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3 BINGE WORTHY NETFLIX SERIES THAT I ABSOLUTELY LOVED

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I think we can all collectively agree that YouTube and Netflix have been the saving graces preventing many of us from going crazy in this current pandemic. There have been and still are so many binge worthy movies and series on Netflix keeping me entertained that I'm completely spoiled for choice on what to watch every single day.

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A NIGERIAN WOMAN

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I was one of the lucky few girls who grew up in a time that was innocent. My childhood, teenage and even early adult years were memorable and filled with happy, nostalgic moments of growing up as a Nigerian woman.

WHAT IS SELENIUM & WHY ITS IMPORTANT IN THE SICKLE CELL PATIENT'S DIET

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According to Google, 'Selenium is a mineral that plays a role in many bodily functions. It may protect against thyroid problems, cancer, cognitive decline and asthma but more research is needed to determine this and other possible advantages'. Some good sources of selenium are brown rice, eggs, brazil nuts and some fish. Researchers say that sickle cell patients' diet should be rich in selenium because insufficient levels in patients with sickle cell disease are associated with red blood cell destruction or hemolysis. According to a study carried out between 2012 to 2014 on a total of 51 patients by a Brazilian medical team to determine whether the levels of selenium, zinc vitamins A & E are associated with the degree of hemolysis in the diet of adults with SCD, their results showed that while the others were above the required reference values for a healthy diet, selenium was lower. An adequate selenium intake may probably improve SCD patients' clinical status and