyllanthus amarus on garlic-induced hepatotoxicity

Background: One of the most important organs that regulate various physiological processes in the body is the liver. The liver, if diseased or damaged by toxic agent (s) could contribute to t...

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Diagnostic accuracy of rapid antigen test for malaria and determinants of heavy malaria parasitaemia in children at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, Nigeria

Background: According to the United Nations Children's Fund, malaria kills a child every 30 s and about 3000 every year. Ninety per cent of the global burden of malaria occurs in sub-Saha...

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Prevalence and correlates of obsessive–compulsive symptoms in a sample of undergraduate clinical medical students in Osogbo, Southwestern Nigeria

Background: Obsessive–compulsive symptoms (OCS) may be common, yet, under-recognised and under-reported among medical students. Their presence is associated with other mental disorders ...

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The role of physicians' knowledge of guidelines in the usage of beta-blockers in heart failure

Background: Beta-blockers (BB) are recommended in the management of heart failure (HF), but its usage has been reported as low. The role of physicians' knowledge of guidelines in this obs...

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