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France Bans use of Hydroxychloroquine for Coronavirus Treatment

France Bans use of Hydroxychloroquine for Coronavirus Treatment

Coronavirus, Health Issues, Latest Health News, NEWS
The French Government Wednesday banned the treatment of COVID-19 patients in the country with Hydroxychloroquine. The ban came on the heels of the World Health Organization (WHO) suspension of its planned solidarity trial with the malaria drug across the world. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus  director general of WHO had earlier said that "hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine are accepted as generally safe for use in patients with autoimmune diseases or malaria" while announcing a "temporary pause" on the use of the drug. However, some nations including Brazil said it would not change its recommendation to treat COVID-19 infection with regard to hydroxychloroquine despite the WHO's directive. US President Donald Trump has touted hydroxychloroquine as a wonder drug to treat patients as
Complications of Malaria

Complications of Malaria

Health & Life, NEWS
Malaria can be a very serious illness and potentially fatal. The P. Falciparum parasite causes the most severe malaria symptoms and the most deaths. Symptoms can develop as quickly as eight days after being bitten. However, in some cases the parasites can stay inactive in the body and symptoms may not develop for up to a year. The destruction of red blood cells by the malaria parasite can cause severe anaemia. This is a condition where the red blood cells are unable to carry enough oxygen, which leaves you feeling drowsy, weak and faint. In some rare cases of malaria, the infected red blood cells can block the small blood vessels leading to the brain, stopping blood flow and leading to a shortage of oxygen. This is known as cerebral malaria. Cerebral malaria can cause your ...
WHO Predicts ‘silent’ Corona virus epidemic in Africa

WHO Predicts ‘silent’ Corona virus epidemic in Africa

Health & Life, Latest Health News, NEWS
Unless African leaders urgently prioritize testing for COVID-19, the continent risks being caught unawares by ‘’silent epidemic’’ the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned. “My first point for Africa, my first concern, is that a lack of testing is leading to a silent epidemic in Africa. So we must continue to push leaders to prioritize testing,” special envoy Samba Sow told a news conference Monday. The WHO’s director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, according to Reuters report said Africa was the region with the fewest diagnosed coronavirus cases, accounting for less than 1.5% of the global total and just 0.1% of deaths. The WHO regional director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, said some countries had taken measures to curb the disease at a high economic cost. Those measur
Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary Tract Infection

Health & Life, Health Issues, NEWS
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of the urinary system. Women are at greater risk of developing a UTI than men. Infection limited to your bladder can be painful and annoying. However, serious consequences can occur if a UTI spreads to the kidneys. Urinary tract infections don't always cause signs and symptoms, but when they do they may include: ·         A strong, persistent urge to urinate ·         A burning sensation when urinating ·         Passing frequent, small amounts of urine ·         Urine that appears cloudy ·         Urine that appears red, bright pink or cola-colored — a sign of blood in the urine ·         Strong-smelling urine ·         Pelvic pain, in women — especially in the center of the pelvis and around the area of th
Dangers of Being Hypertensive

Dangers of Being Hypertensive

Health & Life, NEWS
The signs of hypertension are rarely noticeable; many people won’t realize they have it until actual manifestation. According to experts, symptoms they say can include a severe headache, fatigue or confusion, vision problems, chest pain, difficulty breathing, an irregular heartbeat, blood in the urine, and a pounding in your chest, neck, or ears and if these symptoms are ignored, complications can arise. The higher your blood pressure, the harder your heart has to work to pump blood round your body. This puts strain on blood vessels and can enlarge your heart, make blood vessels clog, burst or leak, and cause damage to your major organs. High blood pressure, left untreated, can put you at increased risk of cardiovascular disease such as kidney disease, gout (a form of arthritis), ang
Anemia in  pregnancy

Anemia in pregnancy

NEWS, Women's health
Let’s talk about anemia in pregnancy During pregnancy, experts say your body produces more blood to support the growth of your baby. However, sometimes the woman’s body might not be able to produce the sufficient amount of red blood cells that is needed to aid the growth of the baby. This might be due to a lack of sufficient iron or other nutrients. Some women have mild anemia and doctors say that this is normal. However, severe anemia is not the norm. Anemia can leave you feeling tired and weak. If it is severe and goes untreated, it can increase the risks of serious complications like preterm delivery. At these times, you need more vitamin B6, B12, Folic Acid as well as high purity Omega - 3 and that’s why we recommend ELYSEEPREGNANCY CARE. It is ideal for use during the
Rare Condition Discovered in Children Raises Worry over Connection with COVID-19

Rare Condition Discovered in Children Raises Worry over Connection with COVID-19

Children's Health, NEWS
 The quest for urgent solution or clues on how to curb the COVID-19 pandemic currently ravaging the world has engaged scientists and health experts across the world in scope never before experienced in recent history. The idea that children were much less vulnerable than their parents or grandparents to the most fatal complications brought on by Covid-19, is likely to warrant re-examination if an unusual syndrome displaying among children in the western part of the  world ends up being associated with the new coronavirus. Of late, cases of strange ailment affecting children in high COVID-19 burden countries of Italy, United Kingdom, and Spain with signs associated with Kawasaki Disease has increased apprehensions on the possibility of a coronavirus infection in children in those countri
All You Need to Know About Menopause

