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Day: May 9, 2019

Causes of Drug-Induced Liver Injury

Causes of Drug-Induced Liver Injury

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Nowadays there appears to be a rise in cases of drug-induced liver injury, just as more people are manifesting symptoms of jaundice. This is largely due to indiscriminate consumption of both prescription and non-prescription drugs. Drug-induced liver injury is one of the leading causes of acute liver disorder. In Asia, herbs, it is believed that health foods and dietary supplements are some of the most common causes of DILI. Injury to the liver due to prescription and non-prescription drugs, dietary supplements, and herbal and ayurvedic medicines is a growing problem with the annual incidence rate rising from 139 to 240 in every 1 million people. Causes The most common drugs causing liver inflammation are anti-tuberculosis drugs, antibiotics, non-allopathic medicines and anti-seizure me...
Stop Nail Biting, it Makes you Vulnerable to Diseases, Expert Warns

Stop Nail Biting, it Makes you Vulnerable to Diseases, Expert Warns

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A medical expert, Dr Raphael Akpan, has warned nail biters to stop the habit saying such people are more vulnerable to contacting various diseases through the process. Akpan said that such diseases range from nail infections, warts to teeth weakening. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that nail biting is a habit whereby a person bites his or her nail using the teeth. Akpan told NAN on Wednesday in Ilorin that nail biting could be harmful than expected. “Nail biting is a common habit that affects people of all ages that they may have picked up as a child which many people do not pay attention to, but very harmful. “Your nails are an ideal location for bacteria to thrive, and that includes potentially pathogenic bacteria like Salmonella and E. coli. “These are found the under
How Bitter Leaf Prevents Kidney, Liver, Heart Damage

How Bitter Leaf Prevents Kidney, Liver, Heart Damage

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Can regular intake of biter leaf protect the vital organs from damage due to toxicity from poisonous substances? Nigerian scientists have demonstrated how bitter leaf could be used to prevent kidney, liver and heart damage. Botanically called Vernonia amygdalina, bitter leaf is of the plant family Compositae. It is called ewuro in Yoruba and onugbu in Ibo. It is a small shrub that grows predominantly in the tropical Africa. In Nigeria, the plant is locally called bitter leaf due to its bitter taste. A study published in the Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences demonstrated that ethanol leaf extract of Vernonia amygdalina ameliorate and protect liver, kidney and heart of male albino Wistar rats against theobromine induced toxicity and modulates the adverse effects on lipid profil...