Heating pads may lower blood pressure in people with hypertension
Applying a heating pad overnight may help people with supine hypertension, a condition that causes their blood pressure to increase when they lie down including during sleep, according to preliminary results presented at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions.
Eating mushrooms three times weekly slashes chance of developing prostate cancer by 17%
Eating mushrooms three times a week slashes the chance of developing prostate cancer by nearly a fifth, according to research.The power of fungi to fight cancer was highlighted by Japanese researchers.
Empowering pharmacists to check drug misuse, abuse in Nigeria
Worried by the growing incidence of drug abuse and misuse, pharmacists under the aegis of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) have called for the urgent...
Herbal cures for menopausal symptoms
Menopause is defined as the changes a woman goes through just before and after she stops her periods and is no longer able to get pregnant naturally.
Internet pharmacy will worsen indiscriminate access to medicines, ACPN warns
The Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) has warned that promotion of Internet pharmacy will worsen the increasing indiscriminate...
Understanding lung cancer
Lung cancer is one of the most common and serious types of cancer. There are usually no signs or symptoms in the early stages, but many people with the condition eventually develop symptoms...
How poor diet leads to blindness
An extreme case of “fussy” or “picky” eating caused a young patient’s blindness, according to a new case report published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
Obesity pandemic shifting cancer to younger people, researchers find
A new study looking at incidence of disease data nationwide from 2000 to 2016 found a shift in obesity-associated cancers (OACs) to younger individuals. Typically, these cancers are diagnosed at higher rates among people older than 65.