Leadership in Nigeria: the way forward

No doubt Nigeria is a great nation. The peculiarities in her existence gives credence to this, a survivor of a deadly civil war, most populous black nation, over 250 distinctly diverse ethnic groups, rich mineral resources base and a people of unique entrepreneurial spirit, found in every country in the world. A Harvard professor need…

Is Your Diet Colorblind?

Next time you have a meal, look at your plate – what colors do you see? If its mostly white and brown then your diet might be colorblind! In order to have a healthy diet you need foods from all the food groups and that means a colorful plate. Just eating meat and potatoes won’t…

Periorbital Dermatitis Problem – Cause and Treatment

Periorbital dermatitis is an irritating and painful condition around the eyes.  Usually itching, redness, flaking and some pain will occur around the lower eyelid and the skin around the eyes in general.  The literal translation of dermatitis is skin inflammation.  The obvious cause is inflammation.  But, what causes the inflammation? ·         The Causes of Inflammation…

Being Optimistic Is Good For Your Health

A recent study published in the journal Circulation showed that a sunnier outlook on life is associated with lower risk of heart disease and mortality. The research, which tracked more than 97,000 women older than 50 for eight years, found that optimists were 9 percent less likely to develop heart disease and 14 percent less…

What is Gout? – Symptoms and Prevention

What is gout? You would think more people would know the answer to this question, considering it's one of the most frequently recorded medical illnesses in history. Even the great Benjamin Franklin suffered from a chronic case of it himself. But, to answer your question, gout is a condition that results from crystals of uric…

Sarcoma Muscle Cancer

A sarcoma muscle cancer is a highly malignant and rare type of cancer that arises in the connective tissues in the body.There are approximately 9,800 new cases of soft tissue and bone sarcoma each year in the United States. It is rare among adults and accounts for less than 2% of all adult cancers. This…

New MRSA Strain Emerging

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Areus (MRSA) is a type of staph bacteria that are resistant to many antibiotics. The majority of infections caused by MRSA occur in the hospitals or other healthcare settings. However, in recent years, we have been seeing a dramatic increase in MRSA infections in the community. Data from a prospective study in…

Lack of sleep ups heart attack risk–study

Lack of sleep ups heart attack risk–study According to the study published in the ‘European Heart Journal,’ sleeping less than six hours in the night boosts the stroke or heart attack risk. “The trend for late nights and early mornings is actually a ticking time bomb for our health so you need to act now…

Colds and Flu – The Herbal Approach

The treatment of colds and flu provides a contrast between different approaches to health and illness. During the time of Pasteur, the debate raged about the nature of infection. He maintained that bacteria was the most important, while his adversary Beauchamp insisted that the immune system and and host resistance was crucial. Pasteur won the…

Bronchitis and Toddlers

Toddlers too can get bronchitis. Actually, they are at most risk of getting the infection than infants. This is because of their nature to explore. They might come across some infected things around them. At this age, everything ends up in the mouth. If they get hold of anything that carries contagious pathogens, chances of…

Healthy Heart Plant Sterols Review

Healthy Heart Plant Sterols is a supplement by TrueFit Vitamins, which promotes numerous other basic supplements. It seems that Healthy Heart Plant Sterols may have some benefits; we appreciate that it contains as much as 745 mg of Plant Sterols. These Phytosterols have recently been exhaustively studied by scientists and researchers; as a result, many…