‘Red meat causes bowel cancer’
EATING just a steak or two a week could give you cancer, World Health Organisation (WHO) scientists are expected to announce next month.
Cholera: Early Medical Intervention Saves Lives
Cholera, a bacterial disease could be fatal, if not treated on time. In Nigeria, it has killed people in different states and communities, including Bayelsa, Jos and Ebonyi among others. Medical experts warn that early medical treatment is paramount if detected. Dr. Akaehomen Austeen, Medical Director, City of David Hospital, Festac Town, Lagos, says that…
Health Benefits Of Watermelon Seeds
WHEN you think of the health benefits of watermelon, the seeds probably do not come to your mind. You probably think of the sweet, juicy pulp without considering the seed as being good too. The fact is, watermelon seeds whether wet, dry or roasted make a great snack. The United States Department of Agriculture has…
Healing The Hypochondriac
The thought of falling ill can be alarming. Apart from dealing with symptoms, there is the inconvenience of treatment and potential loss of income. It is therefore laudable that all levels of government and tiers of society collaborate to minimise or prevent ill health, as well as recover health when individuals are ill Hypochondria, however,…
USAID Partner Govt, Private Sectors On Health Products Warehouse
THE United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has begun the construction of a warehouse for proper storage of essential drugs and other health products in Nigeria. Speaking at the ceremony in Lagos, USAID, Director, Mike Harvey, said the warehouse would serve as a storage facility. He said: “The facility would support the country’s pharmaceutical…
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.
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…