‘Adverse childhood experiences raise risk of mental disorders, heart disease’
With the rising rate of abuses on children in Nigeria and the world at large, experts have raised concern on the severe long-term health problems of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on development into adulthood.
WHO laments inadequate mental health response
The World Health Organisation (WHO) Emergency Manager in the North East, Dr. Collins Owili, has said that systems were yet to respond adequately to the mental ill-health burden, despite global concerns.
Combating chronic diseases through routine medical investigation, accurate diagnosis
With the burden of chronic diseases expected to increase to 57 percent by 2020, as stated by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the need for routine medical investigation and early diagnosis to address the scourge in Nigeria has been emphasised by laboratory scientists.
Suspect killed himself in northeast China double blasts
The suspect in twin blasts which rocked a high-rise in northeast China on Friday killed himself by igniting explosive material, local authorities said Saturday. Officials had said Friday that the blasts had killed one person and injured another. The suspect, identified by his surname Guo and part of his first name Tao, first killed another…
9 Ways To Help Depressed Friends Or Family
Depression sucks, no matter what form it comes in. Today, being World Mental Health Day, it is time to focus on this mental issue that has plagued millions of people in the world. In Nigeria, an estimated 20%–30% of our population is believed to suffer from mental health disorders. Unfortunately, the attention given to these…
Too much meat, fish, nuts in pregnancy raises mental disorder risk in babies
Scientists discovered that an 'overload' of a common amino acid - also found in fish and dairy products, as well as nuts and grains - caused symptoms of the mental health condition.