Whatever you may have heard about testosterone treatment that excites you, before you embark on that enticing trip just be sure you check out some of its attendant risks. Truth is you probably have so many misconceptions about what the therapy can or cannot do for you. Testosterone treatment may seem to you as the ultimate anti-ageing recipe as you get older. Yet the health benefits of testosterone therapy for age-related decline in testosterone are not as clear as they may seem. Find out what is known and not known about testosterone therapy for normal ageing. Testosterone is a hormone produced primarily in the testicles. Testosterone helps to maintain man’s: Bone density Fat distribution Muscle strength and mass Facial and body hair Red blood cell production Sex drive
A lot has been said about tea in general, and we have come to know the many health benefits as well as some of the misgivings relating to the fact that tea, especially (black) tea has some caffeine in it even as it has been established to be a health promoter. But according to nutritional health experts there is a type of tea that is not so popular like the black tea variety which is popular amongst many even in Nigeria, yet highly enjoyed all over the world. This variety is enjoyed for some very unique healthful reasons; and that is green tea. Green tea, which is native to China and India, has been consumed and hailed for its health benefits for centuries globally and its charm is spreading, and Nigerians have to embrace it too. One of the basic and most important aspects of tea in gener...
... launches Xkinash Plus Cream An indigenous pharmaceutical company based in Lagos, Kuka Consumer Healthcare Limited (KCH), in partnership with Zheijiang Jingwei Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd China, last month in Lagos organised a media launch for the introduction of Xkinash plus cream, an antifungal brand of drug product into the Nigerian pharmaceutical market. ‘’It is a product of high quality designed for the treatment of skin disorders’’, Chris Ukah, Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the company said during the launching which took place at the corporate headquarters of KCH in the Gbagada area of Lagos. He explained that the product is a 4-way action drug cream because it has Antifungal, Antibacterial, Anti-inflamatory and Antipruritic capabilities in addressing co
Editorial Opinion: July, 2015 Retail Chain Pharmacy – A No Go Area For many years now we have observed that here in Nigeria market liberalisation has always come with its attendant negative consequences sometimes outweighing even the positives; here freedom is easily abused and the love of money usually tends to rule the day. And so the age long burning issue of (retail) chain pharmacy continues to be in the front burner of discussions and debates amongst pharmacists, government people and all the stake holders in the industry. We strongly believe however, that the time and environment is not ripe at least for now, for the government to begin to broaden the space purposely for reasons of accommodating the interests of the proponents of such practice. Our thoughts border on strong re
CHALLENGES OF PHARMACEUTICAL PRACTICE IN NIGERIA COVER STORY- June Edition CHALLENGES OF PHARMACEUTICAL PRACTICE IN NIGERIA An induction and oath-taking ceremony of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin took place. The event offered the body of pharmacists in Nigeria to take a deep look into challenges confronting both the pharmacists and the practice of pharmacy in Nigeria. To this effect, as part of the event, a keynote address was delivered by Dr. Lolu Ojo, a fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria. In his opening remarks, the keynote speaker summarised the outcome of the series of events and activities that have been on in order to help redefine pharmacy and the practice of pharmacy in Nigeria. And referring to the chosen topic for his address – ‘Pharmacy
Editorial – June The tragedy of Ode Irele: the gods are not to blame By Morgan Nwanguma Education indeed is the best legacy anyone can bequeath the coming generation. Ignorance certainly was what played out, and is still playing out in that innocent and easy going little town of Ode Irele in Ondo State where tragedy struck just about a couple of months ago. On national television, we see devotees and fear-stricken villagers alike, doing obeisance and performing all manner of appeasement rituals to some local deity at the shrine of the gods of that land. But from the visible signs and symptoms seen of the victims, there seems to be so far only one allegation of logic and reason – a poisonous drink. Any keen observer will notice a striking affinity between the locall
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Men’s Health BUMPS: Causes, Types and Prevention Bumps which is known as Pseudofolliculitiesbarbae (PFB), is a common problem for people of colour including Africans, Caribbean, Afro Americans, and Hispanics. This problem is where the hair curves back into the skin due to the thick curly nature of the hair. This problem causes itching and tiny bumps that could later develop into big bumps, making the problem worse and cause unsightly darkening of the skin. CAUSES OF BUMPS Research has shown that the most common cause of bumps can be attributed to the use of infected and un-sterilised blades, clippers, bad and blunt clipper blades. Generally bumps are formed through inflammation of the hair follicle caused by any of the under listed factors: Shortly after
