Psychiatrists brainstorm on innovative treatment options for mental disorders
Worried that clinicians use trial and error of evidenced- based medicines in treatment of mental illness in Nigeria, private individuals are taking the initiative in moving the sector forward.
Cannabis oil cures stomach cancer as new genetic diagnosis
A new prostate cancer Deoxy ribonucleic Acid (DNA)/genetic material test identifies the one in 100 men who are six times more at risk of developing the life-threatening disease. Researchers identified 63 new genetic mutations that are linked to the condition, which they combined with more than 100 DNA variants...
Artificial kidney breakthrough
A coffee cup-sized implant that mimics the functions of the human kidney could be a life-saving option for patients with chronic kidney disease.According to DailyMail UK Online, the implant is expected to begin trials later this year and if successful, it could be available within a few years, saving patients....
Private sector seeks increased access to finance
The private health sector has called for government’s collaboration to increase access to finance the health sector and ensure every Nigerian is provided with basic healthcare, which is their fundamental right.
Blood test predicts pregnant women’s risk of premature birth with up to 80% accuracy
A new blood test that predicts if a pregnant woman will give birth prematurely has been developed.It is up to 80 percent accurate and can also be used to estimate the mother’s due date as reliably as an ultrasound, but costs much less, says the research team at Stanford University in California, United States (US).
Ingesting honey, lemon juice after swallowing button battery reduces injury, improves outcomes
A team of ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialists has demonstrated that eating honey after swallowing a button battery has the potential to reduce serious injuries in small children.
Nigeria loses 80 persons to suicide in one year
Ngerians have continued to lament the increasing number of suicide cases in the country and have urged government at all levels to take drastic measures to curb the trend.
Lifelong habits and healthy lifestyle, key to dementia prevention
Dementia is a condition that occurs when part of the brain responsible for learning, memory, decision-making, and language is affected by infections or diseases and is severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities.
Two delicious recipes using palm nuts
Growing up up in Delta State, one of my favourite meals was Banga Soup and Starch (Usi); served in the native clay pots (Evwere), bubbling hot from the stove, served with catfish, sprinkled with periwinkles-it was irresistible. On road trips from Lagos to Warri, I would also make pit stops at my favourite Banga Soup…
Healthy weight gain during pregnancy
Some may call it pressure, but we could also see it a welcome consciousness. The average pregnant woman is concerned about her weight gain and starts making her ‘bounce-back’ plans even right from the first trimester.
11 strategies of positive-thinking people
Wellness is more that just diet and exercise, it’s also about your state of mind. It’s about how you engage your environment; how you deal with situations, especially negative ones. Positivity is a massive part of the wellness journey and is essential to your well-being.