Young Nigerians are now mixing methylated spirit and Coke to get high

Science Students: We need to talk about this generation’s drug problem. When Olamide’s “Science Student” was released early this year, it was heavily criticised for endorsing and celebrating an already worrisome drug culture among Nigeria’s youth. His defence, and that of many who spoke in his favour was that he was only highlighting the problem and calling the attention of those at the ... Read More »

Intake of energy drink with paracetamol (PANADOL) is dangerious

A combination of caffeine and paracetamol could cause a risk to the liver, reported Metro and other news sources. It is “a hangover cure, used by millions of people worldwide – but mixing caffeine with paracetamol could be deadly”, it said. Combining “large quantities of the pain-killer and caffeine appeared to increase the risk of liver damage”,  The Times explained, ... Read More »

Taking Vitamin C with Fanta or Sprite is dangerous

The court also told NAFDAC to force the Nigeria Bottling Company (NBC) Plc to place a written warning on the drinks. A court in Lagos State has warned Nigerians to avoid taking Vitamin C with Fanta and Sprite soft drinks. The Igbosere High Court also told the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to force the Nigeria ... Read More »

Photos: Here’s what water births really look like

Kansas-based photographer Tammy Karin never passes up an opportunity to capture a water birth. “The mother has this warm, protective barrier around her in which to bring her baby into the world,” Karin explains. “She can receive help if wanted or needed, but it’s almost like this wonderful force field that lends itself to this more hands-off environment.” Karin, a ... Read More »