Category: Health

mental illness

6 out of 10 Nigerian women have mental illness – Psychiatrist

A university lecturer ‎ Dr Auwal Sani Salihu, has said six out of 10 women are suffering from mental illness while four out of 10 men also suffer from the same illnesses in Nigeria. Dr Auwal, said this in Kaduna at a workshop on mental illness organised by the Federal...

green apple

BENEFITS OF EATING GREEN APPLE IN THE BODY

There is an old proverb from Wales that says ‘an Green Apple a day keeps the doctor away’. Green Apple is one of the most popular and cultivated fruits in the world. Apple is generally known as a miracle fruit. One of the special things that makes green apple to...

health information

HEALTH INFORMATION WARNS STUDENTS ON VICES

A total of 945 matriculating students of the Health Information Management of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Idi Araba have been; urged to remain focused and stay away from vices that; can make them a public nuisance. Giving the charge during the matriculation ceremony for the 2018/2019 Academic Session...

cancer killings

CANCER KILLS MORE THAN HIV BEWARE

Cancer kills more and has been considered as; one of the world’s most pressing health concerns, killing in excess of eight million people every year, more than HIV and AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Dr Efua Commeh, the Ghana Health Service Deputy Programme Manager for; Non-Communicable Diseases, who confirmed this...

Bayelsa Medical University

Bayelsa Medical University Approved By NUC

The National Universities Commission has approved the take-off of the Bayelsa Medical University, the third university in the state and the 48th state-owned university in the country. The approval was given by the Executive Secretary of NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, in Abuja yesterday. Rasheed said it was necessary to have...

Cannabis Education

University Creates Master’s Course for Cannabis Education

One university has established the first and only university-based program in the U.S. issuing certificates in cannabis education for health-care professionals. Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia created the Lambert Center for Cannabis Education and Hemp to instruct healthcare providers, researchers and industry professionals about the health benefits and risks of...

diet

HUMAN DIET CAUSING CATASTROPHIC REASONS

The way humanity produces and eats diet food must radically change to avoid millions of deaths and “catastrophic” damage to the planet, according to; a landmark study. The key to both goals is a dramatic shift in the global diet — roughly half as much sugar and red meat, and...

traditional

Study of traditional medicine finds use in Sub-Saharan Africa

Researchers who have undertaken the first systematic review of into the use of traditional, complementary and alternative medicines (TCAM) in Sub-Saharan Africa found its use is significant and not just because of a lack of resources or access to “conventional medicine”. Researchers from the Australian Research Centre in Complementary and...

hitman

University Of Zululand Professor Killed By Hitman

The University of Zululand’s dean of the faculty of arts, professor Gregory Kamwendo, was allegedly killed by an hitman after he uncovered a fraudulent PhD syndicate at the institution. Two men, including a lecturer at the same institution, were arrested for his murder at the weekend Kamwendo’s colleague, who may...

Guelph

University of Guelph Growing Marijuana On Campus

The University of Guelph is one of them. Marijuana, long snuck on to college and university campuses for use in bongs and joints, is; now being grown legally at several academic institutions across the country. Eight academic institutions have obtained licences from Health Canada to cultivate cannabis; for scientific purposes,...

Marijuana

Despite Legalization, Marijuana Not Welcome On Campus

Massachusetts colleges and universities prohibit marijuana on campuses across the state, despite voters approving recreational marijuana more than two years ago. The reasons to ban it vary, but schools by and large invoke federal law and landlord status to make sure the drug – ever-popular among college students – is...

Psychologists

Psychologists Improves The Educational Experience

In recognition of School Psychologists Awareness Week this month, let’s explore exactly what a school psychologists is, and how they improve the school experience. What’s a school psychologists, and how do they collaborate with other school-based support team members? School psychologists work in a team with school social workers and...

Mental

ECU Holds Mental Health Symposium On Campus

ECU hosted an event Wednesday to bring awareness to mental health on college campuses. Fresh Check Day was; aimed to be an uplifting mental health promotion and suicide prevention event. The event was; held this afternoon from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. inside the recreation center on ECU’s campus. It...

Fraternities

University Fraternities Roll Out Hard Alcohol Ban

Because the ban is new, fraternities are still figuring out how to enforce it. Fraternities at the University of Minnesota are still figuring out how to implement a hard-alcohol ban that just went into effect. The North American Interfraternity Conference’s ban, announced in August, was in response to recent hazing...

Traditional Medicine

UNIZIK to Partner China in Traditional Medicine Production

NNAMDI Azikiwe University, Awka and Hunam University of Chinese Medicine, China, are to collaborate in the processing and production of traditional medicine. Chief physician of Hunam University, Professor Junwen Wang, who led the Chinese team, explained that under the programme, Chinese traditional medicine that had lasted 2000 years, would be...

plastics

University Of Leeds Plans To Stop Using Plastics By 2023

A university has pledged to stop using single-use plastics by 2023. The University of Leeds said it would “phase out the amount of plastics product; and packaging” entering its whole site including its student union within five years. It has vowed to use biodegradable and reusable alternatives to plastic cups,...

condoms

Students Distribute Free Condoms On Campus

UD students have the most sex on Thursday nights, according to sophomore political science major Claudia Jackert. They tape an envelope to their door filled with 15 to 20 condoms accompanied by a sign that reads “take some.” On Thursdays, Jackert refills it three to four times, which is more...

Gin

Student Hospitalised After Drinking Gin Over 5k

A student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun state (FUNAAB), was on Friday, September 7 hospitalised after consuming a bottle of gin following a N5k bet with his friend. According to reports, the 300 level Biochemistry student, identified as Hassan Faruk, had entered the bet with a colleague....

fidson

FIDSON on Good Nutrition for Educational Development

Like the saying, ‘a healthy nation is a wealthy nation,’ Lagos State Government in collaboration with the Fidson Healthcare Plc has stressed the importance of good nutrition among Nigerian school children as a major factor to developing education and guaranteeing better future leaders. Assorted fruits Addressing journalists during the 8th...

artificial

SCIENTISTS CREATE ARTIFICIAL OVARY.

Woman unable to have children have been; given new hope – after scientists created an artificial ovary. A synthetic organ – made out of the woman’s own tissue – could be; transplanted into a female left infertile due to medical treatment. She could then go on to produce eggs naturally....

snake

TEST YOUR EYE: SPOT THE SNAKE IN THIS PHOTO

Snakes are just about the most frightening thing in the world, according to Dr. Henry Walton Jones Jr. The only thing worse than a snake you can see is the one you can’t see And thanks to Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7, you can experience the latter horror from the...

crossing

EFFECT OF CROSSING YOUR KNEES.

The crossing of knees is very a common post people adopt when sitting down, many people do this consciously. The position is elegant and often associated with being ”feminine” and ”Ladylike”. but not too many people know that sitting crossed legs can have some serious consequences on their health and...

COUNTERPART

SIERRA LEONE SEEKS DOCTORS FROM COUNTERPART.

Mr Kabba, who made the call in Abuja when he visited his Nigerian counterpart, Geoffrey Onyeama, also requested Nigeria’s help for his country’s energy sector. He said that the new government in sierra Leone was voted on the basis of its manifesto and was committed to providing discipline leadership. He...

Ginger

Don’t Use Ginger If You Have Any of These Conditions!

You are surely aware of the numerous medicinal properties of ginger, and the beneficial effects of its use in numerous treatments. It has excellent effects in the case of digestive disorders, as it is high in enzymes which help digestion and food decomposition, and also detoxify the body. Yet, you...