Health


17
Oct 2018
Seven tips you can do to prevent a stroke

In this article, i will be giving you 7 tips you can do to prevent stroke. Stroke prevention can start today. Protect yourself and avoid stroke, regardless of your age or family history. 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. You can’t reverse the years or change your family history, but there are many other stroke risk factors that you can......

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01
Aug 2018
[Must Read] 30 Things that Lazy Girls Find themselves constantly doing

Today I will be dropping some things that most lazy girls do which they don’t know, I will be dropping below 1) Spending a ridiculous amount of time looking for a hair tie because you’ve lost them all. 2) And then having to either twist your hair in a makeshift bun and pray it stays, or use something terrible like a rubber band or pen to keep your hair up. 3) Using your floor as a wardrobe because you never bother to fold and put......

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16
Jul 2018
Ginger: The Secret To Longer Lives For Men

While ginger may have many benefits and is a root of the plant Zingiber officinale, it is a natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant whose benefits are in large part to compounds in the root like gingerones, gingerols, shogaols, and paradols. Ginger in tea, ginger ale or even while eaten with food has often been used to treat treat nausea, indigestion and diarrhea. It is also a good source of some vitamins and minerals that are very essential to men’s health. Here are five surprising benefits of......

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27
Apr 2018
Michaelcartersblog: How your sexual health affects fertility

Sexual health is the ability to embrace and enjoy our sexuality throughout our lives. It is an important part of our physical and emotional health. The act of sex itself is a healthy bodily function and has been shown to promote better sleep habits, less stress and more happiness. Our bodies thrive on the chemicals released during orgasm, so a healthy sex life is part of a healthy body. Sexual health and reproductive health are intertwined. The phrase ‘sexual and reproductive health’ loosely means having......

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01
Apr 2018
Michaelcartersblog.com: Pay Attention To Your Eyes

A lot of people tend to ignore the eye when they start giving early signs of defects simply because they detest the idea of wearing glasses. A lot of eye related issues can be corrected when they are detected early and most complications come from delay. Here are a few tips that you might need to see an eye doctor:   Blurred Vision: If you start finding it difficult to recognize things that are far away or you probably cannot read your favourite novel up......

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28
Mar 2018
Take Care of our zclothes

Sometimes, you may think an outfit is ruined due to stain or odour; these tips will help you fix your clothes. Stop your sweaters from shedding by sticking them in the freezer overnight If you have a cashmere or wool sweater that won’t stop shedding, toss it in the freezer before each wear. Toss your jeans in a plastic bag and stick them in the freezer at night to remove bad odours. The freezer will kill most of the odour-causing bacteria, and you don’t have......

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26
Mar 2018
Press for Progress: How To Stay Motivated During Your Fitness Journey

Losing steam along the way in your fitness journey is likely to happen, especially if you have a lot of weight to lose. The theme for International Women’s Day this year, “Press For Progress”, inspired this article. I personally lost 55kg in a 14-month period. Quitting for me, however, was not an option because I was at a point in my life where I needed change to happen. I needed to get the weight off for health reasons, not just vanity. I came from a......

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26
Mar 2018
15 science-backed ways to boost happiness

EXERCISING OUTDOORS IS ONE OF THE SCIENCE-BACKED SIMPLE WAYS TO INCREASE HAPPINESS Science reveals 14 simple ways people can feel more content. This coincides with the International Day Of Happiness, which was celebrated, Tuesday, last week. International Day of Happiness: 20 March 2018. Since 2013, the United Nations has celebrated the International Day of Happiness as a way to recognise the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world. From eating dark chocolate and drinking green tea to being grateful and meditating,......

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23
Mar 2018
Five Ways Warm Water Heals Your Body

Drinking very warm water can heal the body by providing digestive power and reducing metabolic waste that may have built up in the immune system. Here are five ways drinking water heals your body: 1. Cleanses digestive system Drinking warm water in the morning helps cleanse the body by flushing out toxins. It helps food break down and digest faster. It also aids constipation and improves bowel movements. 2. Relieves pain Warm water is one of nature’s most powerful home remedies. The heat has a......

