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Study: Erectile dysfunction linked to increased risk of heart disease

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is linked to greater cardiovascular risk, regardless of other risk factors like cholesterol, smoking and high blood pressure, according to new research published on Monday in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

Cardiologist: Unhealthy lifestyles cause heart-attack

Prof Ibrahim Adeola-Katibi, a Cardiologist with the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) has cautioned Nigerians against unhealthy lifestyles that could cause heart-attack.

Expert: Smoking harmful to entire human body, not just lungs

Smoking harms organs throughout human body, not just lungs as such related diseases as emphysema and lung cancer are among the leading causes of death among smokers, medical expert Maria Ocampo said.

Study: An egg a day may keep the doctor away

For decades, experts warned that eating eggs raises levels of unhealthy cholesterol. But a study Tuesday said an egg a day may actually reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.

World Hypertension Day: Doctors advise Nigerians on disease, prevention, treatment

Some medical experts have identified hypertension as the most common non-communicable disease in Nigeria and called for more awareness of the need for checkups, healthy diet and lifestyle to guard against it.

Cardiologist: Nigerian soups, food unhealthy

Kunle Iyanda, a cardiologist at Wuse General Hospital, Abuja, has described Nigerian diets as unhealthy.

Expert: Processed foods contain bad cholesterol

Dr Oluwabunmi Ogungbemi, General Physician at the Department of Family Medicine, Garki Hospital, Abuja, has warned that processed foods could contain harmful cholesterol, capable of raising the risk of stroke and heart attack or other possible health problem.

Expert stresses need to prevent hypertension

Ogugua Osi-Ogbu, a consultant physician geriatrician at the National Hospital Abuja, has admonished Nigerians to know their blood pressure in order to manage and prevent hypertension.

Donald Trump in ‘excellent health’ – doctor

Dr. Ronny Jackson, U.S. President Donald Trump’s White House physician, has declared the president to be in “excellent health”.

I ought to have died – Wole Soyinka

Professor Wole Soyinka, the Nobel Laureate, said he ought to have died going by his lifestyle.

People skipping breakfast risk heart attack – study

People who skip breakfast or eat poorly to start the day are twice as likely to develop hardened arteries, which can lead to deadly heart disease, researchers said Monday.

Moderate alcohol intake may increase your life span – study

While many researches have warned of its adverse health effects, a recent study says if consumed lightly or in moderation, alcohol could actually lead to a longer life.

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