Creating the wellness diet (4)
The role of phytonutrients in prevention of diseases and maintaining the health of man cannot be underestimated. These phytonutrients, also referred to as phytochemicals, are originally plant chemicals, which protect the plants against insects, bacteria, fungi and UV radiation.
Resurrection plant improves sleep quality in cancer patients
Scientists have endorsed Resurrection or rather Never Die plant for improving sleep quality and general well being in cancer patients and reducing blood pressure as well as preventing kidney damage in people with high blood pressure, among other therapeutic benefits. CHUKWUMA MUANYA writes.
Stakeholders chart course for ending blood disorders
When health experts converged in Abuja recently, one thing was uppermost in their minds: the need for a paradigm shift towards a more harmonious relationship among professionals involved in the diagnosis and management of blood disorders.
Why night shifts, chemicals raise cancer risk
PEOPLE who work night shifts may be more at risk of breast or prostate cancer because of hormonal changes.
Firstborn children have ‘infinitesimally small’ IQ lead over siblings
FIRSTBORNS have consistently different personality traits compared with their younger siblings, a new study finds. And what is more - they generally have higher IQs. But the differences are so minimal, the study authors warn, that they will make no noticeable impact on anyone’s lives. Some studies have suggested that firstborns show higher levels of…
Too much TV, low physical activity may worsen cognitive function
HIGH television viewing and low physical activity in early and mid-adulthood may raise the risk of poorer cognitive function later in life, according to new research. Watching too much TV - defined in the study as at least four hours daily - between the ages of 18 and 30 may lead to poorer cognitive function…
Future of health financing in Africa
During my travels across Africa as a United Nations ambassador, I have been deeply affected by fellow mothers. I have listened to strong and inspiring women tell stories of elation when a child survived a treatable disease like tuberculosis or malaria. I have also heard devastating stories of loss when a precious child succumbed to a preventable disease like pneumonia.
‘Africans have higher sudden cardiac arrest risk, smaller brains’
BLACK is beautiful but it comes with other baggage’s. Black people, mostly Africans, were found to be significantly likely to experience sudden cardiac arrests than white people, and their children, who are largely poorer, have smaller brains. A new study published in the journal Circulation, led by Dr. Sumeet S. Chugh, associate director of the…
How fatherhood makes men fat
ALL those leftover pizza crusts you snatch from your kids’ plates add up. Men gain weight after they become fathers for the first time whether or not they live with their children, reports a large, new Northwestern Medicine study that tracked the weight of more than 10,000 men from adolescence to young adulthood. The typical…
Eating wrong wild mushroom can destroy liver, say researchers
FORAGING for edible wild mushrooms is becoming increasingly popular say the authors of a case study of a woman who had to have a liver transplant after ingesting mushrooms she thought were safe to eat. The authors warn that poisonous and edible mushrooms can be very similar in appearance. Dr. Adina Weinerman of Sunnybrook Health…