Dental Health Want a Bright Smile? Maintaining a bright smile comes with a lot of guts. You wouldn’t want to smile and people see your yellow teeth, so, watch what you eat and drink. Certain foods and beverages can discolour your teeth. If you want to protect your pearly white teeth, try avoiding the followings, or better still, have a thorough brush after you have eaten. Pasta Sauce Because of their acidity, bright red hue and tendency to cling to the teeth, the tomatoes in pasta sauce can leave your teeth vulnerable to staining. Dine on some dark green veggies, such as broccoli, kale and spinach, beforehand to create a protective film over the teeth. The film will ward off tomatoes' staining effect, so spring for a green salad as an appetizer.
How to Have a Healthy Bowel Movement By Morgan Nwanguma Research has proven it over and over again that when you are not able to adequately, and also regularly eliminate waste from your system, toxins begin to accumulate in your vital organs. Elimination is a process in which wastes especially in the form of solids, liquids and even gases are expelled from the system by way of excretion. This process of excretion or elimination is exercised in the process of defecation or passing excreta, urination, flatulence or farting, and also sweating. To a great extent expert studies have revealed that nutritious diet especially foods that are rich in fibre play a great deal of role in the maintenance of general wellbeing as well as the prevention and
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Medical staff in Vietnam, exposed to HIV test negative All medical personnel who were exposed to HIV during an emergency surgery have tested negative for the virus, the Ha Noi Centre for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Centre said. Earlier, in an interview with journalists on the issue, Director of the Ha Noi Centre for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Centre, Le Nhan Tuan, said the possibility of infection was very low because the doctors and health workers had followed the regulations on contact with and treatment of patients. They have been examined and are being treated under a plan for people who get exposed to HIV. Nineteen medics from the Ha Noi Obstetrics and Gynaecology Hospital, comprising 18 doctors, nurses and an apprentice, were confirmed as having been expo...
Pharmacist of the month: Interview PCN should ensure license acquisition is less tedious – Pharm Ikechukwu A member of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) as well as the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Pharm Eberendu Ikechukwu superintends over a pharmacy outfit situated in Ikeja, Lagos; in a chart with Health Editor, MORGAN NWANGUMA, he dissects some of the nagging issues confronting the practice of pharmacy in Nigeria. Recently the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) Disciplinary Tribunal commenced a massive clampdown on erring members of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria; what is your reaction to this move? It is a good thing that they want to sanitise the practice of pharmacy in the country, but there are a lot more important things
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Men’s Health Lose Belly Fat and Live a Longer, Healthier Life by Morgan Nwanguma A popular behaviour we get to observe about a good number of men is the fact that they tend to fasten their belts below their waists. But experts say this is just a ‘ploy’ to escape or avoid the truth about their gut. The part of the alimentary canal lying between the stomach and the anus is the area you really have to pay attention to; if you are in the habit of behaving like we have mentioned above then you had better be advised to begin to attend to this part of your system, experts warn. Truth is your gut needs clearing out. You could begin by grabbing a tape rule and measuring the size of your body just at the level of your belly button or navel. Rejoice if the reading shows a n
Stemming the Tide of Hypertension Scourge among Young Nigerians The ‘sudden death’ syndrome is not always a cause of witchcraft or spiritual attacks as some Nigerians are inclined to believe. Hypertension is largely responsible for several deaths. Curtailing The Occurrence of Hypertension among young adults in Nigeria. In recent decades our society has come under the siege of the debilitating effects of cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke and even hypotension. According to the World Health Organisation statistics, from the 2015 world Health Day, hypertension is responsible for an estimated 45 per cent of deaths from heart disease, and 51 per cent of deaths from stroke annually. This is very disturbing, and health expert
Lansoprazole May Yet Present the Best Hope for TB Treatment – Scientists What scientists and health practitioners were looking for in far, remote and complicated terrains may just be lurking around the corner as researchers are on the verge of a breakthrough for Tuberculosis cure. They have stumbled on a simple (OTC) antacid which has always been in your neighbourhood stores. Health Editor, MORGAN NWANGUMA follows the trend of this new finding which places great hopes on lansoprazole as an excellent treatment for TB. Who would have thought that a simple over-the-counter drug just lying by the side could be the efficacious remedy that doctors and patients alike have looked for to take care of a stubborn and deadly disease such as tuberculosis? Well, as interesting and simple
