Category: HEALTH

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What you should know about threadworms!

Threadworms are worms that can parasitically invade the bowel. They can commonly be found in colder climates. An infection typically affects children. Symptoms include itching around the anus (caused by the female threadworm laying eggs),...

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Spotting an influenza infection! 

Influenza (also known as the flu) refers to an infectious virus which affects primarily the respiratory tract. There are three forms that may cause outbreaks: type A, B and C; type A and B are...

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UNDERSTANDING Risk Factors Of Cardiovascular Disease

There are several factors that can increase one’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease. These include:  Family History: certain ethnicities have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The reason behind this is not fully understood.However it is thought to...

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SEVEN Steps To A Healthier Cardiovascular System

MAINTAINING cardiovascular health is a key part of keeping healthy overall. The cardiovascular circulatory system helps distribute blood around the body. Poor distribution of blood can impair the normal function of organs – as they are...

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AMBODE Launches Lagos Health Insurance Scheme

  LAGOS State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday launched the much-awaited health insurance scheme of the State Government, saying it was gratifying that the State was now on a journey to achieve affordable,...

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QUININE: An Insight Into The Miraculous Drug

 Quinine (also popularly known as quinine sulphate) generally refers to an alkaloid compound which may be extracted from Cinchona bark.  Its clinical relevance can be traced primarily to its use in the treatment of...

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THE Dangers Of Cystitis 

Cystitis refers to the inflammation of the urethra (picture of urethra) which is often caused by a bacterial infection. It more commonly affects women due to the anatomy of the urinogenitals (ie the closeness of the anus,...

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OGUN To Build NHIS Clinic In Honour of Abudu

IN appreciation of the contribution of Chief Olatunde Abudu to the health sector, Ogun State Government says it will build a National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Clinic in Saje Hospital, Abeokuta, in his honour....

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TWELVE Easy Ways To Get Exercise – Part 2

7. Add squats to your daily routine: Squats are a great way to develop the muscles in our thighs and buttocks. So perhaps while making breakfast try to add in some squats as you...

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TWELVE Easy Ways To Get Physical Exercise – Part 1

Physical exercise is an important aspect of staying fit and healthy. But it can, however, be difficult to make the time to do significant exercise if you have a busy schedule. The following are some ways you can...