Category Health & Nutrition

MUST READ: NAFDAC Exposes Shocking Details Of How Criminals Are Making Palm Oil A Health Menace For Unsuspecting Members Of The Public

Palm oil, an edible oil and an important ingredient in the diets of many Nigerians, is obtained from the fleshy mesocarp of the fruit of the oil palm, and it is grown commercially in Africa, South America, Southeast Asia, and

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Optimal Breastfeeding Will Prevent Malnutrition In Children -UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund on Friday said that optimal breastfeeding and age-appropriate complementary feeding practices would prevent malnutrition among children under five years. Mrs. Chinwe Ezeife, a Nutrition Specialist at the UNICEF Kaduna Field Office, stated this in Kaduna

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Want To Lose That Belly Fat? Check Out These Experts-recommended Effective Tips

Is there a woman, mothers especially who does not want to be rid of their excess tummy fat? The countless number of celebrities who snap-back as fast a wink, leaves not so fabulous women feeling left out, even though we

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Air Pollution Linked To Pre-term Birth & Low Birth Weight -New Studies Confirm

Air pollution is the presence of substances in the atmosphere that are harmful to the health of humans and other living beings. Air pollution, according to reports, kills an estimated seven million people worldwide every year. A Consultant Physician at

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How Exclusive Breastfeeding Sets The Tone For A Lifetime Of Good Health For Babies

Stakeholders in infant’s right protection have advocated exclusive breastfeeding for newborn babies, starting within one hour after birth until the baby is six months old. Nutritious complementary foods should then be added, while continuing to breastfeed for up to two

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New Study Finds That Drinking This Twice A Day Could Spike Your Blood Pressure

Most people look forward to that end-of-day beer, cocktail, or glass of wine or whiskey, especially after a long day of work. However, when that single drink regularly turns into two or three, you can put yourself at a higher

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COVID-19: Nutritionist, Yemisi Solanke-Lawal Names Nigerian Foods That Can Help Boost Immunity

The Chief Executive Officer, Evergreen Health and Social Care International, Mrs Yemisi Solanke-Lawal, has stressed the need for people to eat healthy meals to prevent them from contracting infectious diseases. Solanke-Lawal, who described the immune system as the body’s defence

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From Having Multiple Children To Delivering Premature Baby: Check Out 13 Dangerous Things Science & Experts Have Linked To Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US — according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four Americans die from heart disease each year. Insider spoke with Dr. Eduardo Sanchez, the chief medical officer

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Scientists Name 11 Foods That Can Help Lower ‘Bad’ Cholesterol

Avoiding foods that are high in cholesterol isn’t the best way to lower your LDL, according to scientists. Your overall diet — especially the types of fats and carbohydrates you eat — has the most impact on your blood cholesterol

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Experts Point Out Harmful Particles In ‘Powerful’ Sex-enhancing Herbal Mixtures Unknown To Users | A Must Read

According to the World Health Organisation, interest in traditional herbal medicines is assuming an upward trend globally with about 80 per cent of the African population using them. Easily accessible and usually cheap, herbal products are well preferred by the

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This Common Habit May Be The Reason Behind Your Weight Gain

Eating at night can bring about all kinds of unwanted side effects. But besides causing indigestion and insomnia, late-night snacking can adversely affect your weight loss efforts, too. According to a new study from Ulster University in Northern Ireland, eating

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Study Explains How Consumption Of Peas Impact Heart Health

It is a no-brainer that nutrition plays a pivotal role in health. At one end of the spectrum, it is common knowledge that eating a diet that is high in sugar, salt, and fat increases the risk of poorer health

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Babies Born To Undernourished Mothers Are More At Risk Of Diabetes –Nutritionist, Ignatius Onimawo

A Professor of Public Health Nutrition, Ignatius Onimawo, has revealed that babies born to undernourished mothers are more at risk of diabetes later in life. Speaking with PUNCH HealthWise in an interview, Prof. Onimawo who is the vice-chancellor, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma,

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New Research: Half A Glass Of Wine A Day Linked To Obesity

You may not think a small glass of wine could help cause you to pile on the pounds, but new research has linked less than one alcoholic drink a day to obesity. Scientists from the National Medical Center in Seoul

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Vegetable Oil Versus Olive Oil: Which Is Healthier? Read On To Find Out The Answer

Olive oil and vegetable oils are some of the most popular plant oils used around the world, each displaying unique characteristics. Plant oils are a common pantry staple often used for cooking practices like sautéing or frying vegetables, making sauces,

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Psychiatrists Warn Of Another Major Health Challenge The Country Will Have To Contend With After COVID-19 Is Over

The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to have negative impacts on different facets of the lives of people in countries around the world, including Nigeria. One of such impacts is the increase in the number of people indulging in alcohol, especially

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There’s A Serious Cause For Concern For Everyone Who Buys Food From Vendors | Read As Nigerians Share Their Awful Experiences

Buying foods from vendors on the street is loved by many but there’s a serious cause for concern for everyone who cares about their health as well as understands how much damage or good what we consume can do to

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Nutritionist, Others Raise Awareness On Protein Deficiency, Malnutrition Among Nigerian Children

A Nutritionist, Mr Collins Akanno, has said there is the need to educate Nigerians on healthy nutrition, saying this would help tackle the burden of malnutrition in the country. Akanno said this at a protein challenge webinar organied by Media

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NAFDAC Warns Against Eating Apple And Blackcurrant From This Country | Details

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has cautioned Nigerians to stop consuming an organic apple and black currant originating from this particular country. NAFDAC’s Director-General, Moji Adeyeye, who disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria

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Lifestyle: How Eating Too Much Rice Is Slowly Poisoning Consumers Globally

Low levels of arsenic in grains can increase risk of dying from heart disease, cancer, liver disease, study warns Scientists have found that eating a lot of rice increases the risk of dying from heart disease due to the naturally

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Suffering From This Very Common Health Issue, Dyspepsia, Here’s How To Manage It According To An Expert, Dr Rotimi Adesanya

Dyspepsia is another name for indigestion. It can cause bloating, or make one feel full too early after eating. It is a pain or an uncomfortable feeling in the upper middle part of the stomach area. The pain, according to

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Nutritionist, Oladimeji Okunola Tips Parents On Proper Nutrition For Children

A nutritionist, Mr Oladimeji Okunola, has advised parents to reduce the consumption of manufactured and processed foods given to their children during the ongoing COVID-19 induced break. Okunola, in an interview with a Punch correspondent, said giving children more of

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Plant-Based Diets Can Significantly Worsen Your Health, This Study Finds

The momentum behind a move to plant-based and vegan diets for the good of the planet is commendable, but risks worsening an already low intake of an essential nutrient involved in brain health, warns a nutritionist in the online journal

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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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‘It can cause premature birth’ -Expert, Dr. Tolulope Onafeso Sensitizes Us About Food Poisoning And Its Treatment

Dr. Tolulope Onafeso, a Senior Registrar at the Department of Family Medicine, General Hospital (Odan), Lagos,  talks about food poisoning and its treatments with PUNCH. According to the expert, food poisoning can make pregnant women to have premature birth or parental

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