Peanut Butter: Is It a Pro or Con When It Comes to Cholesterol?

Overview Keeping your cholesterol under control can be tough, especially when you’re not sure which foods are good for your heart and which should be off-limits. Fortunately for everyone who loves peanut butter, almond butter, and other nut butters, these creamy treats are fairly healthy. And as long as they don’t contain hydrogenated fat, nut […]

NAFDAC and the GMP Mandate

The recent decision of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to shut down six local pharmaceutical companies for non-compliance with its Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) requirements is a step in the  right direction and deserves the commendation of all stakeholders in the industry.  NAFDAC’s Director General, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, while […]

COVID-19 Rapid Test Kit Prices ‘Halved’ For Poorer Nations

Poorer countries will have access to hundreds of millions more rapid COVID-19 tests following a deal to slash prices in half and boost production, Unitaid said on Friday. The international health agency and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics closed a deal with an Indian firm to produce up to 120 million tests this year […]

Wet Dreams Not a Disease or Spiritual Attack —Physician

A medical expert, Dr. Chinonso Egemba, says ‘wet dreams,’ experienced in adolescents or adulthood usually while asleep, is not a disease or “spiritual attack.” Egemba, who is popularly known as ‘Aproko Doctor’ on social media, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Awka that there is the need to correct such perceptions to reduce the […]

COVID-19: NMA Urges Healthcare Workers to be More Safety Conscious

… Warns members to consider everyone as a suspected COVID-19 case The Lagos State Chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has urged all her members and all frontline healthcare workers to be more safety conscious at this time and adhere very strictly to the Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC) COVID-19 guidelines. In a statement […]

Mass Vaccination Won’t Result in Herd Immunity, Scientists Warn

Scientists at the World Health Organisation warned that mass vaccinations would not bring about herd immunity to the coronavirus this year, even as one leading producer boosted its production forecast. Infections numbers are surging around the world, especially in Europe where nations have been forced to ramp up virus restrictions even as vaccines are rolled […]

Hypertension research: 2020 overview

In this feature, we take a look at some of the most interesting and important hypertension research from 2020. We cover a range of topics, including COVID-19, the role of thigh circumference, and the impact of dairy.   According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 1.13 billion people worldwide have with hypertension (high blood pressure). The […]

11 Foods to Increase Your HDL

What is HDL? When you think of cholesterol, you probably think of “bad” or high cholesterol. But there’s also a “good” type of cholesterol that your body needs. High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is the good kind of cholesterol and the kind you want. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is the bad kind of cholesterol and the kind you want […]

Eggs and Cholesterol — How Many Eggs Can You Safely Eat?

Eggs are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. In fact, a whole egg contains all the nutrients needed to turn a single cell into an entire chicken. However, eggs have gotten a bad reputation because the yolks are high in cholesterol. But cholesterol isn’t that simple. The more of it you eat, the […]

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