Category: Family with Health Experts

Excessive Sitting Causes Cardiovascular Disease, Expert Warns

Dr Joe Ugwu, a Neurologist with a private Hospital in Abuja, on Thursday said excessive sitting could lead to cardiovascular diseases and early mortality. Ugwu told news men in Abuja that sitting was a form of inactivity which slowed the body’s metabolism. He said that sitting affects the ability to regulate blood sugar, increase blood […]

Acupuncture safest treatment for diabetes, says Fasehun

A Chinese-trained Acupuncturist, Dr Frederick Fasehun, has called on the managements of University Teaching Hospitals across the country to invite experts to train some of their doctors on Acupuncture. Fasehun made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos. According to him, Acupuncture is a new and […]

Type 2 Diabetes: 8 Steps to Weight-Loss Success Losing weight has many benefits for people with type 2 diabetes, including better control over blood sugar levels.

Losing weight is at the top of many people’s to-do lists. But for those with type 2 diabetes, weight control is especially important. “Carrying excess body fat increases the body’s resistence to insulin, making blood glucose management more challenging,” says Sue McLaughlin, RD, CDE, past 2009 national president of health care and education for the […]

Doctor explains reason for high number of caesarean deliveries

An Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Dr Olawale Oba, has said that low acceptance of instrumental delivery techniques often leads to the increase of caesarean delivery. Oba, a Senior Registrar at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, made the explanation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Wednesday. […]

National Hospital celebrates ’13 years of uninterrupted In Vitro Fertilisation’

The National Hospital Abuja, on Wednesday celebrated 13 years of providing uninterrupted In Vitro Fertilisation Services (IVF) to Nigerians. Speaking at the ceremony, the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Jaf Momoh, said the management was honoured to mark 13 years of successes in making families happy. Represented by Olaomi Olowole, the Director Clinical Services, Mr Momoh […]

Blood test may find if pregnant women are at risk of premature births – Researchers

Washington – A study published in the journal Science revealed that blood tests can accurately identify if pregnant women will deliver babies up to two months prematurely. A pregnant woman among a cross section of women with their babies delivered at the resettlement Camp for Bakassi indigenes. The blood biomarkers, maternal blood could also estimate […]