March 24, 2017

#UniteToEndTB: Today is World Tuberculosis Day 2017

    Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s deadliest, yet preventable, communicable diseases and remains a significant problem in the African Region.
March 18, 2017

Check out these health benefits of Cayenne Pepper

Capsaicin is the active ingredient in cayenne peppers; this gives them their medicinal properties as well as their hot taste. In fact, how hot a cayenne pepper is, depends on its capsaicin content. The more capsaicin it contains, the hotter it is.
February 25, 2017

Chemicals in frozen chicken said to increase risk of kidney disease

The Nigerian Federal Government has warned against the consumption of frozen chicken, saying it causes kidney and other diseases.
February 24, 2017

Lassa Fever: Pregnant woman killed, medical staff isolated

Lassa fever claimed the life of a pregnant woman, and her unborn baby at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) on Thursday.
February 23, 2017

Brazil’s Foreign Minister resigns for health reasons

Brazil’s Foreign Minister, José Serra resigned on Wednesday citing health concerns.
February 23, 2017

10 portions of fruit and vegetables daily may prevent millions of premature deaths

A fruit and vegetable intake above five-a-day shows major benefit in reducing the chance of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death.
February 23, 2017

Study finds that Black women are more likely to be lonely

A new study has found Black women’s tendency to loneliness may put them at an increased risk for heart disease and other illnesses. “African-American women at risk for cardiovascular disease have unique predictors of loneliness — financial stress and subjective social status — as compared to non-Hispanic white women,” said […]
February 23, 2017

Health Check: are naps good for us?

Can a power nap increase productivity? Will it affect your sleep at night? Catnap, kip, snooze, siesta; whatever you call naps, there is no doubt these once frowned-upon short ‘sleeps’ are gaining acceptance. The increase in popularity is not surprising, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the […]