Fake herbalist defrauds man of N190 million to cure diabetes
The Police Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) Force Headquarters Annex, Lagos, has arraigned a man, Adeniyi Adewunmi, who allegedly obtaining N190 million from a businessman to cure his diabetes, asthma and spiritual attack. Adewunmi, 43, of Ajao Estate, Oshodi, is standing trial before Chief Magistrate F.O. Botoku on a four-count charge of conspiracy, fraud and stealing.…
Maintain Your Blood Sugar With These Easy Tips
Blood sugar levels are very sensitive, especially to diabetic patients. A spike in sugar levels could lead to fatigue, increased urination and thirst. On the flip side, if monitored too closely, blood sugar levels could get too low and can cause weakness, lack of coordination and dizziness. It's very important to keep a healthy balance…
The Link Between Diabetes And Carrots
Having diabetes is such a big deal. You become restricted from eating some of your favourite meals and a little clumsiness or a cheat meal or fruit like a pineapple can trigger high sugar levels which might lead to health problems. This is because an "unofficial red sign” on the Glycemic Index literally means trouble.…
How arsenic-tainted drinking water raises diabetes risk
A new study reports that chronic exposure to arsenic interferes with insulin secretion in the pancreas, which may increase the risk of diabetes. The paper, published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology — Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, was chosen as an APSselect article for January. Arsenic is an element that occurs…
Gene therapy cure for blindness, type I diabetes, advanced HIV
Scientists have in recent studies advanced the use of gene therapy as cure for Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV), type I diabetes and blindness. The results of a new study published in the December 28 issue of the journal PLOS Pathogens suggest that gene therapy may have the potential to eradicate HIV in people infected with…
Mouthwash may kill beneficial bacteria in mouth, trigger diabetes, study suggests
Mouthwash may seem a beneficial, or at least harmless, addition to a daily tooth brushing routine.
Diabetes kills only careless people, says Obasanjo
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said yesterday that diabetic disease kills only those he described as “careless” people, disclosing that he had been a diabetic patient for over 30 years.
Scientists claim third type of diabetes
A new study claims that people are at risk for developing severe problems with their pancreas after being misdiagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
Eye diseases in elders: Causes, symptoms and treatment
Health professionals say changes in elders’ vision are normal. However, they may eventually need reading glasses, or it may become increasingly difficult to see well in low light or in the dark.