A new research is suggesting that adults with gum disease may be twice as likely as people with healthy gums to suffer a stroke. This, however, is not the first study to link gum disease and brain attacks caused by...
While pregnancy and motherhood is every woman’s dream, the journey of nine months comes with a lot of uncertainties and trepidations. From the moment a pregnancy test comes back positive, a woman’s life changes…what to eat, what not to...
Respiratory infections, said a study Thursday which reopened a debate on the usefulness of over-the-counter supplements. A review of 25 clinical trials in 14 countries, some with conflicting results, yielded “the first definitive evidence” of a link between vitamin D...
World Arthritis Day has come and gone, but Nigerians have been advised to always visit rheumatologists for proper treatment of the ailment. The disease, said to be an infection or injury to the joints, can exacerbate natural breakdown of cartilage...
Hadiza Sani Mohammed, 24, lamented that people suffering from sickle-cell anaemia are being stigmatised and that the public tends to see them as weak. “We are normal human beings and can do what others can do but in a relaxed...
L-theanine is a compound that occurs naturally in green tea and black tea, and it is also available in supplement form. Research suggests that L-theanine might provide a range of health benefits, which may include improved mental focus and better...
My 18-year-old child has been vomiting blood for two days, and also has high temperature. Please what is the cause and remedy? Beatrice N. Vomiting blood is also called “Hematemesis” which is the medical term for vomiting significant amounts of blood....
An expert expects that in 10 years there will be a cure for cancer. Speaking to The Independent newspaper ahead of the World Cancer Day on 4 February 2017, Prof. Karol Sikora, who is a former head of the...
A new study in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation indicates that consuming more caffeine may help reduce the risk of death for people with chronic kidney disease.An inverse relationship between coffee consumption and mortality has been reported in the general population. However,...
Under normal circumstances, sex, with the right person and in the right environment, is a positive thing. However, physicians report that in recent times, they have seen bizarre cases of patients who develop stroke minutes after having sex! What might...