Buhari speaks on how Nigeria can reduce travelling abroad for medical reasons

– President Muhammadu Buhari believes that investing heavily in the health sector would reduce dependence on foreign countries for medical reasons – Buhari explains that his government had increased budgets allocated to the health sector of the country in recent years – Chief of Air Staff (CoAS), Sadiq Abubakar, says the military hospital just built…

El-Zakzaky arrives Nigeria, whisked away by SSS

Mr El-Zakzaky’s flight arrived the Abuja airport on Friday. He was promptly whisked away by security operatives, believed to be officials of the SSS. The Shiite cleric has been in the custody of the SSS since his arrest in December 2015 following a massacre of over 300 IMN members by soldiers in Kaduna, for blocking…

Simple dietary changes may reduce cancer risk, increase lifespan

A new study that involved more than 50,000 participants over a period of 2 decades concludes that eating flavonoid rich foods could stave off disease and extend life. A considerable amount of research has focused on the role of nutrition in disease risk and mortality. Despite growing interest, it is a notoriously difficult topic to…

UK Home Office on lockdown after stabbing By Tara John, CNN Aug 15, 2019

London (CNN) – The offices of Britain’s interior ministry in London were placed on lockdown Thursday after a man was stabbed on the street outside, in a knife attack UK Home Secretary Priti Patel described as “horrific” and “unprovoked.” Police were called to Marsham Street, where the Home Office building is located, on Thursday afternoon…

Don’t use onion water to treat eye problems – Expert

Dr. Funmi Shokunbi, the Director, Medical Administration, Training and Programmes, Lagos State Ministry of Health, has warned people against using onion water to treat eye problems. Shokunbi gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos. She spoke on the sidelines of a public lecture to commemorate…

‘Intensive blood pressure management’ may preserve brain health

New research compares intensive blood pressure control with standard blood pressure management and finds that the former correlates with a lower chance of developing white matter lesions later in life. Numerous large, cohort studies have linked midlife hypertension to mild cognitive impairment and dementia later on. Some of these studies found a higher risk of…