Scientists endorse herbs for diabetes’ treatment
Scientists have endorsed some local plants used in the management of diabetes. Top on the list are Gongronema latifolium, Ocimum gratisimum, Vernonia amygdalina, and Piper guineense (Uziza in Ibo) Gongronema latifolium is known by the Ikales of Ondo State of Nigeria as Iteji. The Ibos call the plant Utazi, the Efik/ Ibibio call it Utasi…
How education, communication can address health inequalities in Nigeria
Senior Lecturer in Public Health and Director of the Master of Public Health Programmes at the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom (UK), Dr. Francine Watkins...
Chevron deploys equipment to combat TB in communities
Chevron and its Agbami co-ventures have deployed 25 GeneXpert machines across many communities in the country to stem the spread of tuberculosis (TB).
Ebola, Zika vaccine candidates may be abundant in Nigeria
During the Ebola pandemic that also rocked Nigeria dreadfully from August to October, 2014; I got a call from the BBC World Service – Newsday Live...
Health Minister charges Nigerians to invest in sector
The Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole, has charged Nigerians to invest into healthcare services to ensure reduction in numbers of Nigerians going abroad to seek for medical attention.
‘40% of adult Nigerians are hypertensive’
The Nigerian Heart Foundation, in recognition of the rising prevalence of cardiovascular disease in Nigeria and the importance of Prevention through promotion of Heart-healthy...
Number of adults with diabetes has quadrupled since 1980
The number of adults estimated to be living with diabetes has nearly quadrupled over 35 years, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday
Excessive consumption of potash reduces sperm production
A Senior Research Scientist, Mr Ochuko Erukainure, on Wednesday said excessive consumption of potash would reduce sperm production and cause testicular injury.