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23
Mar 2018
Cheap Beauty Tips For A Clear Skin

Caring for the skin is one of the most money-consuming things you can go through, this is why knowing cheap ways to care for your skin is crucial. The key thing to keep in mind is that consistency is everything. Here are cheap ways to care for your skin. Drink loads of liquids – water, fresh lime, buttermilk, and don’t forget to say no to sugary drinks. Stress can make you break out, and even cause stomach ulcer. Try silent meditations throughout the day. To......

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23
Mar 2018
Doctors near cure for blindness

  A revolutionary medical technique that harnesses the power of stem cell therapy has restored the vision of two patients. A man in his 80s and women in her 60s suffered from age-related macular degeneration – the most common form of blindness – and were unable to read even with glasses. However, they regained their vision and could read normally after a team of British doctors inserted a patch of stem cells into their retinas. The groundbreaking trial, conducted at Moorfields Eye Hospital, offers hope......

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23
Mar 2018
Do You Have An Allergy Or A Cold?

A lot of times, people find it difficult to tell the difference between a common cold and an allergy because they usually start out with similar symptoms. Here are some pointers to help you clearly differentiate between the two. Clear Mucus At first, in both cases, mucus is usually clear. However, in the case of the cold, the mucus starts to thicken over time. Allergies on the other hand have clear mucus throughout its duration. Dry Cough For colds, even if they might start out......

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18
Mar 2018
Tips Why It’s Not Good To Nap After A Meal

You have most likely heard warnings against lying down right after eating but never really understood why it is spoken against. Dr Zayad Ahmed, a family physician at the National Hospital, Abuja, has advised people to avoid lying down immediately after a meal as such practice could be responsible for common abdominal pains. He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Abuja that such practice could lead to indigestion and abdominal pains. He explained that the body is made to digest food upright......

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14
Mar 2018
Tips On How To Make Your Lips Look Pretty Always - Michael Carter's Blog

As a facial feature, the lips are one of the most sensitive assets of the face. It can be argued that—apart from the eyes– it is the most importance facial feature that can either enhance or diminish beauty. As such, it is very important to take care of this sensitive member of the face. Here are a few healthy tips that can help. Reduce Lipstick Usage Lipsticks are a mixture of wax, pigments, fragrance, oils and alcohol. Depending on the desired effect, these components are......

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14
Mar 2018
Doctors Advise Children Under 15 Against Designing Their Vagina - Michael Carter's Blog

Doctors have advised women to detest from designing their vaginas because they do not like its outlook. According to the UK National Health Service (NHS) numbers, over 200 girls from the ages of nine to 18 have undergone labiaplasty to shorten and reshape the labia minora – the inner folds on both sides of the vaginal opening. In reaction to this, doctors of the Royal College of Gynaecologists (RCOG) have written a booklet titled So What Is a Vulva Anyway? to make women understand that......

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07
Mar 2018
Skin Care: What To Do In Times Of Emergency

Even with a tight skincare regimen and the right products, some days are just off days. You might wake up with a huge pimple on your face or bags under your eyes, or maybe you slept with your makeup on and you feel like a zombie in the morning. On some days, these calamities are no big deal; you can shrug them off and just move on. On other days, it is imperative that you look your best. These quick fixes can help you to......

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22
Feb 2018
Why-are-my-teeth-so-sensitive

Have you ever felt pain or discomfort after a bite of ice cream or a spoonful of hot soup? If so, you’re not alone. While pain caused by hot or cold foods could be a sign of a cavity, it’s also common in people who have sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity, or “dentin hypersensitivity,” is exactly what it sounds like: pain or discomfort in the teeth as a response to certain stimuli, such as hot or cold temperatures. It may be temporary or a chronic problem,......

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22
Jan 2018

There is nothing more refreshing than a glass of water when you’re stressed, fatigued or thirsty. We tend to take water for granted as we live our daily lives and sometimes deprive ourselves of the healthiest mineral on earth. Here are some pointers that indicate you might not be getting enough hydration. Dry Skin The skin is the most visible organ in the body and it’s usually the first sign of health or illness. Dry skin is one of the earliest signs of dehydration and......

