Defecation: Expert recommends water instead of toilet paper to clean up
Dr Safiya Ojo, a General Practitioner with Wuse General Hospital, Abuja, on Monday, recommended the use of water for anal cleansing rather than toilet paper after defecation.
Consumption of carrot prevents colon cancer, others -- Expert
A Nutritionist, Mrs Osas Egwebe, has said that carrot juice has anti-carcinogen properties that helps in the protection of cancer of the colon and other ailments.
Speed of heart beats predicts if you will die early
*Chinese researchers found that risk of dying from any illness raises by around nine per cent for every extra 10 beats per minute A new study suggests that resting heart rate can be used as a ‘death test’ to predict your chance of keeling over in the next two decades. The research was published in…
‘Physical activity boosts mental capacity’
*As high-fat diet shrinks cognitive ability, prompts immune cells to start eating connections between neurons CAN at least 30 minutes of exercise everyday boost memory, mental capacity and academic performance? Yes and yes again! Testimonies of so many scholars are now being supported by published scientific studies. Indeed, the list of health benefits that accompany…
Olaleye: Early Detection, Prompt Treatment To Tackle Prostate Cancer
Dr. Femi Olaleye is an oncologist, who handles cancer treatment with passion. He is the Medical Director, Optimal Cancer Care Foundation. In this interview with GERALDINE AKUTU, he spoke on Prostate Cancer, its causes and how it can be managed.
Loneliness induces biological changes, causes illness and early death
A study has shown that for the first time that loneliness is not just an emotional state of mind, it actually triggers genetic changes, which cause illness and early death.
‘Well water triggers respiratory infections in babies’
A new study suggests that babies exposed to high levels of arsenic in the womb, through their mothers drinking well water, are at increased risk for infections and respiratory symptoms in their first year of life.
Health workers petition Buhari over appointments to favour doctors
• Condemn situation where ministers, permanent secretary, others are physicians • Want urgent balance in positions in interest of enduring peace Health workers, excluding medical doctors, under the aegis of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Association (AHPA) have petitioned President Muhammad Buhari over lope-sided appointments in the Federal Ministry…
‘What Nigeria should do to end AIDS by 2030’
strong>• Increase in domestic funding, local manufacture of essential commodities, others advocated • NACA takes giant strides towards ownership, sustainability of HIV response The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has identified what the country must do to end Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) by 2030. Director General of NACA,…
FG, Pepsodent move to improve dental care status of Nigerians
ENSURING that Nigerians have access to dental care and a cavity free future took centre stage in Abuja, last week, Tuesday as stakeholders in the health sector and dental experts gathered to affirm commitment to improve the oral health status of all Nigerians. The occasion led by the Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie…
SOGON wants greater attention on women’s health
THE Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON) on Tuesady commenced series of activities to celebrate their 50 years anniversary. The Society is also taking advantage of the celebration to have its 49th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and 9th International Congress. Speaking at a press briefing heralding the commencement of the weeklong celebration in…