Malaria – Taking the fight to mosquitoes

After steadily declining numbers of malaria cases and malaria deaths worldwide between 2000 and 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 2016 recorded...

Inexpensive lifesaving treatment for diarrhoea

Almost everyone has a bout of diarrhoea once, maybe twice a year. It lasts for a couple of uncomfortable days, and then you're over...

Does your “late bloomer” have Autism?

At a child’s birthday party I noticed a child who seemed to hang behind and wasn’t playing with the other kids. Judging by his...

Managing stress – a skill that can save your life

Do you know that your body’s unique alarm system, the "fight or flight" hormone response that prepares you to escape from danger is designed...

Colon Cancer – What you should know

Do you know that lifestyle factors such as poor diet, physical inactivity, alcohol and smoking cause 80% of colorectal or colon cancer? Inherited genes...

Dangers of Vitamin D Deficiency

Do you know that it’s almost impossible to get enough vitamin D through your diet because very few foods contain it? The best way...

Lassa fever and Meningitis – the ongoing health threat

This past week brought two items of disturbing health news. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reported that there are now 317 confirmed cases...

Vitamins and Minerals – Are you getting what you need?

Do you know that when it comes to vitamins, minerals, and other micronutrients, your body prefers to get them from real food rather than...

Heart Attack and Stroke – When sudden death isn’t that sudden

Do you know that stroke and heart disease, have replaced malaria and tuberculosis on the list of 5 leading causes of death in Sub-Saharan...

Yes, Let’s Say The “C” word – Cancer Prevention

World Cancer Day is Feb 4. People often talk about someone dying of cancer in hushed tones, as though saying the “C” word “cancer”...