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22
Jan 2018
Tips For Losing Stubborn Belly Fat

Belly fat is a total nuisance, we all agree on that. It not only makes your clothes feel tight and uncomfortable, it can also be very harmful. It doesn’t matter if you look slim, people with excess visceral fat are at an increased risk of metabolic disease, type 2 diabetes or heart disease. Here are some things you can do to reduce excess abdominal fat. We have classified them into two parts: things to avoid and things you should do. You may need to change......

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22
Jan 2018
Reasons Why women are the stronger sex

*They survive better than men during famines, epidemics, slavery, analysis of some of humanities most ‘horrific’ situations shows When it comes to survival in the most extreme conditions women really are the strongest sex, a study of famines, epidemics and slavery has found. It is well known that women are the ‘life expectancy champions’ – living longer than men in every country in the world. But to see if this holds true when death rates are ‘extraordinarily high’, researchers compared the survival rates of males......

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11
Jan 2018
Top Fitness trend for 2018

Interval Training has been around for many years now. No matter what your goals are; whether to lose fat, improve your heart and lung capacity, complete a marathon, increase your lean tissue or improve your insulin sensitivity, interval training is far superior to long steady cardio training. In fact this type of ‘short burst’ training is so effective at improving your health I’m surprised that more people aren’t doing it! What I’m not surprised about is that CNN named Interval Training the number 1 fitness......

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28
Dec 2017
Six Beards Grooming Tips You Need To Keep In Mind For The Coming Year

This year is slowly winding down and the new year usually comes with resolutions and plans. If you’re a man and you’re hoping to join the ‘beard gang’ in the coming year or you want to take your beard game to the next, here are some tips that might help get you on the right path. Be Patient A truly magnificent beard comes as a product of self-control. If you’re just starting the beard journey, resist the urge to trim the beard for the first......

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28
Dec 2017
What Do You Really Know About Teeth? Take The Test

We hear so much about our teeth — what is good for them and what we should absolutely avoid. But is what you know about good dental habits accurate? Find out here. We think some of the answers may surprise you. To take this quiz, you have to be honest with yourself. Don’t cheat! Decide whether the statement is true or false and write your answers down somewhere before checking through the answers. Are you ready? Good luck! Statements 1 The only things that can......

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25
Dec 2017
Top Five (5) Health Tips For This Christmas Season

Ready for Christmas and New Year? You may have your Christmas menu planned, your tree decorated and your wish list full, but have you thought about the potential health risks? During the holiday season, there is a heightened risk of compromising our health for various reasons. Don’t worry, Health This Moment is wishing you a healthy christmas with health tips for the yuletide season. So here, in no particular order are the top five yuletide health tips. 1. Wash your hands often. The yuletide season......

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14
Dec 2017
Check Out Ways to get rid of black knuckles, elbows and knees [Must Read]

Ways to get rid of black knuckles, elbows and knees: As our hands and feet remain exposed most of the time, they have a tendency to get darker than the skin on other parts of our bodies. Due to constant exposure to harmful ultraviolet A and B (UVA and UVB) rays of the sun, the skin produces more melanin to protect itself. More melanin leads to darker skin, especially on the hands and feet if not protected by clothes or footwear. Along with sun exposure,......

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12
Dec 2017
Seven Healthy Foods Beneficial To Men

Do men need to eat differently? Not necessarily. However, to live a healthy and fulfilling life, because of the differences between the male and female metabolism, there are some foods that contain unique properties that beneficial to men. Let’s take a look at some of them, shall we? 1. Cherries Cherries Credit: The Splendid Table It’s difficult to drive around Lagos without seeing people selling cherries. Cherries are a perfect blend of sweet and healthy. This is because they contain chemicals called anthocyanins which help......

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12
Dec 2017
“Your Vagina Should Smell; If Your Man Doesn’t Like It, Dump Him!” – Doctor Urges Women

A Canadian doctor, Dr Jen Gunter, has urged women with ‘smelly vaginas’ to dump boyfriends, husbands, male partners with benefit who complain about the natural smell of their genitals. According to Dr. Jen, a vagina should smell. It is a ‘form of abuse’ when men complain and women should not feel ashamed or feel they have to resort to buying harmful products that create artificial odours. These harmful products, she says, upset the vagina’s natural pH balance and leave you at a greater risk of infections like gonorrhoea......

