Nigeria’s Health Minister Dr. Osagie Ehanire said an estimated 14.3 million people  are addicted to  various forms of  drugs. The minister said the ages of those addicted are between 15 and 64 years who use drugs like cannabis, amphetamines, opioids, and cocaine. The minister raised alarm over increasing number of drug addiction in Nigeria  and […]

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Muscles can spasm for any number of reasons. A spasm may be a twitch in the muscle or may feel tight or hard, like a knot. After the contraction stops, the muscle can feel sore and tender. Sometimes severe spasms can be incapacitating. A 2016 review article on spasms reported an observational study with three […]

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You know that moment someone collapses in front of you. You rush them to the nearest emergency unit. You don’t know the person and there is no identification on them, translating to them being an unknown patient. The hospital paperwork gets tricky. And the questions come: who pays for care? An unknown patient, unconscious or […]

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Mr and Mrs Usman have been married for two years but without conception. Family and friends began to show concern for the couple while some often jokingly asked when they would call them for the naming ceremony of their baby. Most of those concerned directed their questions and advice to the wife because it is […]

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Onions, cabbage, garlic. While nutritious, eating these foods can lead to an embarrassing side effect: smelly flatulence. More than just smelly, hydrogen sulfide, the chemical compound responsible for the rotten-egg aroma, is deadly if inhaled at doses of more than 700 parts per million. (Thankfully, a bout of flatulence contains just .001 to 1 ppm […]

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Dr Abisoye Abayomi, an Oncologist based in Lagos, on Sunday said that men were not exempted from screening for breast cancer. Abayomi disclosed this in Abuja. The Oncologist said that even though men do not develop milk-producing breasts, their breast cells and tissues could still develop cancer. “Breast Cancer in Men is real. Many people […]

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On-the-job exposure to high levels of pesticides raised the risk of heart disease and stroke in a generally healthy group of Japanese American men in Hawaii, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the open access journal of the American Heart Association. “This study emphasizes the importance of using […]

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A recent study finds that acupressure, a traditional Chinese medicine technique, can improve chronic pain symptoms in the lower back. “Acupressure is similar to acupuncture, but instead of needles, pressure is applied with a finger, thumb or device to specific points on the body,” says Susan Murphy, ScD, OTR, an associate professor of physical medicine and […]

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Cancer patients accessing care at the National Hospital, Abuja, have said respite has come their way with the donation of an additional Linear Accelerator (LINAC) radiotherapy machine two years after the Federal Government launched the same type of machine at the hospital. The new machine was donated by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and […]

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A molecule that is found naturally in the immune system could kill cancer cells, a research has suggested. Scientists at King’s College London exposed colorectal tumours to the β-galactoside-binding protein (βGBP) in the laboratory. They found the protein has “tumour-suppressing properties” which trigger the “suicide” of malignant cells. βGBP is also thought to make the […]

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