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Ebonyi breaks 8-year water scarcity jinx

By Egwuagha Amarachukwu Abakaliki Ebonyi state government yesterday said it had broken the age-long jinx in the area of distribution of potable water. Th e Commissioner for Water Resources, Mrs. Euphemia Nwali, disclosed this while addressing journalists, saying that the ...

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14m Nigerians single parents – Expert

By Moh Bello Habib Zaria It has been estimated that about 14million Nigerians are single parents who cater for 28 million children educationally and other aspect of life. A University Academic, Dr Sylvester Momoh Onoja, said in his lecture titled ...

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World’s 4th leading killer

By Rufus Adedoyin It is a known fact that chronic diseases (CDs) are the leading cause of mortality worldwide. While efforts are directed to reduce the prevalence of chronic diseases in advanced nations, prevention of CDs and other chronic non-communicable ...

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Why handshakes should be banned

If practices that are considered acceptable social norms become the means by which societies are harmed then such practices should be de-emphasised or taken down in totally, as it were. Th e seemingly harmless custom of handshaking is actually the ...

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Our health system not safe – Expert

By Ajuma Edwina Ogiri Abuja Chief Executive Offi cer of Patients Safety and Global Support Initiative (PSGSI), Dr Oluwole Daini, has said the nation’s health system was not safe. He also said studies in Nigeria and outside the country had ...

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Kagarko LG administrator harps on hygiene

By Abubakar Labaran Kafanchan Administrator, Kagarko local government council of Kaduna state, Alhaji Mohammed Kabir Mainasibi, has advised parents, especially women, to ensure they maintained good hygiene in their homes and the community. Mainasibi gave the advice at Ungwan Pah ...

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Hepatitis can be prevented – WHO

World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that many hepatitis cases could be prevented if hospitals reduced the vast number of unnecessary injections that help spread the disease. Th e UN agency launched a broad campaign against unnecessary injections on the ...

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World marks Hepatitis Day today

By Ahmid Lawal Abuja World Hepatitis Day is being celebrated every year on July 28 to create awareness globally among the common people about the disease condition. It is the world level awareness programme launched as a global public health ...

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What wears down your teeth

By Oluwatosin Akingbulu Your teeth are made from tough stuff . Th eir outer layer, the enamel, is the strongest substance in your body. But habits, health conditions, and injuries can lead to wear and tear. Learn what can damage ...

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Lactose intolerance in infants

Kids Health Sometimes lactose intolerance is mistaken with food allergy in babies. Th erefore, parents of babies must understand what lactose intolerance in infants exactly is. Read on to fi nd more about the causes and symptoms of lactose intolerance ...

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Ogun doctors threaten strike

Medical doctors in the employ of Ogun state government, yesterday vowed to embark on an indefi nite industrial action by August, if the state government continues to ignore their demands. Th e doctors, under the aegis of the National Association ...

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NHIS crisis deepens, minister suspends 8 top staf

By Ajuma Edwina Ogiri Abuja Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has suspended eight top management staff of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), days after suspending the Executive Secretary of the agency, Professor Usman Yusuf, over alleged corruption. On ...

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Wounding with intent

Spine cases Th e management of spine patients can be easy or complex depending on the condition presented and the options for management. Th is was brought to light for me recently when I saw a woman with severe back ...

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15 Tooth problems

1,Toothache You’ve made a dentist appointment, and it can’t come soon enough. Meanwhile, it can help to rinse your mouth with warm water, fl oss to remove food caught between teeth, and take an over-the-counter pain reliever. If you notice ...

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Pros and cons of ketogenic diet

Sometimes the quantity of ketone bodies in our blood system may sky rocket beyond what is considered as normal. At this state, you are termed to be in the metabolic state of ketosis. To be in the ketogenic state simply ...

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108 fellows graduate from Vet College

Stories by John Oba Abuja Th e College of Veterinary Surgeon of Nigeria (CVSN) has graduated 108 fellows and 13 with diplomas at its third convocation and fi fth Investiture Award ceremonies in Abuja. Th ose awarded includes four membership ...

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Please no, not cancer!

I resigned as staff neurosurgeon with the National Hospital, Abuja seven years ago. It was a mutual divorce and like lancing a boil for me. Th e release was instantaneous and cathartic. So many issues had built up to the ...

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Natural ways to whiten your teeth

What Works? What Doesn’t? You think your smile could use a pick-meup, but you don’t want to invest the time or money for in-offi ce treatments. You’re not sold on drugstore gels or strips either. Some natural, at-home remedies are ...

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