30 minutes of music daily may reduce post-heart attack problems
New research has found that listening to 30 minutes of music a day significantly reduces the risk of further heart health problems after a heart attack.
US coronavirus cases pass 500 as defiant Trump praises response
The number of confirmed US coronavirus cases soared past 500 Sunday, including two further deaths, as President Donald Trump defended his administration's "perfectly coordinated" response to the epidemic.
Nigerians in China seek evacuation over coronavirus
Some Nigerians still in China, including students, are not happy they are ‘trapped’ in the Asian country.
Coronavirus urgent precautions
Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that are common among animals. In rare cases, they are what scientists call zoonotic, meaning they can be transmitted from animals to humans...
Making Nigeria safe from common diseases
The fact that Nigeria has been good at reporting outbreaks, mortality and morbidity from diseases instead of promoting prevention engaged our attention the other day
More than 140,000 die from measles as cases surge worldwide
More than 140,000 people died globally from measles in 2018, according to new estimates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United States...
Severe gum disease linked to 49% higher risk of hypertension
More and more evidence points to the notion that gum disease increases the risk of other health conditions, including hypertension. A new review of the literature now argues that the more severe the form of gum disease, the higher the risk of hypertension.
Advancing health security in Nigeria
One of the biggest priorities of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led government in its first tenure was to strengthen and revitalise Nigeria’s health sector. This was evident in several ways. Perhaps one of the most valuable long-term investments of this administration is the passage of the Act establishing the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).…
Diabetes drug works better than diet, exercise at weight loss
A drug used by patients with diabetes holds potential in helping people lose weight and keep it off, a study suggests. Metformin is dished out to millions across the world to treat type 2 diabetes, as it helps the body respond to insulin. But a 15-year study of more than 30,000 people found a daily…
Smoking more than 20 cigarettes daily can damage your vision
Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day can damage your vision, a study co-authored by a Rutgers researcher finds. The research appears in the journal Psychiatry Research. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 34.3 million adults in the United States currently smoke cigarettes and that more than 16 million…