Tuesday, February 19, 2019
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has thrown more light on why he supports the establishment of National Health Insurance Commission (NHIC) to replace the ailing National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). Adewole in his reaction to The Guardian’s story...
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is the number one killer globally, even in developing countries. But lifestyle changes can prevent the condition, reports APPOLONIA ADEYEM One of the concerns of people of all ages especially the elderly is cardiovascular disease which has...
Devastating consequences of Zika virus infection are suffered in the womb, where the virus can cause brain damage and sometimes death. Studying pregnant mice, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, United States (U.S.), have learned that...
In the last decades plethora of complex strategies and logistics to combat malaria have taken cognizance in the therapeutic armamentarium. Several programs have been introduced by the World Health Organization (WHO). In 1955, Global Malaria Eradication (GME) program was...
Black men may have similar risk of coronary heart disease as white men, but their first cardiac event is twice as likely to be fatal. That means preventing a first heart attack is even more crucial for blacks, according...
What sun addicts didn't know was that we were setting our skin up for damage to its structural proteins and DNA. Hello, wrinkles, liver spots and cancers. No matter where your complexion falls on the Fitzpatrick Skin Type scale, ultraviolet radiation (UV)...
Ordering fast food can be tricky for people who are trying to eat healthfully, but it can be particularly challenging for vegetarians. Menus are often limited in vegetarian staples such as beans, lentils, whole grains and vegetables. The good news is...
Greater consumption of coffee could lead to a longer life, according to two new studies published on Monday. The findings have resurfaced the centuries-old conversation on coffee's health effects. One study surveyed more than 520,000 people in 10 European countries, making...
The World Health Organisation has warned that those who engage in oral sex risk contacting what it describes as ‘super gonorrhoea.’ The untreatable strain of gonorrhoea is rapidly spreading across the world, putting millions of lives at risk, WHO warns. Experts...
Who is a Pharmacist ? This is a question that is being asked every day because of the multiple facets of the profession. Different people have struggled throughout the year to have a clear definition but only one stood...