World sickle cell awareness day was two days ago (19th of June) and already, terrible news hit the internet about one of the pioneers of Hip Hop losing his life to the diseases. Prodigy of Mobb Deep, who was 42, died from complications as a result of sickle cell anaemia. The
Alcohol consumption was associated with an increased risk of breast cancer in a large study of African-American women, indicating that they, like white women, may benefit from limiting alcohol. These study results have been published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Nigeria is currently going through a meningitis epidemic which has affected 16 states in the Northern region. The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed that the outbreak started in Zamfara state. No fewer than 328 persons have died and 2,524 suspected cases have been recorded since November 2016.
Good news for supporters of the #childnotbride fight. Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has announced a ban on child marriage in the predominantly Muslim west African nation, threatening heavy jail terms for those who break the new rules. This ban became official on the 6th of July. Anyone who marries a girl under 18
A new project which will be beneficial to Nigerian women has recently been launched. This project is very important as it comes at a time when maternal mortality is prevalent in Nigeria. The AsktheGynaecologist (ATG) project is a program specially designed to provide virtual consultation services to Nigerians who are desirous
By Natasha Ellah At 100 Naira (£0.32/$0.50) a bag, Tiger Nuts or ‘Aya’ are one of the cheapest African Superfoods I have found while rummaging through the Nigerian market. Normally sold by Hausa mallams, they also have the informal name of ‘Northern Groundnut’. In Nigeria, the Hausas call it “Aya”, Yorubas
The superior fiber found in okra helps to stabilize the blood sugar by curbing the rate at which sugar is absorbed from the intestinal tract. Okra's mucilage binds cholesterol and bile acid carrying toxins dumped into it by the filtering liver. Okra helps lubricate the large intestines due to its bulk
Research shows that health providers who are trained to use malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) continue to prescribe costly malaria medicines to people who do not have the illness. Despite their training, the health workers continue to make these pricey mistakes, and rates of using the rapid diagnostic tests are