Eczema is a common, chronic, non-infectious skin condition. The main symptom of this inflammatory disease is a very itchy rash. Eczema, also called dermatitis, is a skin condition that causes patches of itchy, irritated skin. There are many types of eczema. Some cases are a response to an allergen or irritant, while others don’t have a clear cause. […]Read More
According to records, there are 5 million youth living with HIV. Young people’s risk of becoming newly infected with HIV is closely correlated with age of sexual debut. Abstinence from sexual intercourse and delayed initiation of sexual behaviour are among the central aims of HIV prevention efforts for young people. Decreasing the number of sexual […]Read More
A statement from the Federal Ministry of Health, quoted the Permanent Secretary, Mr Abdullaziz Mashi Abdullahi, as saying the message was false, could cause harm to innocent people, and create panic among citizens. This comes amid concerns about the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo and days after a scare in Kenya. The […]Read More
As the world marks the “No Tobacco Day”, the World Health Organization, (WHO) has disclosed that over 75 percent of lung diseases are traceable to excessive tobacco smoking.
WHO Nigeria Officer in Charge, Dr. Clement Peter who read out a message of the WHO Regional Director, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti at an event in Abuja yesterday, noted that part of the campaign is to ensure at least, 24 hours abstinence from all forms of tobacco.
According to a press statement by Prof. Moji Adeyeye, NAFDAC’s Director General, health authorities in that country issued an alert on the fake vaccines after it was discovered during the routine inspection of pharmacies in Niamey in March.Read More
If you experience disruptive pain associated with ovulation or nausea, vomiting, fever, chills or pain with urination, it’s best to contact your healthcare provider and talk about your symptoms and your contraceptive. The birth control pill can be helpful in preventing ovulation.Read More
Have you ever wondered what it really feels like to get kicked in the balls? Some dudes compare it to the pain of giving birth (um, no), while others say it’s more like getting punched in the stomach by a professional boxer.
We’ll never know for sure, but that doesn’t mean we’re not curious about other testicle mysteries.
Giving blood, getting vaccinated, or a stuffy, crowded train car—for some people, these brief moments of everyday discomfort can result in a loss of consciousness.
This dramatic reaction is known as vasovagal syncope or neurocardiogenic syncope. (Syncope, by the way, is a fancy term for “fainted.”)
The number of people who died after drinking illegally brewed alcohol in northern India rose to 72 Saturday as authorities began a crackdown and suspended police and officials.
At least 64 people had died in Saharanpur and Haridwar, adjoining districts of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand states, after drinking the poisonous liquor.
If you’re one of the many who are on a quest for a better night’s sleep, and have already tried such remedies as sleeping apps or luxury bedding to no avail, it may be because you still need to work on reducing anxiety. With so many distractions in today’s world, whether it’s social media or worrying about an early morning meeting, our minds are always going,Read More
There are 300 different types of headaches, and there’s a lot of overlap in where they cause their particular brand of pain. However, there are also subtle differences in headache location and other symptoms that can help distinguish one type of pain from another. And knowing what type of headache you’re dealing with is important so you can get the right treatment—pronto.Read More
When it comes to pooping, your bathroom strategy is most likely to get in and get out—but it’s a good thing to take a look every now and again to see what’s going on in the toilet. The size, texture, and color of your poop can tell you a lot about what’s going on in your body. And it will vary depending on lots of factors.
“It is important to check because it can help you identify a problem: digestion problems, structural diseases, motility disorders, or an adverse reaction or side effect to a medication
According to Lynn Dudley, a certified physician assistant (meaning she is licensed and trained to diagnose illnesses and prescribe meds under the supervision of a doctor) at Turning Point Integrative Health Centers, you aren’t alone in experiencing chilly feet. “Cold feet, and hands for that matter, are a fairly common complaint in our office,” says Dudley.Read More
Panic disorder is a mental illness known for its sudden, sometimes dread-filled episodes, called panic attacks. A person in the grips of such an attack experiences a rush of overwhelming fear and intense physical discomfort. Some people feel as though they’re going crazy or they’re on the brink of death.Read More
Make a Plan. The most successful people cite preparation as their secret weapon,” Katia says. “They map out meals, appointments, and workouts and do not deviate. To them, attending a fitness class is a non-negotiable, just like a business meeting or paying a bill on time. In this, it becomes second nature.Read More
Scientists have created a new drug cocktail that can induce insulin-producing cells to regenerate at a rate that is fast enough to work in human treatments.
This is a key step in the pursuit of a cure for diabetes that restores the body’s ability to make insulin.
Before you sprinkle paprika into a recipe for dinner tonight, you may want to be sure there aren’t any unwelcome visitors living in the jar.
According to the Huff Post, insects can be found in the spices we all have in our kitchen, and some of the biggest culprits are pepper-based—paprika, cayenne, and chili powder.
Ever since your very first PE class in elementary school, you’ve heard that stretching is important to improve circulation and prevent injury. But when you’re short on time, you may be tempted to skip stretching so you can log a few extra minutes of cardio or hit the weight room — don’t.Read More
1. Drink one-half glass of water more each day.
2. Delete one social media app off your phone.
3. Start getting up ten minutes earlier each day.
4. Walk or take the stairs once more than you normally would.
5. Go to the gym and work out for 15 minutes.
Giving up alcohol can be tough—but the benefits make it worth the effort, says Damon Raskin, M.D., a Los Angeles-based physician who is board-certified in addiction medicine.Read More