More sex boosts physical, mental health – Study

Scientists have alerted that having more sex could seriously boost wellbeing by strengthening immune systems, lowering blood pressure and even boosting memories. These findings were drawn from several studies. Drawing from the findings of several studies, scientists uncovered many ways sexual activities boosts healthy living. According to scientists from Wilkes University, Pennsylvania in the United States, U.S., having sex once or twice a week increases antibody levels in humans by 30 per cent. This is thought to be due to sexually active people being more exposed to bacteria and viruses,…

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Strong PHCs yield healthier society –Saraki

Toyin Ojora Saraki is the wife of the Senate President and Founder/ President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, an organisation with focus on maternal, newborn and child health. In this interview with DEBORAH OCHENI, Saraki highlights the need to strengthen Primary Health Care facilities and midwives as measures to keep mothers and babies safe     As the founder of Wellbeing Foundation Africa, how will you rate the achievements of the foundation so far? I have been privileged to lead our home-grown wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) for over twelve years…

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Preventing drug resistance in malaria treatment

With drug resistance emerging as a problem in Thailand’s borders with Myanmar and Cambodia, APPOLONI A ADEYEMI reports that urgent measures must be taken to avert it in Nigeria     The last 11 months were traumatic for 14-year-old Tade Malaika (not real name) who had been in and out of hospital admission for three consecutive times. The case of Ekaete Joseph, 35, who was similarly down with fever was different. Much as he suffered the fever, she resorted to self-medication, purchasing malaria medications from patent-medicine stores. Efforts to persuade…

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Cancer survivors boost wellbeing through prayers

In recent years, scientists have begun to consider the potential tangible effects of prayer and available research has also suggests that prayer may be very beneficial to health and wellbeing. It is against this background that the Sebeccly Cancer Care and support centre is not-for-profit cancer care and advocacy charity organisation, is creating opporotunity for breast cancer survivors to unburden their emotions, ask questions during an interactive session, participant would also pray at the 2007 annual Easter retreat and breast cancer support group meeting for breast cancer patients. The programme…

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Scientists link stress to obesity

Using hair to measure long-term levels of the stress hormone cortisol, researchers from the United Kingdom, UK, have confirmed the link between chronic stress and obesity, as well as difficulty shedding excess weight. These are the findings of a study published in the journal ‘Obesity’. Previous research has tied high levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the blood, urine or saliva to obesity, but these measurements can vary based on factors like the time of the day and don’t capture long-term stress levels. “When people are facing a stressful…

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Medical bikes debut in Lagos

Lagos State Government has taken its quest of preventing unnecessary deaths during emergencies within the Lagos Island Central Business Districts, CBD to the next level with the innovation and acquisition of state-of-the-art fast-moving power bikes to provide prompt first aid treatment for accident victims. Special Adviser to the Governor on CBD, Agboola Dabiri said that the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode was very passionate about safety and well-being of lagosians, irrespective of state of their origin. According to the Public Affairs Officer at the CBD, Moses Ogunleye, “everything was being…

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MIAHWRA tasks government on trafficking

A non-governmental and not-for-profit organisat i o n , Media Initiative Against Human-trafficking and Women Rights Advocacy (MIAHWRA) has appealealed to the Federal Government to make the laws protecting women and children more effective. The group made the statement on the sideline of week-long advocacy and awareness programme on human trafficking across selected secondary schools in Abuja. The program took the group to several schools including Catherina International School, Gwarimpa, Government Secondary school, Lugbe, among others. The organiation in a joint statement issued by the MIAHWRA Executive Director/Founder, Tobore Ovuorie…

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