Category Health & Lifestyle

”COVID-19 is proving exceptionally difficult to stop”- WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that the novel Coronavirus is proving exceptionally difficult to stop, as the number of cases approaches 20 million with over 700,000 deaths as at today Monday, August 10. Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director

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Breastfeeding & Some Of The Other Things You Can Do To Protect Your Child Against Childhood Cancers

Cancer is a leading cause of death for children and adolescents around the world and approximately 300,000 children aged 0 to 19 years old are diagnosed with cancer each year. The most common categories of childhood cancers include leukemias, brain

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COVID-19 Survivors Reveal A Symptom That Has Refused To Go Away Weeks After They Were Discharged

Many Nigerian COVID-19 survivors treated and discharged from isolation centres say one particular symptom of the infection has refused to go away. Some of the survivors who spoke with PUNCH HealthWise said they were worried that they are yet to

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Why You Should Think Twice Before Using A Perfume

As weird as this may sound, especially if you’re hearing it for the first time, perfumes are not good for you because they are made of carcinogenic substances that make them hazardous to your health. Be it a perfume, cologne,

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See Why Experts Are Warning Nigerians To Quit Over-Treating Malaria

Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites transmitted through the bite of a female Anopheles mosquito. The World Health Organisation says an estimated number of malaria deaths stood at 405, 000 in 2018, compared with 416,000 deaths in 2017.

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How Poverty Is Silently Fueling A Childhood Cancer Epidemic In Nigeria

Childhood cancer is stealthily stealing the country’s young. Despite the ravages of this non-communicable disease and the toxic effects of the treatment regimen, their chances of survival remain slim. Their predicament is made worse by the high cost of treatment

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How This Woman, Elizabeth Dreyer, Won Back Her Life From PCOS- Induced Weight Problem

A woman underwent a massive transformation after her toxic relationship ended and she now plans to be in a beauty pageant. Alida Elizabeth Dreyer has suffered a number of issues, including bullying at school, PCOS and a toxic relationship that shattered her

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COVID-19 Workplace Safety: How Employers Can Help Bring An End To The Global Pandemic Sooner- Experts

The President, Occupational Safety and Health Africa Foundation, Mr Ehi Iden, has urged employers of labour to take employees’ safety seriously in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 at workplace and in community. Iden, in an interview with our

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Obesity Not Defined By Weight -New Canadian Clinical Guideline Explains

Obesity is a complex disease involving an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity isn’t just a cosmetic concern. It is a medical problem that increases your risk of other diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood

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How Compulsory BCG Vaccination Is Helping To Reduce Spread Death From COVID-19- Study

Does the mandatory vaccination against tuberculosis stop the spread of coronavirus and reduce the associated deaths? This is the puzzle a recent survey has unraveled. In short, scientists have found out that nations with a compulsory Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination

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Pregnancy Fraud: Nigerian Physician, Dr Nwaneki, Warns TTC Women Of Injections That Falsify Pregnancy

A Nigerian doctor, @Dr_Nwaneki, with particular care in maternal and child health has warned TTC mums to beware of going to quacks who inject them with hormones that falsify pregnancies. The doctor revealed that what these quacks do is give

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Poor Sleep Pattern Slows Nutrients’ Uptake Even If You’re Eating Healthy- Study

People who routinely nap less than seven hours per night show lower intakes of critical micronutrients. Many people get less than the recommended amount of sleep, and many do not consume the recommended amounts of important vitamins and minerals. A

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‘It may be contracted through deep kissing’ -Read More About Hepatitis, Its Management & Treatment

The word Hepatitis is derived from two words; hepatic (cells that make up the liver) and -itis (inflammation). In a recent chat with PUNCH,Dr Modupe Ajibawo, a locum consultant family physician at the Federal Medical Centre, Ebute Meta, Lagos, talked

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From Covering Your Head While Sleeping To Skipping Breakfast, Check Out Some Lifestyle Habits That Can Damage Your Brain

Our brain is an extremely complex and delicate organ that takes direct or indirect action in all bodily processes. It regulates homeostatic functions like heartbeats, fluid balance, blood pressure, hormonal balance and body temperature. It’s also responsible for movement, cognition,

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Medical Practitioner, Dr. Bayo Olufunwa Proffers Measures To Quell The Effects Of COVID-19

A specialist, Dr. Bayo Olufunwa, has suggested measures to quell the effects of coronavirus (COVD-19) ravaging the world, to reduce mortality rates in Nigeria. The expert maintained that the best treatment would be a combination of drugs that can kill

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Young Children Carry Higher Levels Of Coronavirus- New Study

Children under the age of five have between 10 to 100 times greater levels of genetic material of the coronavirus in their noses compared to older children and adults, a study in JAMA Pediatrics said Thursday.Its authors wrote this meant

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NAFDAC Speaks On Herbal Remedies It Allegedly Approved To Treat COVID-19

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has addressed the allegation that the agency has approved some herbal remedies as a treatment for COVID-19. In an interview with a Punch correspondent, the Director of Public Affairs of

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Nigerian Woman, Lucy Okechukwu, Who Survived COVID-19 Shares The Timeline Of Events From Its Start To Recovery

Lucy Okechukwu, a journalist based in Anambra State, shares her COVID-19 experience with Dayo Ojerinde of Punch newspapers. The thirty-five-year-old said that even though she worked from home, she would often go to the market and that she did not

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COVID-19 ALERT: ‘Active community spread ongoing in Lagos’ –Commissioner For Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi

The Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has revealed that there is an ongoing active community spread of COVID-19 in the state. The commissioner disclosed this via his Twitter handle @ProfAkinAbayomi, noting, “Active community spread of #COVID19 is still

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Oyo State Cancels Third Term, Announces 2020/21 School Calendar

The Oyo State Executive Council has approved a new academic calendar to guide the resumption of schools and other associated educational activities in the state. According to the approved calendar, Third Term 2019/2020 session has been canceled and the promotion

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UK’s COVID-19 Vaccine May Be It As Scientists Give Positive Verdict

Scientists at Oxford University have revealed their new experimental Coronavirus vaccine has prompted a protective immune response in hundreds of people who got the vaccine. British scientists/researchers first began testing the new vaccine in April in about 1,000 people, half

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Nigerian Doctor Who Survived COVID-19 Shares His Horrific Experience To Warn Others

A Nigerian doctor, simply identified as Dr Terry has shared his experience with the dreaded coronavirus also known as COVID-19 after testing positive for the virus. He took to Twitter to share his personal fight with COVID-19, saying it was

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How Fruit Juice Consumption Affects The Health Of Children Long Term- Study

New research has shown that consumption of fruit juice by children aged two to 18 years is closely linked to improved nutrient adequacy during their formative years. Drinking 100 percent fruit juices play an important role in the diets of

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These Are What Taking A Cold Shower Does To Your Body, According To Experts

Studies have shown that ice baths are one of the most effective ways to reduce delayed onset muscle soreness, perceived fatigue, muscle damage, and inflammation after physical exercise compared to active recovery, massage, and compression garments, according to a 2018 meta-analysis of 99 studies looked at the

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FG Gives School Owners 12 Days To Meet COVID-19 Guidelines Ahead Of Reopening

The Federal Government has given school owners up to July 29 to meet all the COVID-19 guidelines released for the safe reopening of schools. The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, made this known today July 17. According to a statement

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