NAFDAC boss advocates recognition of herbal drugs. Dr. Paul Orhii, the National Agency for Drugs Administration and Control Director General has emphasised the importance of roots and herbs in curative medical health delivery. He said that a good number of such herbal-based drugs have shown proof of efficacy, and as such had passed the agency’s tests. The NAFDAC boss stated this when a new range of herbal-based products – VitaTree Nutritionals, was launched recently. Dr. Orhii stated, “The amazing findings on the efficacy of herbs are noteworthy. We now have herbs grow on graves of people who died of ailments such herbs could have cured. I commend the VitaTree Nutritionals team on the wonderful job and research they have undertaken on their products. I hereby declare that all
How Working Out Affects Testosterone Levels If you’re a man with low testosterone, exercise may help, experts say. Doctors and fitness professionals still have a lot to learn about exercise and its effects on testosterone. Several factors besides your workout are involved. But one thing is clear: You need to make exercise a habit in order to get the full benefits. After exercising, testosterone levels rise -- but not for long. Sometimes it may just be about 15 minutes after the exercise that testosterone is elevated. Sometimes it can be up to an hour! It is not yet clear what health effects, if any, these temporary boosts may have on you. But of course, exercise has many other well-known health benefits. For men who have low testosterone, exercise alone probably won’t raise their l
The abuse of painkillers may be disastrous, fatal, experts warn Trailing the numerous incidents of inexplicable violent behaviours of especially the youths, and the incessant incidents of preventable accidents resulting in fatalities, scientists have delved deep into ascertaining the root causes. Recent studies have tried to diffuse the tension brought on by the arguments that these behaviours and incidents could be associated with the abuse of prescription painkillers: Writes Morgan Nwanguma, Editor Painkillers are medicaments or drugs administered to a patient in order to alleviate pain and discomfort such as in the treatment of migraine pain or general pain symptoms. Though playing a very important role in the life of a patient who is in need of them, these drugs are still regarde
6 Beauty Fashion Unhealthy for you Have you heard the phrase, “Beauty is pain.” Should our beauty and fashion decisions actually pose threats to our health? Here are six fashion hazards you need to adjust, and you're on your way to being the most fashionable yet healthy version of you. Thongs Teeny undies are hot, but bacteria may have an easier time traveling from the rectum to the v**ina when you’re wearing a thong. Also: You may be at an increased UTI risk. No need to swear off that thong forever, but let your lady garden breathe by mixing it up with some boy shorts or regular panties.For more on the hows and whats of thongs, click here All about Thongs Tight Jeans Squeezing into your high school jeans? Think again. You could end up compressing the nerve that runs down the front of you
Governor Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos State on Sunday urged corporate organisations, NGOs and individuals to invest in cancer awareness, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and research to reduce the burden of the disease. Mr. Ambode, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Oluranti Adebule, made the plea at a programme to celebrate his birthday, tagged ‘The Banquet of Stars Against Cancer’. The programme was organised by the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy in Nigeria, CECP, to commemorate Cancer Awareness Week, raise fund and mobilise Nigerians to fight cancer scourge. He said that government recognised the task to provide quality healthcare for the people. ”Lives are lost every day to cancer and this is unacceptable. This triggered the annual health mission organised by the
Dental Health Oral Cancer Oral cancer or mouth cancer, a type of head and neck cancer, is any cancerous tissue growth located in the oral cavity [anywhere in the mouth]. It may arise as a primary lesion originating in any of the tissues in the mouth, by metastasis from a distant site of origin, or by extension from a neighbouring anatomic structure, such as the nasal cavity. Alternatively, the oral cancers may originate in any of the tissues of the mouth, and may be of varied histological types: teratoma, adenocarcinoma derived from a major or minor salivary gland, lymphoma from tonsillar or other lymphoid tissue, or melanoma from the pigment-producing cells of the oral mucosa. There are several types of oral cancers, but around 90% are squamous cell carcinomas, originating in the tissues...
The Amazing Beauty Secrets of Jute Leaf (Ewedu) Recently, jute leaf (ewedu) has been raved about for a lot of things – as a stellar component in healthy eating, as Cleopatra’s beauty secret, as a potent anti-wrinkle and as a super food which is being incorporated into health products. In Japan, dried jute leaves are even made into pills which women take as beauty supplements. In African and Middle Eastern countries where healthy eating is the norm, jute leaves are the main ingredients in mucilaginous and very slimy potherb called molokhiya. Jute leaves, also known as Saluyot leaves in the western part of Nigeria, are used in the preparation of ewedu soup. Once ground, it’s got a slimy consistency just like okra. It’s a good source of fibre, low in calories but high in vitamins. In herba