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Letgoonline : Top 11 Yoruba herbs and their English names

Merck’s Keytruda prolong life in lung cancer study

According to report, Merck & Co's
approved Keytruda lung cancer
treatment is said to provided superior
overall survival to chemotherapy.

This is confirmed
in a late-stage study of patients
with advanced disease whose
tumors produce a protein called
PD-L1 associated with increased
risk of the disease.

Processed meat and red meat can cause cancer – WHO

meat can
cause bowel
cancer in
humans while
red meat is a
likely cause of
the disease,
World Health
(WHO) experts
said on
Monday in
findings that
could sharpen
debate over
the merits of a
diet. The
Agency for
Research on
Cancer (IARC),
part of the
WHO, put
meat like hot
dogs and ham
in its group 1
list, which
asbestos and
diesel fumes,
for which
there is
evidence" of
cancer links.
"For an
individual, the
risk of
(bowel) cancer
because of
of processed
meat remains
small, but this
risk increases
with the
amount of
consumed," Dr
Kurt Straif,
Head of the
said in a

Letgoonline : Remedy for cold: Warm Salt Water

‘Black Death’ germ has afflicted mankind longer than imagined

The plague germ that caused the "Black Death" in the 14th century and
other ferocious pandemics has stalked humankind far longer than
previously known.

A study unveiled on Thursday of DNA from Bronze Age people in Europe
and Asia showed the bacterium, Yersinia pestis, afflicted humans as
long ago as about 2800 BC, more than 3,000 years earlier than the
oldest previous evidence of plague.

New warning: No alcohol is safe during pregnancy

According to a medical report, drinking alcohol during
pregnancy should be avoided as it increases the risk
the baby could have defects.
The safest thing is to not drink at all because every baby and mother will
react differently to alcohol.

(CNN)—In an effort to once and
for all put a rest to any debate
about drinking during
pregnancy, the American
Academy of Pediatrics has put
out a clear message: Don't do it.
Ever. At all. Not even a tiny bit.
"No amount of alcohol should be
considered safe to drink during
any trimester of pregnancy," the
group wrote.
The group released a report
Monday identifying prenatal
exposure to alcohol as the
leading preventable cause of
birth defects, as well as cognitive
problems later in life.
Health authorities in nearly every
other country also advise
pregnant women unequivocally
not to drink.

I also give my own piece of advice to pregnant women not to drink
during for the future of their child and theirs.

Remedy for cold and nasal congestion

Drink Hot Liquids. 
Hot liquids are good remedy for cold as they help relieve nasal congestion, prevent dehydration, and soothe the uncomfortably inflamed membranes that line your nose and throat. Try a hot toddy, an age-old remedy if you so affected with cold and find it difficult to sleep especially at night
Drinking a hot herbal tea is also an effective way to treat coldd

How To Prepare Ashwagandha Smoothie

Ashwagandha Smoothie

Serves 3


2 bananas2 cups almond milk1 cup plain yogurt1/2

96% of ex-NFL players had brain disease

Hitting your head against hard substaance can have an adverse effect o
n the brain. It can lead to CTE which is a progressive
degenerative brain disease
found in some athletes with
repetitive brain trauma.

According to CNN—Eighty-seven of 91 former NFL players who donated
their brains to science after
death tested positive for a brain
disease that is believed to be
linked with repeated head
trauma and concussions,
researchers said.
The former players were found
to have had chronic traumatic
encephalopathy, known as CTE,
according to the U.S. Department
of Veterans Affairs and Boston
It's not clear why some players
develop the disease and others
The study results don't
necessarily mean that 96% of all
NFL players are at risk for CTE,
said Dr. Robert Cantu. The brains
came from players who, while
they were alive, had concerns
about CTE. His group began its
work in 2008.
The data was published on the
website for the Concussion

Aspirin linked to higher risk of serious bleeding in the older people

Aspirin linked to higher risk of serious bleeding in the older people

A 10-year study has found that people who are aged 75 or older and take aspirin daily to ward off heart attacks face a significantly elevated risk of serious or even fatal bleeding and should be given heartburn drugs to minimiz

- WHO issues new guidelines for antibiotic use

- WHO issues new guidelines for antibiotic use

The change aims to ensure that antibiotics are available when needed, and that the right antibiotics are prescribed for the right infections

- Study finds teen pregnancy rates drop as government fu

New :women should start getting mammograms at 45 i

New :women should start getting mammograms at 45 i

The American Cancer Society has issued new rules saying
less screening for breast cancer is superior to more.

