Cooking Moi-moi in nylons is dangerous” — Expert warns

A dietician, Mr John Tehinse, has warned people against cooking moi-moi and other foods in nylons or cellophane bags as it produced dioxins, a toxic substance that causes cancer. Tehinse gave the warning on Tuesday in Ilorin at an awareness campaign on food safety organised by the Food Safety Awareness Campaign Initiatives, funded by the […]

5 Tips For Successfully Living Alone for the First Time

So, if you tick all the boxes as someone who is ready to live alone, here are a few tips to do that successfully. Consider Your Income The first thing you should consider when deciding to move out is, your take home pay at the end of the month. It is not enough to currently […]

4 tips to help you stay healthy

Although the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle are buzzing around us, it can still be a challenge for some of us to make the right decisions to help look after our health. Here are four key tips from fitness experts on how to stay healthy and motivated. 1. Get your mates involved. Having a workout […]

The A-Z Of Menopause

“For lots of women ‘the change’ can be tough physically and emotionally – hot flushes, painful sex, night sweats and fluctuating moods are all common symptoms that can make us feel like our life is put on hold. My A to Z of advice and tips will help you take the ‘pause’ out of menopause […]

5 reasons why sleeping naked is great for health

Studies reveal sleeping naked benefits the body’s overall health in the long run! Although a lot of people say sleeping naked make them feel ‘sexy’, it obviously helps the body relax way better (as there’s no obstruction of any kind). See more ways why you should sleep naked often: 1. Allows your sexual organs breathe […]

New drug shows promise for sickle cell disease.

A new drug combination— tetrahydrouridine (THU) and decitabine — shows great promise in the treatment of sickle cell disease (SCD). Results from a phase 1/2 clinical trial suggest this novel oral therapy was well tolerated and produced the desired effect on red blood cells by increasing fetal hemoglobin (HbF) levels twofold.

Nigerian Surgeon Discovers Possible Cure for Malaria

The adult human facial sebum (oil) contains potent mosquito repellent properties, says a Nigerian facial surgeon, Dr. Bayo Aluko-Olokun. Aluko-Olokun, a facial surgeon at the Department of Facial Surgery, National Hospital, Abuja, made this known yesterday in Abuja. The expert said he made the discovery after conducting studies at the National Post Graduate Medical College […]

New HIV Testing, Treatment Begins in Endemic States

A new scheme to conduct free HIV testing and counseling has commenced in six states classified as HIV endemic in Nigeria. The project, which begins tomorrow (Thursday), is a collaboration between states, local councils and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF). The scheme targets Anambra, Benue, Nasarawa, Kogi, Cross River and Abuja and plan to test […]