Health

Stigma against COVID-19 patients affecting our efforts — NCDC

Stigma against COVID-19 patients affecting our efforts — NCDC

Due to fear of stigma, potential contacts of COVID-19 cases have refused to report themselves for test, the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, has said. Mr Ihekweazu while speaking at the daily Presidential Task Force (PTF) briefing on Thursday said this is preventing the health agency from effectively carrying out its duty. “The people that are in... »

Coronavirus: Four weeks after, Atiku’s son yet to test negative

Coronavirus: Four weeks after, Atiku’s son yet to test negative

Mohammed Atiku-Abubakar, a son of Nigeria’s former vice-president, has continued to test positive for coronavirus four weeks after he was confirmed, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. He remained isolated without symptoms, a development that has surprised medical experts. Mr Atiku-Abubakar, 31, tested positive for the virus on March 19. He was subsequently moved to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital... »

UPDATED: Controversy trails exit of Nigerian editor following disagreement over critical story

UPDATED: Controversy trails exit of Nigerian editor following disagreement over critical story

Otosirieze Obi-Young, now a former Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper, a literary magazine, was fired on Wednesday following disagreements with the paper’s publisher after he wrote a scathing piece on the first lady of Kaduna, Hadiza El-Rufai, over a controversial tweet she issued a few days ago. He made this known in a lengthy statement, having worked with the company for about four years. This was a... »

Kano records first coronavirus death

Kano records first coronavirus death

The Kano health ministry confirmed on Wednesday night that the populous northern state had recorded its first death from the COVID-19 pandemic. It also confirmed 12 new cases, bringing the total number of cases to 21 within one week. The ministry made this known on its Twitter handle @KNSMOH. “As at Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at 11:55 p.m., one death from COVID-19 was recorded in Kano State. “As a... »

Gates foundation increases COVID-19 funding to $250 million

Gates foundation increases COVID-19 funding to $250 million

As confirmed cases of coronavirus increase globally, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has expanded funding for it own global response with an additional $150 million. The additional funding brings the foundation’s commitment to the fight against COVID-19 to more than $250 million (N87.5 billion). A statement released by the foundation on Thursday said the new funding will also provide partner... »

Three in ten Nigerians believe they’re immune to coronavirus – Poll

Three in ten Nigerians believe they’re immune to coronavirus – Poll

Despite the daily rise in the number of infected persons, nearly three in every ten Nigerians believe they have some form of immunity to the coronavirus, a recent poll reveals. The latest survey from NOIPolls Limited, a country-specific polling service, shows that poor knowledge and perception of the virus is still rife, even as fact-checkers and health officials work furiously to provide accurate... »

Easy steps in burning arm fat

Easy steps in burning arm fat

Fat generally is bad for the health, do its advised that individuals maintain good eating habits to avoid fats which my lead to various ailment like heart diseases. Fat can be burn after accumulation but the arm fat is noted to be the hardest type of fat to burn in the body. Don’t worry, this article is here to guide you on the proper and accurate way of burning arm fat. The 9 easy steps to Lose A... »

Nigeria Have Recorded 35 New Coronavirus Cases, Total Now 442 with Death Toll Rising

Nigeria Have Recorded 35 New Coronavirus Cases, Total Now 442 with Death Toll Rising

Nigeria Have Recorded 35 New Coronavirus Cases, Total Now 442 with Death Toll Rising Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Nigeria have increased to 442 after 35 new infections were recorded on Thursday. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known via its Twitter handle. While a total of 152 patients were discharged, three new coronavirus-elated deaths were recorded, The PUNCH reports. It t... »

Guidelines in boosting your immune system to fight COVID19

Guidelines in boosting your immune system to fight COVID19

Since the outbreak of the COVID19 pandemic, individuals have been panicking and looking for vaccines and currently for the disease that has been spreading round the world. Medical personnels has advised individuals on how to develop a strong immune system, this article will elaborate more on it. How to boost your immune system Be active: Physical activity can give your immune system a great boost ... »

7 Tips on how to achieve a Flat Belly.

7 Tips on how to achieve a Flat Belly.

Do you have excess stomach Fat ?  Are you growing out of shape ?  Do you want to achieve that perfect Flat Belly?  Here are some Tips to help you attain your desire: 1.Avoid eating late at night: Dinner should be eaten before six o’clock if you want to avoid belly fat…food eaten beyond six o’clock in the evening doesn’t digest fast due to the fat that we hardly move around ... »

