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One year after, multi-billion naira Lagos cardiac, renal facilities pack up

One year after, multi-billion naira Lagos cardiac, renal facilities pack up

Revelations have emerged that the mutli-billion naira Cardiac, Renal Centre within the premises of the Gbagada General Hospital in Lagos, western Nigeria, has packed up almost a year after it was commissioned by former Governor Babatunde Fashola. In March 2015, the former governor had commissioned the centre, one of which was expected to attract revenue […]

4 Mind Tricks to Try When Anxiety Strikes

4 Mind Tricks to Try When Anxiety Strikes

I like a good inspirational quote. Pair it with a well-filtered shot of snowcapped mountains and I’m your newest Instagram follower. I particularly like quotes pertaining to conquering fear because that’s been a serious impediment for me. FDR’s “You have nothing to fear but fear itself” quote still ranks among my favorites to revisit and […]

Eating your placenta – is it healthy or just weird?

Eating your placenta – is it healthy or just weird?

According to one cookbook on the subject, you can mix your raw placenta with yoghurt and fruit in a blender and make a smoothie. Or add it to ground beef in a lasagna recipe. Or make chocolate truffles out of it. Dice it, slice it, sauté it with onions, dehydrate it and grind it up […]

World Cancer Day – Experts Call for More Action

World Cancer Day – Experts Call for More Action

While Rwanda joins the rest of the world to mark World Cancer Day, today, experts are calling on the public to enhance prevention strategies to control the disease. Experts pointed out that cancer remains a big challenge especially in the developing countries. In his message for the day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, said in a […]

Terrified women buying up FROGS and TOADS to eat Zika-spreading mosquitoes

Terrified women buying up FROGS and TOADS to eat Zika-spreading mosquitoes

The sale of mosquito-eating frogs and toads is booming in Argentina as the government warned that Zika virus is spreading in the country despite the massive deployment of pesticides The virus has has been linked to a rise in microcephaly, a debilitating birth defect where children are born with abnormally small heads. Argentina’s health ministry […]

Have scientists found a way to stop breast cancer spreading?

Have scientists found a way to stop breast cancer spreading?

Scientists have discovered a protein that stops breast cancer from spreading, offering hope for millions of women worldwide. When tumour cells spread, they first enter the blood stream and grip onto the inner walls of blood vessels. Now, a study has revealed cancer cells control a receptor protein called EPHA2 in order to push their […]

5 Ways That Middle-Aged Women Can Feel More Vital, Visible And Relevant

5 Ways That Middle-Aged Women Can Feel More Vital, Visible And Relevant

A 2014 study on women and middle age found that most women began to feel invisible and dismissed in society by the time they were 50. Among the thousands of women surveyed: 75 percent felt ignored by men when they walked into a crowded room, 50 percent felt as if they’d been “left on a […]

10 symptoms of cancer you could be missing

10 symptoms of cancer you could be missing

A lump in the breast, sudden weight loss and blood in the stools. We think we know the signs of cancer. Except we don’t – and now experts are encouraging people to be more aware of less-known symptoms that could signal early disease and report them to their GPs. In the UK, one in two […]

Your body on…PMS

Your body on…PMS

Two weeks before your period Your brain’s pituitary gland unloads two fast-acting agents, follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinising hormone, into your bloodstream. Both of them direct-message your ovaries: release the egg! Message received loud and clear. Your ovaries jettison their most mature egg into a fallopian tube. This isn’t the V8s though – that egg’s journey […]

Future-proof your health

Future-proof your health

YOUR 20s In your 20s your pituitary gland is firing on all cylinders, namely with human growth hormone, meaning it’s easier to tone up than at any other point in your life. Cash in on this by lifting as heavy weights as you can – this’ll bank muscle memory for your 30s and 40s. “Choose […]