Category General Health

‘Cholesterol Crystals’ Are A Sure Sign A Heart Attack Could Be Imminent – Experts

A team of scientists and medical experts at Michigan State University have discovered a symptom that if found could be a sure sign that a heart attack is imminent. Led by Professor of Medicine Dr. George S. Abela, the team examined

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LASSA FEVER ALERT! Ogun State Confirms Outbreak, 66 People Quarantined

The Ogun State Government has confirmed the outbreak of the dreadful Lassa fever disease. It was gathered that a 20-year-old patient tested positive for the virus and has been moved to one of the isolation centres set up by the state government. Punch

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Health Checklist For Women In Their 30s, 40s And 50s (Part Two)

Mark Wealth Health is wealth, they say and so like wealth, we should take good care of it, never taking our foot of the pedal. Looking at it from another angle, the human body is not like wine that gets

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Health Checklist For Women In Their 30s, 40s And 50s (Part One)

Mark Wealth Health is wealth, they say and so like wealth, we should take good care of it, never taking our foot of the pedal. Looking at it from another angle, the human body is not like wine that gets

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7 Ways To Improve Your Child’s Memory (Part One)

Mark Wealth Children who perform best in school are children who are able to understand, retain and remember what they have learnt in class. Many children are able to understand what they have learnt while the brain is built to

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How Lassa Fever Killed Nursing Student in Anambra

A medical official has lost her life to the dreaded Lassa Fever disease in the South-eastern part of Nigeria while several others who came in touch with her are under surveillance. The Anambra State Government, on Monday, confirmed the news, urging

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Nanny To The Rescue: How to Get Your Restless Toddler Fall Asleep Fast

According to a new study, kids who don’t get enough sleep in their early years are more likely to have problems with attention, emotional control, and peer relationships. Find quick tips on how to get your restless toddler to settle

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Everyday Sex Improves Quality Of Sperm – Study

Couples who have spent any amount of time trying to conceive may find themselves surrounded by all sorts of rules, myths, theories, and crazy ideas about what it takes to get pregnant. According to one theory, too much sex can

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ALERT! Why No Malaria Case Is ‘Ordinary’- Experts Warn

The Director, Centre for Malaria Care, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Professor Olugbenga Mokuolu, reveals that malaria is a serious case or disease that can often be fatal; hence the need to refrain from describing it as “ordinary malaria.” He

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Stinking Breath? See What Causes It And How It Can Be Prevented

Not only can having a bad breath be humiliating for you, it is also socially unacceptable and offensive. According to the NHS, treatment for bad breath (halitosis) will depend on its cause. Find various causes of halitosis below…. Dry mouth

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10 Things Nobody Told You About A Man’s Discharge

Mark Wealth Sometimes it’s thick, sometimes it’s not. Sometimes it’s whitish or off-white and it contains cells that are responsible for making babies. But is that all? Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about a man’s discharge known as

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Hand Washing: 6 Steps Parents Should Practise to Get Rid of Bacteria

Maintaining proper hand hygiene contributes largely to keeping infections at bay, especially in young children whose immune system is still developing. However, a new study by researchers from the Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland reveals the usual practice of lathering

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LASSA FEVER: How To Protect Your Loved Ones From Contracting The Disease

According to WHO, Lassa fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic illness caused by Lassa virus, a member of the arenavirus family of viruses. Humans usually become infected with Lassa virus from exposure to urine or faeces of infected Mastomys rats.

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A Highlight of Sickle Anaemia as Beautiful Bintu Loses Battle Against Disease

Families have their lost loved ones to the sickle cell disease which can only be inherited through the genes from both parents. SCD is not contagious. Bintu Yashia, a sickle sell patient and a final year student of BASE University Abuja,

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Birth Control Methods: Mums Share On What Worked And What Didn’t Work For Them

For family planning purposes or in a bid to prevent unwanted pregnancies, there are variety of options provided (read here). Talking to your gynaecologist for professional advice comes top on our list but if you are still in doubt, see what

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Warning to Parents: Giving A Child Too Much Calpol Can Cause Asthma -Study

While Calpol is commonly used by most parents to treat fevers, a London based paediatrician warns that it could be dangerous to a child’s health. Yahoo reports; Professor Alastair Sutcliffe, a paediatrician at University College London, says that parents are

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5 Energy Boosting Tips For The Exhausted Mum

Motherhood is not an easy job and there are chances that you will be too tired to move a finger during crucial times. However, if you use some of the top energy boosters listed below you are sure to get

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6 Superfoods That Could Keep Fat At Bay

Frida Harju, a nutritionist at health and fitness app, Lifesum, has revealed six new super foods which promises to cut through fat faster, resulting in a leaner and more toned figure. They include coconut vinegar, cinnamon. kelp, tumeric milk. pomegranate juice and wormwood

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5 Remedies for V-Thrush (Candidiasis)

Vaginal thrush is one of those irritating afflictions that many women have to deal with from time to time. Also known as candidiasis, thrush is a yeast infection that can affect many parts of the body. Moist areas such as

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Signs That Your Child Has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a complex mental health disorder that can affect a child’s success in school and with interpersonal relationships. The symptoms of ADHD vary and are sometimes difficult to recognize. Here are eight common signs that

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Busting The Myths: What Makes A Child Smart And What Doesn’t

Ireyimika Oyegbami In recent times, focus has shifted to the smart brains. We are encouraged to work smarter and also to have smart kids! It is therefore not surprising that a lot has been said about what makes children smart.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: 5 Steps To Do A Breast Self Examination

Ireyimika Oyegbami The month of October is annually dedicated to increasing awareness on breast cancer. This annual campaign is necessary to remind women all over the world, and men too, to regularly check their breasts and underarm in order to

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Physically Active Children Are Smarter In The Classroom – Study

A new study suggests that physically fit children have differences in their brain structure which gives them a good chance to perform well in Math and other subjects, CNN reports. According to this study, developments of parts of the brain

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Tips On Controlling Household Pests

Pests and rodents aren’t simply a nuisance. Apart from the fact that they are irritating and yucky to have around the home, they can severely affect your health and the health of your family. Here are some general tips to

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5 Signs Your Child Has Tongue-tie

Normally, the tongue is loosely attached to the base of the mouth with a piece of skin called the lingual frenulum. In babies with tongue-tie, this piece of skin is unusually short and tight, restricting the tongue’s movement. This prevents

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