According to reports, sickle cell disease is a life-long illness. The severity of the disease varies widely from person to person. In high-income countries like the United States, the life expectancy of a person with SCD is now about 40–60
According to a very recent article by the Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice, Nigeria has one of the highest burdens of viral hepatitis in Africa with an estimated 20 million individuals living with chronic hepatitis B infection. The country also
Mum-of-two, Bethany Gasky, a former daycare owner has become a millionaire by eating large quantities of food in front of a camera and uploading them on her YouTube channel. She has made over $1 million (N360m) on her YouTube channel
With rising cases of kidney failure globally, a neurologist, Dr. Theophilus Umezuidike, has warned Nigerians against the consumption of too much salt and refined carbohydrates. In an interview with a Punch correspondent, Umezuidike also warned Nigerians against frequent consumption of
A large proportion of our time is spent at work as adults and this makes our experience at the workplace predictive of our overall well-being. According to a Lagos based consultant psychiatrist in his piece for the Punch Newspapers, Dr
Old age normally comes with various health challenges which are capable of causing untimely death if not properly catered for. However, the Chief Medical Director of the Kwara State General Hospital, Ilorin, has recommended regular physical exercise for people above
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men (after skin cancer). It is the development of cancer in the prostate – a small walnut-shaped gland in the male reproductive system that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports
An American infectious disease and public health expert, on Wednesday urged Nigerians to reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke through healthy living. Dr. Tom Frieden, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja said
A Nigerian physician, Tolulope Adeleke has voiced her frustration over a common practice among Nigerians after she lost a dear friend to HIV. The physician took to her Twitter handle to share. She recounted how a friend who had contracted
Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver tissue. The condition can be self-limiting or can progress to fibrosis (scarring), cirrhosis or liver cancer. Hepatitis viruses are the most common cause of hepatitis in the world but other infections, toxic substances (e.g.
Often times, people define self-care as what a person can do for themselves, but the reality is it takes a village to make self-care happen. Sa’iyda Shabazz is the single mom of a 5-year-old cute boy who’s learned to reach
Living for today’s woman is obviously more mobile and fast-paced, but it is also much easier. When it comes to health matters, the information-age is rich with simple how tos and DIYs. For obvious reasons, good health remains a top
In a report issued on June 6, 2019, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said more than one million people catch a sexually transmitted disease (STD), or STI, every day across the globe, with chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis and syphilis of greatest
Infertility is something that is all too common in this day and age. However, the high rate of infertility amongst couples in Nigerian has been linked to the consumption of heavy metals through the food we eat and our environment.
The Nigeria Association of Dermatologists have warned that using mixed skin creams, commonly known as “organic creams”, can cause more danger than good. The dermatologists raised the alarm at a public sensitisation exercise at Bodija market, Ibadan, on Saturday, News
There is scientific evidence backing the lowered risk of pre-eclampsia during pregnancy if pregnant mums can adhere to a healthy meal plan c0ntaining high fibre according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre, the
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control NAFDAC, has finally taken definitive step many weeks after public outcry calling for the ban of Sniper insecticide. Public outcry came following the notorious popularity of the product, which was
A Nigerian doctor, Victor-Bryan Nwala has taken to social media to enlighten the public on the dangers of using saliva during sexual intercourse. In his Twitter thread where he explained further on the risks of using saliva as a sex
While most of us will regularly change our sheets, vacuum our floors and do the dishes, we often forget to clean items we use on a daily basis. Makeup brushes, for instance, are often ignored despite the fact bacteria build-up
The Society for Family Health, SFH, has revealed one major way the fight against HIV/AIDS can be won in Nigeria. According to the Director, Global Fund HIV Programme, Omoregie Godspower, HIV/AIDS fight can only be won by targeting the lifestyle
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday warned Nigerians to desist from using ordinary water to wash their hands after defecation. Mr Bioye Ogunjobi, a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Specialist with UNICEF, gave the warning in an interview
As the world commemorate the 11th Sickle Cell Day on June 19, 2019, Medical Director, S.S Memorial Hospital, Dr. Ejike Ihenacho, gives expert counsel on the genetic anomaly in some persons as well as how it can be managed and prevented.
Men trying to have a baby could increase their chances of getting their partner pregnant if they practice more healthy sleeping habits, a new study has found. The study explains that staying up late to watch movies or catch up
The plight of women suffering from uterine fibroids is about to improve following the acceptance of the new drug application (NDA) of an investigational drug, ulipristal acetate (UA). The newly approved drug is a progesterone receptor modulator that has previously