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12
Dec 2017
Check Out 4 Simple Ways To Burn Fat In Less Than 30 Minutes

How to burn fat really fast is one of the most searched topics on the internet today, sadly most people are looking for shortcut methods to burning fat instead of what would last. I remember a lady who quit my fitness program after 2 weeks because she was not getting results as fast as she had hoped. She then went for the next quick fix; supplements and slim teas. Some weeks later she mailed me her pictures which clearly showed her body transformation and of......

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11
Dec 2017
Check Out Best Pregnancy Pillow Reviews (Photos)

Why use a pregnancy pillow? Being pregnant is one of the most rewarding elements of any woman’s life. From first discovering you are carrying, to expecting whats ahead, to watching your system change as you and your newborn infant grow together; in those eight weeks you will run the gamut of feelings. Pregnancy Pillow, along with that arrives the physical change. By some time you know it the small lump has changed into a no-so-small abdomen and from the last trimester you are actually beginning......

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04
Nov 2017
5 Health Benefits of Garden Egg

The garden egg, also known as eggplant is a very good source of dietary fiber, potassium, manganese, copper and thiamin (vitamin B1). It is a good source of vitamin B6, folate, magnesium and niacin. Eggplant also contains phytonutrients such as nasunin and
 chlorogenic acid. Garden Eggs are one of the healthiest food you can eat. Being a member of the vegetable family, it contains nutrients that include better carotene, vitamins B6 E and foliate, calcium, iron, magnesium fiber and many essential vitamins and minerals. They......

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26
Oct 2017
How to improve medicare delivery in Nigeria

Former Minister of State for Health and Executive Director of National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Prof. Muhammad Ali Pate, has identified gaps in the country’s healthcare delivery system even as he proffered solutions on how to improve services. Pate a Professor in Duke University’s Global Health Institute, United States (US), at the Third Distinguished Lecture of the Ondo State University of Medical Sciences (UNIMED) titled “The Future of Health and Promise of Primary Health Care in Nigeria” appreciated the efforts of past and......

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22
Oct 2017
Hydrocephalus ailment in children, deadly but curable

Aside malaria and other endemic diseases that pose a serious threat to children in Sub-Saharan Africa, hydrocephalus, in its unusual manner and manifestations, is also an alarming health risk. As defined by several medical journals, “hydrocephalus is excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within the cranial vault due, to excessive production or inadequate absorption, which makes the head to grow bigger and larger, if not detected early and given required medical treatment.” The attitude of government, civil societies, parents and general public to hydrocephalus in......

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21
Oct 2017
How To Make Lip Balms

Dry season is upon us and it is time to be best friends with lip balms to avoid your lips getting chapped and sore and breaking from all the soreness. That would hurt. Lip balm. Photo: Our Homemade Life Contrary to what you may think, lip balms are super easy to make and you can customise them to suit your tastes, whether you like your lip balms sweet and flowery or minty and soothing. The basics of making lip balms are quite simple: you need......

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21
Oct 2017
Ways to boost your immune system

Germs, viruses, bacteria and other disease- causing microbes abound everywhere and to stay healthy, you need a strong immune system to act as defence against infections. Taking some of these steps below will help boost your immunity, making it stronger to fight off any virus and prevent diseases. Avoid Sleep Deprivation Sleep deprivation and stress overload increase the hormone cortisol, prolonged elevation of which suppresses immune function.When you are feeling overwhelmed by your endless chores and workloads, it can be tempting to skimp on sleep......

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19
Oct 2017
Why ignorance is major cause of blindness, by ophthalmologists

*As Me Cure offers free eye test, consultation With 80 percent of blindness been avoidable and preventable, the burden of preventive blindness is now a public health concern. A Consultant Ophthalmologist and Chief Operating Officer of Me Cure Eye Centre, Dr. Adegboyega Alabi stated this, as the centre commemorated the World Sight Day (WSD) The day, which is celebrated every second Thursday of October, is a global event that focuses on bringing attention to the burden of blindness and visual impairment, with this years theme:......