The association says ladies ought to
begin getting mammograms at 45
rather than 40, and that everybody can avoid the normal manual breast
checks by specialists.

Presently three key groups – the
American College of Obstetricians and, Gynecologists
, the American Cancer Society, and the U.S. Preventive Services
Team – prescribe
diverse ages for beginning standard mammograms: 40, 45
and, 50 respectively.

While mammograms recovery lives,
they can likewise bring about damage, so there must be balance to
manage the upsides and downsides of it.


 Stapylococcus Aureus is a deadly infection.  The bacteria form what is called cyst which is lipid in nature to cover their cells thereby escaping t

Death from air pollution is rising

The world is so contaminated for the human health. According to a
study by WHO, residential energy use and
agricultural emissions lead
causes of air pollution deaths.
According to the World Health Organization Globally, more than 3 million
people die prematurely each year
from prolonged exposure to air
pollution. WHO also estinate that by 2050, there could be 6.6
million premature deaths every year worldwide due to air polution.

The study says the air we breathe out could be harming more
people than ever.

Chronic exposure to air pollution particles
contributes to the risk of developing cardiovascular and
respiratory diseases as well as
lung cancer.
"The total number of deaths due
to HIV and malaria is 2.8 million
per year," said Jos Lelieveld, a
professor at the Max Planck
Institute for Chemistry in
Germany and lead author of the
study. "That's half a million less
than the number of people who
die from air pollution globally."

9 Useful Tips For weight, Beauty, Skin, Teeth, First Aids, Hair

9 Useful Tips For weight, Beauty, Skin, Teeth, First Aids, Hair

Weight Loss: Try baking apple slices as a healthy alternative to potato chips for Weight Loss.

BeautyTip: Coconut water is an excellent antioxidant. It can

30 Simple Ways To Clear Severe Pimples/acne

30 Simple Ways To Clear Severe Pimples/acne

Severe pimples/acne may be painful and emotional. The following are 30 simples strategies, home remedies and medical ways to get rid of pimples and acne.


1. Make sure where you are sleeping is clean

Mini human brains grown in labs may help cure cancer, others

Three 'gbosas' for medical scientists throughout the world as they
keep attaining new height everyday.

For instance, Ohio State biomedical research team grows nearly complete
human 'mini brain' Brain organoids which can be used
to learn more about diseases
like cancer, Alzheimer's and
Parkinson's and

According to (CNN):

A Harvard medical
pioneer calls it "astounding" —
an "incredible achievement" and
a "quantum leap forward" in the
battle against cancer, autism,
Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

What's going on? Scientists at
Ohio State University say
they've figured out a way to
grow the genetic equivalent of a
nearly complete embryonic
human brain.
Technically, they're not quite
"brains." They're called brain
organoids — pieces of human
tissue grown in petri dishes from
skin cells.
These little blobs of tissue, 2-3
millimeters long, could help
researchers test drugs…

Eating food low in potassium is good for kidney

The kidney is a very essential organ in the body. It is especially useful for processing and excretion of food and waste product

Plague was detectable some 3,000 years earlier

A study suggests the plague may have existed thousands of
years earlier than the .
sixth century and through
medieval times when the illness wiped
out millions of people.

Scientist analyse DNA of human teeth from Europe and Asia and their
finding showed the bacterium that causes the plague was detectable
3,000 years earlier than previously documented.

According to the study, the bacterium,
known as Yersinia pestis, was common, though it may have caused a
slightly different but still harmful kind of illness.

According to senior
study author Eske Willerslev of
the Center for GeoGenetics at the
University of Copenhagen:
They found that the Y. pestis lineage originated and was
widespread much earlier than
previously thought, and they
narrowed the time window as to
when it developed. The study changes their view of
when and how plague
influenced human populations and opens new avenues for studying the
evolution of diseases.

Eli Thompson — the boy without a nose has died, at the age of 2

Eli Thompson — the boy who was born in 2015 without a nose due to a rare condition — has died, at the age of 2, in his home state of Alabama.

