HEALTH

Exercise, good diet lower risk of colon cancer recurrence

Researchers have found that colon cancer patients who have a healthy body weight, exercise regularly and eat a diet high in whole grains, fruits and vegetables have a significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence or death. The team of researchers, ...

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Nigeria saves $6bn by training doctors locally

Prof. Ademola Olaitan, President, National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, on Thursday said that the college had saved more than $5 billion for the country by training doctors locally. Olaitan disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of ...

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MALNUTRITION: FG launches “Agriculture and Food Systems”

The Federal Government has launched a 10-year Agricultural Sector Food Security and Nutrition Strategy to combat malnutrition and food insecurity in Nigeria. At the Launch of the document in Abuja on Tuesday, Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and ...

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Body Care Routine for a Healthy and Glowing Skin

Majority of women take care of their face more carefully than the body, because their body skin is not as thin as face skin and it is protected from harmful external influences – ultraviolet radiation, dust, wind, temperature changes. However, ...

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Osun doctors protest against unpaid salaries

Medical doctors in Osun State on Thursday staged a peaceful protest in Osogbo over unpaid salaries and poor healthcare facilities in state-owned health institutions. The doctors, members of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Osun Chapter, carried placards, and marched from the ...

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MNM: Malaria is not yet defeated

An International Organisation, Malaria No More (MNM), on Wednesday called on countries to buckle up to the battle against malaria as the scourge is yet to be defeated. The organisation’s Chief Executive Officer, Martin Edlund, in a statement issued in ...

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Ministry of Health unveils made in Nigeria insecticide treated nets

The Federal Ministry of Health has unveiled a “’Made in Nigeria” insecticide treated mosquito nets as part of efforts to eliminate malaria scourge in the country. The locally produced mosquito nets are adjudged to be long lasting insecticides treated nets. ...

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20 million Nigerians infected with Hepatitis – Expert

Wisdom Ihejieto, the Deputy Secretary of the Guild of Medical Directors, FCT chapter, said about 20 million Nigerians were infected with hepatitis in Nigeria. Ihejieto disclosed this when the National President of the Guild, Tony Philips, paid a courtesy visit ...

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Solution to plastic-bag pollution? Scientists discover Caterpillar eats plastic

A moth caterpillar commonly bred to provide fish bait feasts on a notoriously resistant plastic, scientists reported Monday, raising hopes the creature can help manage the global problem of plastic-bag pollution. “This discovery could be an important tool for helping ...

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If you want to stay healthy, take 80% alkaline and only 20% acidic food

Mrs Priscilla Orji, a nutritionist, says people should take 80 per cent of food that has alkaline and 20 per cent of food with acidic content. Orji told newsmen on Monday in Jos that fruits and vegetables were alkaline in ...

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