Four Tips on Caring for Your Locs

 By Grace Okogwu November 30, 2019.  You’ll agree that locked hair gives off an interesting look to the individual wearing it. Locs, dreadlocks, dreads, and Sanskrit are categorized as a hairstyle comprising of strands of hair in a rope-like manner formed by braiding or matting. Locs can be styled long, short, tapered, or faded. Also…

How to Manage Hay Fever

 By Grace Okogwu November 29, 2019.  While some of us are happily saying adios to the rains and ‘Bienvenue’ to sunnier days, some others might be in for some bad luck. This is because with the warmer season, allergies causing hay fever are triggered and therefore, people living with hay fever might experience increased allergic…

Scientists Discover Drugs that ‘can Shrink Pancreatic Cancer Tumors’ 

By Stephen Charles November 19, 2019.  Scientists in the UK have discovered the potency of L-asparaginase and MEK, two drugs that “can shrink pancreatic cancer tumors” when ingested together. The study was published in Nature Cell Biology. The team of scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, San Diego, successfully tested the new combination on…

What Are the Signs of Dehydration in Children? 

If it seems like all your baby does is sleep, eat and deliver dirty diapers, things are exactly as they should be. Babies’ tummies are tiny and, compared with bigger kids and adults, reserve less fluid in their bodies. Add that to their super-busy metabolism and you can see why they need to eat. Or,…

Homemade Soup may Fight Malaria —Study

Published November 19, 2019.  Some soups may be good for more than just the soul. A new study suggests that certain homemade broths — made from chicken , beef or even just vegetables — might have properties that can help fight malaria . Researcher Jake Baum of Imperial College London asked children from diverse cultural…

Five Miracles of Potato for Skin Care 

By Grace Okogwu November 18, 2019 You’re probably a fan of french fries or boiled potato and that’s great. However, it’s only fair that you know the full potential of this starchy crop beyond the kitchen. Russet, red, and yellow potatoes, are few of the various other species discoverable globally. Rich in vitamin K, Thiamin, Folate,…

What is the Leading Cause of Asphyxia in Children? 

 By AfricaParent  November17, 2019.  Asphyxia is the condition where the body doesn’t get enough oxygen to continue normal function. The body has too much carbon dioxide to function properly. Without adequate oxygen, nerve cells in the brain begin to die in about 2-4 minutes. And cell death is irreversible. So what are the causes of asphyxia…

Garlic, Ginseng, Turmeric… Herbal Remedies for Cancer ‘do more Harm than Good’ 

 By Stephen  Charles November 15, 2019 Using complementary therapies while undergoing treatment for breast cancer could stop drugs from working, interfere with chemotherapy, hormone therapy and delay wound healing, a leading surgeon has warned. Maria Cardoso, a breast surgeon at the Champalimaud Cancer Centre and teacher at the Nova Medical School in Lisbon, Portugal, spoke on…

Prostate Cancer in Nigeria: The Way Forward

On November 14, 2019. By Ojulari Faridah About 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. Prostate cancer has become a global health challenge because of its rising morbidity and mortality rates in males. It was classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2018 as one of the most common…