“We lost our little buddy last night,” Eli’s dad, Jeremy Finch of Mobile, Ala., posted on Facebook Sunday, along with the link to an article about th

First Fukushima worker diagnosed with radiation- linked cancer

A former
nuclear plant
worker has
with radiation-
linked cancer,
officials said
Tuesday, and
an expert said
the first
case since the
2011 accident
could be just
the "tip of the
iceberg". A
health ministry
official said the
unnamed man,
who was in
his thirties
while working
at the plant
following the
2011 crisis,
has leukaemia.
will likely
further inflame
opposition to
nuclear power,
and could
efforts to
evacuees in
around the
plant that have
been deemed


These days millions of people throughout the world are suffering from anemia, which is a condition whereby the body’s red blood cell count is less than normal.

When you are anemic, your blood
(red blood cells contain hemoglobin, an iron-based protein that helps blood cells carry oxygen) will not be able to supply the proper oxygen supply to your organs and tissues.



Guinea corn leaves which is known as poroporo oka baba in Yoruba language is also a good remedy for blood shortage or anemia. It is widely use as remedy to quickly supply blood to the body.


Boil the leaves with water. The red/blood-like solution can either be drinking alone or mix with milk to get optimum result. Poroporo okababa is popular in Western Nigeria as an ideal solution for anemia.

2. Beetroot

If you or anyone you know is suffering from anemia due to deficiency of iron, then Beetroot which is high in iron, fiber, calcium, potassium, sulfur and vit…

Health highlights: sugary foods are agents of obesity, diabetes and more

Health highlights: sugary foods are agents of obesity, diabetes and more
- Consumption of  sugar-sweetened foods and beverages has been identified as the cause of overweight or even obesity, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome and more.
- According to Dr. David Wikenheiser, a Canadian naturopath who carries out biological age tests: "Aging is when we have loss of energy, eye-sight and mental ability. This used to start happening to people in their 50s and 60s, but now, I am seeing patient who have these problems in their 30s and 40s." 

- Maintaining a healthful diet helps people with diabetes manage their symptoms and improve their energy levels
- Bitter melon does affect blood sugar levels. It is found that bitter melon help people lower their blood sugar and manage the symptoms of diabetes.

9 benefits of tumeric to your health

Tumeric is a family of the ginger herbs but many people are ignorant
about it medicinal benefits compare to ginger. It is used for cooking
soup as spice just like ginger and could be found in traditional
market and kitchen. The following are the main eight restorative focal
points of turmeric.


1. Disease and virus resistant – As a resistant agent, it serves to
shield body from disease, for example, colds, flu and cough. Mixing
one teaspoon of turmeric powder in a glass of warm water and drinking
it once daily is recommended for people suffering from cough, cold and

2. Relieves Arthritis

Turmeric are used for treating both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid
joint pain. It has been found that those suffering from rheumatoid
joint aggravation who eat up turmeric all the time experience much
easing from the moderate to delicate joint desolations and likewise
joint pain.

3. Quicken the repairing of skin – Turmeric furthermore helps…

The number of mole on your arm could ‘predicts skin cancer risk’

Counting moles on the right arm
was found to be a good
indicator of total moles on the
body. More than 100 indicates
five times the normal risk.
The study, published in the
British Journal of Dermatology,
used data from 3,000 twins in
the UK.
GPs could use the findings to
identify those most at risk, it said.
Melanoma is a type of skin cancer
affecting more than 13,000
people in the UK each year.
It develops from abnormal moles,
so the risk of being diagnosed
with a melanoma is linked to the
number of moles a patient has.
Researchers from King's College
London studied a large group of
female twins over a period of
eight years, collecting
information on skin type, freckles
and moles on their bodies.
After repeating the exercise on a
smaller group of around 400
men and women with
melanoma, they came up with a
quick and easy way to assess the
risk of skin cancer.
Moles, freckles and melanoma
Freckles are small usually pale
brown areas of skin, which

12 Natural Cure For Upper Right Quadrant Pain

Upper right quadrant pain can be caused by several factor. It might
not be caused by the factors to be mentioned and it might be caused by
them. The factors are Biliary Colic, Cholecystitis, and Gall Stones
among others.

