Health&Fitness

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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World Cancer Day: Pink Oak Salutes Donors, Urges More Government Funding For Cancer Control In Nigeria

As the global health community commemorates the World Cancer Day today, The Pink Oak Cancer Trust salutes corporate organisations and individuals who donate their hard-earned resources to cancer foundations in support of people battling cancer. The Executive Director, Dr. Laz Ude Eze made this commendation during the signing of donor partnership agreement between Pink Oak and Pasich Furniture Production Limited in Abuja. According to Dr. Eze, ...

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18 Million People Develop Cancer Yearly

Over 18 million people develop cancer yearly worldwide. Out of this number, 9.6 million people die from the scourge annually. This is contained in a statement issued to mark the world cancer day by Mass Medical Mission. The statement noted that February 4 every year is set aside as World Cancer Day, a day to rally the international community to ...

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