THE PREVALENCE OF CYSTICERCOSIS IN BADIRISA, ADAMAWA STATE.

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CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Cysticercosis remains as important health problem in developing countries. Its transmission is related to soil contamination with human faces. This parasitosis is found in African, Asian and Latin America, where the greatest incidences are seen in mexico and brazil. Human cysticercosis is acquired from the ingestion of ova of T. solium, excreted by human carries […]

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CONTRACEPTIVE USE AMONG FEMALE STUDENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF BENIN, BENIN CITY

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CONTRACEPTIVE USE AMONG FEMALE STUDENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF BENIN, BENIN CITY   CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background to the Study The practice of contraception is old as human existence.  Ancient writings noted on the Leahun Papyrus (1800 BCE) that the old Egyptians practice contraception by using a vaginal pessary of crocodile dung and fermented dough which […]

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THE INFLUENCE OF EXCESSIVE INTAKE OF ALCOHOL AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

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CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study Alcohol is a psychoactive drug that has a depressant effect.  People have been brewing and fermenting alcoholic drinks since the dawn of civilization.  Consumed in moderate amount, alcoholic beverages are relaxing and in some cases may even have beneficial effects in heart, health, consumed in excess alcohol is […]

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DRUG ABUSE AND TONE OF DISCIPLINE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

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CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background to the Study From independence, the secondary school system of education in Nigeria experienced a high level of discipline. The attitudes and behavior of secondary school students was worthy of emulation. In recent times, the high level of discipline experienced in our secondary school system has drastically declined resulting in all […]

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STRATEGIES FOR REDUCING MALNUTRITION ON CHILDREN’S ZERO TO FIVE YEARS

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CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1   BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Malnutrition in children also known as malnutrition is common globally and results in both short and long term irreversible negative health outcomes including stunted growth which may also be linked to cognitive development deficits, under weight and wasting. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that malnutrition accounts […]

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