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Exercise, sleep can lower risk of developing irritable bowel syndrome 

Healthy lifestyles, specifically not smoking, a high activity level, and sleeping 7 to 9 hours per night, might decrease the risk of developing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Experts say Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common gastrointestinal disorder characterised by...

Too much vitamin B3 may contribute to heart disease – Experts

Recent studies have revealed a possible link between high blood levels of the common B vitamin niacin and cardiovascular disease. The researchers saw that excess niacin can trigger vascular inflammation, which in turn may lead to atherosclerosis — or plaque...

In what ways do low-carbohydrate diets impact weight?

Those who follow a low-carb, mostly plant-based diet are more likely to prevent weight gain, According to a recent study. Less refined carbohydrates, fat, and plant-based protein made up the most effective low-carb diet that was ever researched. The study shows...

Can eating more tomatoes daily help lower high blood pressure?

Eating tomatoes has been linked to a blood pressure-lowering effect and may help avoid high blood pressure in older adults, according to a recent study. Over a third of the study participants who consumed the most tomatoes or tomato-based products...

Bottled water contains thousands of nanoplastics so small they can invade the body’s cells – Research

Researchers, in a new study, have discovered bottled water sold in stores can contain 10 to 100 times more bits of plastic than previously estimated — nanoparticles so infinitesimally tiny they cannot be seen under a microscope. At 1,000th the...

The heart: All you need to know [READ]

The human heart is a finely-tuned instrument that serves the whole body. It is a muscular organ around the size of a closed fist, and it sits in the chest, slightly to the left of centre. The heart beats around...

How much should you exercise for a longer, healthier life?

A new study from researchers at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, has found that while exercise is important to living a long life, following other healthy lifestyle habits may have an even greater impact. Many factors are involved when it...

Smart Health: A Deep Dive into How Artificial Intelligence Will Reshape Patient Care and Wellness in 2024

By Dayo Ojerinde In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to bring about transformative changes in patient care and wellness. As we step into 2024, the advancements in AI technologies are set to...

The Transformative Role of Chatbots in Improving Patient Experience and Healthcare Delivery in Nigeria

By Dayo Ojerinde Non-communicable diseases now make up 7 of the world’s top 10 causes of death, according to the World Health Organisation’s 2019 Global Health Estimates. This is an increase from 4 of the 10 leading causes in 2000....

Revolutionising Healthcare: The Unprecedented Integration of Artificial Intelligence in 2023

By Dayo Ojerinde As we count down to the end of 2023, I think one of the best decisions I took in the outgoing year is to join the Artificial Intelligence 'bandwagon.' Artificial Intelligence has been in existence for some time now,...
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Is “male menopause” real? [READ]

The female reproductive cycle comes to an end with the menopause. But as men age, they undergo a variety...
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