Curbing the scourge of diabetes

November 14, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

Today, Nigeria joins the rest of the global community in marking this year’s World Diabetes Day (WDD). The annual campaign is spearheaded by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) in conjunction with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and was created in 1991 in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat that diabetes poses across the globe. The theme of Read More

Slumps, dies: BP, diabetes, exhaustion, others as silent killers

November 3, 2023 PAUL OKAH 0

High or low blood pressure (BP), diabetes mellitus, exhaustion, cardiovascular diseases and other ailments are increasingly becoming common causes of death as they’re often ignored; PAUL OKAH reports. When a Nigerian collapses and dies suddenly, the death is often blamed on witch-craft, spiritual attacks, “village people” or some unseen forces as a result of the superstitious nature of many Africans, Read More

I’ve permanent cure for stroke – Nigerian researcher 

October 29, 2023 Donald Iorchir 0

Frontline Nigerian researcher in phytho-medicine, Dr Ben Amodu, who is recognised internationally for his alternative medicine remedies to various diseases, has said he has a cure for stroke without the need for rehab. Dr Amodu made this revelation while speaking to newsmen at his African Alternative Medicine Hospital in Wuse Zone 6, Abuja over the weekend. “Our research is into Read More

Diabetes situation in Nigeria amidst global health agenda

July 3, 2023 Victor Okeke 0

Nigerians are currently groaning under a rising prevalence of diabetes mellitus. A recent meta-analysis reported that approximately 5.8% (about 6 million) of adult Nigerians are living with diabetes. This figure has been likened to a tip of an iceberg as it is estimated that two-thirds of diabetes cases in Nigeria are yet undiagnosed. This scenario which applies to most low Read More

RMRDC: Boosting production of sweeteners to generate foreign direct investments

Research, states that the demand for sweeteners in Nigeria is projected to reach 2.15 million metric tons by 2026, up from 2.11 million metric tons in 2021. However, the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) has mobilised stakeholders to commercialise production of all the plant species in the country. BINTA SHAMA reports. Sugar and honey For centuries, study shows Read More