Category Health & Nutrition

Arthritis, Cancer : Nutritionist, Paul Okoh Harps On Efficacy Of Parsley Leaf In Cure & Prevention

A Nutritionist based in Abuja has analysed the immense benefits Nigerians can reap from parsley leaf in the treatment of arthritis, cancer prevention and other ailments. Paul Okoh disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in

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Drinking Tea Improves Brain Health, Study Suggests

A recent study led by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) revealed that regular tea drinkers have better-organised brain regions and this is associated with healthy cognitive function compared to non-tea drinkers. The research team made this discovery

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Celebrity Mum, Jada Pinkett Shares How She & Hubby, Will Smith Swiftly Intervened After Son, Jaden, Who Adopted The Vegan Lifestyle Began Wasting Away

Celebrity mum-of-two, actress and television host, Jada Pinkett Smith has revealed that she and her Hollywood actor husband, Will Smith were forced to intervene when their son Jaden turned grey after embracing a new approach to healthy eating. Jaden, 21,

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NAFDAC Enlightens Nigerians On The Dangers Of Consuming Non-Iodine Salt

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has issued out a warning to Nigerians about consuming non-iodized salt. Dr Abubakar Jimoh, the Director of Public Affairs of the agency says it has grave consequences to human

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Nigerian Pharmacist, Emmanuel Tangang Explains Why You Should Avoid Eating Fruits During Medication

A Pharmacist, Emmanuel Tangang, has warned that certain fruits and prescribed drugs do not work well together and can infact result into a health nightmare when combined. Tangang gave the advice during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria

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Taking Two Diet Drinks Daily Increases Your Risk Of Early Death – WHO Research

The World Health Organisation, WHO has warned that consuming two diet drinks daily could increase the risk of early death by more than a quarter. The global study of more than 450,000 adults in 10 countries – including the UK

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New Study Identifies Great Food Options To Improve Type 2 Diabetes Condition

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way your body metabolizes sugar (glucose) -an important source of fuel for your body. With type 2 diabetes, your body either resists the effects of insulin, a hormone that regulates

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Vet Doctors Raise Public Consciousness Over Looming Disease Outbreak From Abbatoir

Abuja vet doctors under the auspices of Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association, NVMA, have raised alarm over looming disease outbreak from abattoirs due to unhealthy practices going on in those facilities. This was contained in its recommendation as part of communiqué

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HEALTH ALERT! Pediatrician Harps On The Serious Implications Of Drinking Cold Water

Water gives us life and we all know how good it feels to quench our thirst with a nice tall glass of cold water. But is cold water always the best option? Or maybe there are occasions where we should

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Fruit Juice Will Remedy Deficiency In Vitamins, Minerals – Dietician

A dietician with the Lagos State Government, Mr. Olusola Malomo, has said that regular consumption of fruit juice can put an end to micronutrient deficiency. Speaking at a healthy-living dialogue organised by CHI Limited, Malomo noted that the shortage of

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Health Expert Counsels Nigerians On Amoebiasis/ Amoebic Dysentery Preventive Measures

Amoebiasis, also known amoebic dysentery, is an infection caused by any of the amobae of the Entamoeba group.  The symptoms of amebiasis include loose stool, abdominal cramping/pain, stomach pain, diarrhea, or bloody diarrhea. However, most people with amebiasis won’t experience

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Culinary Pro Shares Top Safety Tips To Handle Raw Poultry

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a warning after a new study revealed that rinsing raw poultry puts people at risk for spreading germs that cause foodborne illness. The USDA study found that “of the participants

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Nigerian Skewered Meat, ‘Kilishi’ Is The Street Food To Dread These Days | See Why

Nigerian beef snack, ‘Kilishi’ 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 our health. Some

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Animal Scientist, Taiwo Adeoye Details How Eggs Consumption Can Boost Libido And Fertility

A lot of factors that we can’t control like our age and genetics can go a long way to affect how fertile we are in our lives, but there are certain foods that can help boost or increase fertility and

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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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Breast Cancer: Substituting Poultry For Red Meat Reduces The Risk | Details

A new study have suggested that red meat consumption may increase the risk of breast cancer, whereas poultry consumption may be protective against breast cancer risk. The finding of the study was published in the The International Journal of Cancer.

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LASSA FEVER UPDATE: Gombe State Records Five Cases

The outbreak of deadly Lassa fever seems to be taggering and new cases keep coming up. The need to help one another and stop the disease from spreading should be our priority. According to Punch, Gombe State Epidemiologist, Dr. Bile

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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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NAFDAC Once Again Warns On Consumption Of Animal Hides And Skin (Ponmo) As Food

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is once more ALERTing the general public and in particular consumers of animal hides popularly known as PONMO in local parlance on the activities of some unscrupulous businessmen and

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BE ALERT! Six Containers Of Poisonous Tomato Paste Arrive Nigeria – Nigerian Customs

The Nigeria Customs Service has alerted the general public over the six containers of poisonous tomato paste that have arrived at the country’s seaport from Iran for onward clearance into local markets. The agency revealed that the tomato paste is

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NAFDAC Takes Action Against Poisonous Hides (Ponmo) In Lagos Markets

Growing concerns over the proliferation of Lagos markets with poisonous cow skin, popularly called ponmo has caught the attention and necessitated the intervention of  the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC. The regulatory agency has moved

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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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See Why Five Out Of Every 10 Jigawa Children Are In Danger Of Poor Brain Development – UNICEF Reports

The United Nations Children Education Funds, UNICEF, has released a scary report saying five (5) out of every ten (10) children in Jigawa State are in a danger of poor brain and internal organs development. This was stated by Bhanu

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Health Scare: Why You Should Limit Your Intake Of Sugary Drinks Now

In Nigeria, sugary (soft) drinks, are our very popular and some packaged fruit juices or drinks that are especially appealing to both adults and children. Well, a new study released on Thursday, finds possible link between sugary drinks and cancer.

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Experts Warn Of The Health Implications Of Unwholesome Meat Processing In Nigeria

Health experts have drawn the attention of the public to the unwholesome meat in markets across the country. The experts are worried that this may be linked to growing cases of zoonotic diseases in the country. It was gathered that

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