10 Jan 2019
High blood pressure or rather hypertension is associated with stroke, heart disease, erectile dysfunction, kidney failure and sudden death. It is estimated that about 33 per cent of adult Nigerians are hypertensive. Several conventional medicines have shown promise in lowering and regulating blood pressure but they come at a huge cost. The patient may have…
15 Mar 2018
In a bid to reduce the rising scourge of kidney disease in Nigeria, a Consultant Nephrologist, Dr. Ebun Bamgboye, has advised the government to remove duty on hypertension-related drugs because it is affecting the health sector. Bamgboye, during St. Nicholas annual free kidney disease screening, said the duty has hampered the fight against kidney disease…
6 Mar 2018
Using an alternative to the standard saline solution used in most IV bags could reduce risks of kidney damage and even death, two new studies found. Vanderbilt University conducted the research and has begun phasing the fluid out of its emergency department after finding that the alternative fluid worked just as well as saline and…
4 Mar 2018
This year’s World Kidney Day will present a moment for sober reflection for the country following the revelation that a staggering 25 million Nigerians...
10 Feb 2018
The current hot and humid weather nationwide, even in coastal areas, such as Lagos, is causing concern across the country, even as meteorologists and medical experts warn of its dangers on human and natural resources.
20 Mar 2017
Black people with a trait for sickle cell anemia appear to have double the risk of kidney failure that requires dialysis, new research suggests.
15 Jun 2016
It was gathered that he died of kidney failure yesterday morning at the age of 49, after being kept on a N35,000 daily dialysis for two weeks by family following a relapse.