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Codeine and Tramadol…Alternative Medicine Options (1)

Nigeria’s ban on cough mixtures which contain Codeine and a similar axe which fell on Tramadol may open wide the door to a multi-billion naira business for traditional and alternative medicine recipes for cough,...

Heart Attack: Lessons of Mike Adeyemo’s Death (2)

Mr Michael Adeyemo, Oyo State, House of Assembly Speaker, 47, slumped and died of heart attack in Ibadan last month. Like this second part, the first part of this series explored some possible causes...

Heart Attack: Lessons of Mike Adeyemo’s death at 47 (1)

Oyo State House of Assembly Speaker Micheal Adeyemo, 47, slumped at home and died of a heart attack on April 27, a serious reminder to those of us he left behind to take better...

Mosquitoes Vs Mankind: an Unending Old War.

I do not mind if mosquitoes bite me at night while I sleep, because I know I can prevent their bites from giving me malaria fever. This is not just because I am AS...

Butter and Margarine, are they killers or life promoters?

Can Blue Band Margarine cause heart and blood vessel damage, heart attack and stroke? Consumer Protection Council (CPC) is expected to answer this question after it concludes investigation into the claims of a social...

Nigeria’s pregnant women, children still dying like rat

MY mother bled to death on 5 August 1959, unable to expel the placenta after the birth of her fifth child, the fourth boy. I was too young then at nine to understand what...

Nigeria tops Africa’s TB chart, fourth globally

FROM where do I begin? Dr. Robert Koch? My two nephews, brothers from the same womb, who died three years from each other, of tuberculosis of the spinal bone which ate up their livers?...

Kidney stones, gall bladder stones, stone crushers (1)

SOME herbs often hibernate from memory only to pop up in emergencies such as one of my natural health chat group members ran into last week. Her husband, 45, came down with calcium oxalate...

Numbness, cramps, tingling in fingers and toes

WHEN one of my friends wanted to sign a cheque recently, and the two fingers to hold the pen couldn't do the job, and a doctor suggested he may have had a partial stroke,...

Some herbal guardians of health in 2018 (5)

Hawthorn berries (Crataegus spp.) TWO deaths last month got me thinking about Hawthorn berries. Just before the first one, I noticed that one of my acquaintances always breathed heavily, almost gasping for breath, on little...

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