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...

Hemp that heals…and hemp that kills

I HELD back my thoughts on this column again for a few hours last Thursday when I heard the news on radio that operatives of the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) had uncovered...

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?...

Easter…wrong keys don’t open right doors

It is quite natural for me to be somewhat phlegmatic at 68, recalling wins and losses of choleric years, and contemplating what becomes of me after yet another earth-life. At no time in my...

Kidney stones, gall bladder stones, stone crushers (2)

WRITING about kidney and gallbladder stones and stone-melting or crushing herbs and substances in the first part of this series last week, I remembered some of the unforgettable staff of The Comet newspaper. I...

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,...

Mama Ezinne, Florence Fusi, Dr. Robson Momoh

SOMETIME in November or December last year, I had one of those dreams which keep one on one's toes. I was on a highway, and at what looked like a road intersection, I saw...

In The Other Room