Category Health & Lifestyle

Nigerian Doctor, Oluwafunmilayo Harvey Explains Why Cleaning Yourself With Toilet Roll After Defecating Can Be Injurious To Your Health

In a series of tweets, a Nigerian doctor identified as Dr. Olufunmilayo Harvey has explained why you should never clean yourself with toilet paper after defecating. The practice, although quite common is in fact unhygienic and even harmful, Harvey explains. According

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Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi Stresses On Hygiene & Good Housekeeping As Lagos State Records Its First Case of Lassa Fever

Closer to home than even the ongoing worldwide health epidemic of Coronavirus is the Lassa fever. A Lassa fever outbreak has been wrecking havoc within the country for some time and has claimed the lives of dozens following its outbreak

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New Reserach Warns Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mums To Avoid This Ingredient In Their Cosmetics

Parabens are used as preservatives in cosmetics. If pregnant women use cosmetics containing parabens that remain on the skin for protracted periods, this may have consequences for their child’s subsequent weight development. This is demonstrated in a study published in

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Study Warns Against Eating Fried Chicken, Red Meat For This Reason

Whether or not red meat poses significant threat to heath and wellness has been subjected to various arguments but now, a large, carefully analyzed new study links red and processed meat consumption with higher risk of heart disease and death,

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Public Outrage As Nigerian Parents Of Critically Ill Baby Are Boycotting Medical Help Because Their Jehovah Witness Faith Is Against Blood Transfusion

Nigerians on social media are outraged following the release of a video showing a Nigerian father refusing medical assistance for his ailing daughter, Precious, just because his church, Jehovah’s Witness, is against blood transfusion. The video was shared by activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, who

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Health Minister, Dr Osagie Ehanire Speaks On Prevalent Cancer Types In Nigeria In Commemoration Of World Cancer Day

It was World Cancer Day last week, February 4 and the growing challenges that cancer presents was brought to fore as it relates to Nigerians. The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has said that cancer kills 72,000 people in

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Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Suleiman Ambali Explains How Trends In Male Reproductive Health Is Pointing Towards A Fertility Crisis In The Near Future

Prof. Suleiman Ambali of the Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Ilorin, has warned that continuous exposure of humans to pesticides is causing decline in male sperm count. Ambali disclosed this on Thursday night in his paper presentation

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Survey Finds Alarming Number Of Nigerian Women Of Child-Bearing Age Are Ignorant Of Cervical Cancer Screening & Its Huge Benefits

Many women do not realise that cervical cancer unlike other types of cancer in women is completely preventable. A survey carried out by Silver Lining for the Needy Initiative has revealed that an alarming number of Nigerian women of child-bearing

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Cervical Cancer Facts: Prevention , Causes & Treatment Of The Most Common Cancer Affecting Women In Africa

Cervical cancer is caused by the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV), which is the most common viral infection of the reproductive tract. It affects younger age groups as a result of early sexual activity, multiple sexual partners, and exposure to

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Veteran Actress, Eucharia Anunobi Shares Shocking Video To Buttress Claims Of How Hotel Provisions Compromise Your Health (WATCH)

Public places as hotels, however elite they seem may be hugely comprimising your health. It will probably serve as useful advice to eat out less and be doubly cautious about what you eat and use when you are away from

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Study Finds Fertility App, ‘Dot’ To Be As Effective As Other Family Planning Methods For Avoiding Unplanned Pregnancy

Imagine what amount of relief it would bring to actually have effective family planning without injections, insertions or drugs, and still have the same results, just by getting acquainted with an app on your phone? Scientists have figured out how.

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What Is the Bigger Stressor Of A Woman? Their Husbands Or Children? See What This Study Revealed

What is the bigger stressor of a woman? Their children or their husbands? A survey of 7,000 mums by Today found on average they rate their levels of stress at a worryingly high 8.5 out of 10. 46 per cent

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Society for Family Health (SFH) Is Championing Access To Contraceptives For Adolescent Girls | Do You Approve?

While you have the best thoughts and maybe even believe you have left no stone unturned in educating your girl child on sexuality, reproductive health and the social impact of both; a health advocacy group is saying you can’t be

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World Health Organization (WHO) Declares Coronavirus An International Health Emergency

The World Health Organization  has declared an international public health emergency over the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus. The announcement was made on Thursday after a meeting between Health experts and the WHO emergency committee in Geneva. Speaking to reporters, WHO

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Chinese Supermarket Where Perishables Have 2089, 2073, 2037 Expiry Dates, Shut Down By FG

In its efforts to prevent the outbreak of any disease in Nigeria, the Nigerian Government has shut down Panda, a Chinese Supermarket where imported seafood and other animals with ridiculous expiry dates from China are sold. The supermarket said to

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Actress/Mum, Foluke Daramola Reportedly Suffers Miscarriage Following Fake News That Her Marriage Crashed

Olukayode Salako, husband of actress Foluke Daramola Salako, has accused a journalist, Olutade Oluwatosin Simeon, of publishing fake news of the dissolution of their marriage that caused the actress and mum-of-two to suffer a miscarriage on Tuesday January 28th. In a

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Federal Government Exempts Sanitary Pads, 19 Other Staples From VAT Hike

Come Feburary 1 2020,  the new valued added tax (VAT) increase proposed by the  The Federal Government will take effect. President Muhammadu Buhari a couple of weeks ago signed the Finance Act to increase the government’s revenue base, this translates

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Coronavirus: Nigerian Government Issues Public Advisory To Citizens On Latest Deadly Virus As It Heightens Screening Measures At The Airports

There is a major public health concern similar to Ebola currently threatening a worldwide epidemic. It is called the ‘Coronavirus’. The Federal Government of Nigeria in its response to development which could potentially spread and be fatal has now announced

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Cooking With Firewood Has The Same Health Outcome As Smoking Cigarettes, Expert Warns

A public health physician, Dr Orode Doherty, has warned against using firewood for cooking, saying it has the same health outcomes as smoking. Speaking during the Lagos State Executive and Stakeholders’ Liquefied Petroleum Gas Workshop held recently, Doherty, who is

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Replacing Your Usual Snacks With Walnuts Can Improve Your Gut And Heart Health- Research

Researchers have found that eating walnuts daily as part of a healthy diet is associated with increases in certain bacteria that can help to promote health. The researchers also noted that changes in gut bacteria were associated with improvements in

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Former Actress, Dolly Unachukwu Shares Weight Loss Tips As She Makes The Big Reveal

Former Nollywood actress and mum-of-two, Dolly Unachukwu, has made the big reveal of the result of her weight loss journey by sharing before and after photos of herself. The 50-year-old took to her Instagram handle to share her progress photos

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Nigerian Oncologist Explains Why Low-Fat Diet Is A Myth And What You Should Be Eating Instead To Cut Obesity Risk

A Professor of Surgery and Surgical Oncologist at the Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Aba, Charles Adisa, has advised Nigerians to eat healthy meals and engage in physical activities to prevent obesity. The professor said the low-fat diet ‘craze’ is

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Pesticides, Canned Foods: How Chemicals Found In Common Household Items Cause Intellectual Disabilities In Children

Researchers in a new study have found that exposure to chemicals present in pesticides and flame retardants might have triggered over a million cases of intellectual disabilities in new-born babies between 2001 and 2016. The study titled, ‘Trends in neurodevelopmental

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Doctors Warn West African Women Against Dangerous New Trend Wrongly Believed To Improve Sex Drive & Fertility

We are hearing this for the first time but new reports claim a dangerous trend is gaining popularity among women in West Africa, necessitating medical experts to educate women in the region. Medical doctors have come out to warn women

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