Category: Health And Lifestyle

Research links chicken consumption to prostate cancer, others

By femi Ibirogba A new research outcome from the University of Oxford has linked the consumption of poultry, especially chicken, to an increased risk of prostate and blood cancer. Thousands of cancer cases were associated with chicken intake in the study. Although several other studies had liked red meat consumption to increased risks of breast, […]

Experts Advocate Ways to Reduce Cancer Cases, Deaths in Nigeria

Worried by the rising cases of cancers and deaths in Nigeria, especially breast, prostate, colorectal, lung, cervical and pancreatic tumours, experts have advocated increased vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV), hepatitis, early screening, treatment and palliative care. The experts said between 30 per cent and 50 per cent of cancer deaths are preventable through modifying or […]

National Guidelines on Malaria Diagnosis and Treatment

1. All suspected case i.e patient presenting with fever must have parasitology test done (mRDT or microscopy) 2. Only confirmed cases of malaria should be treated with ACTs to avoid resistance. 3. Assessment is either i) uncomplicated malaria or ii) severe malaria. 4. Uncomplicated malaria is fever, joint pain, headache, etc. PLUS positive parasitology test. […]

American Heart association president suffers heart attack at age 52

John Warner, cardiologist and president of the American Heart Association (AHA), recently suffered a heart attack in the middle of a health conference at the age of 52 In all likelihood, Warner followed AHA recommendations, many of which can actually worsen or cause heart disease AHA supports ample grain consumption and recommends eating harmful fats […]

Reducing Health service inequality in Nigeria through free rural based medical health intervention programmes

Lack of social and financial risk protection against ill health and chronic diseases leads to high levels of poverty, vulnerability and inequality in health care distribution resulting to predisposition to more health risks. Health risk protection for vulnerable populations is a major development and policy issue across the globe. Nigeria is yet to adopt innovative […]

DECEMBER 1st WORLD AIDS DAY

AIDS remains one of the world’s most significant public health challenges, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. As a result of recent advances in access to antiretroviral therapy (ART), HIV-positive people now live longer and healthier lives. In addition, it has been confirmed that ART prevent onward transmission of HIV. Correct information is the key […]

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 […]

Being single is now a disability,says WHO

It was announced by the World Health Organization officials themselves that being single is a disability. The controversial announcement by WHO says that single men and women who aspire to have their own families and offspring but are unable to find partners are considered disabled. The headlines regarding the new label shocked millions of lonely […]

Yellow Fever Outbreak -NCDC releases report

Nigeria’s Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), reports that a yellow fever outbreak is currently active in Nigeria. Confirmed cases have been recorded in 14 States: Kwara, Kogi, Kano, Zamfara, Kebbi, Nasarawa, Niger, Katsina, Edo, Ekiti, Rivers, Anambra, FCT, and Benue; and all healthcare workers are particularly advised to be cautious and alert in their dealings […]

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 […]

Liver Transplant may be Unnecessary, Thanks to New Drug Treatment

A potential treatment for sudden liver failure could cut the need for transplants, say scientists at the University of Edinburgh. The liver has an incredible natural ability to repair itself, but this can be lost in some injuries including severe drug overdoses. The therapy is a cancer drug that restores this regenerative potential. The work […]