Seven steps to living healthy life - Part 5
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.
Avoid self-medication, present early to prevent lupus
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,…
Managing clogged arteries (atherosclerosis)
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…
Taking cold soft drink after exercise could damage kidneys
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…
The tragedy of human organs trade
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.