My statement on Nigeria’s poor health infrastructure misinterpreted – SGF Mustapha

My statement on Nigeria’s poor health infrastructure misinterpreted – SGF Mustapha

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has said his recent statement on not knowing how bad Nigeria’s healthcare infrastructure is, was misinterpreted. He also pledged his commitment to the reformation and transformation of the health sector in Nigeria. Mr Mustapha while clarifying what he said at ... »

History of 5G: What you need to know

History of 5G: What you need to know

History of 5G: What you need to know A 5G mast used to illustrate the story The first thing you should know is that the G in 5G, 4G, 3G, and 2G stands for Generation. What about the 5? Before we explore that, let’s take a trip back to 1979, in Tokyo, Japan, when it was 1. 1G Nippon Telegraph and Telephone, NTT of Japan, launched the world’s first commercial mobile phone cellular telecoms network o... »

How you can Protect yourself from Coronavirus

How you can Protect yourself from Coronavirus

Europe’s top 5 leagues, UCL, UEL and most of sports events across the world had been suspended. With the more cases of coronavirus announced by recent days, the disease not only a threat to football but also a threat to all of us. Stay healthy and football will come back to you! Know How it Spreads – There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). – ... »

COVID-19: Only 25 per cent of Nigerians will get relief items – Minister

COVID-19: Only 25 per cent of Nigerians will get relief items – Minister

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, says the relief items being given by the federal governments as palliative over the coronavirus-induced lockdown would reach only 25 per cent of Nigerians. The minister said this while addressing State House correspondents in Abuja on Wednesday. She also said state governments would now handle the dist... »

Football behind closed doors: When can it happen?

Football behind closed doors: When can it happen?

Awesomeugo Many experts have expressed their doubts over whether football can be played in front of large crowds in the near future. The coronavirus pandemic has shut stadiums across the world and there is uncertainty over when the football season will resume behind closed doors, let alone with supporters in the stadiums. “The thing that people need to understand, epidemiologically speaking,... »

Coronavirus: What Buhari said about lockdown extension, support for Nigerians (FULL TEXT)

Coronavirus: What Buhari said about lockdown extension, support for Nigerians (FULL TEXT)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday announced an extension to lockdown directive on Lagos, Ogun and Abuja. The extension will last 14 days from Monday night, after the initial 14 days lockdown. The president said this in his address to Nigerians. He thanked Nigerians for sacrifices made by complying with stay-at-home directives in order to check the spread of coronavirus.   Read the full tex... »

How coronavirus lockdown is affecting Nigeria’s food systems

How coronavirus lockdown is affecting Nigeria’s food systems

Amidst the upsurge of the coronavirus pandemic, the Nigerian food system would be strained in the coming weeks and months, some agricultural experts have posited. The expert who spoke with PREMIUM TIMES, also suggested ways the country can navigate this period of uncertainty and ensure food security, especially in the light of the declining purchasing power of most Nigerians.   Lockdown Presi... »

Abnormality Of Deviance, Antisocial Personality

Abnormality Of Deviance, Antisocial Personality

            Introduction Antisocial personality describes an individual who is criminally antisocial. Abnormal personality as a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of the rights of others occurring from the age of 15 years, with its core characteristics as repeatedly performing acts that could lead to arrest, repeatedly lying, use of aliases or tricking others for personal profits or... »

The Cancer Of The Eye

The Cancer Of The Eye

          Introduction About 75 per-cent of cancer of the eye are due to environmental factors, some of which are within the control of the individual. However, when cancer develops, patients are naturally not interested in being told that they are having it. Cancer is a malignant epithelial tumour which tends to spread locally and generally throughout the body destroying normal tissue as it progr... »

COVID-19: 34 New Cases, 12 Death As Cases Hit 407

COVID-19: 34 New Cases, 12 Death As Cases Hit 407

COVID-19: 34 New Cases, 12 Death As Cases Hit 407 Thirty-four new cases of coronavirus have been reported in Nigeria, bring the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 407. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced this on its Twitter handle on Wednesday. The NCDC also said deaths from coronavirus-related cases have increased to 12. It tweeted, “Thirty-four new cases of #COVI... »

