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Wellness

28 Mar
Down Syndrome is a chromosomal disorder in which there is the presence of extra sets of chromosomes 21. Chromosomes are the means of passing genetic material from parents to their offspring. They contain DNA and genetic materials that instruct the body on how to function. Twenty-three (23) of these chromosomes are “donated” by each parent…
22 Mar
The scientist behind the first widely used coronavirus vaccine says the technology behind it will soon be used to fight cancer. Ozlem Tureci, who co-founded the German company BioNTech with her husband, was working on a way to harness the body's immune system to tackle tumours when they learned last year of an unknown virus…
21 Mar
Tuberculosis is one of the leading causes of death globally causing an estimated 4500 deaths daily. Tuberculosis has been described in different cultures and historical texts from hundreds of years ago making it one of humanity’s greatest killers. In prehistoric times, tuberculosis was called consumption as it tends to slowly consume affected persons till the…
14 Mar
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that can affect women during their childbearing age (ages 15 to 44). PCOS affects a woman’s ovaries, the reproductive organs that produce oestrogen and progesterone — hormones that regulate the menstrual cycle. The ovaries also produce a small number of male hormones called androgens. PCOS affects up…
7 Mar
Old age brings with it more opportunity to enjoy life with family and loved ones, the chance to pursue new activities or a long-forgotten passion. However, it is also characterised by multiple health challenges. According to the World Health Organization, the number of people aged 60 years and older will increase from 1 billion in…
28 Feb
An eating disorder is a mental disorder defined by abnormal eating habits that negatively affect a person’s physical and/or mental health. The common types of eating disorders; binge eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder. Those with eating disorders can have a variety of symptoms. However, most include the severe restriction…
25 Feb
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a common vaginal infection affecting 1 in 3 women. It occurs when there is an imbalance of bacteria in your vagina. This triggers symptoms like vaginal itching, a fish-like odor, white or gray vaginal discharge, and painful urination. Women at any age can get BV, but it tends to happen more…
21 Feb
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high. The ideal blood pressure is ranked between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg. Meanwhile, high blood pressure is either 140/90mmHg or higher and is considered severe if the pressure is above 180/120. Hypertension typically…
14 Feb
Sex is important, not just for orgasms and pleasure. It gives a boost to your mood, mental and physical health and overall quality of life, some research suggests. When many think about improving their sex life, they imagine it entails mastering all the acrobatic sex positions in the Kama Sutra. While that is okay, however,…
7 Feb
Three things are certain in Nigeria: politicians failing on their promises, NEPA disappointing you, and someone pleading for blood donors on social media. Blood is a big deal in Nigeria and according to CC Hub: “Nigeria has some of the lowest blood donation rates in the world, with just 10% of the population donating freely.…
31 Jan
Since the start of the #BussItChallenge, we have seen several women tease about having knee pains, prompting this article. Chronic knee pain can be quite harmful and ruin your entire day. The sad part of suffering knee pain is that many OTC and prescription drugs come with side effects that can eclipse the original complaint.…
24 Jan
It is 2021 and January is slowly but surely cruising to an end. Before the year began, many of us made New Year resolutions, and while it is not easy sticking to resolutions, reframing your approach can help you succeed. However, if you fall short of taking action to make a change or reach your…