Biliary colic and cholecystitis are in the spectrum of gallbladder
disease. This spectrum ranges from asymptomatic gallstones to
biliary colic, cholecystitis,
choledocholithiasis, and

When gallstones temporarily
obstruct the cystic duct or pass
through into the common bile
duct, gallstones become
symptomatic and BILIARY COLIC develops. When the cystic duct or common
bile duct becomes obstructed for hours or
gallstones irritate the gallbladder, CHOLECYSTITIS develops.
CHOLEDOCHOLITHIASIS occurs when the stones become lodged in the common
bile duct, resulting in possible cholangitis and ascending infections.


1. Indigestion especially after fatty food.
2. Bloating, flatulence and wind.
3. Pai…

10 top symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis signs and
symptoms may vary in severity
and may even come and go.
Periods of increased disease
activity which is called flares, alternate with periods of relative
remission when the swelling
and pain fade or disappear.

The following are 10 among the signs and symptoms of
rheumatoid arthritis.


1. Tender, warm, swollen joints

2. Morning stiffness that may last for hours

3. Firm bumps of tissue under
the skin on your arms
(rheumatoid nodules)

4. Fatigue

5. Fever

6. Weight loss

7. Joints deformation and shifting


8. Rheumatoid arthritis will likely affect your smaller joints first
particularly the joints that
attach your fingers to your hands and the one that join your toes to your feet.

9. If not controlled early the symptoms often spread to the wrists,
knees, ankles, elbows, hips and shoulders.

10. In most cases, symptoms occur in the same joints on both sides of your body.

If you noti…

Early insulin treatment for diabetes may produce better outcomes

A pilot study of 23 adults with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes found

early insulin therapy to be as effective as 15 months of oral therapy

and may improve the body's ability to produce insulin.

14 steps to make apple cider vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is a natural product which offers many benefits to
our health. It is generally accepted that two to three tablespoons of
vinegar consume daily as a tonic helps in the following ways:

1. Decrease inflammation

2. Increase metabolism

3. Alleviate the pain of rheumatoid arthritis

4. Increase stamina and

5. Boost the immune system

6. Use to preserve herbs to make the herbs fresher and better among
other benefits.
apple venigar

It sometimes hard to get the vinegar to buy. Therefore, let us look at
the way we can make it at home. The method we are using is called
apple Cider Vinegar recipe and is an inexpensive way to make it at
home. The following 14 step-by-step instructions will guide us on how
we can make Apple Cider Vinegar.


1. Use water to wash 10 organically grown apples.

2. Cut the apples into four.

3. After cutting, leave the apples to rest at room temperature until
the color turn to brown.

4. The …

23 health benefits of apple

Apple is one of nature's most significant and nutritious natural
product for human wellbeing. Every day eating of apple can help to
alleviate and cure numerous sicknesses. If you form the habit of
eating one apple daily, it will help you to keep the doctors at bay.

Apple contain fat, starch, protein, phosphorus, calcium, iron,
potassium, vitamin A, B, B2 and C.

Though, there are many medical advantages of apple, i have compiled
about 23 nutritional and health benefits one can incur from consuming
at least one apple daily.



1. For achievhng free bowels movement:

Apple is an incredible medicinal herb for the stomach and digestive
system. It has the
capacity to neutralize poisons or chemicals delivered inside the
digestive system.

2. For ailment and joint pain/arthritis –

These ailments can be brought about byhigh uric acid concentration. If
so, the malic acid contained in apple will help to neutralize the uric
acid. This …

Smoking: 5 reasons why most Chinese smokers will not quit

Despite the popular advert on smoking cigarette that says 'smokers are
liable to die young' the trend is increasing everyday throughout the
world, and most especially in China.

According to report, China is consuming one out of three cigarette
produced in the world. And, this is becoming a serious health issue to
the Chinese people.

According to report from a new study that examines the devastating
toll of rising smoking rates on China's male population, smoking
deaths in China are set to triple to 3 million a year by 2050, if
urgent attention is not taking.

Report from the United States of America shows that smoking could be a
leading cause of death if care is not taking. According to the Center
for Disease Control and Prevention, smoking causes one in five deaths
in the United States each year.

