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Nigeria records highest rate of male infertility as sperm counts of African men plummet

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Sperm counts of men in Africa have seen a decline over half a century now,  according to a new research published in the African Health Sciences.

The research described the decline as “a threat to the procreation of the future generations.”
The
research was led by Dr Pallav Sengupta, the Head of Physiology Unit,
Faculty of Medicine, Lincoln University College, Malaysia said.

Among
these men, there has been a 72 percent decline in sperm concentration
and a decline in total sperm count over a 50-year period.
It also states that the average sperm concentration is too close to the World Health Organisation’s cut-off value for comfort.
This is, however, not an exclusive case to African men only but else too.
Co-author of the research, Uchenna Nwagha described the situation as “scary” saying,
“I
was amazed at the magnitude of the problem. 72 percent decline over
time is a dangerous downward trend. This situation is indeed scary.”

The
study also found that the possible major causes are poorly treated
sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and hormonal abnormalities,
consumption of excessive alcohol and tobacco smoking.

“We
have put forth the evidence of the decline and discussed various
causative factors over the past 50 years like lifestyle, food habits,
disease prevalence and others. More than one factor is involved in this
decreasing trend, correlation with a single factor is difficult to
establish. But we are also working on their correlations for our
upcoming reports,”
 said Dr Sengupta.

The studies were carried out in Nigeria, Tunisia, Tanzania, Libya and Egypt among males aged 19 to 55.

After
analysis of this data, a time-dependent decline of sperm concentration
(r = -0.597, p = 0.02) and an overall 72.6 per cent decrease in mean
sperm concentration was noted in the past 50 years.

WHO estimated
that almost 20-35 million couples were infertile in Africa in 1991.
Overall studies show a 57 percent decline in sperm count worldwide from
1980.

It said Nigeria was suggested to have been suffering from
highest infertility problems among the other African countries, the male
infertility factor accounting for 40-50 per cent.

“In recent
times, in the course of managing infertility in Nigeria, I have
observed the apparent decline in sperm count in men and a decrease in
ovarian reserve over time in women.
 We, therefore, advocate…
more epidemiological studies to identify the possible etiological
factors to enable us to halt this dangerous trend, and to avoid natural
reproductive extinction.”
 said Prof Nwagha.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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