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7 Apr 2020
There is good evidence that excess dietary salt raises blood pressure, which is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. However, a new study published in Science Translational Medicine suggests for the first time that such a diet could also make it harder for the immune system...
5 Sep 2019
Stress is commonly described as the impact of a negative force (could be neutral or positive), from within and without on an individual’s mental and physical wellbeing. An individual’s response to stressors (stress-causing situations) generally affects the individual directly or his environment.
12 May 2019
The World Lupus Day was observed last Friday. And to mark the occasion, doctors have advised Nigerians to avoid self-medications. Rather, they should present early and visit their physicians for proper treatment and prevention of the ailment. However, experts explained that lupus potentially affects every organ and all organs of the body, including the skin,…
12 May 2019
Arteries supply blood from the heart to other parts of the body. According to experts, when arteries are in good condition, they allow the flow of oxygen-rich blood throughout the body, but clogged arteries block the flow of blood. Dr. Olayide A. Jinadu, Medical Director at Charis-Med Hospital, Lagos, who says the condition is common…
25 Jan 2019
Downing a cool soft drink after a hot workout can feel refreshing. However, according to the latest research, it may cause further dehydration and interfere with kidney function. Caffeinated soft drinks that are high in fructose are hugely popular worldwide. They need no introduction. The beverages have been widely lambasted for their potential role in…
3 Nov 2017
It is certainly a mark of depravity that has enveloped modern societies that theft and sale of human body parts or organs have become a thriving international trade.
23 Feb 2017
Inside the kidney is an intricate arrangement of tiny blood vessels (arterioles and venules) interwoven and covered with the tubules of the kidneys.

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