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Healing the Heart – Reflections of a Cardiac Unit Nurse in the Wake of World Heart Day

November 9, 2017 – 7:21 PM |

Cardiovascular disease is becoming a healthcare crisis and is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in every part of the world. It affects individuals from nearly all countries, backgrounds, ages, gender and races.

Heart Failure: Symptoms, Risk Factors, and How to Beat It

June 12, 2017 – 4:22 PM |

Heart failure is growing public health issue due to its substantial contribution to morbidity and mortality and its current status as the leading cause of hospitalization (Del Gobbo et al, 2015). According to the American …

What Is Adiponectin and How Does It Relate to Health Issues?

November 18, 2016 – 9:02 PM |

Obesity is big factor contributing to a variety of health conditions that range from high blood pressure to type 2 diabetes, cancer, and a spectrum of others potentially life-threatening problems. According to researchers, more than …

Heart Diseases in Nigeria: The Obesity Plague

October 28, 2016 – 12:18 AM |

According to a research ‘The growing threat of Obesity in Nigeria’ by HerbalPro, a herbal solution company that focuses on providing prevention and improvements to the most prevalent illnesses and diseases through herbal products, Obesity …

In Focus: The Damaging Effects of Alcohol on the Body

January 30, 2016 – 7:48 PM |

Knowing the severity of alcohol’s negative effects on the body will definitely make you think twice about going to that party or getting yourself a bottle of beer. What starts out as harmless fun can …

Reflections: Rheumatic Heart Disease Stole Him while Asthma Bore the Blame

August 1, 2014 – 9:34 PM | One Comment

My brother was born three years earlier than me; yet when we joined kindergarten; I appeared his senior by physique. Matters were not improved by his decision to abscond classes leading him to repeat the …

In Perspective: Reasons for the Skyrocketing Rates of Childhood Obesity

June 3, 2014 – 8:42 PM |

Obesity is a problem that affects millions of people across the globe. Adult obesity has had a great deal of interest over the years, both in terms of its importance in the genesis of cardiovascular …

Nephrolithiasis – A New Threat for Coronary Artery Diseases

September 10, 2013 – 11:08 PM |

Coronary artery disease (CAD) aka myocardial infarction (MI) is probably the most common heart disease and a major cause of morbidity and mortality. It affects people from all socioeconomic classes and is a threat for …

Smoking – Buying Death in Fancy Wraps

August 22, 2013 – 8:30 PM |

Smoking is a practice in which a substance (most commonly tobacco) is burned and the smoke is either tasted or inhaled. How strange it is to think that even a lay man who smokes daily …

Skipping Breakfast – A Cause of Many Diseases

August 20, 2013 – 10:00 PM |

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but skipping it increases your chances of heart disease. According to a new study at the Harvard School of Public Health, men who regularly skip their …

Eggs – A Risk Factor for Atherosclerosis Equivalent to Smoking?

March 13, 2013 – 5:55 PM | 2 Comments

Eggs are considered as one of the key components of a traditional English breakfast and for egg lovers, nothing beats that protein boost they need to start the day. However, new research at the University …

Warfarin versus Dabigatran – An Overview

March 10, 2013 – 8:39 PM |

Warfarin is a well-established life-long therapy for patients with long-term atrial fibrillation, an irregularly irregular heart beat. In lay terms this means that the muscles in the heart, instead of beating synchronously, fibrillate or ripple …