Health Benefits Of Gongronema latifolium (Utazi)
GANGRONEMA latifolium (utazi) is a climbing shrub with broad, heart-shaped leaves that has a characteristic sharp, bitter and slightly sweet taste, especially when eaten fresh. The stems have soft/hairy that yields milky latex or exudates.
Plumage As Beauty In Birds: Protect It
BIRDS are very adorable animals and they can be excellent pets, especially for individuals who don’t have the space for bigger ones. The lively atmosphere they engender by their drawling, chuckling, singing, talking, etc stimulates the environment, gives it a rhythm, gives it a song, creates a sense of companionship, a sense of fulfillment for the owner, who by now is pleased to harbour a piece of nature in his living quarters.
Exposure to packaging material’s chemical linked to pregnancy loss
A NEW study of more than 300 women suggests that exposure to certain phthalates — substances commonly used in food packaging, personal-care and other everyday products — could be associated with miscarriage, mostly between five and 13 weeks of pregnancy.
Marijuana ingredient may delay organ rejection
HERE is another discovery to bolster the case for medical marijuana: New research in mice suggests that THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, may delay the rejection of incompatible organs.
Can hypertensive patients safely benefit from exercise?
DOCTORS are usually wary of advising patients with pulmonary hypertension to exercise for fear that it may put too much extra strain on the heart. However, a new review suggests patients with the condition can benefit safely from exercise and improve their quality of life.
Maintaining the health of the liver and the need for liver cleansing. The liver is the most important organ in the body as it relates to the issue of detoxification. Detoxification is the physiological process of waste elimination from the body thereby reducing the risk of diseases from acids, toxic substances, heavy metals, other chemicals…
Lack of sleep increases common cold risk, say researchers
A NEW study published in Sleep has reinforced the importance of getting a good night’s sleep. Researchers have demonstrated that not getting enough sleep could increase the risk of catching a cold. The team reports that people who only get six hours sleep a night or less are four times more likely to catch a…
Preterm birth linked with lower math abilities, less wealth
People who are born premature tend to accumulate less wealth as adults, and a new study suggests that this may be due to lower mathematics abilities. The findings, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, show that preterm birth is associated with lower academic abilities in childhood, and lower educational…
Foundation urges FG on inclusion of reproductive health in SDGs
As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is winding down to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on September 1st, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), Education as a Vaccine (EVA) has urged the Federal Government for the inclusion of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) of young people in the new SDGs. Key amongst the targets is Sexual and…
Nutritionists advocate regular exercise, others for healthy living
Nutritionists have reiterated the need for regular exercise and right diet to reduce the chances of having diabetes mellitus. The experts argued that Nigerians should eat diet-related foods and avoid excessive alcohol intake and smoking in order to avoid having non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Speaking at Health writer’s Seminar in Ikeja, Lagos, organised by Coca-Cola Nigeria,…
‘Scent and bitter leaves retard growth of cancers, boost immune system’
Can regular intake of a herbal preparation made predominately with scent leaf and bitter leaf stop the growth of breast, lung and prostate cancers? CHUKWUMA MUANYA writes Researchers have found that using scent leaf or sweet basil and bitter leaf in combination or singly could stop the growth of breast, lung and prostate cancers. They…
Nordica opens cosmetic surgery centre in Lagos
As part of efforts to improve health status of Nigerians, Nordica Wellness Clinic has opened a Body Art Cosmetic Surgery Centre. The centre, which is due to commence full-operation next month, would see to restructuring the human body to enhance self confidence. Addressing reporters at the Nordica Fertility Centre, Ikoyi, the Clinic Manager, Tola Ajayi,…