6 Cancer Myths Debunked

On October  12, 2019.  By Sola Ogundipe Karen E. Knudsen, Ph.D., enterprise director at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Jefferson Health, oversees cancer care and cancer research at all SKCC sites in the Greater Philadelphia region. She debunks six of the commonest cancer myths. Excerpts: *No one in my family has ever had cancer,…

Scientists Discover Immune Cell that may Stop Breast Cancer

On October 12, 2019.  By Sola Ogundipe Breast cancer patients have been given hope after scientists found an immune cell which may stop the disease returning. •Women poised to defeat Breast cancer… In a world-first discovery, researchers have spotted ‘gamma delta T cells’ in human breast tissue. They believe the cell, released by the immune…

10 Things All Pregnant Women Must Know Today

Posted by Samuel on Sat 12th Oct, 2019 – There are certain things all pregnant women should know right now. These are some of those things.  You’ve just had a pregnancy test and confirmed to be positive. Congratulations! It is one of the heartwarming moments a couple could ever have, especially the woman. At that…

Sickle Cell and My Life

Published October 12, 2019.  Tola Dehinde As you all know , I like to share stories of other people that I come across in the world of sickle cell , so that you can read about other people ’s experiences . Below is another one to read and have a better understanding of sickle cell…

Boston sees first measles case since 2013, city health officials say

Boston health officials this week confirmed a resident has the measles, marking the city’s first case since 2013. The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) on Wednesday announced the confirmed case, noting the patient was officially diagnosed with the virus on Oct. 6. It’s not clear how the person was infected. “During the infectious period, the…

Nigeria has a mental health problem

One in four Nigerians suffers from mental illness, but help is hampered by tight budgets and a lack of skilled staff. Lagos, Nigeria – On the outside, the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Yaba seems tranquil. But on the inside of this century-old facility – one of only a half-dozen psychiatric centres in Lagos, and the only…

6 Tips On How To Get Rid Of Pimples On Vagina

Posted by Amarachi on Thu 10th Oct, 2019 – Insightful tips on how to get rid of a painful pimple or when you develop an irritated area after popping one on your Vagina. 6 tips on how to get rid of pimples on vagina Nevertheless, pimples are pimples, and they can happen almost anywhere, so…

Prince Harry And Ed Sheeran Team Up For World Mental Health Day Video

In honor of World Mental Health Day, Prince Harry and Ed Sheeran are teaming up to raise awareness. The famed pair discuss mental health in Harry’s home together, and ask viewers to be vigilant about looking after those “suffering in silence.” It’s an important message, but the video kicks off with a light-hearted ode to…

4 Essential Health and Personal Wellness Tips for Gig Workers

Many gig workers go to an employer/client workplace to fulfill their contracted tasks. And as gig workers they are not normally covered by an employer’s health or accident insurance, nor are they eligible for sick leave or pay. In fact, a recent survey of on-site gig workers found that: 64% of respondents have no sick…

HIV-prevention drugs will soon be available without a prescription at California pharmacies. By Joe Sutton and Christina Maxouris, CNN Oct 8, 2019.

(CNN) – HIV prevention drugs will be available without a prescription starting next year in California under a bill signed Monday by the state’s Democratic governor. The medications covered by the new legislation are pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), which both help prevent HIV infections. The state will be the first in the…

Healthy diet improves depression in young adults, study says

Not only did eating a healthy diet for three weeks improve depressive symptoms in college-aged young adults, but those who continued the diet for three months kept their improved outlook on life, according to a small randomized trial on diet and depression. “Simply cutting down processed food intake and increasing fruit, vegetable(s) and fish resulted…