5 Feb 2018
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have alerted that the economic impact of cancer is significant and is increasing as the total yearly economic cost of disease was estimated at approximately $1.16 trillion (N417.6 trillion).
5 Feb 2018
It is my view, as we mark this 2018, World Cancer Day, that ‘The first step in addressing cancer’s global impact will be to recognize that the disease affects people living in all countries, under all economic conditions.’
4 Feb 2018
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has decried the lack of radiotherapy machine for cancer treatment in 28 African countries, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Yukiya Amano, Director-General of IAEA, said millions of people continue to suffer from cancer in developing countries, due to lack of access to effective prevention, screening, early diagnosis…
4 Feb 2018
A cocktail of factors have continued to thwart attempts to drive down the alarming rate of cancer-related deaths in the country.
4 Feb 2018
As the world marks Cancer Day today, early presentation of the disease has been said to be the best way to survive it. Patients that present early have a higher chance of survival than those that present late. Those with family history of cancer have high tendency of being affected, as they have genetic predisposition…
20 Jan 2018
Niger State government has signed a memorandum of understanding with Swiss multinational, Roche and Raise Foundation to provide high quality drugs and free treatment for breast cancer patients in the state. Speaking to journalists at the signing, the state commissioner for health, Mustapha Jubril said the partnership is aimed at relieving the financial burden of…
11 Jan 2018
Night shift work was associated with women having an increased risk of breast, skin, and gastrointestinal cancer, according to a meta-analysis. Ma explained that because breast cancer is the most diagnosed cancer among women worldwide, most previous meta-analyses have focused on understanding the association between female night shift workers and breast cancer risk, but the…
20 Dec 2017
The California Department of Health, United States (U.S.), warned that people need to keep their cell phones several feet away from them to reduce radiation exposure and health risks.
18 Dec 2017
Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO) has lamented the increasing level of poverty in the country, which it said, has become a problem to many households. Speaking in Benin City, during the LAPO-C4 project midterm review meeting with partner community-based organistations (CBOs), Executive Director, LAPO, Sabena Idowu-Osehobo, said has demonstrated uncommon commitment to poverty alleviation through…
9 Dec 2017
Chairman of Kosofe Council of Lagos State, Afolabi Sofola, has urged women in the community to undergo regular cancer check ups and for unusual growth in the body and report any case to the nearest health centre to prevent it from spreading to the next stage that is untreatable. Sofola, who made the call at…
7 Dec 2017
In continuation of this series on the health benefits of seeds, I bring you this article on Vitamin B17. Also known as Amygdalin, Vitamin B17 is a naturally occurring anti-tumour agent, a natural chemotherapeutic agent found in over 1000 plants.
6 Dec 2017
Add one more reason to why you should brush and floss regularly: Gum disease bacteria are now tied to higher odds of oesophageal cancer. The study tracked the oral health of 122,000 Americans for 10 years. It found that the presence of two types of bacteria linked with gum disease may hike the risk of…