International Research Journal of Public Health


Prevalence of Gastrointestinal and Urinary Tract Parasites Among Students of Isaac Jasper Boro College of Education Sagbama, Bayelsa State, Nigeria

Research Article of International Research Journal of Public Health Prevalence of Gastrointestinal and Urinary Tract Parasites Among Students of Isaac Jasper Boro College of Education Sagbama, Bayelsa State, Nigeria LeBari Barine Gboeloh1*, Ayibadinipre Jennis Gbeghebo2 1Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, P.M.B 5047, Rumuolumeni, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. 2Isaac Jasper Boro College of Education, P.M.B 74, Sagbama, Bayelsa State. The prevalence of gastrointestinal and urinary tract parasites among students of Isaac Jasper Boro College of Education (IJBCOE), Bayelsa State was investiagted. Faecal and urine samples were collected from 273 presumably healthy students of the college. The samples were analyzed in the laboratory using sedimentation method for urine and formol-ether concentration method for the stool samples.  A self-structured questionnaire was used to obtain some risk factors associated with the transmission of the parasites. Out of the 273 students investigated, 60 (22.0%), 31(11.4%) and 12(4.4%) were positive for gastrointestinal parasites, urinary tract parasites and coinfection of gastrointestinal and urinary tract parasites respectively. Entamoeba histolytica recorded the highest prevalence among the gastrointestinal parasites identified (62%), followed by Entamoeba coli (18.3%), Giardia lamblia (11.7%), Blastccytis homonis (5%), and Enterobius vermicularis (3.3%). Among the two urinary tract parasites identified, Trichomonas vaginalis was more prevalent (90.3%) while Schistosoma haematobium had 9.7%.  More Female students (37.8%) were infected than males (25.7%) by gastrointestinal parasites. The age range prevalence for gastrointestinal parasites recorded 45%, 37.3%, 28.3% and 25% for 26 - 30 years, 16 – 20 years, 21 – 25 years, and 31 – 35 years respectively. Lack of awareness, consumption of faecal matter-contaminated food and water, poor sanitation, defaecation into drinking water sources were identified as risk factors for gastrointestinal parasites while engagement in unprotected sex and multiple sexual partners were recorded as risk factors for the transmission of Trichomonas vaginalis.  Increased personal hygiene and sanitation, provision of toilet ...

Behind transgender identities – the biophysics & the societal deficits creating the phenomenon

Review Article of International Research Journal of Public Health Behind transgender identities – the biophysics & the societal deficits creating the phenomenon Florent Pirot Unaffiliated researcher Transgender identities, with or without surgical changes are produced by individual decisions which resonate nevertheless with a series of information deficits and also spill from the biophysical effects of artificial sources of contamination. Findings from other researchers and the author's experience are brought together to prove the point. Keywords: Behind transgender identities ; biophysics; societal deficits; phenomenon ...

Cases of sexual diseases with alpha-emitting nanoparticulates : Parkinson’s, Primary Biliary Cholangitis (prostate and clitoris) – and opening the breast implant debate

Review Article of International Research Journal of Public Health Cases of sexual diseases with alpha-emitting nanoparticulates : Parkinson’s, Primary Biliary Cholangitis (prostate and clitoris) – and opening the breast implant debate Florent Pirot Unaffiliated researcher These diseases can be called sexual diseases thanks to retro-analysis of the global process of development and degenerescence and combination of the author’s earlier works with research of other authors that demonstrate in new ways the argument. Cultures that encourage sexual repression produce diseases mechanically and exogeneous factors of internal contamination with alpha emitters demultiplicate the effects spilling from these cultural choices. It is possible that researchers investigating Parkinson’s have already years ago understood the link with alpha decay and “flagged” it but because they thought that Parkinson patients had to suffer due to their full responsibility in depriving their own prostate whereas homosexuality shows how stimulating it creates well-known powerful orgasms went not beyond the allegory of alpha emitting nanoparticulates in their articles (which is why this is called “flagging” – “signaling”). Keywords: psychoanalysis, clitoris, prostate, sexual pleasure, alpha-emitting nanoparticulates, Parkinson’s, liver disease, primary biliary cholangitis, internal medicine, neurology, uranium, radium, radon ...

Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Among Female Qassim Region, Saudi Arabia

Research Article of International Research Journal of Public Health KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE, AND PRACTICE OF POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME AMONG FEMALE QASSIM REGION, SAUDI ARABIA IBTISAM AYAD ALHARBI Department of Medical Laboratories College of Applied Medical Sciences Qassim University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Introduction: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most endocrine disorders in young women during their reproductive years. PCOS is associated with the incidence of type 2 DM and infertility, which in turn increases the financial burden to healthcare system. The aim of this study is to determine the knowledge, attitude, and practice of polycystic ovary syndrome among female Qassim region. Methods: An observational, cross-section study recruited young women age between 18 and 50 years from September 2019 to November 2019 in Al Qassim region. The data is obtained through an online survey that is posted in commonly used social media applications: namely, Instagram, Snapchat, Telegram, WhatsApp, and twitter. EPI INFO 7 is used to determine the association among demographical factors and knowledge, attitude, and practice of polycystic ovary syndrome. Results: Over 400 participated women there is 84% have knowledge about PCOS, 73% know the correlation between PCOS and obesity, 46% know that PCOS is heredity. At the same time, 63% did not realize that PCOS can cause type 2 DM. Moreover, knowledge has a significant association with age, social status, and education level with P-value 0.003, 0.02, 0.018, respectively. In terms of prevalence, 22% of participants have PCOS, while 17% of their mother or sister has PCOS. Conclusion: Knowledge of PCOS is a significant association with age, social status, and education level. To increase awareness of women related PCOS, these factors should keep in mind to produce an effective education program/campaign. Keywords: Polycystic ovarian syndrome; Knowledge; Attitude; Practice; Qassim region ...

Dr. Mohammad Hadi Dehghani
Professor, Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Dr. Beatrice O. Ondondo 
Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Health Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Llandaff Campus, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB

Ms. Yau Sui Yu
Assistant Professor (Nursing), The Open University of Hong Kong C0924, The Open University of Hong Kong, 30, Good Shepherd Street, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Dr. Mario Bernardo-Filho
Professor Titular, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

Dr Anirudh V. Mutalik
Assistant Professor and Incharge Rural Health Training Centre. KMCT Medical College,Calicut

Dr. Hamdy Ahmad Sliem
Professor, Internal Medicine, Faculty of medicine, Suez Canal University, Egypt

Dr. Abdelrahman Y. Fouda
Vascular Biology Center, R.B. Caldwell lab, Augusta University

Dr. Kabita Mishra
Senior Research Fellow (Homoeopathy), D.D.P.R.-Central Research Institute for Homoeopathy , (Ministry of A.Y.U.S.H., Government of India)

Dr. Ionel BONDOC
Associate Professor, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Iasi, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Iasi (ROMANIA), Department of Public Health

Dr Col Narendra Singh
Professor Community Medicine, Central Govt Medical College & Hospital in Faridabad , India

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