Men also Have Breast Cancer’

On November 8, 2019 Dayo Ojerinde The acting Executive Director of Project Pink Blue, Mr Emeka Nwagboso, has stressed the need for everyone to get involved in breast cancer awareness, saying the ailment also affects men.  Nwagboso, during a cancer awareness walk and screening held in Lagos to commemorate the International Breast Cancer Awareness Month,…

Weight-Loss Surgery: Better Health, But No Cost Savings

Weight-loss surgery has many benefits for obese patients, but it might not cut the cost of their overall health care, a new study finds. MEET ANTHONY NWEKE A VETERAN AUTHOR Called bariatric surgery, these procedures help patients lose weight by restricting the size of the stomach, thus limiting how much someone can eat. Surgery not…

Could the air around you be affecting your health?

It’s not just the planet that is hurting, as Lisa Salmon finds out What climate change and air pollution are doing to our planet is frightening – but what they can do to our health is equally scary. MEET ANTHONY NWEKE A VETERAN AUTHOR The World Health Organisation stresses that air pollution and climate change…

Solo dining is bad for our mental health—and for the planet

Eating alone, once considered an oddity, has become commonplace for many across the Western world. Fast food chains are promoting eating on the go or “al desko.” Why waste time in your busy day sitting down at a table with others? DOES THE END REALLY JUSTIFY THE MEANS IN ALL CASES Surveys indicate that a…

Tech giants like Google and Amazon are beefing up their healthcare strategies. Here’s how 7 tech titans plan to tackle the $3.5 trillion industry

Big tech giants have their eyes on the $3.5 trillion US healthcare industry. As healthcare costs keep rising for Americans, tech companies are betting they can have a part in fixing the broken pieces of the industry. Here’s how tech companies like Google, Microsoft, and Amazon are building out their healthcare strategies. Visit BI Prime…

Medical cannabis trial will target 20,000 UK patients

Project backed by Royal College of Psychiatrists aims to be largest on drug’s use in Europe • Medical cannabis: Why are doctors still not prescribing it? Up to 20,000 patients in the UK are to be given medical cannabis over a two-year period in an initiative that aims to create the largest body of evidence…

Facebook’s new Preventive Health tool pushes people to advocate for their health

Now you can check Facebook before your next checkup Starting today, Facebook will let users choose to get personalized reminders about health care tests and vaccines. The company’s new Preventive Health tool focuses on getting people information about cancer screenings, heart checkups, and flu vaccines — all measures that could hopefully help people catch deadly…