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Dealing with asthma, Doctors speak!!!

Dealing with asthma, Doctors speak!!!

Amazing Health Discoveries, Food And Nutrition, Health & Life, Health Issues
Asthma: How Lifestyle, Environment Trigger Attacks Certain foods, allergens, dust and other irritants are the biggest triggers of asthma attacks according to health experts. These triggers lead to breathlessness, wheezing, chest tightness and night time or early morning coughing which are the main signs of asthma, a disease that affects the lungs. In asthma, the airways, which are tubes that carry air into and out of the lungs, are inflamed. The inflammation makes the airways to narrow, causing less air to flow into the lungs, triggering asthma symptoms like breathlessness, coughing, wheezing and others. Asthma affects people of all ages, but it most often starts during childhood. The disease affects about 300 million people worldwide, causing an estimated 250,000 deaths annually. In th...
How herbs can be used to relieve stress effects

How herbs can be used to relieve stress effects

Amazing Health Discoveries, Food And Nutrition, Health & Life, Health & Radiance/Beauty, Men's Health, Mental Health, Women's health
How Herbs Can Be Used to Stem the Effects of Stress           by Morgan Nwanguma Some group of herbs have been known to handle stress by elevating the body’s ability to cope with the day to day bombardments thereby making it possible for it to adapt to these pressures so that untold destruction is not wreaked on the body’s immune system. This group of herbs are known as adaptogens; they are nature’s miracle anti-stress and fatigue fighters. These herbs practically take care of your stress levels by fortifying your body and equipping it to deal with the impact of stressors. Experts say that stress is a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense; stress also comes along with it a breakdown of your immune system and so you really need to fortify your immunity. According to Don Colber
Director General of Nafdac, Dr. Paul  Orhii Speaks

Director General of Nafdac, Dr. Paul Orhii Speaks

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Director General of Nafdac, Dr. Paul  Orhii Speaks in an interview, on How to Position SMEs for Quality Standards    Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Dr. Paul Orhii explains necessary steps to achieve quality standards in Small and Medium scale enterprises in a Fidelity Bank-sponsored SME radio programme monitored in Lagos by Sandra Alumona What key changes have you instituted at NAFDAC since 2009 when you assumed the role of a director general? Before I joined NAFDAC, the agency spent a lot of its time and resources fighting against counterfeit drugs. That was what the agency was mostly known for then. Most people forget that NAFDAC also regulates food. In fact, if you look at the name NAFDAC, food comes first before drugs. Whe
Male Menopause?

Male Menopause?

Health & Life, Men's Health
MALE MENOPAUSE Women may not be the only ones who suffer the effects of changing hormones. Some doctors are noticing that men are reporting some of the same symptoms that women experience in perimenopause and menopause. Andropause, (Male-Menopause) is also known as Androgen deficiency in the ageing male (ADAM for short). As men age, their testosterone levels tend to decrease. This shift can cause physical, emotional, and psychological changes. A healthy man has a testosterone level of 300–1,200 ng/dL (nanograms per deciliter). A man’s testosterone level usually peaks in his 20s. After age 30, the average man’s testosterone level declines one per cent each. Thus, by age 70, a man’s testosterone level might reach 50 per cent of his pre-”menopause” level.” Unlike women, men can continue
UNDERWIRE BRAs COULD BE DOING YOU HARM

UNDERWIRE BRAs COULD BE DOING YOU HARM

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Underwire Bra Could Be Harmful, Report Alerts An under wire bra is a brassiere that utilizes a thin,semi-circular strip of rigid material fitted inside the brassiere fabric. The wire may be made of metal, plastic, or resin. It is sewn into the bra fabric and under each cup, from the center gore to under the wearer’s armpit. The wire helps to lift, separate, shape, and support a woman’s breasts. Many different brassiere designs incorporate an underwire, including shelf bras, demi bras, nursing bras, and bras built into other articles of clothing, such as tank tops, dresses and swimsuits. The concept of an underwire can be traced to an 1893 patent that describes a breast supporting device using a rigid plate under the breasts for stability. The modern underwire bra was designed in the 1930
How to Prevent Breakouts after Shaving

