How living in deprived neighbourhood raises early death risk
People that live in a poor neighbourhood face a higher risk of ill health and early death, scientists say. And the longer the person stays stuck in a deprived area, the more likely they are to suffer the health consequences.
How obesity damages blood vessels
Obesity damages the lining of blood vessels because fat tissue secretes a harmful protein, research suggests. Chinese scientists analysed more than 1,000 people with atherosclerosis, which occurs when fatty deposits clog the arteries.
Obesity pandemic shifting cancer to younger people, researchers find
A new study looking at incidence of disease data nationwide from 2000 to 2016 found a shift in obesity-associated cancers (OACs) to younger individuals. Typically, these cancers are diagnosed at higher rates among people older than 65.
7 Things You Should Never Say To An Overweight Person
To you, 'fat' may be just another three-letter word for you to throw around carelessly but what you don't realise is the fact that it is like a bullet in the loaded gun that is your mouth. Calling people fat or saying some off-hand discriminatory things to people based on size can have lasting effects…
How to lose, maintain healthy weight, by studies
Do you have potbelly? Are you having difficulties walking up the stairs? Is your Body Mass Index (BMI) more than 25 or beyond 30 kg/m2? If the answer is yes, then you are overweight or rather obese. You need help
Obesity raises cancer risk by twice as much as previously thought, researchers find
The risk of obesity giving people cancer may be ‘considerably underestimated’, a study has warned.
How maternal obesity causes childhood cancer, by researchers
A new study analyzed two million birth records and 3,000 cancer registry records and found that children born to obese mothers were 57 percent more likely to develop cancer, independent of other factors. This finding offers a rare opportunity for childhood cancer prevention.
Seven must-have preventive health screenings for men
When it comes to men’s health, concerns can often take a backseat as men are more likely to forget their annual doctor visits. Most men are too busy trying to make money to take care of themselves and their families; others are busy working day and night to rise up the career ladder. There’s just…
How to prevent brain damage, by WHO
People should exercise more, eat a healthy diet and cut down on alcohol to reduce their risk of dementia, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.
Domesticating, enforcing global plan to protect Nigerian children from abuse
Reika Musa is 13-years old. Rekia is six months pregnant. Rekia, married, is out-of-school and has to hawk items on the streets to survive. Eno Obi is nine-years-old. She is a house girl to a rich family in Calabar. Eno was taken from her parents when she was just six. Eno was violated at the…