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Is Pizza Really A Healthier Breakfast Than Cereal

Sometimes, a sound bite is taken too far. That was the case when a fellow dietitian was quoted in an article as saying that a slice of pizza would be a better choice for breakfast than most cereals (the article went viral, of course). My hunch is that she was illustrating a point about sugary cereals—and I highly doubt she’d recommend a ... Read More »

Active Substance From Plant Slows Down Aggressive Eye Cancer

An active substance that has been known for 30 years could unexpectedly turn into a ray of hope against eye tumors. This is shown by a study conducted by researchers from the Universities of Bonn and Magdeburg together with United States (U.S.) colleagues. The results are published in the journal Science Signaling. The plant leaves of which contain the tested ... Read More »

Treatment Options For Those With Breast Cancer

There is a variety of treatments available for patients diagnosed with breast cancer. Since the circumstance under which one gets breast cancer is different for each person, knowing all the treatment options available will help one choose the most suitable treatment plan. Surgery Being one of the most common treatments, there are two types of breast cancer surgery – mastectomy ... Read More »

Tuberculosis Spreading, Becoming Untreatable In Nigeria, Experts Warn

Medical experts have warned of the spread of the untreatable variant of tuberculosis (TB) in Nigeria. As part of activities to mark the World Tuberculosis Day (WTD) today, they alerted the citizenry to the rise in cases of Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDRTB) nationwide, even as immediate action was sought on the menace. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the ... Read More »

7 Ways To Keep Your Liver Healthy

Do you want to keep your liver happy? Moderate alcohol consumption is not the only way Your liver plays an important role in keeping your body functioning – in fact, it performs more than 500 functions that involve processing everything you eat and drink. It’s also the largest organ in your body and weighs around 1.4kg. You need to keep your liver healthy and ... Read More »

Over 3.6m Nigerians Lack Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, Says UNICEF

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) yesterday said over 3.6 million Nigerians are in need of potable water, sanitation and hygiene services. It said of the number, 1.1 million are internally displaced persons (IDPs), having fled their homes due to violence and conflict even as most of them are out-of-reach in remote areas still impacted by conflicts. UNICEF Nigeria Representative, ... Read More »

Health Experts Call For Ban Of Mercury In Mining

Experts in the health sector have revealed that there is an urgent need for Nigeria to develop a National Action Plan to curb the use of mercury in gold mining in the country, so as not to endanger the health of the populace. The National Consultant, Public Health and Environment (PHE), World Health Organisation (WHO) in Nigeria, Dr Edwin Edeh, ... Read More »

Push Towards Ending HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Prior to last week, Nigeria was known as the second capital of HIV/AIDS prevalence globally with 2014 data showing 3.2 million Nigerians were living with the virus, just behind South Africa which has 7.1 million persons living with the burden. But last Thursday launch of the National HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) Result by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja ... Read More »

World Kidney Day: Lifestyle Choices And Kidney Health

After several years in medicine, as a medical doctor and as the CEO of a multi-specialty hospital group, my interests have converged to focus on the nexus between individual lifestyle choices and their impact on health. World Kidney Day, in particular, reminds one of the importance of a healthy lifestyle on kidney health. While it may be difficult to picture ... Read More »

Eight More Sickened In DRC’s Ebola Outbreak

An uptick in the rate of newly confirmed Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s outbreak continued today, with the country’s health ministry reporting eight illnesses in four locations. In other outbreak developments, the World Health Organization (WHO) African regional office in a weekly report today noted two more infections in health workers, and though Katwa is still the ... Read More »