Health Talk

Lagos to float agency to manage health insurance scheme

By Laolu Etiri, Lagos Lagos State Government on Wednesday revealed plans to establish an agency by law to manage the State’s health insurance scheme expected to be rolled out soon. Briefing Government House Correspondents at the end of a meeting of the AXA Mansard Insurance Group with the State Governor, ...

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Sokoto confirms 41 deaths from meningitis scourge

By Musa Gada, Sokoto Sokoto State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Balarabe Kakale has confirmed that the death toll arising from the prevailing meningitis epidemic in Sokoto State has now risen to 41. He disclosed this to newsmen in Sokoto on Sunday when he gave an update on the state of ...

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Buhari to return to UK for follow-up treatment – Presidency

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu has said President Muhammadu Buhari has not changed his plan to return to his doctors in London, United Kingdom for follow-ups. Shehu speaking to journalists in Abuja said “It is false news that Buhari is no longer ...

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FG confirms 282 deaths from meningitis outbreak in five states

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja The Federal Government through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed the outbreak of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM) in five states of the federation, saying not fewer than 282 deaths have been recorded. The Chief Executive Officer of the centre, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, stated ...

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German group ranks Nigeria 4th soft drinks consuming nation

By Samuel Sowunmi, Lagos A body, the German Engineering Federation has ranked Nigeria as the fourth country with the most sales of soft drinks globally. The Head of Market Development, Mrs Martina Claus made the disclosure while speaking at the ongoing Third International Trade Exhibition on Agrofood, Plastics, Printing and ...

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Discover five great cures for depression

Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Fortunately, it is also treatable. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. … Feeling sad or having a ...

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Homemade yogurt face mask recipes for glowing skin

Yogurt is a milk product obtained by fermentation of milk specific microorganisms, which shall be viable, active and abundant in the product. Yogurt face masks are very effective because of yogurt’s number of skin benefits . Read on here to learn the 5 best DIY yogurt skin care masks and how ...

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see how to wash your hair properly so as to avoid hair loss

Healthy Hair begins with a healthy scalp. Washing your hair properly will keep your scalp free of dandruff, lice with healthy shiny hair looks. While it is wonderful to have dense, voluminous hair that is soft and silky, we always struggle to keep the frizz under check and think why ...

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See how negative emotions affect our body and result to disease and illness

An emotion is a complex psychological state that involves three distinct components: a subjective experience, a physiological response, and a behavioral or expressive response. How do our emotions affect our health? Did you know that by experiencing different negative emotions (anger, guilt, jealousy, sadness, etc.), our bodies are directly influenced ...

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signs of an unhealthy vagina and 11 things you can do about it

The vagina is an elastic, muscular canal with a soft, flexible lining that provides lubrication and sensation. The vagina connects the uterus to the outside world. Vaginal health is extremely important to the overall well-being of women. A healthy vagina is acidic and holds high amount of beneficial bacteria which ...

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