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Healthy living: You need to be responsible:

Healthy living: You need to be responsible:

Food And Nutrition, Health & Life, Health Issues
Living Healthy: Health is the general condition of body and mind; it is a healthy state of wellbeing that is free from disease. But have no doubts about it, healthy living is a long-term commitment; it is not a chance thing, and that means you have a major role to play in how your health turns out. Mrs. Pauline Bamidele Aribisala - a board certified nurse, is the Principal of the Lagos State School of Nursing; she strongly believes that “health is not a gift.” Yet healthy living is actually within the reach of everyone if only they know what to do, and it has always been so from time immemorial. Preventive measures for accessing and maintaining good health Aribisala says, will normally involve each of us being self responsible. Thus we ought to get the requisite knowledge for this t
Mosquitoes: My Favorite Anti Malaria Drug: What’s Yours?

Mosquitoes: My Favorite Anti Malaria Drug: What’s Yours?

Amazing Health Discoveries, Health & Life, Health Issues, Latest Health News
War Against Mosquitos: War against Malaria: Finding an Appropriate anti-Malaria Drug is quite a challenge because of the numerous anti-malaria medication and drugs out there, also not being sure about which one actually works even makes it more complicated to choose: one would mostly depend on the recommendations made by their doctor or pharmacist. Victoria H. says: After using a couple of anti malaria Drugs I finally found one which always knocked out malaria quickly John B. says: I find Zeramal better, convenient and affordable because rather than having to take 24 tablets for a complete dosage, Zeramal gives me just 6 for a complete dosage. Its really awesome! We would also want to know which one works best for you and why. Malaria being knocked out by the zeramal Brand A delu
Healthy Lifestyle: Exclusive Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy Lifestyle: Exclusive Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle

Amazing Health Discoveries, Food And Nutrition, Health & Life, Health & Radiance/Beauty, Health Issues, Latest Health News, NEWS
 healthy Lifestyle, a big priority: A healthy lifestyle can help you thrive throughout your life. Making healthy choices isn't always easy, however. It can be hard to find the time and energy to exercise regularly or prepare healthy meals. However, your efforts will pay off in many ways, and for the rest of your life. A healthy lifestyle is a big priority. Guide to living a Healthy Lifestyle: Be physically active for 30 minutes most days of the week. Break this up into three 10-minute sessions when pressed for time. Healthy movement may include walking, sports, dancing, yoga, running or other activities you enjoy. Eat a well-balanced, low-fat diet with lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Choose a diet that's low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and moderate in sugar
Harmful Substances in Cosmetics, Personal Health Care

Harmful Substances in Cosmetics, Personal Health Care

Amazing Health Discoveries, Fashion Health, Health & Life, Health Issues, Latest Health News, NEWS, Women's health
Harmful Substances in Cosmetics: Did you know that over 60% of what you put on your skin, the largest organ on your body gets absorbed into your blood stream? And unlike your kidneys and liver that act as your body’s filter, the skin is all on its own. 95% of the chemicals in most commercial cosmetics and personal care products are made from harmful substances. This is because it appeals more to the eyes of the consumers and also would sell real fast. It is important to check the ingredients listed on cosmetic and personal care products before you buy. Quite a number of the so called ingredients are harmful and may rank among causes of skin cancer and few other health problems. Below are some of the ingredients to watch out for: Parabens: Parabens are synthetic preservatives us
NAFDAC and the War on Counterfeit Drugs

NAFDAC and the War on Counterfeit Drugs

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The Fight Against Counterfeit Drugs: Nafdac The immediate past director-general of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, Dr. Paul Orhii had prior to his exit from office been widely quoted as advocating for the enactment of new legislation to enable the agency cope with the present realities on the dynamics of war on counterfeit medicines among other challenges confronting it. The former NAFDAC helmsman had hinged his call for a revision of the laws on the noticeable defects in the existing ones to enhance efforts of the agency to rid the country of unscrupulous elements. We support Orhii’s advocacy because it borders on strengthening the operations of an important agency of government whose activities have direct consequence on the lives of the greatest majori
Watch what You Eat – Cardiologist to Nigerians

Watch what You Eat – Cardiologist to Nigerians

Amazing Health Discoveries, Food And Nutrition, Health Issues, NEWS
Cardiologist caution Nigerians About what they consume:  Cardiologist caution Nigerians About what they consume, Dr. Sabu George is a Nigerian heart expert based in the United States of America; recently he alerted Nigerians on the inherent dangers in the over-indulgence in some popular foods and drinks as consumed by Nigerians. George cautioned that these foods regularly consumed in the country are capable of leading to cardiovascular-related diseases. Eating Healthy Meals: He noted that staples like bread, pounded yam, noodles, cassava as well as soft drinks can endanger your blood pressure and the health of your heart if care is not taken. During a three-day free health screening programme – ‘Medical Mission’, put together by the Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area (LCD
FG Alerts Nigerians on Fake Anti-Malarial Drug

FG Alerts Nigerians on Fake Anti-Malarial Drug

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Fake Anti Malaria Durgs-Beware: Following the emergence of two fake versions of Quinine Sulphate circulating in neighbouring Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the federal government has recently warned Nigerians to beware. According to official reports, the fake drugs contain zero active pharmaceutical ingredients. The report states that however, the said drugs have not been sighted in the country yet, but if seen anywhere including hospitals and pharmacy shops, it should be reported to the nearest office of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). Warning : The warning which was contained in a statement released by Mrs. Boade Akinola, Director of Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Health, also revealed that Quinine Sulpha
Plateau Records Fresh Four Cases of Lassa Fever