Italy Might Be Clear of New COVID-19 Cases by Mid-May

Italy Might Be Clear of New COVID-19 Cases by Mid-May

Data models suggest Italy, one of the hardest-hit areas from the global coronavirus pandemic, might be clear of new COVID-19 cases by the middle of May, just 10 weeks after it went into lockdown, Newsweek reported. “We are going in the right direction and we must not change our strategy in the least,” Higher Health Council president Franco Locatelli said, per the report. “The return to normality w... »

Researchers establish factors linked with staying healthy for longer

Researchers establish factors linked with staying healthy for longer

Researchers establish factors linked with staying healthy for longer A large, multicohort study has aimed to find out which lifestyle factors and factor combinations are associated with the most years free of chronic disease. Its findings establish that body weight and a few other key factors are closely tied to staying healthier for longer. One of the main questions that has preoccupied researche... »

Medical Expert says Bleaching Creams can Result to coronavirus

Medical Expert says Bleaching Creams can Result to coronavirus

Medical Expert says Bleaching Creams can Result to coronavirus A medical expert, Chinonso Egemba, says users of skin-lightening creams, which contain steroids, are more likely to have severe illness or die from coronavirus disease. Mr Egemba, who is popularly known as ‘Aproko Doctor’, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, that some bleaching creams and soaps contained steroids, which... »

Health benefits of hard drugs

Health benefits of hard drugs

Hard drugs is gradually becoming a norm in the society, although federal government and medical personnels have advised on the use of hard drugs. Hard drugs doesn’t have only a negative effect like the society sees it, there are also so health benefits of hard drugs. Research was gotten that some medical personnels prescribe some hard drugs for use, under strict supervision. The hard drugs related... »

NMA appealed to the Govt for the provision of adequate protective wears for the doctors

NMA appealed to the Govt for the provision of adequate protective wears for the doctors

NMA appealed to the Govt for the provision of adequate protective wears for the doctors The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has appealed to the Federal and State Governments to provide adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) for its health personnel fighting to stem the spread of the coronavirus. The Lagos State Chairman of the association, Dr Saliu Oseni, made the appeal in an interview wi... »

Nigerian govt blames China’s alleged harassment of citizens on ‘poor communication’

Nigerian govt blames China’s alleged harassment of citizens on ‘poor communication’

The Federal Government on Tuesday said that poor communication between the Chinese authorities and African consulates in Guangzhou, China, was responsible for the tensions that arose concerning the alleged maltreatment of Nigerians. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, disclosed this while briefing journalists in Abuja in company with the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian.... »

Fight against the Spread of Coronavirus

Fight against the Spread of Coronavirus

Fight against the Spread of Coronavirus   The NCDC has projected that the testing capacity would soon ramp up to 4,000 per day with over 9,000 contacts traced.   WHO Warns against Slowing Down Measures   WHO yesterday warned countries to ponder over whether or not to relax restrictions before they take a decision either way.   It said priority should be given to protecting huma... »

9 side effects of Bananas.

9 side effects of Bananas.

Bananas yummy yummy yum aren’t they just delicious?. They make for a healthy snack, along with being an amazing addition to your corn flakes,smoothie, fruit mix, yogurt, cake, breads, muffins and so on. The versatile fruit can fill you with energy, reduce bloating, protect your heart, prevent the development of kidney stones and relieves indigestion. Although bananas are healthy, it is said ... »

How to manage and reduce stress

How to manage and reduce stress

Dealing with Stress – Ten Tips   Follow my 10 simple tips to help manage and reduce your stress levels.   1. Avoid Caffeine, Alcohol, and Nicotine. Avoid, or at least reduce, your consumption of nicotine and any drinks containing caffeine and alcohol. Caffeine and nicotine are stimulants and so will increase your level of stress rather than reduce it. Alcohol is a depressant when taken in la... »

Coronavirus symptoms: What are they and how do I protect myself?

Coronavirus symptoms: What are they and how do I protect myself?

