Nigeria, other low-income countries bear 75% of global hypertension burden
In an analysis of global health differences in hypertension occurrence, researchers find that high blood pressure is more common in low- and middle-income countries for the first time.
The dark side to juicing in people
Whether you are a health aficionado or just keen to get ‘bikini ready’ for summer, you may have already decided to swap solid food for a liquid diet made up of raw fruit and vegetable juice.
Creating superhumans by implanting pig tissue in people
The idea of implanting pig tissue into humans may sound like one of the tactics used by Doctor Frankenstein to create his monster.
Folic acid: An essential for child bearing mothers - Experts
“Folic acid is essential for brain development and function,” Dr. Oluwaseun said. Its deficiency in pregnant women would affect the foetus, as it is one of the basic micronutrient requirements for cell synthesis and development, especially neurological development.”
Insomnia: How to know and manage it
Signs of insomnia are: difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, waking up much earlier than usual, or sleep that is not refreshing or non-restorative. These signs have to have been occurring regularly and affecting the individual’s functioning.
Asthma pill hailed in early test
The first new asthma pill in nearly 20 years has led to a sharp improvement in symptoms for chronic sufferers of the disease, according to an early test of the drug.
Investment in breastfeeding: An asset in Nigeria's future
There is a simple action that can save lives, drive economic development and break the cycle of malnutrition in Nigeria: breastfeeding.New research published earlier this year by the medical journal The Lancet showed that despite breastfeeding being the norm for many mothers...
Eating plant protein reduces death risk
Eating a wholesome, balanced diet is at the top of the list when it comes to maintaining health. But what, exactly, constitutes a healthful diet? Recent studies have suggested that substituting proteins for carbohydrates ...