How excessive TV watching increases death risk
More reasons are emerging why Nigerians should get more active. People who watch Television (TV) for five or more hours a day appear to be at much greater risk of dying from a blood clot in the lung ...
Does induced labour cause autism spectrum disorders?
INduction of labour appears not to be associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorders in children in a large new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, United States (U.S.).
Major study confirms health benefits of lean protein
Eating lean proteins, such as nuts, chicken and fish, reduces a person's risk of dying compared to a diet high in red meats, eggs and dairy, according to a large study out Monday.
Self-medication: The disadvantages, dangers
For diverse reasons, self-medication has become rampant in the society. It is now a common trend for people, whenever they are ill, to source over-the-counter drugs or simply proceed to treat themselves of self-diagnosed symptoms, without consulting medical professionals.
Awotuyi’s lifeline for UITH’s Paediatric ward
What is the success in a safe delivery, but badly managed in an outdated pediatrics ward? Apostle Oluwole Awotuyi does not want any baby to die, so he decided to donate a sprawling Emergency Pediatric Ward (EPW) to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH).
Healthcare providers task government on support for NHIS
Healthcare providers’ Association of Nigeria, (HCPAN) has tasked government on the need to support the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), to ensure quality healthcare delivery in the country.
Infections, antibiotic use worsen mental illness
In research using patient medical records, investigators report that people with serious mental disorders who were hospitalized for mania were more likely to be on antibiotics to treat active infections than a group of people without a mental disorder.
How breastfeeding alters maternal metabolism, protects against diabetes for up to 15 years after delivery
An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München has studied the metabolism of women with gestational diabetes after giving birth.