Tuesday, August 20, 2019
The United Nations has called for more commitment from member Nations to the need to eliminate Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) by 2030. This was contained in a joint statement signed by the heads of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA),...
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...
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 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...
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...
A Paediatric nurse at the Life Line Children Hospital, Lekki, Lagos, Mrs Alexis Essien, has cautioned pregnant women against consuming excess ginger. Essien, in an interview with our correspondent, said that ginger could cause heartburn for those with an ulcer. She...
A clinical trial has just launched to assess the effectiveness of a newly developed breath test that could help diagnose multiple forms of cancer. A new breath test currently under trial could help diagnose multiple forms of cancer at an...
During pregnancy, doctors recommend that women drink enough water and other beneficial liquids than non pregnant person. This is because water helps to form the placenta and amniotic fluid. Pregnant women should drink at least eight to 12 glasses of...
New types of combined oral contraceptives (containing both lower doses of oestrogens and newer progestogens) are associated with a reduced risk of ovarian cancer, in young women, finds a large study published by The BMJ today. The results show that...