By Awesomeugo  14 April 2020 Health Coronavirus has claimed more than 106,000 lives and infected more than 1.7m people around the world. Among them is UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is recovering in hospital after being treated in intensive care for Covid-19. What are the coronavirus symptoms? Coronavirus infects the lungs. The two main symptoms are a fever and a dry cough, which can sometim... »

Nursing mother commits suicide in Akwa Ibom

Nursing mother commits suicide in Akwa Ibom

A young nursing mother in her early thirties, Mrs Esther Frank, has committed suicide in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Mrs. Frank, an indigene of Anambra State, was said to have left a suicide note for her husband and two children, saying she was tired of the pressure. It was learnt that the deceased drank a bottle of sniper on Thursday and her body was discovered by neighbours in the room. It was gathere... »

Coronavirus: All you need to know about symptoms and risks

Coronavirus: All you need to know about symptoms and risks

Awesomeugo Countries around the world are stepping up efforts to tackle the new coronavirus that has killed tens of thousands. Countries around the world are scrambling to halt the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. As of April 13, more than 118,000 people worldwide have died of COVID-19, the highly infectious respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus. The number of people who have tested pos... »

Oyetola begins cash transfer scheme

Oyetola begins cash transfer scheme

Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on Thursday launched the Federal Government’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) scheme. More than 15,000 beneficiaries across the state will get N20, 000 each. This is part of efforts to mitigate the economic effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. Governor Oyetola said that the Federal Government had approved the payment of cumulative four-month stipend of N20,00... »

5 solid steps to loose weight drastically

5 solid steps to loose weight drastically

How to Lose Weight Faster Weight loss ultimately comes back to the concept of calories in, calories out: Eat less than you burn and you’ll lose weight. And while it’s possible to lose water weight quickly on a low-carb diet, I certainly wouldn’t advocate for it. The diet itself can trick you into thinking that this eating style is working — when really, you might gain back what you lost as soon as... »

How to treat Tooth Ache with Cloves and Garlic

Here is how to treat Tooth Ache by yourself   Tooth ache arising from either loose fitting, tooth decay, broken tooth or what have you, is one of the most unbearable pain anyone can ever have. These pains intensify at night especially during bedtime. While brushing at night can help relieve symptoms and pain, it doesn’t always give a lasting solution. Pain relief drugs are also very eff... »

COVID-19: Relaxing restriction, social distancing dangerous – FG

COVID-19: Relaxing restriction, social distancing dangerous – FG

The Federal Government warned on Friday that relaxing or suspending some measures put in place to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), particularly the restriction on movement and social distancing, at this time would backfire.   Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, sounded the warning on Friday during the daily media briefing by the task force ... »

The top 10 home remedies for acne, according to dermatologists

The top 10 home remedies for acne, according to dermatologists

No doctor’s visit required. African American woman applying lotion to face  Awesomeugo We’ve all been there: A pimple pops up seemingly overnight and you need to get rid of it, stat. While it may be tempting to pick and pop it into oblivion, there are plenty of better at-home, DIY ways to deal with acne (even the stubborn, cystic kind) in a way that won’t leave you with a scar. &... »

Top medical school in Nigeria

Top medical school in Nigeria

Medicine is one of the important aspect of life, life with the presence of medical personnels,will be a hard not to crack. It is advised that while venturing into medicine, one should aim for the best. There are lots of medical schools in Nigeria but this article will narrow down to the best medical school found in our society. This alone will enable aspirants and parents to aim towards the best. ... »

Chew Cloves and Garlic Every Night Before You Sleep To Treat Tooth Ache And Decay

Tooth ache arising from either loose fitting, tooth decay, broken tooth or what have you, is one of the most unbearable pain anyone can ever have. These pains intensify at night especially during bedtime. While brushing at night can help relieve symptoms and pain, it doesn’t always give a lasting solution. Pain relief drugs are also very effective in ameliorating pain but you need a perfect ... »

Celebrities who have died so far from Corona Virus

Celebrities who have died so far from Corona Virus

  Awesomeugo   While many stars are recovering from coronavirus (COVID-19) as citizens around the world endure this unprecedented pandemic, others have sadly not been as fortunate. We’ve lost a number of talented musicians, actors and writers who have succumbed to the virus or complications caused by the virus. Read below to learn more about some of the entertainers who’ve di... »

