Category General Health

2019 World Heart Day: Medical Expert Enlightens On Approved Habits That Can Help The Heart Live Long & Function Well

A Consultant Cardiologist with the Alimosho General Hospital, Lagos, has dished out important tips on what to do to make our heart live long. According to Dr. Adedeji Akinbo, proper dietary, exercises and good sleep are very important if you

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Is Obesity A Disease? Dietician, Olusola Malomo Tells All You Need To Know About The Condition

A principal dietician at the Ajeromi General Hospital, Lagos State, Olusola Malomo has warned that obesity, though often underrated can increase the risks of diabetes and cancer. In an interview granted to the PUNCH newspapers, Malomo answered all the questions

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Nigerian Optometrist, Dr Gloria Okoekhian Warns Office Workers Are Most Vulnerable To Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)

The Vice-Chairman of the Nigerian Optometric Association, Lagos State chapter and an optometrist at Vista Eye Centre, Dr Gloria Okoekhian has warned that office workers are the most vulnerable to an eye condition called, Computer vision Syndrome (CVS). Dr. Okoekhian

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Spacing And Waiting Too Long Between Pregnancies- Nigerian Doctor Advises Women On Finding The Balance To Minimise Risks

Old and even more recent studies have established that mums need to wait at least a year between pregnancies. A study by the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, found that mothers

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ER Doctor, Sam Ghali M.D. Gives Helpful Tips On What Not To Do When Suffering A Nose Bleed

A rather helpful post from a doctor on social media has gone viral. In the post shared by @Em_resus on his Twitter page, Sam Ghali, M.D. advised people on taking cautious measures when suffering a nose bleed. According to him,

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Eye-Opening Study Links Maternal Age To Autism

A ten-year study at the University of California, Davis concluded that there is a link between maternal age and autism. The study looked at 4.9 million births in the 1990s and found that older mothers are more likely to give

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Who Knew Eating Bad Groundnuts Could Damage The Liver? See All The Do’s And Don’ts Of A Healthy Liver According To Dr. Nonso

Twitter-famous Nigerian physician, Dr. Nonso, popularly known as ‘Aproko Doctor’ on the app has shared a number of seeming easy steps to take in order to guard against liver damage or cancer.  The health practitioner who often shares insights on

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Health Practitioner, Dr. Olubunmu Fashola Stresses On The Importance Of Regular Exercise Even If It Is Moderately Done

A General Health Physician, Dr. Olubunmi Fashola, has urged Nigerians to embrace the culture of doing regular exercises and eating healthy diets. Speaking during a programme tagged, ‘You and your health’, on Eko FM, Fashola noted that regular physical exercise

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Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month: How To Check For The Increasingly Occurring Disease

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. Like many other types of cancer, if caught early, thyroid cancer can be treated. Although routine screenings for thyroid cancer aren’t common, there are ways for patients to self-check their thyroid. The thyroid is

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NAFDAC Enlightens Nigerians On The Dangers Of Consuming Non-Iodine Salt

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has issued out a warning to Nigerians about consuming non-iodized salt. Dr Abubakar Jimoh, the Director of Public Affairs of the agency says it has grave consequences to human

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Nigerian Pharmacist, Emmanuel Tangang Explains Why You Should Avoid Eating Fruits During Medication

A Pharmacist, Emmanuel Tangang, has warned that certain fruits and prescribed drugs do not work well together and can infact result into a health nightmare when combined. Tangang gave the advice during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria

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Here’s How Soon Malaria Can Be Eradicated According To Researchers

A team of researchers, in a new report, have given an idea of how soon the world could likely be completely free from malaria. They noted that the British Broadcasting Corporation’s claim that the world had already made huge progress against malaria

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Medical Practitioners Sensitize On HBP & Why Young People Suffer The ‘Old Man’ Disease

It is a general believe in our society that high blood pressure is only a disease for elderly, perhaps, who have been battered by vicissitude. In fact, some people refer to it as an old man’s disease. But a general

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‘I developed heart failure in my 20s’: This Woman’s Battle With The Chronic Medical Condition Will Teach You To Value Your Own Life

Monique Acosta House has shared her chilling story to remind us to take our health seriously. The young woman pictured above knew something was wrong with her health when she started feeling really tired during her senior year of college.

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HEALTH ALERT! Pediatrician Harps On The Serious Implications Of Drinking Cold Water

Water gives us life and we all know how good it feels to quench our thirst with a nice tall glass of cold water. But is cold water always the best option? Or maybe there are occasions where we should

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Stress Management And New Sleep Habits Can Prevent Strokes- Study

A new study conducted by Swedish and British researchers sought to find a link between lack of sleep and strokes, coronary artery disease or heart failure and they came up with an interesting find. Sleeping problems otherwise called insomnia is

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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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