Category General Health

NAFDAC Takes Action Against Poisonous Hides (Ponmo) In Lagos Markets

Growing concerns over the proliferation of Lagos markets with poisonous cow skin, popularly called ponmo has caught the attention and necessitated the intervention of  the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC. The regulatory agency has moved

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WHO Issues Guidelines To Reduce Risk Of Dementia

The World Health Organisation has unveiled its recommendations on how to reduce the risk of dementia globally in a report released on Tuesday. In the report, WHO also warned against taking dietary supplements, such as vitamins B and E, in

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6 Amazing Health Benefits Of The African Garden Egg

The African Garden eggs are in season again, making for the perfect time to remind you to take advantage of these seasonal vegetables. They are a type of eggplant grown predominantly in tropical Africa, widely available, very affordable, highly nutritious

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STUDY: How Sleeplessness Affects Blood Circulation

A new CU Boulder study, has explained how sleeplessness affects blood circulation in the body. According to the study, those who get less than seven hours sleep a night are at a higher risk of suffering a stroke or heart attack.

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Why World Health Organisation Now Recognises Video Gaming Addiction As A Mental Disorder

The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially recognized gaming addiction as a Mental Health Disorder.  The WHO’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD),  describes addiction to digital and video gaming as “a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behavior” that becomes

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WHO Issues Dire Warning After Measles Cases Increase 300% Globally In 2019 Alone

The World Health organisation (WHO) has raised alarm over the surge in cases of measles since the beginning of 2019 and that it keeps getting worse despite the availability of a perfect vaccine. Health organizations around the world are also

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WHO Reveals Why Men Are More Likely To Die Earlier Than Women Today

A new report by the World Health Organization, WHO has revealed why men die earlier than women in contemporary times. According to “2019 World Health Statistics” published on the WHO website on Thursday, men are more likely to die earlier

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Oncology Professor, Adeniyi Akinpelu Makes A Case For Nigerian Staple ‘Eba’ In The Prevention Of Colon Cancer

Head of Radiation Oncology, University College Hospital UCH, Ibadan, Oyo State, Professor Adeniyi  Adenipekun is advocating increased intake in foods rich in fibre, such as eba to prevent colon cancer. Eba is a staple Nigerian food made from dried grated

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Parents Be Warned: After Almost Losing A Child, Nigerian Physician, Dr. Nonso Sounds A Note Of Caution

Many Nigerians resort to self-medication and self-help where their health is concerned. The habit itself, may be informed by ignorance , but more commonly, it is due to the limitations in the healthcare system in the country. One Nigerian medical

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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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Mums, See 7 Health Benefits Of Hibiscus Tea (Zobo)

Popular Nigerian beverage, hibiscus tea, commonly called ‘Zobo’ is a favourite across homes and tribes. Although many people enjoy the drink, not many know of its potential health benefits. The health benefits include its ability to treat high blood pressure,

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Urinary Incontinence In Women, Causes And Symptoms

Urinary incontinence- the loss of bladder control is a common and often embarrassing problem, but it is important to note that urinary incontinence is not a disease but a symptom. READ ALSO: Bedwetting Solutions: 10 Tips to Help Your Child Stop

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Mentally Challenged Family Of Five In Cross River State Who Went Viral Experience Transformation

The story of a mentally challenged family of five roaming the streets of Ogoja in Cross river state went viral months ago after a National youth service corp (NYSC) member, Progress Oberiko who had seen the family a couple of

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Postnatal Depression: Californian Mum Does The Unthinkable

A Californian mum suffering a severe case of postnatal depression has done the unthinkable, by allegedly throwing her baby girl out of a moving car, killing her. 32-year-old Nicole Stasio who had worked as a yoga instructor and health coach, gave birth

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Enugu State Commissioner For Women Affairs Rescues Mentally Challenged Pregnant Teenager

A heavily pregnant and mentally challenged teenager was rescued from the streets of Enugu a few days ago. The teenager was reportedly seen roaming around Enugu – Agidi junction Amawbia, Awka Capital Territory when the state commissioner for Children and

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Psychologist, Dr Maymunah Kadiri Reveals One Surprising Factor That Can Lead Mental Disorder In Women

Nigerian psychologist, Dr Maymunah Kadiri in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, is giving another insight on a possible cause for depression in women and this is surprising to say the least. Kadiri, the Medical Director

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Nigerians React As Doctor Uses Improvised Incubator To Save Baby’s Life

A Nigerian medical doctor has become an online sensation after he took proactive measures to save a child’s life,  using a carton and fluorescent bulb to  to improvise as an incubator. Dr Chibuike Joseph Chukwudum, who works at a hospital in

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10 Signs Your Child May Have To See an Optician Immediately

Ineh Olisah Did you know that about 80 percent of what children learn in school is taught visually? That means if your child has an uncorrected vision problem, it could severely affect his or her development. Parents of children who

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A Woman’s Nightmare: 5 Remedies for V-Thrush (Candidiasis)

Ineh Olisah 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

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New Study Speculates That People With Big Families Are Less Likely To Develop Cancer For These Reasons

Do Siblings Lower Your Cancer Risks? New study speculates that the larger a family, the lower the cancer rate on its members. Countries with a culture of big families have lower rates of cancer, according to a new evolutionary study.

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New Study Reveals The Effect Of ‘Sleeping On It’ On Decision-Making

Do you have a decision to make? Have you racked your brain ceaselessly but it all seem not to be taking a form? Are you at your wits’ end already? Good news is here! New research has revealed the way

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What Could Go Wrong When Teenagers Get Less Than Six Hours Sleep A Night Is Scary For Any Parent

Scientists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, who sifted through data from thousands of teenagers have made a terrifying conclusion on sleep deprived teenagers or one who gets less than six hours sleep each night. A new research has however shown

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Expert Reveals A Medical Condition, ‘Give-Up-Itis’ That Kills Within Days And Signs To Look Out For| MUST READ

Experts have revealed a medical condition that kills within days. According to the research, people can die simply because they have given up on life – and it can happen within days. Dr John Leach, from Portsmouth University, said his

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Nigerian Teacher Advises On Depression And Highlights its Devastating Effect As His Former Student Commits Suicide

It’s so disheartening that depression and its ugly effect has refused to leave our space despite all the efforts that are being made to curb the menace. Or, could it be that the efforts are not up to par with

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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 a child

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