Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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...
dr. abayomi ajayi Dealing with painful intercourse can be a difficult and emotional task. It needs open and honest communication between affected partners. It also needs both of them to be patient and understanding towards each other. Severe abdominal pain and...
Dates popularly called dabino in Hausa, northern part of Nigeria, are not only safe for both the mother and baby, but they are beneficial too. Dates (dabino) contain the sugar–fructose that breaks quickly and offers instant energy without altering...
By Adeoye Oyewole There are biological definitions and configurations that I feel are forerunners of the gender roles we now play within the society. The sexes are biologically configured structurally and psychologically in certain ways that make them fulfill their...
There is a link between excessive social media use and behaviour seen in drug addicts, researchers have found. Scientists carrying out a gambling experiment found the worst performers tended to be those who regularly used platforms such as Facebook. The same...
A Cardiologist, Dr Kayode Atoyebi, has said that listening to music at bedtime is important and beneficial to the heart. Atoyebi, in an interview with our correspondent, said that music had long been found to be a remedy for heartbreak. He...
*African nutmeg controls passive bleeding after childbirth FROM years immemorial, several medicinal plants have been used in the treatment and management of the sickle cell disease. Some suppress the symptoms of the disease; some produce a positive effect on the...