The Chairperson, African Cancer Initiative (ACAI), Dr Obasohan Efe, has called for the inclusion of human papillomavirus (HPV) and hepatitis in a routine immunisation, saying that they were the major cause of cancers in the world.
More herbal remedies for cancer
Scientists have validated more natural remedies for the treatment of cancer.New research has given scientists a big clue about how catnip (Nepeta cataria) may help humans deal with cancer and how it produces intoxicating chemical, called Nepetalactone....
Top ten tips to have a healthier Christmas
Let’s be honest, the Christmas season is all about indulgence and overeating, which often comes with the holiday weight gain. Most people get easily carried away with the festivities of the season, and that can quickly have a negative impact on their overall health.
How drinking orange juice, aerobic exercise boosts brain power by 50%
Drinking a glass of orange juice every day could significantly lower your risk of getting dementia, a study suggests.Researchers tracked almost 28,000 men for two decades to examine how their fruit and vegetable consumption affected their brain-power.
Christmas, 100% fruit juice and cardiovascular diseases
Five months into this discussion, we have established certain facts about sugar and 100% fruit juice. We have also deconstructed certain myths that have rubbed some individuals of the benefits of pure fruit juice.
Herbal medicine: My experience so far
Genesis 1: 29… And GOD said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat (food).
Firm advocates massive investment in primary health care
Worried by the abysmal state of primary healthcare in Nigeria, a Swiss based a Non-Profit developmental aid organization, Support Switzerland and Artic infrastructure, Lagos have called for massive investment in primary level of health delivery to reduce the high rate of infant and maternal mortality. President, Support, Switzerland, Dr. Vincent da-Silva, who led…
MWAN seeks maternal mortality reduction
The Lagos chapter of the Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria (MWAN) has called for more government policies to address barriers hindering the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) towards maternal mortality reduction in the country. The association decried the position of Nigeria in the global health ranking as the second country with the highest…
‘Why HIV cases, AIDS-related deaths are still high in Nigeria’
Prof. Innocent Ujah is a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) and the immediate past Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Yaba, Lagos. Ujah is also the National Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) committee on Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). He, in this…
Hantavirus: Physician warns against diseases from rodents
Dr Osas Ikponwonsa, the Chief Medical Director, Calvary Estate Hospital, Benin, says hantavirus infection can lead to other complications if not treated.
How first baby was born from transplanted womb
A baby has been born to a mother who received a transplanted womb from a dead woman in a world-first medical procedure.Now almost one year old, the healthy girl was born weighing 5lbs 10oz (2.55kg) in December last year to a 32-year-old woman in Brazil.