Claims drinking okra infused water will cure diabetes are ‘not true’
A message posted on Facebook in Nigeria claims that drinking water steeped with okra will make diabetes disappear quickly. It describes the preparation process and the dosage, ending with: “After 2 weeks of use, appreciate the change in your health.” Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disease that causes high blood sugar. It occurs when the body does not make enough…
WHO push to tackle rampant rise of diabetes
The World Health Organization on Wednesday turned the spotlight on the insulin market -- and its domination by three Big Pharma giants -- in a fresh bid to tackle the rapid rise of diabetes.
Natural cures for cancers, heart disease
Until now, studies have associated refined foods with chronic and non-communicable diseases such as cancer, heart disease, kidney failure, and diabetes, stroke, among others.
Onions, bitter leaf and honey mix won’t cure type 1 and 2 diabetes
A message posted on Facebook in Nigeria claims a mixture of onions, bitter leaf and honey will cure type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It gives instructions on how to grind “6 bulbs of onions”, mixing the onions with a “handful size of bitter leaf”, or the herb Vernonia amygdalina, and then adding honey to the concoction. The…
Diabetes And Sex: What You Should Know
Not to state the obvious but sex is good. Besides reasons such as intimacy and procreation, sex improves one’s quality of life. However, for those living with diabetes, as with everything else, it can affect your sexual life. Your sexual well-being goes hand in hand with your overall mental, physical, and emotional health. When a…
‘Maintain healthy body weight to prevent diabetes’
To prevent diabetes, health experts have said there is need to maintain healthy body weight. In addition, they advised that the individual should be physically active for at least 30 minutes three times a week.
Group takes diabetes outreach, screening exercise to Lagos residents
To mark the International Day of People Living with Diabetes, the International Association of Lions Club, a group committed to promoting the civic, cultural, social...
Diabetes killed 63,958, afflicted 2.7m Nigerians in 2019, say experts
No fewer than 63,958 Nigerians died of diabetes and its complications in 2019, out of 2.7 million living with the non- communicable disease (NCD) in the country.
France says Covid crisis 'worsening', aims to avoid lockdown
French Prime Minister Jean Castex warned Friday the country was seeing a "clear worsening" of the coronavirus pandemic but aimed to avoid a new nationwide lockdown that would hammer the economy. In an eagerly-awaited statement after a meeting of ministers and health experts, Castex did not announce any new restrictions but promised more efficient testing…