All You Need to Know About Menopause

NEWS, Women's health
In spite of the fact that all women go through it, quite a number of women are clueless as to what to expect during menopause. While some contend with just the hot flushes, for others, menopauses are utterly debilitating. The average age of going through ‘the change’ according to experts is 52, but women can notice symptoms from their mid-40s, and they can last for anything between two to twelve years. Experts say the fluctuation in hormone levels impacts all women differently and also believe that the following factors play a role in determining what to expect during menopause. Anxiety: This expert observed affects as many as one-in-three menopausal women. It often happens during the perimenopause (the period before the start of menopause). Crawling skin: Some women get the feeling of
Let Them Play  More, Sit Less

Let Them Play More, Sit Less

Children's Health, NEWS
The nature of children is that they are usually very active and sometimes even restless – you just can’t keep a child in one place, it is not in their nature! Thus kids ought to be allowed to feel and live their lives naturally for them to develop wholly and be healthy all round. Experts say kids below five years of age especially require spending a little amount of their time sitting down and watching TV or looking into a smartphone or tablet etc.; they are not to be confined to prams and seats. According to the World Health Organisation, children also should be allowed to get good quality of sleep while engaging more actively in playing. All of this advisory is contained in the new guidelines supplied by the world health authority as requirements for the growth of children if they are t
The Growing Problem of an Enlarged Prostate Gland

The Growing Problem of an Enlarged Prostate Gland

Men's Health, NEWS
By age 60, half of all men will have an enlarged prostate, a condition also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH. By age 85, the proportion reaches 90% according to findings by Harvard Health publication. While BPH does not increase your risk of getting prostate cancer or having sexual problems, it can affect quality of life, specifically by causing annoying and embarrassing urination problems. “Since prostate enlargement happens gradually, men often think more frequent trips to the bathroom are a natural part of ageing,” says Dr. Howard LeWine, chief medical editor at Harvard Health Publishing and an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “But a little medication can help relieve symptoms, meaning less urinary urgency and fewe
Hold Up! No, A Pap-Smear Test Is Not A Test For Akamu! (2)

Hold Up! No, A Pap-Smear Test Is Not A Test For Akamu! (2)

NEWS, Women's health
In this concluding part of the article, Glorya Gabriel focuses on the necessary steps to take as you get ready to go for your examination: … I was made to understand that part of women’s health and how much of a serious matter it is, as well as the exact categories of women who should get a Pap smear Test done, if optimal health is in view. In preparing for a Pap Smear Examination there are some key things a patient must do, especially when such a lady is a fresher in the procedure. 1. Schedule Your Appointment for a Week after Your Period ends. It is important to try to avoid scheduling your Pap Smear for when you will be menstruating, so aim for a week after your last menses. The test can be done when you are on your period, but to get the best results, it is important to try to avoid
Protein that Hinders Advancement of Prostate Cancer Identified

Protein that Hinders Advancement of Prostate Cancer Identified

Men's Health, NEWS
Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered that blocking a specific protein, may be a promising strategy to prevent the spread of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Under the direction of BUSM’s Gerald V. Denis PhD, researchers have long studied a family of three closely related proteins, called BET bromodomain proteins, composed of BRD2, BRD3 and BRD4, which regulate gene expression. BUSM researchers were the first (in the 1990s) to show how these proteins function in human cancer. Latest report in Science Daily reports that these researchers now have discovered that inhibition of the protein BRD4, but not BRD2 or BRD3, consistently regulated prostate cancer cell migration and invasion. CRPC is a highly aggressive form of prostate cance
Hyperactivity in Children: Symptoms and Treatment

Hyperactivity in Children: Symptoms and Treatment

Children's Health, NEWS
Lots of kids are very active. But when it’s time to stop and settle down, they typically manage to put a stop. They might kick a ball around one minute and sit quietly with a toy five minutes later. But some kids just can’t keep still. They’re forever fidgeting, grabbing things, talking, or running even after they’re told to stop. They’re more than just active. Experts would describe them as hyperactive or with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that can affect your child’s success at home, school, as well as their relationships. The symptoms of ADHD vary and are sometimes difficult to recognise. Some common symptoms of ADHD in children are: regular outbursts of anger at inappropriate times (Younger children may have temper tan
Healthy Eating for Men

Healthy Eating for Men

Men's Health, NEWS
Food is more than just fuel. Your diet can help fight disease and keep you feeling younger. Eating Right A healthy diet for men includes: • At least 2 cups of fruits and 2½ cups of vegetables each day for vitamins, minerals, fibre and phytochemicals. • Whole grains. Eat at least half of all grains as whole grains each day. Replace refined grains with whole-grain bread, cereal, pasta, brown rice or oats. • At least two to three servings of fish per week. • At least 38 grams of fibre per day for younger men; 30 grams of fibre per day for men older than 50. • Unsaturated fats such as oils, nuts and oil-based salad dressings in place of saturated fats including full-fat dairy foods, butter and high-fat sweets. • 3,400 milligrams a day of potassium from fruits, vegetables, fish and milk
Hold Up! No, A Pap-Smear Test Is  Not A Test For Akamu!

Hold Up! No, A Pap-Smear Test Is Not A Test For Akamu!

NEWS, Women's health
The very first time I ever came across the medical test called the PAP SMEAR TEST, I sincerely thought that it was a test for determining the degree of goodness of Pap (you know, how safe for consumption that edible corn paste which thickens after it is allowed to cook in boiled water for few seconds is) popularly known as ‘Akamu’ in local parlance, but how wrong I was! So laughable! I got to discover how much in error I was months later after stumbling on a topic that dwelt on Pap Smear Tests while reading a medical piece, and the need for women to get this test done so they can be safe from the demerits the lack of it might be posing. I was made to understand that part of women’s health and how much of a serious matter it is, as well as the exact categories of women who should