Health&Fitness

Tips To Control High Blood Pressure

Research reveals that packaged, tinned and canned foods are mostly to be avoided by those living with high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a frightening disease because it has few symptoms yet puts people at great risk of heart disease or stroke. Huge numbers of people have been diagnosed but many more have hypertension and don’t know it. High ...

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Ten things women worry about when breastfeeding – expert advice

A rewarding experience for both. Shurkin_son/Shutterstock Amy Brown, Swansea University We know breastfeeding protects infant and maternal health, saves the economy money, and, once it’s going smoothly, can be simpler, easier and cheaper than having to prepare formula. But getting to a place where it feels “smooth and easier” can be tough. Although many women start off breastfeeding many drop ...

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Danger As Human Flesh Is Found In Chinese Drugs

The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has confirmed the receipt of a letter sent on Chinese Drugs reported to be made from human flesh. The National Intelligence Agency (NIA) earlier alerted the SON, National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Nigerian Customs Service on a Chinese drugs made with human flesh. The Technical Assistant/Head, Public Relations of ...

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Liver transplant from HIV+ living donor to negative recipient: key ethical issues

Fundamental questions of ethics are involved in donor transplant decisions. Shutterstock Harriet Etheredge, University of the Witwatersrand; Jean Botha, University of the Witwatersrand, and June Fabian, University of the Witwatersrand South Africa has a dire shortage of organ donors. This means that doctors struggle to find suitable donor organs for critically ill patients who would die without receiving a transplant. ...

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More Doctors Say Men Should Think Twice About Prostate Cancer Screening

Most men shouldn’t get routine prostate cancer screening because the potential benefits are small and there are clear harms, an international panel of experts concludes. Some men, including those with a family history of prostate cancer, may have a greater chance of benefit from screening and should discuss the pros and cons with their physician to make an informed decision, ...

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Researchers block cocaine craving and addiction with a special skin graft

Lines of cocaine. Christopher Slesarchik/Shutterstock.com Qingyao Kong, University of Chicago Addiction to any drug – be it alcohol, tobacco, opioids or illicit drugs, like cocaine – is a chronic disease that causes a compulsive drug-seeking behavior individuals find difficult or impossible to control even when they are aware of the harmful, often deadly consequences. Long-term use changes the structure of ...

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‘LUTH Is In crisis’, SERAP  Alleges

A new report by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has revealed the “humanitarian crisis, manifestations of corruption and mismanagement at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, (LUTH) Idi Araba and how unhygienic conditions, severe shortages of medicines and medical supplies in the hospital and two other Federal Government owned hospitals in Lagos make it extremely difficult for many Nigerians ...

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Just 6 Hours Of Sleep Loss Increases Diabetes Risk

The importance of sleep is well-known. A recent study enforces this by demonstrating that sleep deprivation might increase diabetes risk — after losing just 1 night of sleep. Sleep is undoubtedly one of physiology’s most mysterious but essential functions. We all need it, yet the exact reasons why it’s so important are still being debated. What we do know is that sleep ...

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Serious Genital Infection Linked To Certain Diabetes Drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Wednesday a serious genital infection has been reported in patients taking a certain class of diabetes drugs, with one death and 11 others hospitalized. The warning pertains to a class of medicines called SGLT2 inhibitors, first approved in 2013 to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. The U.S. ...

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Natural Ways To Prevent Prostate Cancer

There is no single best way to prevent prostate cancer, but several natural methods can help. These include maintaining a healthful weight, exercising, and eating plenty of fruits and vegetables. After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the type most common among American men, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For the majority, prostate cancer is not fatal. The American Cancer ...

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