Sunday, 21 June 2015

Skin Care Products That Could Give You A Rash

Some skin products are not safe enough for your use, and sadly, this includes expensive skin care brands like Clarins.

The Daily Mail reports that although firms were warned by doctors that methylisothiazolinone – known as MI – could trigger rashes and swelling when added to leave-on cosmetics, shoppers are still being exposed.

Friday, 12 June 2015

Nigeria: Ebola Funds Mismanagement Drama

The recent Ebola funds saga unfolding began when one Dr. Davidson George accused some top health officials of fraud and mismanagement of the N1.9 billion Ebola fund.
Daily Independent learnt that plain clothes police officers arrived the Federal Ministry of health, Abuja on Wednesday at about 1pm to arrest the Permanent Secretary, Linus  Awute and two others. Other officials penciled down for interrogation, and possible prosecution, in connection with the Ebola fund include the chief executive officer/national coordinator of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Prof. Abdulsalam Nasidi; director, Emergency Health Response, John Akintunde Kehinde; and the team leader of the Nigerian volunteers and deputy head of the ASEOWA mission, Joshua Obasanya, who is out of the country on official assignment.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

How to prevent kidney stones

Preventing kidney stones means preventing the conditions that support their formation; and you can do that with these tips:
  • Drink plenty of water: Drinking extra water dilutes the substances in urine that lead to stones. Strive to drink enough water, up to 2 litres a day. It may help to include some citrus beverages, like lemonade and orange juice. The citrate in these beverages help block stone formation.

Doctors remove 420 kidney stones from one man

Doctors in China have removed 420 kidney stones from a man's body, blaming an excessive amount of tofu in his daily diet.

Mr He from Zhejiang Province in eastern China, checked into the Dongyang People's Hospital complaining of intense pain in his abdomen last month. A CT scan revealed that his left kidney was packed full of stones, most of them tiny.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Mom's touching post on Down's syndrome goes viral

In the four months since her baby girl Louise was born, Caroline Boudet has heard a lot of hurtful things. Louise has Down syndrome, and too often, Boudet found herself facing insensitive comments or questions. So the mom from Alencon, France, decided to let the world know in a Facebook post what not to say to parents of a child with Down syndrome.
"Words matter," she writes.

Multi-Millionaire Nigerian Doctor, Dr Titus Odedun Disgraced In The UK

Widely-acclaimed and stupendously rich Nigerian doctor, Dr Titus Wole Odedun's has been struck off the medical register in the UK.

This means he can no longer practise as a doctor in the UK.

Monday, 8 June 2015

Gossiping- The key to health and long life

'Gossiping is just chatting with people and keeping up to date with the social world in which you live. So gossip is what makes us human.'

Robin Dunbar, professor of evolutionary psychology at Oxford University, believes it is the ‘most important thing’ to keep us alive.

Female bosses' attitude to other women

“Queen bee syndrome” – displayed by leading professional women who keep other females out – is a myth, according to a study.

Researchers at Columbia Business School in New York claim that a lack of women in top roles is down to men’s determination to retain control.

Friday, 5 June 2015

The Truth About Eating Placenta


Eating placentas have no proven health benefits, instead, a number of unknown health dangers could result from the practice.

Ingesting the placenta after giving birth, a practice called placentophagy, has become a rave among new mothers with many believing that it may help prevent post-partum depression, reduce post-delivery pain, increase energy levels and improve lactation.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Nigeria to destroy N417m HIV, Malaria Drugs

This is as bad as it sounds- The Federal Ministry of Health plans to destroy drugs worth N417m.

Were the drugs fake or of poor quality? No. They were actually very good drugs with some being donations by the Clinton Foundation.

It was reported that the drugs, acquired between 2011 and 2012, were left undistributed to hospitals and Primary Health Centres until they expired.

Bird flu in Nigeria

You've probably heard of a recent bird flu (H5N1 strain) outbreak in Nigeria, affecting 11 states: Kano had 136,905 infected birds and 17,987 deaths; Lagos had 38,845 cases and 4,732 deaths.

The current outbreak of bird flu is not limited to Nigeria, as several other countries including the United States, Egypt and Ghana are also battling  the scourge.

Smokers to get $12bn compensation

A Canadian court has ordered tobacco firms to pay $12.4bn to smokers in Quebec who claimed they were never warned about health risks linked to smoking.
Superior Court Justice Brian Riordan said in his decision released late on Monday that by choosing not to inform health authorities or the public directly of what they knew, the companies chose profits over the health of their customers.

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