Plateau Records Fresh Four Cases of Lassa Fever

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Lassa Fever Breaks out again: The Plateau State Health Commissioner, Dr. Kuden Kamshak, has said four more cases of Lassa fever have been reported in the state. Kamshak, however, said the cases were being investigated while the samples had been taken to the diagnostic centre at Irrua in Delta State for analysis. Statistics of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Abuja had showed that five cases of Lassa fever had been confirmed in four states in the country. According to the NCDC, two cases have been confirmed in Plateau State, one in Rivers, and one each in Bauchi and Gombe states while 59 contacts have been traced to the index cases.  Opinions about the Lasser Fever outbreak: Kamshak told journalists in Jos on Tuesday that all in all 10 cases were reported in the state w
Health Benefits of Living Plants in Your Environment 

Health Benefits of Living Plants in Your Environment 

Health & Life, Health Issues, NEWS
In Nigeria it is a common phenomenon - that when people are about to develop or construct in a new site, they just move in and clear away everything in sight such as trees. Going into most (newly developed) estates the usual experience is that if it happens to be on a sunny day that you are strolling into one of such places, the sun will smite you right from the gate until you arrive at your destination, and ditto for a rainy day. This is because you will not find any tree shade or shelter under which to take refuge. The habit of cutting down every ‘living thing’ on the path of construction should stop because it only goes to show a lack of aesthetic sense, as well as plain ignorance regarding the value of plants to mankind. Apart from the numerous benefits (outdoor) plants give to us,
Waist Trainers Strangle Organs, Doctors Warn

Waist Trainers Strangle Organs, Doctors Warn

Fashion Health, Health Issues
The struggle to lose weight, become sleek and fashionable is one of the trendiest fashions in our modern day life now. There's a product promising all of that, but it actually could be causing irreparable damage to your internal organs. It is called a waist trainer, and the idea is just that - to train the waist to be smaller.  If it looks like a medieval torture device, that is because it almost is. These types of corsets were popular in the 1500s. Advertisements promise you can tame your midsection by wearing this thing continuously, but doctors warn it could cause serious long term damage. It is the newest slim-down secret that has stars pumping its popularity all over social media. Reality TV stars from Snooki to every one of the Kardashians have endorsed the products. "Just becaus
Putting Doctors above Pharmacists Responsible For Crisis in Health Sector

Putting Doctors above Pharmacists Responsible For Crisis in Health Sector

Health Issues, Latest Health News
NB: Culled from PUNCH –Akintayo Nonye Ben-Nwankwo Pharm. OLUMIDE AKINTAYO is President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN); in this interview he appraises the health sector and highlights his achievements in office. Your tenure as the President of PSN would expire soon, what do you think most people or even the association would remember you for? Our upbringing does not allow us to embrace praise singing. Posterity will evaluate my contributions. I believe strongly. I promised a 13 point agenda and my NEC and Council delivered on 12 in unambiguous terms with some other surpluses even as at 2014. Some will suffice. The Federal Government inaugurated a National Committee on Prescription Policy for the country on the prompting of the PSN to ensure rational use of
Caring For the Kidney and Liver

Caring For the Kidney and Liver

Health & Life, Health Issues, Latest Health News
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
Prolonged Sitting Increases Breast, Ovarian Cancer Risk -Study

Prolonged Sitting Increases Breast, Ovarian Cancer Risk -Study

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Women who spend a lot of their leisure time sitting may be at increased risk of multiple myeloma, breast and ovarian cancers, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention. Our sitting time has increased in modern times, due in part to the widespread use of televisions, computers and video games. The link between sitting time and cancer risk is relatively unstudied, despite extensive evidence suggesting a link between cancer prevention and physical activity. Research is increasingly investigating the adverse consequences of spending a lot of time sitting, as our sitting time has increased in recent decades, due in part to changes in transportation and the widespread use of computers and video games. The American Cancer Society say in their guidelin
Hair Dye: Signing a Death Warrant

Hair Dye: Signing a Death Warrant

Amazing Health Discoveries, Fashion Health, Health & Radiance/Beauty, Health Issues
Hair Dye or Hair Die: which do you really want? Why would anyone actually want to tell you the whole truth concerning the harmful effects (if any) concerning their ware or product when their livelihood depends on it? I truly do not see reasons why people should make use of hair dye today if only they knew the terrible side effects of some of these products. Well, some reasons they give are probably logical but some others are just not good enough – such reasons as fashion and style. Evidences available from recent research findings show that hair dyes are dangerous; even when the hair is termed as the woman’s crowning glory we still have to be very careful about what we do to it. Yet both women and men are changing the colour of their hair more often than ever. Hair dyeing is an act of
MERS Deadlier than Ebola

MERS Deadlier than Ebola

Health Issues
MERS, sounds like nothing to be scared of but it’s even more dangerous than the Ebola Virus. MERS, an abbreviation for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome is a viral respiratory illness that is new to humans. Health officials first reported the disease in Saudi Arabia in September 2012 and through retrospective investigations, health officials later identified that the first known cases of MERS occurred in Jordan in April 2012. So far, all cases of MERS have been linked to countries in and near the Arabian Peninsulas since spread to several other countries, including the United States. MERS affects the respiratory system (lungs and breathing tubes). MERS can affect anyone. MERS patients have ranged in age from younger than 1 to 99 years old. Most MERS patients developed severe acute respirat