How stroke, diabetes, heart attack combination reduce life expectancy
HAVING a history of diabetes, stroke or heart attack can lower life expectancy significantly, according to new research, while a combination of two or more of these conditions - defined as cardiometabolic multimorbidity - can reduce it even further.
Creating the wellness diet (2)
LET food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food - Hippocrates (c. 460 BC - 370 BC) In the concluding part of the article, “Creating the wellness diet - Part 1,” last week, I began to write about the antioxidant defence system. I promised to write about the types and sources of free radicals,…
Nestlé to strengthen Healthy Kids Programme
NESTLÉ Central and West Africa (CWAR), on July 3, 2015, held a workshop with the partners of its Healthy Kids programme to share best practices and discuss how to strengthen and scale up the initiative in the region. Nestlé, in a statement, said it seeks to promote healthy eating and active lifestyles to help children…
UNICEF, others train environmental health clubs in Cross River schools
THE United Nation Children Fund (UNICEF) and the Cross River State (CRS) government with support from the European Union (EU) has started the establishment and training of environmental health clubs (SEHC) in primary schools in Yakurr Local Government Area (LGA) of the State. UNICEF in a statement said the project started with the establishment and…
How being obese could help you fight cancer, by researchers
OVERWEIGHT cancer patients are more likely to survive after treatment for advanced stages of the disease, new research has revealed. Doctors branded their findings a ‘surprise’, having expected thinner patients to fare better. Their study found patients with a low to healthy body mass index (BMI) lived on average two-and-a-half months less than overweight and…
Hope rises as new HIV jab prevents infection
A new study has found that an experimental vaccine completely prevented HIV infection in half of monkeys given the jab. The monkeys were given the vaccine and then exposed to high doses of an aggressive virus that is the equivalent of Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in humans. The results were so…
Medical Cure And Spiritual Healing
There is a difference between a cure and a healing, and this underlies the difference between medicine and spirituality.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD) In Our Polity
Obika’s wife is threatening him with divorce because the latter has lost his status as the breadwinner of the home. He invested his capital in a joint business with a group of friends which turned out to be an illegal drug business. The case is with the security agents.
World Bank, USAID, Hail Wellbeing Foundation’s PHR Scheme
THE World Bank, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have described the Personal Health Record (PHR) – a tool on maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa – as a necessity to building health information and having consistency of data from different health facilities.
Experts Seek Diagnosis For Malaria Before Treatment
DETERMINED to ensure that malaria reporting remains a topical and relevant health issue as it affects Nigerians, Malaria No More held a Malaria Free Nigeria-Media Round Table (MRT) recently to ensure that malaria issues are clearly reported.
In-Breeding: The Best Form Of Breeding
IN the last week, we have laboured to understand the concept of breeding of animals. But as it goes, it has become trickier to understand, as a reader recently posited. Let me confess to you that I have found the study of genetics to require an uncommon understanding for one to digest its principles. I…