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
Famous Nigerian comedienne who doubles as an actress, Helen Paul has rolled out fourteen tips on how to live a healthy and stress free life in Nigeria. Dr. Helen’s post comes in reaction to the trend of living a life
Sickle cell advocate and nutritional consultant, Ridwan Adewale, has shared tips that he employs to relieve his symptoms. While reflecting on his late friend, Uche, who died of sickle cell, Ridwan spoke of the devastating realities of the disease but
A Consultant Pediatrician at the Eko Hospital Plc, Dr. Adaugo Onyedinma, has urged parents to take the immunization of their children seriously, saying it could prevent an inflammation of the outer covering of the brain known as Meningitis. Onyedinma, in
Former Big Brother Naija (BBN) Housemate Gifty Powers may know something other women don’t know when it comes to the use of tampons during menstrual flows. The actress and mum-of-one took to her Instagram to warn women who use tampons
In a study by the Suicide Research and Prevention Initiative (SUPRIN) conducted in Lagos State University Hospital, out of 66 suicide victims cumulatively recorded in 2018, only about 37.9 percent committed (or attempted) suicide through conventional means, while nearly 62.1
The acting Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of Aids, Dr. Kayode Ogungbemi, has said that empowering young women to be economically independent would go a long in checking the spread of HIV/AIDS. Ogungbemi made the statement on
Deputy Director Gender Human right and care services, National Agency Control for AIDS (NACA), Dr. Yinka Falola -Anoemuah has revealed that more than half of people living with HIV are women as more women contract the virus everyday. The medical