How to Prevent Breakouts after Shaving

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How to Prevent Breakouts after Shaving Redness, bumps, zits, or irritation that appear after you’ve clear-cut your man forest could be caused by any number of problems. Here’s the good news: They’re all preventable. The first question to ask: Are you using a razor? Bumps most commonly appear after shaving sensitive areas, either with bacteria-covered blades or a clogged cartridge that’s pulling the hairs as they cut. In either case, try disinfecting your blade with rubbing alcohol before and after your ‘scaping session. If it still persists, ditch your razor for clippers. Trimming with scissors or with an electric clippers with a guard—the most surefire method—should leave you breakout free. But if bumps or redness persist, try using an astringent right after trimming to kill outside ge
HOW OBESITY AFFECTS CHILDREN

HOW OBESITY AFFECTS CHILDREN

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Children and Obesity There are a lot of worries that go along with having kids, something you learn quickly the first time you see your child careening down a steep hill on a skateboard with no helmet. As your life (and theirs) passes before your eyes, you may not have the wherewithal to be grateful your child is active (if reckless). However, more and more, obesity is becoming the most unsafe thing we can do to our children. So, we’re fat, our kids are fat and we’ve got a big problem on our hands because obese kids usually become obese adults. These numbers may sound scary, but there is something you can do if you have a child who is overweight or obese. First, you need to educate yourself a little on the dangers of obesity for your child. Some of those dangers include: Low self-este
World’s First Successful Penis Transplant Patient Resumes Intercourse.

World’s First Successful Penis Transplant Patient Resumes Intercourse.

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World’s First Successful Penis Transplant Patient Resumes Intercourse. As many as 250 men are estimated to lose their penises each year...   We decided to bring this report back to you because we really commend the efforts of these medical professionals whose efforts marked a significant breakthrough in penis transplant surgery situations. And more so, the young donor. ‘The heroes in all of this for me are the donor, and his family. They saved the lives of many people because they donated the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, skin, corneas, and then the penis.’ ;Professor Van der Merwe The 21-year-old South African who underwent the world’s first successful penis transplant has been able to resume sexual relationship with his girlfriend.Prof. Frank Graewe, who took part in the nine-hour
Doctors Warned Against Performing Caesarean Sections Too Readily

Doctors Warned Against Performing Caesarean Sections Too Readily

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Doctors Warned Against Performing Caesarean Sections Too Readily Medical doctors who are in the habit of opening up their patients for caesarean surgery have been asked to watch out for the other side of the practice. This is as the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that doctors are putting the health of women and their babies at risk by performing caesarean sections too readily. Until now, several unpublished studies have shown that most doctors in Nigeria prefer to cut open pregnant women rather than allow them vaginal delivery. The practice, it had been discovered, had become the vogue even in developing nation like Nigeria, which has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios in the world. WHO Officials in a recent statement, said the procedure should only be carried out...
ANGER IS A THREAT TO YOUR HEART, WATCH IT

ANGER IS A THREAT TO YOUR HEART, WATCH IT

Amazing Health Discoveries, Health & Life, Mental Health
Intense Anger Increases Risk of Heart Attack Researchers at the University of Sydney found there is a two hour window following a burst of anger when the chance of having a heart attack spikes significantly. Some of the signs that anger has reached a dangerous level include a tensed-up body, clenched fists or teeth and ‘object throwing’, they said. Authors of the research also indicated that blood pressure reducing medication, like aspirin or beta-blockers prove beneficial. “Our findings confirm what has been suggested in prior studies and anecdotal evidence, even in films – that episodes of intense anger can act as a trigger for a heart attack,” said Dr. Thomas Buckley, lead author of the study from Sydney Nursing School, University of Sydney. “The data shows that the higher risk of a
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS FOR PREGNANT TRAVELERS.

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS FOR PREGNANT TRAVELERS.