THE SEARCH FOR COVID 19 VACCINE

THE SEARCH FOR COVID 19 VACCINE

  FAVIPIRAVIR, the flu medicine which works against COVID-19 The scientific world has been searching for months for a coronavirus vaccine, with investigations continuing to advance on a way to prevent the spread of the disease, but also on how to treat patients. So far, no substance specifically designed to combat COVID-19 has been discovered, although there are studies with results that allo... »

10 healthy Lifestyle Tips for Adults

10 healthy Lifestyle Tips for Adults

Awesomeugo Eat a variety of foods Base your diet on plenty of foods rich in carbohydrates Replace saturated with unsaturated fat Enjoy plenty of fruits and vegetables Reduce salt and sugar intake Eat regularly, control the portion size Drink plenty of fluids Maintain a healthy body weight Get on the move, make it a habit! Start now! And keep changing gradually. 1. Eat a variety of foods For good h... »

Villagers protest burial of COVID-19 victim in Egypt

Villagers protest burial of COVID-19 victim in Egypt

Police arrested a dozen people and fired tear gas in a Nile Delta village on Saturday , as villagers protested the burial of a COVID – 19 victim , a security source said . Relatives had taken the body of a retired doctor from her home in Daqahliya north of Cairo to the family vault in the village of Shubra al -Bahou . A volunteer wearing a face mask sprays disinfectant on a man in the villag... »

How COVID-19 shutdown saved lives in Ondo explosion

How COVID-19 shutdown saved lives in Ondo explosion

Mrs Abiodun Fasheye, a widow, lives in a rented apartment at Eleyewo in Akure North Local Government Area. As a dedicated member of the Holy Promise Celestial Church located in the community, she rarely misses the all night service of the church every last Friday of the month. On April 27, she went with her five children to the all night service.   At about 1 am, however, there was an unusual... »

FG protests alleged maltreatment of stranded Nigerians in China

FG protests alleged maltreatment of stranded Nigerians in China

The Federal Government on Friday protested alleged maltreatment of Nigerians in China due, allegedly, to the number of Nigerians and other Africans who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in Guangzhou.   The protest followed the circulation of a video clip in which Chinese security agents were maltreating Nigerians who were stranded in the Asian country as a result of the lockdown meas... »

20 Useful things you can do to kill boredom

20 Useful things you can do to kill boredom

There’s no getting around it: you’re shut in your house and don’t know what to do to pass the time. So, we’ve put together a list of 100 things to do so you don’t drive yourself mad with boredom! Anything we’ve forgotten? Tell us via DM on Instagram. 20 Useful things you can do to kill boredom 1. Watch some films that you wouldn’t normally pick, ones that you’ve been avoiding because they’re... »

Covid-19: Asymptomatic patients are contagious, physicians warns

Covid-19: Asymptomatic patients are contagious, physicians warns

  Awesomeugo Some individuals infected with the new coronavirus have no symptoms, but they can still transmit the virus, experiencs so far can prove this Speaking in an interview the Ondo State Epidemiologist, Dr. Stephen Fagbemi, said some people who are infected with COVID-19 do not show symptoms, yet they can infect other people. This is even as Hospital Virologist at the Lagos University ... »

Challenges Facing  Health Care System  In Nigeria

Challenges Facing Health Care System In Nigeria

 Definition of Health Health is a “state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. Meaning of health care Health care is “the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in humans. Health care is an important determinant in promoting the general physical a... »

Rape And How  It Can Be Stopped

Rape And How It Can Be Stopped

            Preamble The prevalent of upsurge of rape and sexual abuses in Nigeria, especially now that children are not left out, is quite baffling. My curiosity provoked by researching into what the law presently has in curbing this menace.l realize, however, that the attention that have been paid to this silence National pandemonium by the government is not encouraging. Lack of verifiable stati... »

Mouth odor, treatment and preventive measures

Mouth odor, treatment and preventive measures

Bad breath or mouth odor like some  individuals may refer to it as, is stated to be an offensive smell or stench that comes out of ones mouth, atimes from the nose too. It might be as a result of bad hygiene, a bad tooth problem or oral health. Bad breath can be controlled. Depending on what causes any individual’s bad breath, the dentist will know the treatment to give.Although rare, a sophistica... »

