Category: Health

RAW TOMATOES

HEALTH BENEFITS OF EATING RAW TOMATOES

Although tomatoes are frequently used in sauces and other types of cooked foods, the nutrients and compounds in the raw fruit can positively affect your health in many ways. Raw tomatoes are often; found in salads or blended intosmoothies or juices. Many of the nutrients, antioxidants and other beneficial compounds...

Dental

Free Dental Outreach Taken To The Market By UI students

A total of 184 persons have enjoyed free dental and medical care at the Taiwo Afolabi rural dental outreach, which recently held at Dugbe market in Ibadan, Oyo State. The community health outreach, targeted at rural communities in the state, was organised by the University of Ibadan Association of Dental...

hearing

Over 8.5m Nigerians Have Hearing Problem – WHO

Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, NAUTH, Nnewi, Anambra State, yesterday; said unless appropriate action is; taken to curb the increasing cases of hearing loss; 630 million people will have problem by 2030 in the world; while the problem will increase to 900 million by 2050. It said that already, the...

illness

Levels of distress and illness among students alarmingly high

A poll of almost 38,000 UK students suggests rates of psychological distress and illness are on the rise in universities, with “alarmingly high” levels of anxiety, loneliness, substance misuse and thoughts of self-harm. Researchers say the report, seen exclusively by the Guardian, is; the largest mental health survey ever conducted...

BREAST PUMP

BREAST PUMP CAN GIVE BABIES ASTHMA

Mothers across the world use breast pumps to pump put the milk that is fed to their babies. A new study has revealed that these pumps may not be safe and may be contaminated with bacteria that can; cause asthma in the babies later in life. The results of this...

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...