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Tanzania: The giant rats that love avocado – and can diagnose deadly TB

After scampering about a sleek glass and aluminium cage, a rat named Riziwan has made a crucial discovery. In just minutes, Riziwan has positively identified 13 people who may have…

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Smokers: Tomatoes, apples can repair damaged lungs

Smokers who quit smoking and live on a diet high in tomatoes and fruits, particularly apples, have better chances of restoring their lung functions impaired by smoking, a new study…

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Buhari promises to end brain drain in health sector

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday promised to put an end to a situation where well-trained medical practitioners are leaving Nigeria for other countries. According to a statement by his Special…

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Cholera outbreak kills four, 38 infected in Nasarawa

Fresh cholera outbreak has claimed no fewer than four lives and 38 others infected by the diseased in Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. A statement signed by Public…

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UNICEF spends N200m to tackle HIV in Kaduna

The officer in-charge of UNICEF Field Office, Kaduna, Dr Idris Baba on Tuesday said the organisation has scaled up support to tackle high HIV prevalence among adolescents in seven local…

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16, 000 persons living with HIV died in Borno – NEPWAN

The Borno chapter of the Network of Persons Living With HIV and AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWAN), said on Saturday that at least 16, 000 members of the organisation died in…

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UCH officially Announces Saidi Balogun as Health Ambassador

The University College Hospital has appointed multi-award winning actor and producer, Saidi Balogun as its Health Ambassador. The University College Hospital Ibadan UCH officially announced this during the 60th Anniversary…

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After marijuana, are magic mushrooms next to be decriminalised in California?

As California prepares for the legalisation of recreational marijuana in 2018, one man is pushing for the state to become the first to decriminalise magic mushrooms. Kevin Saunders, a mayoral candidate for…

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Ondo Takes Lead In RMNCAH + N As Mrs Akeredolu Meets Oloris In Ondo Central District

The First Lady of Ondo State, Mrs. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu today charged Oloris across the Ondo Central Senatorial District on the need to support, promote and champion efforts towards the improvement…

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Having a mind blowing orgasm could cause blindness

We all know that a mind blowing orgasm can take us to heady heights. But blindingly good sex can be just that – blinding. Reaching that hotly anticipated climax can actually burst…

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‘Marijuana smokers more creative than non-users’

Marijuana users are more likely to have creative personality traits, a new study suggests. However, this does not necessarily mean that marijuana makes people more creative. Researchers from Washington State University conducted…

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Expert faults regulation of tobacco industry

A United Kingdom-based health economist, Dr. Damilola Olajide, has warned that excessive regulation of the tobacco industry in Nigeria may affect the manufacturers’ social responsibilities to the society. Olajide, while…

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Low blood pressure symptoms, what causes Simon Cowell’s hypotension and why is it common in early pregnancy?

Simon Cowell has revealed low blood pressure led to the horror fall which saw him rushed to hospital and ruled out of the X Factor live shows last week. The…

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Couple who spent £20,000 on IVF over SEVEN years finally get the baby they longed for – after giving up exercise and stopping wearing perfume

A couple who tried for a baby for SEVEN years were finally blessed with a baby boy – after experts told them to give up exercise and avoid wearing perfume….

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Dutch study finds men who have blood transfusions more likely to die if the blood is from a mother

The Red Cross won’t tell men if their blood transfusion came from a pregnant woman even though new research has found the blood of a once pregnant woman can kill…

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WHO renews polio fight in Nigeria

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Saturday renewed its commitment to assist Nigeria combat polio and other child killer diseases. Mrs Masthidisco Moeti, the WHO Regional Director for Africa, said…

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Teeth Whitening, Acne and Splinters: Seven Surprising Ways To Use A Banana Peel

One of the most widely consumed fruits, bananas are popular for good reason. Not only do they taste great but they’re also high in potassium, contain protein and can even…

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Loneliness boosts risk of chronic illnesses, expert warns

Experts have warned that prolonged loneliness has adverse health effects akin to long-term illness like heart attacks, hypertension, and depression. According to Helen Stokes-Lampard, a general practitioner and chairperson of…

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