Nigeria:  Tight Jeans, Laptop on the laps Decrease Male Fertility – Expert

Nov 7, 2017 0

With the high prevalence of infertility amongst couples in the country, a fertility expert, Dr Arati Sohoni, has warned men against wearing tight jeans, under garments as well as working continuously with laptops on their laps. She said such habits cause a rise in temperature and harm sperm production and count in men. “You know the testes are placed in the scrotum, and not inside our body because they are at low body temperature. So if you wear tight jeans and other tight wears, then the temperature tends to rise and that can harm the sperm, and sperm production as well,” said Dr Sohoni at the fifth anniversary celebration of the Abuja branch of the Nordica Fertility Centre in Abuja. ...

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Today is Polio day

Oct 24, 2017 0

Today, the 24th of October is World Polio Day, a day set side by Rotary International about a decade ago to create awareness on Polio. It is the birthday of Jonas Salk who pioneered the polio vaccine. Oral polio vaccine developed by Albert Sabin is now most in use world wide. ...

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Healthy diet with proper exercise could reduce asthma symptoms

Sep 14, 2017 1

Daily intake of a healthy diet combined with proper exercise could reduce the symptoms of asthma and also help the person live a better life. Asthma is a common and long-term condition affecting around one in ten people in the western world. The majority of patients rely on daily medicine to control symptoms such as wheezing, chest pain and shortness of breath and many are wary of exercise, fearing that it could induce symptoms. ...

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Smartphones are addictive, can be injurious to kids’ mental health: Experts

Sep 14, 2017 0

Although invented with the aim of making life easier and convenient, the increasing use of smartphones and the internet by school going children and teenagers is slowly exposing them to less important and more addictive things like cyber bullying and online pornography, mental health experts have warned. Reports suggest that an increasing number of teenagers are being trapped into the deadly Internet game Blue Whale Challenge. A Google Trends report of the past 12 months shows a sharp spike in the number of searches related to the Blue Whale Challenge in India. “Smartphones are addictive in nature and the Internet can be misused for games such as Blue Whale Challenge, pornography, etc,” Deepti Kukreja, Consultant Psychiatrist, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital, Mumbai, told IANS. The recent death of the 17-year-old teenager, Satvik Pandey, who killed himself by jumping in front of a running train in Damoh in Madhya Pradesh, has been linked to the Blue Whale Challenge. According to some friends of Pandey, he was “quite absorbed in the Blue Whale... ...

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Sep 11, 2017 0

Stress is a natural occurrence, no one passes through life without stressful periods, this could be due to deadlines, workload, relationships, natural disasters, death of loved ones, divorce and financial commitments. ...

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 High salt intake may double chances of heart failure, says study

Aug 29, 2017 0

According to a recent study, high salt intake is associated with a doubled risk of heart failure. “High salt (sodium chloride) intake is one of the major causes of high blood pressure and an independent risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke,” said Pekka Jousilahti from the National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland. ...

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  Older adults should consume an avocado daily to strengthen eyes and boosts memory

Aug 28, 2017 0

Elder people should eat an avocado a day as it significantly helps boosts the memory and also strengthen the eyes. According to the new study, 40 healthy adults aged 50 and over, who ate one fresh avocado a day for six months, experienced a 25% increase in lutein levels in their eyes and improved cognitive function. Lutein is a pigment commonly found in fruits and vegetables that accumulates in the blood, eye and brain and may act as an anti-inflammatory agent and an antioxidant. ...

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Lack of sleep may increase risk of dementia in older adults

Aug 25, 2017 0

New York: A new research has claimed that older adults who don’t get proper sleep at night are at higher risk of developing dementia. The findings showed that spending less time in REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, which is when most of our dreaming occurs — and taking longer to enter REM sleep can both raise the risk of dementia. Each percentage reduction in REM sleep was associated with a nine per cent increase in the risk of all-cause dementia and an eight per cent increase in the risk of Alzheimer’s disease dementia. ...

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