Imagine a whole 3 million people dying yearly in a single country from

The report which was published in the British medical journal The

Lyme disease: meaning, symptoms, causes and prevention

Have you heard of lyme disease? Even if you haven't heard about the mental illness, the number of people contracting Lyme disease has quadrupled in the last 12 years to the extent that one famous sufferer describe it as "the most significant threat to human health" of our time.
According to figures from the The Daily Telegraph, more than 1,100 people were diagnosed with the disease in 2013.
The bacterial infection is carried by ticks often found in woodlands. Someone bitten by the tick will be infected and, if left untreated, will cause neurological damage and debilitating fatigue in humans.

Lyme disease is caused by the borrelia burgdorferi bacteria – AKA Lyme disease.
Billionaire Phones 4U founder John Caudwell, his ex-wife and three children have all tested positive. Other popular figures/celebrities that have also tested positive with lyme disease were Avril Lavigne, Selena Gomez and Bella Hadid.
The disease is …

Are you after 50 years: watch out for stroke


One of the famous diseases that could develop after a person has clocked 50 years and above is stroke. Stroke is a condition whereby blood doesn’t get to parts of your brain or other part of the body like it should, and those cells start to d

Famous Nollywood Actress, Moji Olaiya Died In Canada Of Cardiac Arrest

Famous Nollywood Actress, Moji Olaiya Died In Canada Of Cardiac Arrest

This was another sad news in the Nigeria Nollywood especially in the Yoruba movie industry.

Following the death of two prominent Yoruba actors, Olumide Bakare and pastor ajidara, another popular Yoruba Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya, 42-year-old, has died of cardiac arrest in Canada.

Moji was the daughter of Nigeria's high life music legend, Victor Olaiya.

Moji’s first marriage crashed in 2008. She remarry last year at a quiet ceremony in Nigeria.

She came to limelight with Wale Adenuga's production Super Story in the 90's. Since then she had featured in numerous English and Yoruba Nollywood movies.

She succumbed to death just two months after welcoming her second child in Canada, and just a few months after she officially divorced her first husband to remarry another one.

Tomato extract fights stomach cancer

Tomato extract fights stomach cancer According to a new study, whole tomato extracts from two different Southern Italy cultivars inhibit gastric cancer cell growth and malignant features.

The researchers analyzed whole tomato lipophilic extracts for their ability to tackle various neoplastic features of gastric cancer cell lines. Extracts of both the San Marzano and Corbarino tomato varieties were able to inhibit the growth and cloning behavior of malignant cells.
 This has pave the way for future studies aimed at implementing lifestyle habits not only for prevention, but potentially as a support to conventional therapies.

According to Daniela Barone, researcher at the Oncology Research Center of Mercogliano:
"Their antitumoral effect seem not related to specific components, such as lycopene, but rather suggest that tomatoes should be considered in their entirety."

Disease you can develop after 50 years : Heart Attack

Disease you can develop after 50 years : Heart Attack
When you are above 50 years of age, there is high probability that one can develop heart attack. It is estimated that 735,000 people have one every year. 
There is 50% chance that a person, especially a man above 50-year-old man will develop heart disease at some point in time. 
Therefore, if you are above 50 years, you need to be alert about your chances of having heart disease and start learning the necessary steps you can take to avoid developing the disease.

Senator Adeleke Was Killed By Overdose Of Painkillers & Banned Drugs- Prof Akeem Lasisi

Senator Adeleke Was Killed By Overdose Of Painkillers & Banned Drugs- Prof Akeem Lasisi

The Chief Medical Director, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Prof Akeem Lasisi has released the result of the autopsy test to know the cause of the sudden death of Nigerian Senator Isiaka Adeleke.

Prof. Lasisi testified that Senator Adeleke was given an overdose of an banned drug Analgin. Also the Senator was intravenously injected with 4 ampoules of 10mg of Diazepam, 1 ampoule of Pentazocine, 1 ampoule of Gentamicin after he complained of leg pain due to strenuous day of political activities in his home state Osun in preparation for a gubernatorial race.

Senator Adeleke's Autopsy Report Reveals High Levels Of Alcohol And Banned Drugs

Senator Adeleke's Autopsy Report Reveals High Levels Of Alcohol And Banned Drugs

The cause of the sudden death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke has been revealed by a pathologist.

