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Does Working Out Affect Testosterone Levels?

Does Working Out Affect Testosterone Levels?

Amazing Health Discoveries, Men's Health
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
PAINKILLERS, HEALTHY OR HARMFUL?

PAINKILLERS, HEALTHY OR HARMFUL?

Amazing Health Discoveries, Cover Stories, Health & Life, Men's Health, Women's health
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
How to avoid health complications while remaining fashionable

How to avoid health complications while remaining fashionable

Health & Life
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
Channel my Birthday Gifts Towards Fighting Cancer in Lagos

Channel my Birthday Gifts Towards Fighting Cancer in Lagos

Amazing Health Discoveries
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
Understanding And Preventing Oral Cancer

Understanding And Preventing Oral Cancer

Dental Health
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...
Cleopatra's Beauty Secret – Jute Leaf (Ewedu)

Cleopatra's Beauty Secret – Jute Leaf (Ewedu)

Amazing Health Discoveries, Food And Nutrition, Health & Radiance/Beauty
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
Ways To Achieve And Maintain A Healthy Skin

Ways To Achieve And Maintain A Healthy Skin

Health & Radiance/Beauty
Fashion & health (skin health) HOW TO ACHIEVE A HEALTHY SKIN. Protect yourself from the sun One of the most important ways to take care of your skin is to protect it from the sun. A lifetime of sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots and other skin problems — as well as increase the risk of skin cancer. For the most complete sun protection you can do the followings: • Apply sunscreen. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Apply sunscreen generously, and reapply every two hours — or more often if you're swimming or perspiring. • Stay under the shade. Avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when the sun's rays are strongest. • Put on protective clothing. Cover your skin with tightly woven long-sleeved shirts, long pants and wide-brimmed hats. Also consider laund
Why Go Abroad For Health Care Services

Why Go Abroad For Health Care Services

Health & Life
NMA Seeks End to Foreign Medical Trips Worried by the huge foreign exchange loss through medical tourism to India and other countries, the Nigerian Medical Association, (NMA), Cross River State chapter has called on Nigerians to stop the practice. Rising from a one day Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme organised by the state chapter of NMA in collaboration with Kelina Hospital, Abuja, the association said Nigerians should discontinue the incessant foreign medical trips since equipment for handling cases like prostate cancer, kidney stones, kidney cancer, kidney transplant, gastric pathologist and urethral strictures among others were now available in the country. The State Chairman of the association, Dr. Offiong Ikpeme, explained that some hospitals in Nigeria could now ...
Consuming Unhygienic Street Food Can Also Be A Major Cause Of Food Poisoning

Consuming Unhygienic Street Food Can Also Be A Major Cause Of Food Poisoning

Food And Nutrition
Unsafe Food Kills 2 Million People Worldwide Every Year, Says WHO. UNDERSTANDING FOOD POISONING. What began as just another day for 30-year-old Sunny Kothari, Friday soon tuned into a nightmare for him when he was admitted to a hospital for food poisoning. He had eaten at restaurants for three consecutive days and thinks he could have picked up the infection from one of the meals. “I finished my usual morning chores and was getting ready for work, when I developed severe stomach upset,” said Kothari. The Grant Road resident was eventually hospitalised with ‘bloody diarrhoea’. Apart from a runny stomach, Kothari also developed abdominal pain, started passing blood in his stools and ran high fever. According to doctors, this was a classic case of food poisoning. “Test reports showed he had r
The Silent Disease That Affects Millions Of Women

The Silent Disease That Affects Millions Of Women

Food And Nutrition, Women's health
Endometriosis Endometriosis affects an estimated 176 million women around the globe, many of whom remain undiagnosed with this painful condition. Some of these women who have struggled with endometriosis include celebrities like Whoopi Goldberg, Tia Mowry, Hilary Clinton {The 67th United States Secretary of State} , Kirsten Storms, Dolly Parton, etc.  Major steps have been taken in recent years to bring awareness to women suffering from Endometriosis. Endometriosis is the abnormal growth of cells (endometrial cells) similar to those that form the inside of the uterus, but in a location outside of the uterus. Endometriosis is most commonly found on other organs of the pelvis. The exact cause of endometriosis has not been identified. Endometriosis is more common in women who are experiencing
NAFDAC Impounds Fake Drugs, Foods Worth N27bn In 5 Years

NAFDAC Impounds Fake Drugs, Foods Worth N27bn In 5 Years

Latest Health News
SOME FAKE DRUGS AND FOOD SOURCES EXPOSED It is established that so far fake drugs and unwholesome foods worth N27 billion have been confiscated in the country in the last five years by NAFDAC. The Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Dr. Paul Orhii recently disclosed this in Makurdi, the Benue State capital while addressing over 250 undergraduates and beneficiaries of the Dr. Paul Orhii Scholarship Award Scheme for Benue indigenes. He said that NAFDAC had taken the fight against counterfeiters of drugs and foods to a new dimension because those in the illegal business were becoming daring and adventurous. Dr. Paul Orhii said: “The people in this evil trade are worse than armed robbers and don’t deserve to live among sane humans beca
Dealing With Rheumatoid Athritis

Dealing With Rheumatoid Athritis

Amazing Health Discoveries, Health & Life, Men's Health
A Nutritional Approach to Dealing with Rheumatoid Arthritis by Morgan Nwanguma Very often we have heard people complaining – ‘I have arthritis’, others will say ‘I have rheumatism’. And we discover that sometimes it is either of the two or both that they actually have. In as much as the fact remains that both rheumatism and arthritis are similar and related, there is still a thin line separating the two if you like. Experts say arthritis however, is the inflammation of a joint or joints, while rheumatism is defined as any painful disorder of the joints or muscles, or connective tissues. It is also a chronic autoimmune disease with inflammation of the joints and marked deformities. Something (possibly a virus) triggers an attack on the synovial (a thin membrane or tissue layer) by
Men: Things That Collapse Your Erection

Men: Things That Collapse Your Erection

Latest Health News
The subject of (male) erectile dysfunction is one that is of very serious concern to both medical experts and affected couples worldwide. Impotence resulting from a man's inability to have or maintain an erection of his penis has, and continues to cause grave consequences in relationships; so many factors have been identified to be responsible for this. Depression – Sexual excitement starts in the brain. Since the brain is an erogenous zone, depression can seriously affect your performance for the night (or day).  Medication for depression can have an adverse effect on your sex life: Sex drive, difficulty in having an erection, and delay in orgasm. Alcohol – This depends on the magnitude of alcohol drunken. Though a glass or two can have good effects on the body like decreasing risks for
Behavioural Therapy For Children

Behavioural Therapy For Children

Amazing Health Discoveries, Children's Health, Mental Health
Understanding Behavioural Patterns in Kids There are many children in the world that suffer from some type of behavioural or emotional issues that result in bad behaviour. These children could suffer from autism, ADHD or any type of childhood behaviour, but the bottom line is for us to realize that they are not purposely doing whatever it is they are doing, but rather that they should be helped to access the required forms of therapy such as cognitive behaviour therapy, applied behaviour therapy or play therapy. Behaviour Therapy for Children Cognitive therapy involves minimising anxiety, learning alternative ideas and learning that feelings and moods alter behaviour. It helps the child to identify their inner thoughts and replace bad thoughts with positive productive thoughts. A