Everyone knows that drinking water is good for you, but could there be a way to make it even better? Alkaline water has been praised by celebrities such as Beyoncé and Miranda Kerr. It's claimed to have a multitude of health...
*Nigeria at risk of circulation of dangerous brands Few years back, manufacturers of cigarettes sold in Nigeria were compelled to carry warnings on their packs such as “Cigarette smokers are liable to die young” . Warnings such as “The Federal Ministry...
Almost half of Americans have heart disease, a significant increase over prior years largely because of a newly expanded definition of high blood pressure, the American Heart Association said Thursday. The report in the journal Circulation found that 121.5 million...
A new research has linked odd working hours among pregnant women to lower birth weight for babies. The study which was done by researchers at the University of Adelaide, Australia, suggests that women who do shift work during pregnancy...
By Prof. Oladapo Ashiru The World Health Organisation suggests that sugar consumption should be reduced to a maximum of five per cent of our daily calories, especially if one shows signs of insulin resistance, such as high blood pressure, high...
Researchers from Britain, France, and Italy have revealed that newborn babies have the ability to pick out words from speeches at just three days old. Funded by the European Research Council, the study was the product of collaboration between scientists...
By Prof. Oladapo Ashiru Sugar is the generalised name for sweet, short-chain, soluble carbohydrates that are used as food. There are different kinds of sugar and they are mostly extracted in sufficient concentrations from plants, such as sugar-cane and sugar...
By Adeoye Oyewole Sexual assault is an act of violence that is, by definition, against the victim’s will. The victim is forced to submit to genital, oral and/or anal sexual acts due to aggression, abuse and degradation. The attacker controls...
In Nigeria, different tribes or cultures have ways of disposing of placenta. Some bury it, some burn it and some still believe that it has a spiritual attachment to the baby and disposes of it carefully. Others who don’t want...
By Prof. Oladapo Ashiru A good number of people are constantly disturbed by severe back pain. In many cases, patients are given high doses of analgesics with no major relief. Some will proceed to spinal surgery to alleviate pain from...