Do you know about perimenopause?

Photo: womandhome.com Perimenopause is a transition between the reproductive years of a woman and menopause. Onset of menopause normally occurs in women of 40’s, but it can start as early as age 30. Onset of perimenopause is marked by irregular menstrual cycles. Irregular menstrual cycles are a result of reduced ovarian function. Menopause ends perimenopause….

Cryptic Pregnancy

By Chinenye H.G Ofokansi Photo: change.org We’ve heard stories of women who go into labour and gave birth spontaneously without knowing they are pregnant. TV shows like I didn’t know I was pregnant share stories of women who became mothers without preparation. All these are cases of cryptic pregnancies. Cryptic pregnancy is a hidden or…

Is red meat bad for your health?

Nutritionists and health experts have spent years debating the benefits and risks of eating red meat in an attempt to determine whether it is good or bad for health. So far, results have been mixed. Researchers say that red meat contains important nutrients, including protein, vitamin B-12, and iron. However, there is evidence to suggest…

‘Gardening helps our mental health. They should do more of it in jail’

HMP Parc’s gardening scheme is improving prisoners’ lives – and has won an award from the Royal Horticultural Society Alan Grant steps back from the flowerbed he has been carefully weeding and reflects on his morning’s work. “It takes you away from prison a bit,” he says, “it’s therapeutic, it’s enjoyable. My time here would…

Here Are the Reasons Why You Should Eat Eggplant – Its Health Benefits

The eggplant also known by some people as garden egg is one of the common consumed vegetables. It has the shape of an egg, and it really looks like a fruit, but it’s not a fruit but vegetable. It enjoys worldwide consumption among people of different races and nationalities. Its botanical (scientific name) is Solanum…

Health Benefits of Tiger Nuts

Photo: Afroflourish.com Tiger nuts scientifically known as Cyperus esculentus is a plant tuber, though sharing some properties of nuts. History has it that Africans especially Nigerians and Egyptians have been using tiger nuts for centuries. Tiger nut is used in these countries for many purposes. A unique preparation of tiger nuts called ‘horchata’ is the…

Health Benefits of Walnuts

Photo: Guardian.ng Walnuts are edible seeds with a hard, rough and round shell. There are different species but they basically have the same health benefits. Walnut has been scientifically proven to have the following health benefits Helps brain functioning The presence of the fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6 in walnuts helps to improve the cognitive…

Newbouldia Laevis: About, Traditional Medicinal Uses and Researches

Newbouldia Laevis: About, Traditional Medicinal Uses and Researches Photo: Useful Tropical Plants Newbouldia laevis is a small tree that grows in regions of wooden savannah and deciduous forest of West Africa (Ofokansi, 2013). The plant is widely used in African traditional medicine. It is commonly known as the “African Border Tree” or the “fence tree.”…

Honey: Uses, Health Benefits and Risks

Honey: Uses, Health Benefits and Risks Honey is common to most homes, being used in a variety of ways – as food additive, as food sweetener, as hair-food, etc. Honey is a product of bees. It is made by bees from the nectar of flowers. There are different grades of honey based on how clear…

Peptic Ulcer Disease

Photo: Pinterest Peptic ulcer arise from a break in the abdominal lining either in the upper part of the intestine or lower esophagus resulting in gastrointestinal sores. Types Depending on the location of the ulcer, peptic ulcer is divided into two types: Gastric ulcer – here the ulcer occurs in the stomach Duodenal ulcer –…

Grand Mal Seizure

Photo: medbullets Grand mal seizure also known as generalized tonic-clonic seizure is a subgroup of one of the two broad categories of seizures. These seizures arise from abnormal electrical impulses produced throughout the entire brain. It is the most common type of generalized seizure; the type people would always visualize whenever seizures are mentioned. Grand…

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Also known as Acute lymphocytic leukemia(ALL), acute lymphoblastic leukemia is another form of blood cancer. Like myeloid leukemia, it is malignant too. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common cancer during childhood; usually occurring in children between the age of 2-5. Onset of symptoms of Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is very gradual and…