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 Flight Advice For Pregnant Travelers   In apparent effort to enhance safety of mothers and their unborn babies, a new travel advice has been offered to expectant mothers. The advice comes from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, which says that the safest time to fly during pregnancy is before 37 weeks or, if carrying twins, before 32 weeks. The advice adds that flying is not harmful during a low-risk pregnancy, but there may be side-effects. If more than 28 weeks pregnant, a woman should take her medical notes and a GP’s letter, it stresses. Many airlines have their own rules on when pregnant women can fly. “It is important to discuss any health issues or pregnancy complications with your midwife or doctor before you fly”, the new advice says. Although e
THE WONDERS OF BITTER LEAF

THE WONDERS OF BITTER LEAF

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The ‘Wonder’ Bitter Leaf Bitter leaf (Vernoniaamygdalina) is a very homely plant which flourishes wherever it grows. It is also known as Onugbu, among the Igbo, Shiwaka in Hausa, & Ewuro among the Yoruba, all in Nigeria. Although this plant has been around for hundreds of years, only a few people know of its medicinal and healing properties. Bitter leaf (Vernoniaamygdalina) as the name implies, is actually a bitter plant whose leaves, extracts, stems and barks are used for culinary, medicinal and curative purposes. Vitamins in Bitter leaf includes; Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vit.B1 and Vit.B2. Some of the health benefits of Bitter leaf (Vernoniaamygdalina) It speeds up metabolism and therefore is great for weight loss. Bitter leaf juice relieves fever and fever
Lifestyle Changes Can Prevent Cancer, Say Expert

Lifestyle Changes Can Prevent Cancer, Say Expert

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Lifestyle Changes Can Prevent Cancer, Say Expert Efforts at curtailing cancer, received major boost following prescriptions by Dr. Solomon Abutoh a naturopath at Towersea Centre, Lagos. According to Abutoh, a careful and well observed lifestyle can prevent the disease. According to him, as in all cancer disease conditions (breast cancer inclusive) the choices individuals make, their life style, the food they eat and drink, as well as the environment and or conditions they expose themselves to, are very crucial for anyone who desires to stay healthy. He added that conventional treatment of cancer and the effects vary from one person to another, depending on the stage and mode of treatment applied. According to him, “The natural healing force within each one of us remains the greatest f
WHY ALL THE FISHINESS?

WHY ALL THE FISHINESS?

Amazing Health Discoveries, Food And Nutrition, Health & Life
Food and Nutrition   Why Should I Eat Fish?   Fish is among the healthiest foods you can eat. It's filled with good fats and protein, and has been shown to fight heart disease, boost brain health, and more.   Advantages of eating fishy foods Regular consumption of fish can reduce the risk of various diseases and disorders. Selected research findings indicate the following: Asthma - children who eat fish may be less likely to develop asthma. Brain and eyes - fish rich in omega 3 fatty acids can contribute to the health of brain tissue and the retina (the light sensitive tissue lining the inner surface of the eye). Cancer - the omega 3 fatty acids in fish may reduce the risk of many types of cancers by 30 to 50 per cent, especially of the oral cavity, oesophagus, colon, breast, ovar
PROFESSIONAL PHARMACIST versus 'BACKDOOR' {self-acclaimed} PHARMACIST.

PROFESSIONAL PHARMACIST versus 'BACKDOOR' {self-acclaimed} PHARMACIST.

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These charlattans are every where, on the streets, in drug stores, etc.,  simply bearing the uncertified title and actually prescribing medical  treatments to people on nothing weighing up to professional knowledge and/ or certification. . Infact, just like fake drugs are highly detrimental to our lives, fake pharmacists also exist , prescribing unprofessional treatment to patients and medical consumers, that could entirely worsen their health conditions and in many instances, even lead to loss of lives. Learning to tell the difference between a professional pharmacist and a self- acclaimed one can be the determining factor for the improvement of your health and the securing of your life and the ones you love. Several individuals go to such people out of ignorance, without beign able