Health

Lassa Fever: Group Mourns Deceased Doctor

A community group in Kogi state, the Ebira Youth Elite Organization of Nigeria (EYEON) has mourned the death of a medical doctor, Victor Idowu Ahmed, who succumbed to the deadly…

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If Your Doctor Orders You to Have a Colonoscopy, Just Say the Following

The second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in America is colon cancer. Research indicates that over 50,000 people died in 2017 from colon cancer. In order to properly ensure that…

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Lassa fever claims 21 lives, affects 10 health workers

Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, the National Coordinator, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, says 21 deaths have been recorded from the 77 confirmed cases in the current outbreak of Lassa fever in…

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Health coach explains how exercising naked leads to better results – and it can even improve your sleep quality

More people than ever are ditching their clothes in favour of nude workouts. Activities like naked yoga have making waves in Australia over the past few months with both men…

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This is what happens to your brain and body when you check your smartphone before bed (Video)

Staring at screens right before sleep turns out to be a lot worse than previously thought. Dr Dan Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, lays…

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Science reveals why we should all be peeing in the shower daily

I believe that there comes a time in everyone’s life when they must be as open and honest as they can be. For me, that time is right now. You…

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‘Penis whitening’ service where men have their groins blasted with a laser becomes a huge hit with men in Thailand

More than 100 men a month have been making a pilgrimage to a clinic in Thailand which offers a penis whitening procedure. The Lelux Hospital in Bangkok began offering the…

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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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