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19
Oct 2017
Why bleach, disinfectant use causes lung disease

The regular use of disinfectant cleaning products such as bleach has been linked to an increased risk of developing fatal lung conditions, researchers said. A study by Harvard University and the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm) found that using the products just once a week could increase a person’s chance of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by nearly a third. The research involved data from more than 55,000 nurses in the US, and scientists looked at exposure to specific disinfectants,......

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19
Oct 2017
How local plants stop brain, breast cancer growth

Nigerian scientists have identified and validated the efficacy of more local plants in the treatment of cancers. They found that thymoquinone, kaurenoid acid and betulinic acid extracted from local plants showed anti-cancer activity against malignant brain tumours and breast cancer. The researchers led by a Professor of Cancer Pharmacology at the University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Isa Marte Hussaini, in a recent study presented at the Nigerian Academy of Pharmacy’s (NAP) investiture of new Fellows in Lagos, said a total of 72 plants species were......

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17
Oct 2017
6 Health and Beauty Benefits Of Epsom Salt

Epsom salt is different from traditional salt in that it’s actually a mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate, and is technically known as magnesium sulfate. It’s composed of tiny, colorless crystals that look like table salt, but it’s actually a completely different thing, as table salt is made up of sodium chloride. Magnesium sulfate is a mineral that many of us are lacking in, as levels have been decreasing over the last three to four decades around the world. The lack of this important nutrient......

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16
Oct 2017
Exercise And Menopause

There was a time when the word menopause was never spoken, not even between mother and daughter. Regardless of the development in the approach to the condition, menopause is still referred to as the “change”, but is no longer a taboo subject. Nowadays, most women can expect to live one-third to half of their lives past menopause; this can be among the most satisfying years of life, as you no longer have to worry about your periods. The emergence of menopause as a hot health......

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12
Oct 2017
Eight Ways To Deal With Fustration

The feeling of being upset or annoyed as a result of being unable to change or achieve something.That emotion you’re feeling is called “Frustration” with a capital “F”. Maybe even add in some anger because you’ve been working really hard towards your goal or on a project and it just isn’t working. Or you feel like you’re stuck in a dead-end job and can’t find another one. And you may not even really know why. All you know is that you seem to be stuck......

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10
Oct 2017
9 Ways To Help Depressed Friends Or Family

Depression sucks, no matter what form it comes in. Today, being World Mental Health Day, it is time to focus on this mental issue that has plagued millions of people in the world. In Nigeria, an estimated 20%–30% of our population is believed to suffer from mental health disorders. Unfortunately, the attention given to these disorders in Nigeria is poor. We need to recognise mental health disorders as a disease and educate Nigerians on how important support in the family and society is and to......

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09
Oct 2017
Five Steps To A Healthy Skin

Keeping your skin healthy can be frustrating. Between finding the right product combination and figuring out when and how to apply everything, your skin care regimen might stress you out even more than breakouts. This is a guideline for the powerful agents that help fight any skin issues you might have as well as avoid them. Also, visit your dermatologist regularly to help plan the best strategy for anti-aging or stubborn skin issues according to your skin type. 1. Steam clean When humidity, sweat, makeup,......

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08
Oct 2017
Violence against children: Nigeria, ECOWAS, adopt protective measures

  Nigeria, as well as, other member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), has adopted a Strategic Framework for prevention and responces to violence, abuse and exploitation against children in the sub region. In a statement signed by Geoffrey Njoku, Communication Specialist, United Nations For Children Fund (UNICEF) Nigeria, said the decision, which will have positive implications for millions of children in West Africa, was taken at the ECOWAS First Ladies’ Forum in Niamey, from October 2 to 5, 2017. Based......