EXERCISE

EXERCISE

Exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness. It is performed for various reasons, to aid growth and improve strength, preventing aging, developing muscles and the cardiovascular system, honing athletic skills, weight loss or maintenance, improving health and also for enjoyment. Many individuals choose to exercise outdoors where they c... »

Health Benefits of Ginger and Garlic

Health Benefits of Ginger and Garlic

  Introduction Ginger Ginger first appeared in the southern parts of the ancient China. From there, it spread to India, Maluku Islands (so-called Spice Islands), rest of the Asia and West Africa. Europe saw ginger for the first time in the 1st century when the ancient Romans traded with the India. When the Rome fell, Europe forgot about ginger until Marco Polo brought it again from his travel... »

Health Benefit of Tiger Nuts

Health Benefit of Tiger Nuts

  Introduction One of the latest health fads is tiger nuts. The tiger nut (Cyperus esculentus L.) is a plant of the sedge family and looks a bit like grass. The tiger nut is native to Valencia, Spain but also grows well in other temperate zones. It was cultivated in ancient Egypt and dates back to at least the fourth millennium BC. Christopher Columbus does not get the credit for this one bec... »

Hazardous effect of 5g network

Hazardous effect of 5g network

Over the years, different networks have been introduced to human race ranging from 2g to 4g networks. It has made internet surfing an easy one and provided means for easy communication. But in recent time, there is an introduction of 5g network which is meant to be better that the existing networks but scientists from different parts of the world are declaring it a hazardous network with contains ... »

Importance Of Good Hygiene

Importance Of Good Hygiene

      we all were taught how to practice good personal hygiene habits from ayoung age because these habits can help us in many ways. You wake up in the morning, brush ur teeth, take a shower, wash your hair and ody,  and put on clean clothes. Why do you dodo these things? Chances are you don’t think about what you are doingbecause it is a routine you were taught at a young age.   Hygien... »

TOP HOSPITALS IN PLATEAU STATE

TOP HOSPITALS IN PLATEAU STATE

  University of Jos Teaching Hospital: This is a tertiary health facility affiliated with University of Jos, that provides secondary and tertiary medical care, and is also involved in the training of high and middle level manpower for the health industry. Plateau State Specialist Hospital: Plateau State Specialist Hospital, Jos, Nigeria, is a tertiary Health institution that provides speciali... »

Sydney talker Vs Kemi

Sydney talker Vs Kemi

The virus COVID19 has been the recent outbreak in the world. The virus which originated from Wuhan in China has placed the whole world on lockdown. It’s stated that it came into Nigeria in February 2020 and the carrier was an Italian man. Since it existence in the country, numbers has been increasing on a daily and panic has arised in the country. Various prominent bodies have been testing p... »

How Smoking Affects Teenagers And How We Can Get Rid Of It

How Smoking Affects Teenagers And How We Can Get Rid Of It

Smoking is a hard habit to break because tobacco contains the very addictive chemical nicotine. As with heroin or other addictive drugs, the body and mind quickly get used to the nicotine in cigarettes. Soon, a person needs to have it just to feel normal. EFFECT OF SMOKING We all know the effect of smoking, one only needs to read the side of a cigarette pack.smoking causes diseases and is a slow w... »

Health benefits of masturbation

Health benefits of masturbation

Masturbation is a normal fun and healthy activity normally found among humans. Individuals have been seen giving derogatory comment about it but little did they know that masturbation can help in your everyday life and constantly build your health. Masturbation is normal, and can be a healthy way to learn about your body. Masturbation is a common activity. It’s a natural and safe way to explore yo... »

Mother/infant skin-to-skin touch boosts baby’s brain development and function

Mother/infant skin-to-skin touch boosts baby’s brain development and function

As the world prioritizes social distancing to stop or slow down the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), a new study by researchers at Florida Atlantic University demonstrates that mother-infant touch and contact are essential for optimal neurodevelopmental regulation in early infancy. Kangaroo Care, a skin-to-skin, chest-to-chest method of caring for a baby, especially one who is premature, has been... »

How stress remodels the brain

How stress remodels the brain

Stress restructures the brain by halting the production of crucial ion channel proteins, according to research in mice recently published in Journal of Neuroscience. Stress harms the brain and body in profound ways. One way is by altering astrocytes, the brain’s housekeepers tasked with mopping up neurotransmitters after they’ve been released into the synapse. On the cellular level, stress causes ... »