 Dr. Taiwo Solaja, a pathologist involved in determining the cause of death of Osun state Nigerian Senator Isiaka Adeleke said the sudden death was due to "multiple aspiration" or choking due to drug overdose. The pathologist testimony was delivered at the Coroner's inquest set up by the Osun state government to reveal the real cause of Senator Adeleke's sudden death on April 23, 2017.

 In addition to the drug overdose, Dr. Osilaja also stated that his team of examiners also found excessive alcohol, sedatives, and painkillers such as Diazepam and Analgin in the body of the late Senator.

It must be noted that Analgin has been banned by the Nigerian government for over 10 years.

10 million Nigerians suffer from Asthma, says Expert

10 million Nigerians suffer from Asthma, says Expert

According to Gregory Erhabor, Consultant Pulmonologist, Obafemi
Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife, Osun, more than 10
million Nigerians were suffering from asthma.

Erhabor, Managing Director, Asthma and Chest Care Foundation,
Ile-Ife, gave the figure in an interview in Lagos were he disclosed
that 500,000 patients died annually, globally, due to the disease. He
also said that Nigeria had not done much in the area of research.
"In the area of research, we are still not where we should be, but
notwithstanding, we are able to understand the cause of asthma and how
to control it.
"One of the challenges is that, many people do not know how to
prevent the ailment. "That is why the foundation is trying to make the
awareness for patients to know the symptoms of the disease and study
"The Asthma and Chest Care Foundation gives out free drugs to asthma
patients so that could be able to kno…

Buhari's health: presidency dismisses rumours of worse health

Buhari's health: presidency dismisses rumours of worse health

The Presidency has told Nigerians that the rumour making the rounds that something sad has happened to President Muhammadu Buhari is false and people should not pay attention to it.

A rumour went spiral on Sunday night that President Muhammadu Buhari has been put on life support in London where he has gone to receive medical treatment.

But, Senior Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said on twitter:

"the rumour is plain lies spread by vested interests to create panic.

“Baseless rumours are trending again that an unpleasant thing has happened to our beloved President, Muhammadu Buhari.”

“If you have received this information on WhatsApp or Facebook, disregard it because it is plain lies spread by vested interests to create panic.”

“Nothing unpleasant has happened to the President. No cause for apprehension,” he concluded.

6 top liver detoxifying foods

The liver is in charge of numerous vital capacities identified with absorption, digestion system, safety and the stockpiling of supplements in the human boy.
The liver is also an important organ that secretes chemicals required by different parts of the body.
If your liver is healthy, you will be healthy. A healthy liver aid digestion, expels hurtful poisons from the blood and from the body. The liver is doing a wonderful work for us because most of the harmful chemical substances and poison that suppose to harm us are being neutralized by the liver or remove totally from the body through proper monitoring by the liver. That is why it is not advisable to be drinking too much alcohol because the liver will see it as harmful substances or poison and will be doing a lot of work to expel it from the body. So, when the liver is doing this everyday, it can lead to breaking down of the liver. The liver additionally stores a few vitamins, iron and blood s…

Adeyemi attacks Tinubu on Buhari’s health: Stop deceiving Nigerians

Buhari’s health: Stop deceiving Nigerians – Adeyemi attacks Tinubu
Prof. Tayo Adeyemi, has admonished the APC Chieftain to stop engaging in “mere political ruse.”
In a statement he personally signed, Adeyemi said it would have been better for the APC chieftain to remain silent on the issue of Buhari’s health because he had failed to speak at the appropriate time.
 Adeyemi admonished Tinubu “to refrain from playing on the intelligence of the educated class of Nigerians.”
Adeyemi said, “Tinubu’s press statement has therefore unfortunately come too late as the political space has been contaminated by the undercurrents of anonymous sponsored articles in the media to portray Buhari in bad light by unidentifiable spin doctors and masters of propaganda normally used by political adventurers.
“Tinubu’s nonchalance to the Buhari administration’s strides and effort has been undisputedly apparent.
“Public analysts, political observers, the educated class, the electorate and Nigeri…

#HIV: FG, States should ensure free health services for adolescents with HIV - PATA

#HIV: FG, States should ensure free health services for adolescents with HIV - PATA

At a stakeholders’ forum on ‘Advancing the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Adolescents Living with

5 symptoms of low blood sugar

5 symptoms of low blood sugar

The following are warning signs you will have if your blood sugar is lower than normal.

