Diabetes patients groan as high cost of insulin raises risk of blindness, amputation, kidney failure, stroke
Seventy-year-old Obiemeka Azikiwe has type 2 diabetes. He tested positive for diabetes 24 years ago, and since then, he has been on drugs and a special diet.
‘Stroke kills 88,000 Nigerians yearly’
Stroke affects about 200,000 people in Nigeria yearly while 88,000 die in the first three months. The World Health Organisation (WHO) revealed this yesterday in commemoration of the World Stroke Day. Chief Executive Officer, Stroke Action Nigeria, Rita Melifonwu, said the day focused on stroke risks and prevention.
Hope for stroke patients as pig brain cells revived four hours after death
In a breakthrough research study, scientists at Yale University, United States, have restored cellular activity in the brains of dead pigs. The results of the study titled, Restoration of brain circulation and cellular functions hours post-mortem, were published last week in the journal Nature. The scientists restored the cellular activity of many of the brain…
Mr Ibu: "My Sister Started Stroke Rumour"
Popular comic Nollywood actor, John Okafor popularly known as Mr Ibu, has revealed that his sister started the rumour that he was down with stroke. Mr Ibu who had to make a video recently to debunk the rumour about his health condition after it was reported that he was down with a stroke said that…
Seven things you can do to prevent a stroke
What can you do to prevent stroke? Age makes us more susceptible to having a stroke, as does having a mother, father, or other close relative who has had a stroke.
More natural ways to lower blood pressure
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…
Gabon's President Bongo, suffered a stroke
Gabon's President Ali Bongo, out of the country since falling ill in October, suffered a stroke, his vice president said, providing the first official details of his illness. The 59-year-old leader left hospital in Morocco earlier this month and is recovering at a private residence in the capital Rabat after weeks of silence about his…
Stroke prevention drug combo shows promise
If you have had a minor stroke or a transient ischemic stroke (TIA), taking the clot-preventing drug clopidogrel along with aspirin may lower your risk of having a major stroke within the next 90 days...
Frequent hot water bath ‘stops’ stroke
Frequent sauna bathing is associated with a reduced risk of stroke, according to a new international study. In a 15-year follow-up study, people taking a sauna four-seven times a week were 61 per cent less likely to suffer a stroke than those taking a sauna once a week.
Short children face greater risk of suffering stroke as adults
Short children are at greater risk of suffering a stroke later in life, according to new research. Being two to three inches shorter growing up raised the likelihood of the disease in both men and women. The discovery follows research by British scientists showing the vertically challenged are at increased risk of a heart attack.…