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Nutrition How to eat your fruits, and drink water with your meals By Morgan Nwanguma You may be thinking – ‘What is the big deal about how or when and what to eat or drink?” But the truth is that your system was designed in such a way that you are not supposed to stifle and suffocate it by going contrary to the rules of staying perfectly healthy. Yes, there are rules governing how you must treat your body according to expert studies on health and nutrition. There are certain truths you must know about your health and nutrition, even as regards a simple thing as drinking water. Oh, no! You don’t stuff your system with food and gulp down water or whatever drinks you wish just anyhow. Truth is – there is a proper way and manner to combine and eat your different foods, even especially
Fashion Health Dimple: A Birth ‘Defect’ left Untreated Victoria Haruna A dimple is any sort of indentation, but most people use the term to refer specifically to indentations in the skin, particularly on the cheeks. Dimpled cheeks are considered attractive in many cultures, and they are a common genetic trait. Most are actually caused by a birth defect, which just goes to show that not all “malformations” are actually bad. Dimples are usually considered as an attractive feature of facial beauty. They occur in both the sexes with no particular preponderance, may express unilaterally or bilaterally and are genetically inherited as a dominant trait. Dimples on the cheek look attractive and are thought a sign of good fortune and prosperity in many cultures. The most common cause
Kwara State was besieged by medical doctors from all over the country as they came for the NMA NEC Meeting that ran through 25th – 30th of August 2015. The doctors who were not less than 1000 in number came from different parts of the country to witness and partake in the events. It began with a Surgical Outreach in Malate Community where the team distributed free drugs, glasses, mosquito nets and also, carried out minor surgeries. The theme of the programme “National Health Agenda: Purpose, Means & Target” was thoroughly treated at the opening ceremony which was held at the Government Banquet Hall, Ilorin, with dignitaries in full attendance. Present on that day were - Representative of the Kwara State Government, Emir of Shonga, and a host of others. The Keynote address was taken
The Dean Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, (UNN), Professor Emmanuel Ibezim has decried the high rate of counterfeit and unwholesome drug abuse in the country, saying it was high time pharmacists asserted their professional relevance by curbing the menace. Ibezim spoke at the opening ceremony of the 40th National Convention of the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria Students, PANS, held at the Nsukka Campus of the university. The don noted that the problems of ill-regulated and chaotic drug distribution network in the country appeared to have defied human solution, adding that “the lip service currently being paid by the powers that be to the nation’s numerous drug related issues was disturbing.” According to him, the convention should be able to
By Victoria Haruna It is so easy to admit that you can sacrifice one of your healthy kidneys for a dying loved one in need of a transplant. Kidney or Liver problems do not just start or happen in one day except for the very rare cases of ‘spiritual attacks’ if any. Rather than have to beg a loved one for his or her organ, why not start taking care of your organs now! Each day, your liver carries out more than 400 different functions that help you digest food, store nutrients, produce proteins, digestion and detoxify your body. Your kidneys use a specialised filtration system to continually purify your blood and produce urine. Both organs work diligently to keep you healthy, and each has specific nutrient requirements in order to function optimally. The kidneys and liver are organs in yo
By Victoria Haruna People from many different cultures have pierced their bodies for centuries. If you look into you will find that Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans decorated their bodies with piercings and tattoos of various kinds. People pierced their bodies to show their importance in a group, or because they thought it protected them from evil. Today, we know much more about the risks of body piercing. Body piercing is a serious decision anyone can make. Before you decide what you want to do to your skin please think very well about it experts have warned. There are medical conditions that could interfere with the natural healing process after a piercing which makes getting body piercing under these circumstances not only a bad decision, but a risky one. The Association of Professional...