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Nigeria now meningitis-free – FG

Th e federal government has declared Nigeria free from the latest ‘Type C’ deadly Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM), which claimed 1,166 lives in the country since its outbreak in late 2016. Th e Chief Executive Offi cer of the Nigeria Centre ...

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Healthy breakfast: Coffee vs tea

When it comes to your morning meal, many people believe that coff ee is an essential part of any healthy breakfast. It may surprise you to learn, however, that tea is a much healthier wake-up beverage than coff ee. Read ...

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9 first-aid essentials for child safety

Kids Health Natural excitement and curiosity are normal and healthy parts of development, but they present special challenges for child safety. Children don’t usually spend much time thinking about how to stay safe and healthy. Th at’s mom and dad’s ...

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Health benefi ts of black seed

By Justina Danladi Black seeds are tiny, black thick shape that are slightly curved with a rough distinct texture that makes it to be unique and easy to identify. Th e scientifi c name for black seed is Nigella Sativa ...

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15 tooth problems

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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My name is not Jesus!

I like this! ‘My name is not Jesus’. It is something we say to patients as part of the process of obtaining informed consent for an operation: because we cannot guarantee that nothing bad will happen. We can promise many ...

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6 benefi ts of infant massage

Kids Health When we think of massage therapy, we think of it mostly as a way to soothe our aching adult muscles whether we’re lifting boxes all day or staring at a computer screen in an offi ce. While massage ...

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Don reveals cause of early deaths

Stories by Ene Osang Abuja Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Abuja Professor Olatunde Peter Ajagbonna, has revealed that synthetic drugs is the major cause of early deaths in the country today. Prof. Ajagbonna disclosed this while ...

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PCN seals 38 illegal pharmacies in Edo

By Patrick Ahanor Benin City Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has sealed off 30 pharmacies and 270 patent medicine stores for off ences bordering on operating without registration, failure to renew premises license and poor sanitary condition amongst others. Th ...

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‘Medical tourism still on the high side’

Nigeria is one of the nations of the world with the least healthcare spending per head when compared with other countries, especially in Africa. Limited access, inequitable distribution of facilities, limitation of both material, fi nancial resources for health, strikes ...

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Why you should avoid canned foods

We lead busy lives and look for quick fi xes to save time, including making choices which are not healthy for us, like eating canned food. Canned food contains many preservatives, and is airtight to increase shelf life. Almost all ...

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‘Cockroaches’

The cockroach theory At a restaurant, a cockroach suddenly fl ew from somewhere and sat on a lady. She started screaming out of fear. With a panic stricken face and trembling voice, she started jumping, with both her hands desperately ...

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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 ...

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OTC medicines: What parents need to know

Kids Health As parents, you’re in charge of your child’s health. You make decisions for everything from choosing and giving the right over-the-counter (OTC) medicine to caring for scrapes or sniffl es to making regular appointments with your healthcare provider. ...

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Foods that help you get good sleep

Sleeplessness is a condition that is fast becoming common in the lives of many and a whole lot of the people struggling with this are completely unaware that foods can actually be helpful in triggering drowsiness or sleepiness. Th e ...

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9 ways to prevent meningitis

Nigeria: A statement released by the Director Media and Public Relations of the Ministry of Health, Boade Akinola, advised that citizens should endeavour to take the following to prevent the spread of the disease: 1. Avoidance of overcrowding. 2. Sleeping ...

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Benefits of golden melon

Golden melon is a sizeable, bright yellow melon with a pale green to white inner fl esh. Botanically known as Cucumis melo and of the family of Cucurbitaceae (Cucurbit), the golden melon is originally from Europe and Africa before spreading ...

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