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NGO frowns at cost of medical services

The Technical Coordinator, Accountability for Maternal and Child Health in Nigeria, a Civil Society Organisation [CSO] health advocacy group, Dr. Aminu Magashi Garba has said that it is unreasonable for the government to commercialize medical services beyond the reach of ...

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The basics of braces for kids

Some kids can’t wait to get their braces, seeing them as a sign that adolescence and adulthood can’t be far behind. Others are a little worried about what they’ll be like or how they’ll look. How your child feels, you ...

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Health benefits of mushrooms (II)

Nutrient Absorption: Vitamin D is a relatively rare vitamin to find in vegetables, and in fact, edible forms in general are not particularly common. However, mushrooms have it, and this essential vitamin can facilitate the absorption and metabolism of calcium ...

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History of dentistry

B.W. Weinberger once said “A profession which is ignorant of its past experiences has lost a valuable asset for it has missed its best guide for the future.” Dental decay has been found in historical periods on so many continents. ...

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Health benefits of mushrooms (I)

The health benefits of mushrooms include relief from high cholesterol levels, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and diabetes. It also helps in weight loss, and increases the strength of your immune system. Almost all of us are familiar with mushrooms and ...

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Best foods to eat to beat PMS!

If you one of the unlucky women who suffer extremely uncomfortable pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) aches and pains, the following ten foods may help you suffer a lot less each month when “Aunt Flow” comes to visit. 1. Whole Grains While ...

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Ensuring every baby survives

—Ending newborn deaths: In supporting the development of global plan to reduce newborn deaths, especially in Africa, a Non Governmental Organization, Save the Children, plans for a two-thirds reduction in newborn deaths. AJUMA EDWINA OGIRI writes The first 24 hours ...

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Oral health care for diabetics

Diabetes mellitus is a disease state where there is an excess level of glucose in the blood over a long period of time. The high blood glucose is loosely referred to as high blood sugar, as glucose is a type ...

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Blood test predicts diabetes early on

Diabetes greatly increases the possibility of having a heart attack or stroke. Early detection and treatment, however, can prevent further progression of the disease. People with diabetes can have too much blood sugar in their system, which in time can ...

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Cancer: The awareness challenge

Cancer, which is a ‘global burden’, has been on the increase and in a bid to control the scourge; there is need for concerted efforts in form of awareness. In view of this, the United Nations has marked the 4th ...

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