Health&Fitness

Habits That Hurt Your Kidneys

When people think of vital organs, the heart and lungs typically come to mind first. However, you don’t hear about the kidneys as often, even though they are also vital organs. Responsible for filtering blood, the kidneys help regulate many substances in your body and safely remove waste. Problems with your kidneys can be just as dangerous as heart disease. ...

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Why Nigeria’s doctors are leaving, and how the problem can be fixed

Doctors preparing to perform an operation. Shutterstock Olayinka Stephen Ilesanmi, University of Ibadan Brain drain is a major challenge facing the Nigerian health system, leading to a dramatic reduction in the number of doctors in the country. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Nigeria is one of the three leading African sources of foreign-born physicians. Doctors leave ...

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Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital To Relocate To Permanent Site Soon, Says CMD

Chief Medical Director (CMD), Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi, Prof. Anthony Igwegbe, says medical services will begin at the hospital’s permanent site soon. Prof. Igwegbe said the teaching hospital had outgrown its temporary site in terms of manpower, services and facilities which were being over-stretched. “Construction work is ongoing at the permanent site, located between Nnewi and Oraifite ...

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Anambra Lawmakers Raise Alarm Over Snake Attacks In State Hospitals 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Anambra lawmakers yesterday at the first plenary raised the alarm over what they described as the  sorry state of hospitals as well as the deplorable conditions of roads across the entire state. Dr.Timothy Ifedioramma of Njikoka 1 state constituency decried the melancholic state of the Enugwu-Ukwu general hospital in Njikoka local government area where he expressed great ...

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Why it’s hard to stop Ebola spreading — between people and across borders

An Ebola treatment centre in North Kivu where the outbreak’s epicentre is. Flickr/MONUSCO Photos Janusz Paweska, National Institute for Communicable Diseases Ebola has claimed around 1400 lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo while there are reports that two people have lost their lives in western Uganda. The Conversation Africa’s Ozayr Patel asked Janusz Paweska about how the disease has ...

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Sitting Too Long Is Killing You

The human body was designed to work hard. Hunting, gathering, and farming all require physical exercise, which keeps the human body active. In today’s society, we treasure the modern conveniences that allow us to both work and relax from the comfort of our desk chair or recliner. While these conveniences make life easier, they also ensure that we do not ...

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Signs Of Kidney Infection

A kidney infection, or pyelonephritis, is a type of urinary tract infection. This infection usually begins in your bladder and spreads to the kidneys as bacteria or viruses travel up the ureters to your kidneys. This infection can be painful and is responsible for around 100,000 hospital visits each year. However, once diagnosed, kidney infections respond well to treatment with ...

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Eating Walnuts Lowers Blood Pressure – Study

Scientists at Pennsylvania State University in State College say eating walnuts might help people at risk of cardiovascular disease to lower their blood pressure — that is, if they consume them as part of a diet low in saturated fats. The scientists explain that their new study is one of the first to investigate how the properties of walnuts may ...

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Major Study Debunks Myth That Moderate Drinking Can Be Healthy

Blood pressure and stroke risk rise steadily the more alcohol people drink, and previous claims that one or two drinks a day might protect against stroke are not true, according to the results of a major genetic study. The research, which used data from a 160,000-strong cohort of Chinese adults, many of whom are unable to drink alcohol due to ...

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Ebola Still Rampant, Prof Iwu Alerts Nigerians

…lauds Jonathan, Fashola for funding Ebola research Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Maurice Iwu, Thursday in Abuja, lauded the role played by Dr. Goodluck Jonathan while he was in office, in funding research into the Ebola scourge leading to its control in the country. He also lauded then governor of Lagos state, Babatunde Raji Fashola, ...

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