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Be Careful Of Kratom Herbal Supplement : This Drug Is Killing People

Be Careful Of Kratom Herbal Supplement : This Drug Is Killing People

Kratom is a peculiar supplement: Experts have warned that its healing powers haven’t been backed by science, yet you can do a quick Google search and find loads of recipes for kratom tea, which is said to be able to heal everything from anxiety and depression to obesity. Officials had previously warned that science doesn’t support kratom’s many […]

The Death Rate for Mothers Having C-Sections Is 50 Times Higher in Africa

The Death Rate for Mothers Having C-Sections Is 50 Times Higher in Africa

The in-hospital maternal mortality rate following a Caesarean delivery in Africa may be 50 times higher than in high-income countries. These were the findings of the African Surgical Outcomes Study that followed more than 3500 mothers from 22 African countries during a week of surgery in 2016. The study found that maternal mortality rate was 5.43 per […]

About 18 Nigerians Die of Tuberculosis Every Hour

About 18 Nigerians Die of Tuberculosis Every Hour

At least 18 Nigerians die from Tuberculosis (TB) every hour, a TB expert, Lovett Lawson, has said. Mr Lawson, the Board Chairman of Stop TB partnership Nigeria, disclosed this at a pre-World TB Day press conference in Abuja on Thursday. The World TB Day is celebrated March 24 to raise awareness about the health, social […]

Breakthrough For TB Prevention Announced By Pan-African Health Organization

Breakthrough For TB Prevention Announced By Pan-African Health Organization

Ten million people around the world became sick with tuberculosis (TB) in 2017. The World Health Organization calls it “the world’s deadliest curable disease”. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1.3 million people died that year of TB-related illness. But how often do you read and hear about the problem?   […]

$80 Million Raised To Fight Ebola In DRC

$80 Million Raised To Fight Ebola In DRC

The World Bank, supported by Japan, Germany and Australia, has allocated up to U.S. $80 million in grants over the next six months to help fight Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The grants will cover more than half the cost of the DRC government’s drive to end the current Ebola outbreak. The […]

Sweetened Drink Increases Your Chances Of Stroke

Sweetened Drink Increases Your Chances Of Stroke

You might feel like you’re doing your body a favor when you opt for diet soda instead of regular, but unfortunately, new research shows otherwise. Having two or more of any kind of artificially sweetened drink per day is linked to to an increased risk of stroke, heart disease, and even early death, according to a […]

Young Women Are Skipping Cervical Cancer Screenings

Young Women Are Skipping Cervical Cancer Screenings

A new study found an alarming trend in who is getting Pap tests and when. The research, published in the Journal of Women’s Health, looked at women ages 16 and older living in Olmsted County, Minnesota from 2005 to 2016. In 2016, just 64.6% of women ages 30–65 were up to date with their screenings. Among women […]

WHO Names Anti-Vaxxers As A Top Threat To Global Health In 2019

WHO Names Anti-Vaxxers As A Top Threat To Global Health In 2019

The World Health Organization named vaccine hesitancy — the “reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability” — as one of the top threats to global health in 2019. Each year the World Health Organization, or WHO, publishes a list of the ten biggest threats to world health to set its agenda for the next 12 months. This is […]

LOUD WHISPERS: May Your Seat Not Be Empty

LOUD WHISPERS: May Your Seat Not Be Empty

There is a time of the year when I become quite apprehensive and agitated. During this period, I play all kinds of scenarios in my mind, and I find it difficult to concentrate. It is the time of the year when I have to do my medical checks. As we grow older, the things to […]

Food Addiction Is A Thing…

Food Addiction Is A Thing…

When Lay’s potato chips challenged Americans with their slogan “betcha can’t eat just one!” in the 1960s, the company was making a pretty safe bet. Potato chips, like pizza, ice cream, and fries, make the list of the top 10 most “addictive” foods. We know that certain features of these foods, like being high in sugar […]

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