Category Health & Lifestyle

Sickle Cell Disorder: Advocate, Toyin Adeshola Counsels Carriers On How They Can Defy All Odds To Live Their Lives To The Fullest

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

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Is Hepatitis B Curable? Find Out All About The Liver Disease

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

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How Mum-Of Two, Bethany Gasky, ‘Ate’ Her Way To Becoming A Millionaire

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

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Neurologist Advises On How Homemade Food & Minimal Salt Intake Can Prevent Kidney Diseases

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

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Consultant Psychiatrist, Adeoye Oyewole Stresses On The Role Of WorkPlace In Mental Health

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

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Medical Expert, Dr. AbdulFatai Olokooba Delivers Health Talk On How To Combat Old Age Challenges

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

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Researchers Reel Out The Surest Ways Men Can Avoid Prostate Cancer

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

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Public Health Expert, Dr. Tom Frieden Issues Guidelines To Avoid Hypertension, Stroke

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

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Nigerian Doctor, Tolulope Adeleke Voices Her Disappointment Over A Common Practice Among Nigerians That Caused The Death Of Her Friend

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

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HEPATITIS: WHO Enlightens People On How To Prevent Themselves From The Deadly Viral Infection

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.

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How This Single Mom, Sa’iyda Shabazz Uses Her Family And Friends For Self-care

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

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Tattoo Puts You At Big Risk Of Contracting Hepatitis – Medical Expert

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.

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10 DIYs Health Checks Every Woman Should Do

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

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Kissing May Cause Sexually Transmitted Diseases- New Study

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

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How Heavy Metals In Our Foods & Environment Cause Infertility

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.

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Dermatologists Highlights The Many Dangers Of ‘Organic Creams’ In Nigeria

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

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Pre-eclampsia Risk During Pregnancy Lowered With High-Fibre Diet- Study

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

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NAFDAC Finally Wades Into The Sniper Suicide Scourge, Gives Ultimatum For The Recall Of The Product

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

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Nigerian Doctor, Victor Nwala, Warns Of the Risks In Using Saliva As Lubricant During Sex

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

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Your Wristwatch Could Contain More Bacteria Than Your Toilet Seat -New Research Shows

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

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SFH Identifies One Major Way The Fight Against HIV/AIDS Can Be Won Among Adolescents & Young Women

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

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UNICEF Warns Against Using Ordinary Water For Hand-washing After Defecation | See What To Use Instead

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

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‘Why intending couples with AS each shouldn’t marry’ -Medical Director, Dr. Ejike Ihenacho Gives Expert Counsel On The Genetic Anomaly In Some People

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.

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New Study Links Staying Up Late Watching Movies With Infertility In Men

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

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Good News! New Oral Treatment For Uterine Fibroids Can Shrink The Tumour And May Replace Surgery

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

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