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07
Oct 2017
The Healing Benefits Of Ginger

Ginger is an ancient wonder spice and is given the status of a “natural medicine chest” in ancient Ayurvedic medicine. That’s because this wonder spice has time-tested, digestion-friendly properties, in addition to its numerous other health benefits. In India, ginger is liberally used in daily life. Ginger-infused Chai is a household favourite, and it’s grandma’s antidote of choice for battling cold and flu! On millions of dining tables in India, you’ll see matchsticks of fresh ginger that have turned a soft pink from being soaked......

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06
Oct 2017
Complete recovery from AIDS

*Lock HIV in reservoir cells, to die through apoptosis With the successful suppression of the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) virus (HIV) through medication, the focus turns toward its eradication. Researchers from Kumamoto University in Japan have developed a new compound that is key to the destruction of HIV. When the compound is introduced into infected cells, viral budding (release) is suppressed thereby confining it within the host cells. The cells then die naturally through apoptosis (cell death). It is hoped that this treatment will......

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05
Oct 2017
Five red flags that you must see a doctor immediately

  We all sometimes experience moments when our bodies feel a tad bit off. Perhaps you may feel weaker than usual, experience some random body pain, or just have very nonspecific symptoms. During these times, it is best to be in tune with your body. It is never a good idea to ignore any of your symptoms hoping they will go away, as doing so often exacerbates any health problem. While some people, unfortunately, choose to ignore their symptoms until it is far too late,......

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05
Oct 2017
Shea butter for skin cancer, typhoid fever

Until now, Shea butter was known for its application in the treatment of osteoarthritis and skin care products among others. Topical use of Shea butter has also demonstrated anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory properties. But recent studies have validated extracts of Shea butter for the treatment of skin cancer and typhoid fever. Dietary intake of Shea butter has hypocholesterolemic (reduces cholesterol) effect and reduces serum and organ protein concentrations. Commonly called Shea butter in Nigeria, okwuma in Igbo, kadanya in Hausa, kochi in Nupe, yokuti in Ewe,......

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05
Oct 2017
New applications of stem cell therapy

STEM CELLS… Could stem cells reverse the ageing process? Cardiac stem cells from young hearts could rejuvenate old hearts. Donor stem cells used to treat spinal cord injury. Scientists discover new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow. Researches and studies about the potential applications of stem cell therapy are rapidly expanding, thanks to the fast gaining popularity of regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine is a branch of medicine that aims to restore normal function by repairing or replacing damaged or malfunctioning cells and......

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04
Oct 2017
How To Stay Mindful During Exercise

It’s a busy world. You fold the laundry while keeping one eye on the kids and another on the television. You plan your day while listening to the radio and commuting to work, and then plan your weekend. But in the rush to accomplish necessary tasks, you may find yourself losing your connection with the present moment—missing out on what you’re doing and how you’re feeling. Did you notice whether you felt well-rested this morning or that forsythia is in bloom along your route to......

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03
Oct 2017
10 Tips To Get Through Anxiety

Getting through your daily schedule can be a stressful affair. Whether it’s about meeting deadlines or dealing with conflict, stress often builds up and it might cause anxiety which gives you knots in your stomach that could totally kill your confidence. Fear and anxiety are natural and adaptive responses to stressors. Fear is a reaction to a present danger in the environment, while anxiety refers to the anticipation of some potential threat in the future. These feelings occur when your mind perceives a threat. The......

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30
Sep 2017
Ways to improve your health

To be in optimum health, balanced nutrition, regular exercise and lifestyle changes are of utmost importance. Good nutrition is one of the keys to a healthy life. You can improve your health by keeping a balanced diet so eat foods that contain vitamins and minerals. This includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy, and a source of protein. It can be hard to change your eating habits but it helps if you focus on small changes. Making changes to your diet may also be beneficial if......

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25
Sep 2017
Keeping A Healthy Heart

cardiovascular disease  (CVD) continues to be the world’s biggest killer accounting for one in three of all deaths; so little wonder a new drug-stated as the biggest breakthrough since statins has been hailed as a new dawn in heart treatment. In Nigeria, more than 100,000 people will suffer a heart attack every year, but until now, cholesterol-lowering statins or blood-thinning drugs have been the only medicinal avenue available even though half of heart attacks occur in people who do not have high cholesterol at all,......

