Corn silk ‘cure’ for kidney failure
Can extract of corn silk provide the next best cure for kidney (renal) and liver failure, prostate cancer, hypertension, obesity, type 2 diabetes among other chronic diseases? Researchers from the University of Akron, United States of America (USA) and Essraa Hospital, Jordan, have developed herbal nano mix for renal failure. The herbal mix extract for…
‘76.2m Nigerians are hypertensive but only 23 million on treatment’
As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark the World Hypertension Day (WHD) today, May 17, medical experts have warned that no fewer than 76.2 million Nigerians are hypertensive.
Senate to stop circulation, distribution of substandard cosmetics
The Senate, yesterday, resolved to put an end to the circulation of fake and substandard cosmetics, mandating the Committee on Health to investigate the procedures for quality and safety certification.
Understanding kidney disease
The term “chronic kidney disease” means lasting damage to the kidneys that can get worse over time. If the damage is very bad, your kidneys may stop working.
Cooking with paracetamol causes liver, kidney failure, NAFDAC warns
The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned food vendors and others against the use of paracetamol as tenderiser in cooking...
How air pollution causes sepsis, UTIs, kidney failure
The Harvard University researchers found that even short spikes in the harmful particles led to an increase of 5,692 hospitalizations and some $100 million in annual health care costs.
How healthy diet prevents kidney disease, by research
Following a healthy diet may reduce your risk of suffering kidney disease, research suggests. Scientists at Bond University in Australia analysed the dietary habits of more than 630,000 people over a decade.
How to reduce premature deaths, by studies
Two decades of a sedentary lifestyle is associated with a two times risk of premature death compared to being physically active, according to results from the HUNT study presented last week...