1. Undue hunger

If you’ve already eaten but


Sesame Seeds for Anemia
If you are anaemic or you have someone close to you who is, then i advice you to consider using sesame seeds as


BLACKSTRAP MOLLASSES contain high levels of iron together with folate which is a natural source of folic acid. There are many B vitamins too in molasses. With all these components, molasses can increase red blood cell production efficiently. Another

Scientists want to make pig organs for humans’

According to new research, gene-editing method could
one day make pig organs
suitable for use in people.
Prof George Church and
colleagues used a technique
called Crispr to alter the DNA of
pig cells to create a better match
for humans.
The early work, in the journal
Science, aims to address
concerns about rejection and
infection by viruses embedded in
pig DNA.
If successful, it could be an
answer to the shortage of
human donor organs.
Years more research is needed
before genetically modified pigs
could be bred to grow organs
for people.
Gene editing
Crispr is a relatively new scientific
tool that lets scientists snip and
play around with the code of life
– DNA.
Prof Church, from Harvard
University, used it to inactivate a
retrovirus present in the pig cell
This porcine endogenous
retrovirus is potentially risky
because it can infect human cells
– at least in the lab.
In tests on early pig embryos,
Prof Church was able to eliminate
all 62 copie…


Spinach for Anemia
Do you know that just half cup of spinach daily is what you need to cure your anemia. Spinach which is a dark green leafy vegetable is high on Vitamins A, B9, E and C, iron, fiber, calcium and beta carotene. Just

Ebola Outbreak In Congo: Nigeria Steps Up Surveillance At Airports

Ebola Outbreak In Congo: Nigeria Steps Up Surveillance At Airports

Following the outbreak of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has ass

WHO Statement on Ebola concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo

WHO Statement on Ebola concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo
A cluster of undiagnosed illness and deaths including haemorrhagic symptoms occured in Likati Health Zone, Bas U

What is antiretroviral therapy?

Meaning of antiretroviral therapy
Antiretroviral therapy combines three or more drugs which stop the HIV virus from progressing. It was first used

Venezuela health minister sacked over mortality stats

Venezuela health minister sacked over mortality stats

According to state media, Venezuela has sacked Health Minister Antonieta Caporale after her department released statistics

Surgeon Who Accidentally Removed A Womans Ovary Instead Of Her Appendix Is Struck Off

Surgeon Who Accidentally Removed A Womans Ovary Instead Of Her Appendix Is Struck Off After Being Branded A Danger To Patients

Dr Lawal Haruna, 59, botched up three operations over the course of two years - including removing a woman's ovary because he said the appendix and fallopian

Govt Source: Nigerian Government Won’t Provide Updates On President Buhari’s Health Treatment

Govt Source: Nigerian Government Won't Provide Updates On President Buhari's Health Treatment
 The President had traveled to Londo


Tomatoes to Cure Anemia
One major reason why tomatoes are good as herbal /home remedy to treat blood shortage is that it helps to absorb iron easily. As a result you can use tomatoes

Exercise Is Beneficial To Older Adults

Exercise Is Beneficial To Older Adults

A recent report shows that older adults who maintain or begin any type of physical activity appear to live longer and have a lower risk of disability. 
The authors write:

Group tells FG to sanction individuals or groups using Buhari’s health to destabilise Nigerian

Group tells FG to sanction individuals or groups using Buhari's health to destabilise Nigerian

A group named "The Buhari Youth Organisation", Lagos Chapter, on Friday

12 factors that might cause lupus

What causes lupus?
Lupus is a disease that affect the immune system. It makes the immune system to be over-reactive. That is why it is termed 'auto-immune' disease.
Most importantly, it is vital to realize that lupus is not infectious. So don't think you can infect someone with lupus or someone that infect you with it.
The question that what causes lupus is a very technical question because even health experts and specialists can't say for certain what causes lupus. The greater part of those in health field will concur that
a few variables may be causing lupus. Some of these
components are recorded underneath:
1. Hereditary qualities:
Having a family with history of lupus does not mean an individual will get lupus, but it means that the person incline or not 100 pure to the malady.
2. Environment-Research is going on with respect to
ecological and enviromental components that
may assume a part in being …