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23
Sep 2017

Tea made of rose buds and petals, the idea is itself so exotic that you don’t need any more explanation. Rose tea is all about serenity, pleasure and alluring taste. This drink has its medical applications in Chinese medicine and it has a long standing history of more than 5000 years. There are many popularly known benefits of rose tea. It works as anti-depressant, accelerate digestion, and soothes your nerves. Rose Tea is also popular among women as it is a miracle herbal drink for......

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21
Sep 2017
Corn silk beats BP, obesity

Botanically called Zea mays, corn or maize belongs to the plant family Poaceae. In Nigeria, it is called ka or oka in Edo; ibopot in Efik; oka in Esan; agwado or daawar Masar in Hausa; akpa-akpa in Ibibio; oka in Ibo; oka in Urhobo; and igbado in Yoruba. Corn silk is a yellowish thread like strand of female flower of maize.Phytochemical screening of corn silk showed the constituents include alkaloids, tannins, phytosterols, vitamin E and K, succinic acid, lactic acid, palmitic acid, proteins, vitamins, flavonoids,......

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20
Sep 2017
Five Tips For Working Out In The Morning

Most people have love-hate relationships with exercising in the morning (or even getting out of bed if we are being honest). But you find that on days when you do get out of bed to exercise before going about your daily activities, it ends up being totally worth it. No matter what your day throws at you, you’ve already accomplished one good thing. So how do you figure out a way to get out of bed when your alarm goes off and actually start working......

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15
Sep 2017

A WHO Fact sheet on Asbestos: elimination of asbestos-related diseases noted that about 125 million people in the world are exposed to asbestos at the workplace and all forms of asbestos, including chrysotile, are carcinogenic to humans. *Asbestos-based roofing sheets, water pipes, fire blankets, clutches, brake linings, gaskets, automobile pads are carcinogeniction about disease *WHO lists ten chemicals of major public health concern More reasons have emerged why more Nigerians are developing and dying of cancers as the World Health Organisation (WHO) lists ten chemicals......

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15
Sep 2017
How moving every 30 minutes may help you live longer

Researchers found that adults in the United States spend more than 12 hours per day sitting down, and the more time spent sitting, the greater their risk of premature death from all causes will be. Researchers say that getting up and moving every 30 minutes could help to offset the harms of sedentary behaviour.Getting up and out of your seat every 30 minutes could help to reduce the harms of sedentary behavior, according to a new study. Researchers found that adults in the United States......

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15
Sep 2017
Fathers can alter sex of their children

Past research also reveals sperm quality is affected by chemicals found in soap, sunscreen and plastic.Lead author and lecturer, Dr. Aurelio Malo, said: “In a nutshell, we now know that dads, as well as mums, can alter the sex of their offspring” *Men who produce high-quality sperm likely to have sons “Dads can alter the sex of their offspring”, according to a Oxford University lecturer.Men who produce high-quality sperm are more likely to have sons, new research reveals.The findings were published in the journal Proceedings......

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15
Sep 2017
Aetiology of hypertension and alternative treatment

Most alternative medicine practitioners believe that a lot of diseases including almost all the chronic degenerative ones, are caused by the lack of sufficient water in the body. The lack of sufficient water in the body is a direct consequence of a lifestyle of not drinking water often, on a daily basis, by the present day human being. Apart from not drinking water, some have taken to drinking other fluids like carbonated and sweetened soft drinks, caffeinated and alcoholic beverages, as replacement for water. All......

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14
Sep 2017
Furore over ketogenic diet

KETOGENIC DIET PHOTO CREDIT: https://ketosource.co.uk It is the latest weight loss fad in town. Some Nigerians have successfully used ketogenic or keto diet to achieve weight loss, but leaving them with sagging skin. Recent studies have shown that ketogenic diet, which is high in fat, could also help beat epilepsy and seizures, increase lifespan, and boost memory. However, there are fears that these benefits may come at a cost- constipation and kidney stones. CHUKWUMA MUANYA (Assistant Editor) and STANLEY AKPUNONU write. Can a low-carb, high......

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