The placebo effect and psychedelic drugs: tripping on nothing

The placebo effect and psychedelic drugs: tripping on nothing

There has been a lot of recent interest in the use of psychedelic drugs to treat depression. A new study from McGill suggests that, in the right context, some people may experience psychedelic-like effects from placebos alone. The researchers reported some of the strongest placebo effects (these are effects from “fake” medication) on consciousness in the literature relating to psychedelic drugs. I... »

COVID-19 skeptics and deniers: Why some people stick to deadly beliefs

COVID-19 skeptics and deniers: Why some people stick to deadly beliefs

In recent weeks, several conservative media personalities, political and business leaders and other influencers have publicly shrugged off warnings about the dangers of the novel coronavirus, calling it no deadlier than the flu. While some of them have walked back their comments in the face of rising global and U.S. COVID-19 cases and deaths, many of their fans continue to subscribe to the ideolog... »

Thirty risk factors found during and after pregnancy for children developing psychosis

Thirty risk factors found during and after pregnancy for children developing psychosis

More than 30 significant risk factors have been identified for the development of psychotic disorders in offspring in research led by the NIHR Maudsley BRC. It is the first comprehensive meta-analysis of pre- and perinatal risk factors for psychosis in nearly 20 years. These prenatal and perinatal environmental risks, meaning risks during pregnancy and seven days after birth, have a significant ef... »

What Garlic really does

What Garlic really does

When taken by mouth: Garlic is LIKELY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth appropriately. Garlic has been used safely in research for up to 7 years. When taken by mouth, garlic can cause bad breath, a burning sensation in the mouth or stomach, heartburn, gas, nausea, vomiting, body odor, and diarrhea. These side effects are often worse with raw garlic. Garlic may also increase the risk of blee... »

Powerful prayer points

Powerful prayer points

WHAT IS PRAYER Prayer is a communication to God.  Prayer is done by those who trust the power of word and thought. Jesus taught people to say the Lord’s Prayer. Prayer can be spoken, silent (no talking), or in a song. It can be used to praise God or to ask for something including help and forgiveness. DOES GOD HEAR OUR PRAYERS The short answer to this question is, “Yes!” God has promised tha... »

Remedy for covid-19

Remedy for covid-19

PREVENTIVE MEASURES 1. The virus is not a living thing, so it can’t be killed using antibiotics. 2. The virus is a fat molecule. It has a lipid membrane and cannot multiply if the membrane is broken. Soap and water are the best elements for dispersing the membrane and stopping the virus from mutating or maturing. 3. Hot water helps in breaking down fat molecules very fast and effectively. Utensils... »

Air pollution and heart disease skyrockets risk for dementia, study says

Air pollution and heart disease skyrockets risk for dementia, study says

What is dementia? 01:16 (CNN)People with heart conditions who live in areas with even minimal air pollution are at increased risk for dementia, according to a new study published Monday in JAMA Neurology. “Interestingly, we were able to establish harmful effects on human health at levels below current air pollution standards,” said lead author Giulia Grande, a researcher at the Departm... »

Duke researchers are decontaminating N95 masks so doctors can reuse them to treat coronavirus patients

Duke researchers are decontaminating N95 masks so doctors can reuse them to treat coronavirus patients

N95 respirator masks that health care workers need to protect themselves while treating coronavirus patients are in dangerously short supply. So much so that physicians are wearing used respirators, risking infection to care for patients. But now, Duke University researchers have developed a method to clean them so they can be safely re-worn. Donations of respirator masks and other medical supplie... »

Trump says this drug has ‘tremendous promise,’ but Fauci’s not spending money on it

Trump says this drug has ‘tremendous promise,’ but Fauci’s not spending money on it

promise,’ but Fauci’s not spending money on it By Elizabeth Cohen, John Bonifield and Minali Nigam, CNN Updated 1220 GMT (2020 HKT) March 28, 2020 This is how Covid-19 can be deadly This is how Covid-19 can be deadly 01:10 (CNN)Despite President Donald Trump’s enthusiasm for the drug hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus, the federal funding powerhouse led by Dr. Anthony Fauci ... »