health

Tristate Healthcare conducts health checks on lawyers

By Gabriel Olawale Tristate Healthcare System Limited has partnered  the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) as part of its welfare programme for professionals across Nigeria and Africa. The healthcare company was at the just concluded NBA Annual General Conference in Lagos where it provided healthcare screening and medical treatment to lawyers. Lawyers Vice-President/Chief Operating Officer, Dr Olukunle Iyanda, said Tristate conducted full screening of lawyers at the conference, which was the first time it would happen at any NBA conference. The tests, he said, including urinalysis, cholesterol testing, prostate cancer screening, glucose level checks and body mass index examinations to determine obesity. “The tests are to prevent issues of sudden death, high blood pressure...

We need to help children battling cancer— Matilda, mother of three–year–old cancer survivor

September is the International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This year, the Daivyan Children Cancer Foundation, a non-governmental organization with the core interest of creating awareness on the scourge and supporting children battling cancer, ushered in the month in grand style by lighting up Teslim Balogun Stadium Lagos in an event tagged ‘Light Lagos Gold’. •Matilda(left), with a participant The founder of the Foundation and mother of Daivyan, a three -year -old kidney cancer survivor, Mrs. Matilda Williams-Obiajunwa, felt there was a need to reach out to other kids battling the scourge her innocent child fought for over a year after he was diagnosed at the tender age of one year 11months. According to Williams-Obiajunwa, the event was also to honour the kids l...

Halima Abubakar Opens Up On Ill Health: I’m Not Strong Enough To Resume Acting

Halima Abubakar Opens Up On Ill Health: I’m Not Strong Enough To Resume Acting September 9, 2017 – Halima Abubakar Opens Up On Health Condition: I’m Not Strong Enough To Resume Acting Kogi-born Nollywood actress Halima Abubakar has finally opened up on the state of her health after a long break from big screen. Halima Abubakar told Saturday Beats she will not be returning to the big screen anytime soon because of her ill health. Her words:

Dancing can reverse signs of brain ageing

Physical exercise has an anti-aging effect on the hippocampus region of the brain — an area that controls memory, learning and balance. A new study, comparing different forms of exercise — dancing and endurance training — undertaken by elderly volunteers for 18 months, shows that both can have an anti-aging effect on the brain, but only dancing corresponded to a noticeable difference in behaviour. This difference is attributed to the extra challenge of learning dancing routines. As we grow older we suffer a decline in mental and physical fitness, which can be made worse by conditions like Alzheimer’s disease. But older people who routinely partake in physical exercise can reverse the signs of aging in the brain, and dancing has the most profound effect. “Exercise has t...

Discovered: Best heart drug since statins

Thousands of lives could be saved thanks to a new heart drug hailed as the biggest breakthrough since statins. In a landmark four-year trial, scientists found that the drug – given by injection every three months – cut the risk of heart attacks by a quarter. The 10,000-patient study, involving 1,000 doctors in 39 countries, also suggested it could halve the risk of dying from lung cancer and prevent arthritis and gout. Heart Scientists last night said the treatment marked ‘a new era of therapeutics’ that could save thousands of lives. The drug, Canakinumab, works by reducing inflammation – a major new approach in heart medicine. For the past 30 years cholesterol-busting statins have been given to nearly all people deemed to be at risk of cardiovascular disease in a bid...

Four coffees a day ‘cuts the risk of dying early by two thirds’

Drinking  four cups of coffee a day significantly cuts the chance of an early death, research suggests. A study of 20,000 people found heavy consumption cut the risk of dying young by up to two thirds. The Spanish researchers, who tracked people aged 25 to 60 for a decade, believe the antioxidant plant compounds in coffee benefit the heart and ward off cancer. Because the participants were relatively young, with an average age of 37 at the start of the study, the average chance of dying during the ten years they were studied was very low – 1.7 per cent. But the researchers found the risk of death fell even further among those who drank the most coffee. Every extra two cups were associated with a 22 per cent relative drop in mortality – rising to 30 per cent among over-...