Category Health

Sugary Diet During Pregnancy May Increase Asthma Risk in Children- Researchers

Women who consume lots of sugar during pregnancy may increase the risk for asthma in their children, researchers report. The study also shows that children between the ages of seven and nine may be at greater risk of developing asthma

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Monkey Pox: Suspected Cases Rise to 74 in 11 States

The rare deadly viral disease caused by Monkeypox that recently began in Bayelsa state has reportedly spread to 11 states with 74 suspected cases recorded, Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole confirmed. Adewole made the disclosure in Abuja on Wednesday during a

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Breast Cancer Survivor! Ondo 1st Lady, Betty Akeredolu Inspires Hope as She Shares Her Touching Story

Founder of Breast Cancer Symposium of the Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria, BRECAN and First Lady of Ondo State, Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, has once again opened up on how she survived breast cancer 20 years ago. Mrs Akeredolu, whose husband, Rotimi, became governor on February

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ALERT! Monkeypox Spreads From Bayelsa to Rivers and Akwa Ibom States

An official has confirmed that a new case of the rare deadly viral disease Monkeypox has been recorded in Akwa Ibom State, causing panic in neighbouring states in the south-south and south-east regions. At least 13 people suspected to be affected

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MonkeyPox Virus: Ministry of Health Advises Against Consumption of Certain Foods | See List

Following the outbreak of a rare deadly viral disease known as monkey pox in Bayelsa state, the Federal Ministry of Health has listed foods Nigerians must avoid in other not to contract the disease. Foods listed include monkeys, bush meat

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6 Pregnancy Skin Problems and How to Fix Them

Due to the numerous changes that occur in a woman’s body during pregnancy, some problems may occur. Morning sickness, swollen feet, a swollen nose, the list goes on and on. During pregnancy, women will notice their skin change colour, get

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Ugandan Health Minister Disguises to Catch Corrupt Hospital Workers

The Health Minister of Uganda, Ms Sarah Opendi revealed that she disguised herself as a patient in order to catch corrupt health workers. It worked, because two people were caught. The incident took place on Friday at the Chinese-built Naguru hospital. The

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Breastfeeding Lowers Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke for Mothers, Study Suggests

Breastfeeding is not only beneficial for babies but it could prevent women suffering a stroke or developing heart disease in later life, scientists have concluded. Previous studies have suggested that mothers get short-term health benefits from breastfeeding, such as weight

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Mother’s Resolve About Her Baby Who Was Born Without Eyes Will Make You Cry

Story of a mother of two, Kiara Shanee who found out that her beautiful baby was born without eyes will inspire you to be strong. A day after little Kensley Ayanna, Kiara noticed something about her eyes were out of odds. It

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True Life Story: How A Mother’s Powerful Instincts Saved Her Son’s Life

The powerful intuition of a mother of three was proved right after a diagnosis confirmed her son to be terminally ill.  Not falling in her duties as a mother, Rosie Bell narrates her ordeal. Rosie noticed her son had started

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Female Nigerian University Student Develops Alternative Treatment for Breast Cancer

A female student of the African University of Science and Technology Abuja (AUST), Sandra Musujusu, has developed an alternative treatment for breast cancer. Reports state that the scientific breakthrough might lead to a lasting solution in the treatment of breast

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Ultrasound in Pregnancy: Procedure, Benefits & Risks

For women who have struggled with infertility or miscarriages, having an ultrasound done can  provide a sense of comfort and relief. Women under a private health care provider, might have an ultrasound during every check up. As lovely as it

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8 Useful Tips to Reduce Swelling During Pregnancy

In medical terminology, the swelling of ankles and feet is called Edema (or Oedema). During pregnancy, one thing that may scare or unsettle a pregnant woman is swelling. This condition is mainly seen on the ankles and feet, and sometimes on

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Ways To Avoid or Ease Back Pain During Pregnancy

Seventy percent of women world wide experience back pain during pregnancy, especially in their third trimester. Pregnancy weight gain, muscle strains, hormonal changes, posture, center of gravity, stress and medical issues such as infection or osteoporosis are possible causes of

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9 Reasons Why a Woman’s Pee Smells Weird

Every woman tends to be extremely cautious and careful when it comes to all activities “down there.” Most times, we may not bother to notice the smell of the pee we pass out. It is scary when you go to

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7 Danger Signs In Pregnancy You Should Never Ignore

At any stage of your pregnancy, you will do well to watch out for any these danger signs. If you have observed any of these symptoms, consult your doctor immediately. 1. VAGINAL BLEEDING While vaginal bleeding in pregnancy might be considered

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10 Healthy Ways To Eat During Pregnancy

As soon as you find out you are pregnant, you are most likely to become more health conscious.. Questions like “what should I eat, what does the baby need to grow well” are most likely to pop. We bring you ten

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A Few Things You Need To Know About Cervical Cancer

A minimum of 26 Nigerian women die daily as a result of cervical cancer, said a radiologist, Ifeoma Okoye, the Founder of Breast Without Spot, BWS Initiative, a non-governmental organisation. “We conducted a survey and discovered that cervical cancer is the

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Stress Makes Getting Pregnant Twice As Hard – Study

Many factors can contribute to preventing a woman from becoming pregnant and one of such is stress. A new study published online in the journal Human Reproduction, shows a link between stress and difficulty conceiving by measuring an enzyme found

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8 Reasons You Need Folic Acid Before & During Pregnancy

Regular consumption of foods that contain folates as well as daily intake of 400 mcg of folic acid supplement before conception, and a prenatal vitamin with 600 mcg of folic acid once pregnancy is confirmed is recommended for these salient

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Medical Expert Warns Of The Dangers Of Shaving Pubic Hair

An Abuja-based medical expert, Dr Arikawe Adeolu, has warned of the dangers of completely shaving pubic hair, contrary to well acclaimed hygienic practice. He advised that it is safer to trim the hair rather than shaving it off completely as complete shaving

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Health Alert! Cancer-Causing Tomato Paste Infiltrates Nigerian Market

The House of Representatives has alerted the public on the alleged existence of cancer-causing tomato paste brands imported into the country. Vanguard reports that Abuja – apparently disturbed by reported importation of fake, substandard and cancer-causing tomato paste into the country

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Healthy Pregnancy: 12 Things You Should Do

There are a lot of pregnancy dos and don’ts out on the web. To keep it straight and simple, Women’s Health suggested the following basic tips to ensure that you are on the right track to a healthy pregnancy. 1.

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Vital Supplements Required In Pregnancy To Prevent Spina Bifida

Eating a healthy, varied diet in pregnancy will help you to get most of the vitamins and minerals you need. There are some vitamins and minerals that are especially important. It’s best to get vitamins and minerals from the food

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5 Ways To Cope With Pregnancy Fatigue

Pregnant and always feeling tired? It’s completely normal to feel tired when you are pregnant. That might be because your growing baby requires extra energy. Sometimes, it’s a sign of anemia (low iron in the blood), which is common during

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