FG, UNICEF partner to tackle child mortality in Nigeria
THE Nigeria government in partnership with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have expressed concern over the plight of children health in the country as a total of 361,000 children die as a result of malnutrition-related causes each year.
Technology is making us ‘stupid’, study finds
. Heavy mobile phone, internet use linked to poor attention span ARE humans going crazy because of heavy use of mobile phones and social media applications? It is easy to see why some think smartphones are turning us into zombies when you see people walking around aimlessly, eyes glued to their devices. A new study…
How coffee, green tea fight bowel cancer, by researchers
COFFEE could prove to be a powerful medicine for bowel cancer patients. A study found the disease was almost half as likely to return in men and women who drank at least four or five mugs a day. It is thought the caffeine cuts inflammation, which the cancer feeds on. The research, from the Dana Farber…
Why low-fat diet results in more weight loss than low-carb meal in humans
A STUDY from the US National Institutes of Health presents some of the most precise human data yet on whether cutting carbs or fat has the most benefits for losing body fat.
Want a baby boy? Then eat breakfast
MORE reasons are emerging why women should eat breakfast. Scientists claim women hoping to give birth to boys should make sure they get a proper breakfast. Researchers from Northwestern University in Illinois, United States, say it could be down to lower levels of glucose in the blood, affecting male foetuses more than female.
‘Way to a woman’s heart is her stomach’
WHILE it has long been said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, a new study demonstrates that the same is true for women, finding that women’s brains respond more to romantic cues when full on food.
Reasons For Escalating Rate Of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD)
The beginning point is to question the veracity of the propensity of PTSD. As ironic as it is, the fact is that PTSD may likely be one of the most prevalent types of psychological/psychiatric problems in our globe today. In the first place, it is directly connected to stress disorders, which by all standards are…
Handling Relapse Confidently
The sense of relief and wellbeing following a healing is indescribable. This feeling is especially heartfelt when the healing is of a dreaded disease or a long bout of illness. The world generally, and Africa particularly, heaved a deep, collective sigh of relief, when the potential Ebola pandemic raging since March 2014, was contained, and…
Nigerians Urged To Patronise Registered Pharmacies
Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), has called on Nigerians to buy drugs on registered and recognised pharmacies to avoid using drugs that would be injurious to their health. They made this call, during 2015, Pharmacy Week, organised by PSN Lagos State branch titled: “Good pharmacy practice, the key to better health outcome”. Speaking at the…
The Medicinal Values Of Balsam Pear
Botanical Name: Momordicacharantia Family: Cucurbitaceae (gourd family). Common Names: Balsam pear, bitter gourd, bitter melon, karela, wild cucumber and bitter cucumber. Local Names: Okwunuolo (Igbo), Daddasu (Hausa) and Ejirin (Yoruba).