A father’s lifestyle may determine grandchildren’s health

More responsibility now falls on the shoulders of fathers as recent examination has progressively appeared that the health ramifications of a man's lifestyle such as liquor use, tobacco smoking and different practices can influence the wellbeing and future health of offsprings, even before conception.
The study reveals insight into the components basic that cause this impact, while finding that a man's life practices may even effect the wellbeing of his grandchildren.
The study recommend a man's life practices may affect not only his own health but of his kids and grandchildren.
That is why i said fathers need to be more responsible on how they live their life.
Various studies have shown that a tyke's wellbeing may be influenced by nature and life practices of their dad.
Though researchers know this but they do not know what drives this affiliation. The larger part of exploration in this field has taken a gander at how certain natural an…

Daily consumption of beetroot juice can lower blood pressure

Beetroot is one of the fruits that are very healthy for our body and health. In one of my articles, i wrote that beetroot is very good for detoxifying the liverin order to make the liver as pure as possible. Many people do not know about beetroot and am sure many will be hearing about it for the first time through this article.
The most outstanding thing about fruits is that they have more than one health benefits.
Accordingly, a new trial suggest that consuming one glass of beetroot juice a day is enough to significantly reduce blood pressure in patients with high blood pressure. This was concluded after researchers conducted a placebo-controlled trial in dozens of patients.

The reason why beetroot can bring down high blood pressure is because beetroot contains high levels of inorganic nitrate just like other leafy vegetables such as lettuce and cabbage.
The trial was conducted at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in the UK, and was funded b…

Lose most weight with a simple food-timing trick

Lose most weight with a simple food-timing trick

If you want to lose weight, you can use a simple food-timing trick sends messages to

Massaging can boost your well-being, reduce stress

Massaging can boost your well-being and  reduce stress

Do you know that massage can help to improve physical and mental well-being. A new study revealed that having or giving your partner a massage may have a positi

4 major steps to relieve back pain

I have studied and taken courses in acupressure. Studied some on chiropractic. I also have looked into psychological issues to do with pain and medical problems. And I am also a Reiki Master.
So now that you have a little about my background, and what fuels my writing… let's get to the real content.
I am going to condense this article for convenience since it is a combination of four major studies in themselves, but you can get my e-book or read my full articles at my web site, which is
I have found that 4 major things play an important part in your spines health.

First, there is posture. I know this is not the first time you have heard this, but it needs to be said again and again.
Posture should be noted in sitting, standing, and sleeping. Start taking note of your posture at all times. If it is not straight, then start working on fixing it.
If you sleep in a position like I have in the past, with both hands under your pillo…

There is link between tooth decay and the sugar

There is link between tooth decay and the sugar

If you have tooth decay, you could blame it on sugar. The sweetness of sugar is an obsession

Brief information about diabetes

Diabetes is defines as a lack of
production or improper use of
the hormone insulin within the
body. Insulin is the body's natural
sugar, starch and other foods
converter because it breaks
down the food you eat into
energy so you can burn it off.
Even though there are large risk
factors that can lead to diabetes:
obesity, low thyroid levels, low
activity rate, pregnancy, etc,
doctors have yet to pinpoint an
actual cause.

Both children and adults can
suffer from this disease and
about 18 million people have
already been diagnosed. Even if
you haven't been diagnosed, you
could have a high-risk lifestyle
that puts your blood sugar levels
at a dangerous possibility of
getting the disease in the future.
If you or someone you know
thinks they might be at risk for
diabetes or pre-diabetes.

11 top natural/home treatment for chicken pox

It is better to know a bit about chicken pox before going to the remedies or treatments.
Chickenpox is created by the virus known as varicella-zoster the same virus that cause shingles and is very contagious meaning it spreads easily from one individual
to another.
This illness is very contagious and can spread through air or contact with spit, bodily fluid,
then again liquid from rankles of a contaminated person.
The contaminated
individual is infectious from two days before the rashes show up, until the time when all the
rankles have dried.
It usually take 10-21 days for
the symptoms to show. The most widely recognized
signs are an irritated rash and red spots or rankles everywhere throughout the body .
Symptoms include fever, weakness, loss of appetite, and
hurting muscles. Since most individuals get inoculated against chickenpox, it is generally common among infants, pregnant ladies and those with weak immune system.
For the most part, the most noticeably lif…