Ebola – Information you should know

What is Ebola? Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a severe, often fatal haemorrhagic disease caused by infection with the Ebola virus. The disease is named after a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where it was first identified in 1976. Although the disease is highly contagious, it is rare and is spread through direct […]

3 most common ailments in Nigeria

The most common ailments treated by doctors in Nigeria are below. Read on to find out how best to avoid them. Malaria This is the leading cause of death in Nigeria. The disease is transmitted through mosquito bites and can be easily prevented by using an insecticide-treated mosquito net at night, keeping drains and gutters […]

7 ways to improve your health

Who doesn’t want to live longer and live better? Here are some simple things you can do to help yourself achieve a healthier life: Start the day with a good healthy breakfast Drink more water – at least 8 glasses a day East less sugar – start with one less spoon of sugar in your […]

Vaccines your child should not miss

Prevent serious disease in your children by getting them vaccinated against preventable diseases. These are the vaccines which Nigeria’s National Program on Immunisation (NPI) recommends every Nigerian child should have: Tuberculosis-BCG Polio Hepatitis B Diphtheria Pertussis – Whooping Cough Tetanus Measles Yellow Fever Pneumococcal Vaccine Vitamin A supplement

What you need to know about breast cancer

Breast Cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells grow in an uncontrolled way; it is the most common cancer in women, affecting one in eight. It’s a cancer that begins in the tissues of the breast and can present in the following ways: a lump or a thickening in the breast or in the […]

What you need to know about prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is a disease which only affects men. One in six will be diagnosed with the disease. The cancer begins to grow in the prostate – a gland in the male reproductive system. There are four major factors that influence the risk for developing prostate cancer; age, race, family history and location. There are […]