Guardian Life

8 hours ago
Robert Durst, the eldest son of a billionaire New York real estate family, will spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of his best friend, journalist Susan Berman, whom he shot at close range at her home in Los Angeles more than 20 years ago. The court sentenced Durst, 78, to…
9 hours ago
Emmanuel Kojo, the leading man in Disney's Beauty And The Beast theatre production has been suspended following allegations of inappropriate language. Emmanuel Kojo, 29, had been playing the role of the Beast in the musical, the first black actor to do so in the UK, until last Saturday as reported by The Daily Mail. It…
9 hours ago
  Netflix and UNESCO have partnered to launch an innovative short film competition on ‘African Folktales, Reimagined’ across Sub-Saharan Africa. Winners of the competition will be trained and mentored by industry professionals and provided with a US$75,000 production budget to create short films that will premiere on Netflix in 2022 as an “Anthology of African…
9 hours ago
For a laid-back, sultry soft-pop/RnB groove, Wisdom is your go-to guy anyday. With his just-released single dubbed, Inside You, the young singer proves his mastery behind the microphone, with the vibrant sensual record. “I just wanted to say it how it is, no sugar-coating, just pure emotion and sexual energy, ‘cause at the end of…
10 hours ago
The Tea with Malobi and Tomisin (TMT) is a weekly podcast hosted by HR Professional & Radio Girl, Malobi and Lucid Lemons Founder, Tomisin. The podcast kicked off at the start of the pandemic as a way to keep spirits up and foster a sense of community to combat the despair that came with the…

Music

12 hours ago
Simi has released a new single titled "Woman," which challenges unfair female stereotypes and highlights the strength of women. The record leans into the defiant ethos of Afrobeat to reclaim the narrative for women and turns Simi’s long-held socio-political beliefs on equality into a sonic thesis for women’s liberation. The new song comes following the…
12 hours ago
British soul diva Adele on Friday released comeback single "Easy On Me", in which she shares with the world details of the traumatic six years she has endured since last releasing a record. In that period, the 33-year-old megastar said she suffered a "year of anxiety" in which her marriage fell apart. While her voice…
12 hours ago
Emerging singer Zamorra has released his debut project "Storms and Rainbows". The EP collects his life experiences in eight spectacular songs, charting the evolution of his career from Ondo to Lagos, and the in-betweens which shape the best of any such journey: family, love, pain and eventual triumph. Beginning with "Aiku", a warm record which…
1 day ago
Most of us enjoy good music as a form of relaxation and entertainment after a long day’s work or to start our day. For some reason with appreciation of African culture, African music has been dubbed Afrobeats by Nigerian veteran music star Fela Kuti. This was influenced by Fuji music and Highlife, mixed in with…
2 days ago
Grammy award winner Adele has announced November 19 as the release date for her new album "30". The singer announced the release date of her long-awaited album in a statement on Twitter today. Describing the album as her "ride or die throughout the most turbulent period of my life," Adele wrote that she considered the…

Film

11 hours ago
It’s another weekend to binge-watch some of your favourite movies on Netflix. Need some time to relax after a stressful week? Nothing says comfort better than hot buttered popcorn and a foot soak while watching some of the latest movies in your loungewear. This weekend, create an at-home movie cinema experience without annoying audience members…
2 days ago
Netflix's Squid Game has become the biggest launch in the streaming service's history, with 111 million fans watching the show since its debut on September 17. The South Korean hit series has become quite the pop culture phenomenon upon launch, easily surpassing the 82 million accounts that watched Bridgerton in that show's first 28 days.…
4 days ago
The official trailer for Showmax's first comedy-drama series in West Africa, Ghana Jollof, which premieres on the African streaming service on Friday, 22 October 2021 is out. Ghana Jollof tells the sizzling story of two young Nigerians, Jasper (Funnybone) and Romanus (Akah Nnani), who move to Ghana in search of greener pastures. In the trailer,…
5 Oct
Streaming giant HBO Max has released a teaser trailer for its highly anticipated “Game of Thrones” prequel “House of the Dragon.” Set 200 years prior to the events of “Game of Thrones,” the pre-quel “House of the Dragon” tells the story of House Targaryen and the Targaryen civil war that became known as the “Dance…
4 Oct
"Venom: Let There Be Carnage," Sony's latest instalment in its Spider-Man Universe, debuted to pre-pandemic levels atop the North American box office, taking in $90.1 million, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said Sunday. The estimated haul for the Friday-through-Sunday period was the biggest three-day launch of the coronavirus pandemic era. "Black Widow" was the previous record-holder…