Health

Today is World Health Day

The theme for World Health Day 2016 is “Beat Diabetes” – this is a worthy goal given that Diabetes is estimated to affect over 400 million people worldwide (approximately 9% of the world’s population). The prevalence of Diabetes has been rising more rapidly in low and middle-income countries such as Nigeria, and if this trend…

Biomedical Intervention

THE EFFECT OF BIOMEDICAL INTERVENTION……    …… replacing the ‘harm-ies’ in your child’s diet with healing foods. Children with additional needs often experience difficulties in certain areas of development including language, mobility, learning, self-help, independent living etc. Some common examples are children with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorders and intellectual Disability. Particularly with…

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MOTHER AND CHILD EXPO to Host the Biggest Pregnancy & Parenting Exhibition

After successfully hosting Nigeria to the largest pregnancy and parenting exhibition, The Mother and Child Expo is presently on a countdown to the third edition.   In partnership with “Mums World Africa”, the highly anticipated Mother and Child Expo is here. After successfully hosting Nigeria to the largest pregnancy and parenting exhibition, The Mother and…

Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder Health Concern

More than 1,000 women are suing the company for covering up a cancer risk. Story culled from Bloomberg, By Susan Berfield, Jef Feeley, and Margaret Cronin Fisk | March 31, 2016 Jacqueline Fox worked in restaurant kitchens and school cafeterias, cleaned people’s houses, watched their kids, raised a son, and took in two foster children.…

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Your Questions Answered

What are Autism Spectrum Disorders? The term “Autism” has been expanded into “Autism Spectrum Disorders” (ASD), which is a group of brain developmental disorders characterised by challenges in communication and social interaction along with persistent repetitive behaviours. There is a wide variety of symptoms and severity across the spectrum, ranging from mild challenges to interference…

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World Tuberculosis Day Awareness

Top TEN Questions About Tuberculosis:   What Is Tuberculosis? Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by the Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria. It primarily causes disease in the lungs, but can affect other body parts such as the spine. Most people with Tuberculosis do not have symptoms and are not infectious (Latent Tuberculosis), however approximately 10% of…

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Zika Virus causing Birth defects

What is the Zika virus and what should you be aware of? The Zika Virus is transmitted through a bite from the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the same type that generates Dengue and Yellow fever. Its symptoms include a mild fever, skin rash and conjunctivitis which lasts for about 2-7 days. The Virus originated from Uganda…

What is Lassa Fever

There is no need to panic over Lassa fever.  It has similarities to ebola but it is not ebola. Lassa Fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola. Symptoms begin one to three weeks after the person becomes infected and may include fever, sore throat, vomiting, facial swelling, mucosal bleeding, and possible neurological…

ALERT: WHO Links Processed Meat To Cancer

ALERT: WHO Links Processed Meat To Cancer

The World Health Organisation (WHO) released a report which placed processed meats, including bacon and sausages, in the same category as smoking and asbestos as cancer causing. The WHO’s cancer research unit now classifies processed meat as “carcinogenic to humans” based on evidence from hundreds of studies, and linked it specifically to colon, or colorectal, cancer.…

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