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Scientists Share Some Excellent Update On A New Game-Changing Cancer Treatment

A group of scientists have discovered a “more elegant chemotherapy” that can accurately target cancerous cells in a first in the battle against the disease. The research successfully killed cancerous cells while leaving healthy ones around it using a technique

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COVID-19: FG Appeals To Nigerians Not To Travel To Their Villages For Yuletide

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has advised Nigerians to suspend their plans to travel to their villages and home states for the Christmas and New Year celebrations. The chairman of the task force and Secretary to the Government

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Public Health Physician, Dr Helen Omuh Tells COVID-19 Survivors Whose Sense Of Taste & Smell Isn’t Restored What To Do

Scientists warn that many survivors of COVID-19 who lost their senses of taste and smell may not recover those senses after other symptoms of the disease might have disappeared. According to preliminary data from clinicians, about a quarter of recovered

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Expert-Recommended Lifestyle Adjustments For Infertile Couples That Will Reverse At Least 80 Of Cases (Part 1)

Infertility is an alarming modern epidemic affecting more couples than ever. According to experts, one out of six couples today experience difficulty getting pregnant in developed countries while this is worse in developing countries. A woman’s problem previously is now

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Scientists Warn Condoms Will Not Prevent COVID-19 + Tips To Keep In Mind During Sex

The use of condoms will not protect sex partners from contracting COVID-19 if one of them is positive for the virus, scientists warn. They say that although condom is effective against many sexually transmitted infections, it will not prevent contracting

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How Soon After A Fibroid Surgery Can You Achieve Pregnancy? Gyneacologist, Dr Tunde Oyeyinka Explains

A consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Dr. Tunde Oyeyinka, says women diagnosed with fibroid stand the chance of conceiving three to six months after surgery. Speaking with PUNCH Healthwise, Oyeyinka, a fellow of the West African College of Surgeons, said as

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Health Expert, Dr. Claribel Abam Explains Why Geriatrics Must Avoid Prolonged Fasting At All Cost | Recommends Healthy Alternative

A Public Health Consultant, Dr. Claribel Abam, has cautioned geriatrics against embarking on prolonged fasting, which may impact negatively on their organs. Abam gave the warning while speaking on ‘Maintaining a healthy lifestyle’ in Port Harcourt on Saturday. According to

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How Healthy Sleep Habits Help Lower Risk Of Heart Failure- Study

Healthy sleep habits are associated with a lower risk of heart failure. Adults with the healthiest sleep patterns (morning risers, sleeping 7-8 hours a day and no frequent insomnia, snoring or excessive daytime sleepiness) experienced a 42% reduction in the

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Face Mask That Kills COVID-19 Is The Latest Win Against Ongoing Pandemic | See Details

A Nottingham Trent University scientist, Garreth Cave has invented a face mask that can ”kill viruses including COVID-19 and influenza upon contact.” Mirror reported that while most face masks feature a three-layer design, this mask features five layers, including an antiviral

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Nigerian Mum, Cynthia Chinule Grateful To Still Have Her Baby Recounts How Prayers Worked For Her During Pregnancy

A Nigerian woman, Cynthia Adaeze Chinule has recounted how her prayers helped her carry and birth her baby despite a scary issue with the placenta three months into her pregnancy. Cynthia shared that she thought she had suffered a painful

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See What Professor Of Pediatrics, Chinyere Ezeaka Says Accounts For 80% Of Neonatal Deaths In Nigeria

A professor of paediatrics at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Chinyere Ezeaka, has listed prematurity, infections as some of the causes of neonatal deaths. Ezeaka said this at an event organised by the paediatrics department, Lagos University Teaching

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‘I wasn’t even up to a year old when I became a victim’ -Polio Survivors Narrate Their Tales Of Woes: 

Polio or Poliomyelitis is a highly infectious viral disease that largely affects children under 5 years of age. The virus is transmitted by person-to-person spread mainly through the faecal-oral route or, less frequently, by a common vehicle (e.g. contaminated water

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A Warm Or Cold Water Bathe? Experts Share Useful Tips For Staying Healthy

Experts have advocated the use of warm water to bathe and wash hands, saying it helps in promoting healthy living. In an interview with a Punch correspondent, a general health practitioner, Mrs. Taiwo Balogun, said it was important for Nigerians

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World Diabetes Day: Health Expert Shares Simple Lifestyle Measures To Tame Diabetes

Health communications executive, NISA Premier, Abuja, Ayomide Otegbayo has shared useful tips on how to manage diabetes. November 14th of every year is World Diabetes Day  In commemoration of the Day, it is necessary to join the rest of the

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Expository! Overcoming Stigmatisation, Bullying & Depression: Scorned Nigerian Women & Mums Battling Alopecia Tell Their Motivational Journey To Self-love & Acceptance

Alopecia is a common autoimmune disorder that causes unpredictable hair loss in different parts of the head. Online sources note that some symptoms of alopecia include grey and white hair where there is hair loss, hair re-grows where it fell

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Why You Should Stop Taking Over-the-counter Vitamin D Drug Without Doctor’s Supervision Immediately 

Though Vitamin D could be bought over the counter at many pharmacies, taking the medication without the supervision of a physician is extremely dangerous, researchers revealed. The researchers also warn that vitamin D is not beneficial in all its forms because

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Lagos Warns Religious Centres Against A Second Wave Of COVID-19

The Lagos State Government has warned religious leaders in the state against a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, urging them to intensify safety protocols to avert the spread of the virus. The state Commissioner for Home Affairs, Anofiu Elegushi,

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COVID-19 Vaccine, Moderna, Records A Breakthrough With A 95% Efficacy

A new vaccine by Moderna that protects against Covid-19 is nearly 95% effective, the biotech firm has revealed, making it the second vaccine in the United States to have a high success rate. Moderna received its results on a call

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World Diabetes Day: WHO Announces New Global Strategy For Prevention & Management Of Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic, metabolic disease characterized by elevated levels of blood glucose (or blood sugar), which leads over time to serious damage to the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys and nerves. The most common is type 2 diabetes, usually

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Dietician, Oluwakemi Olanrewaju Warns That Poor Storage Methods Could Lead To Food Poisoning

A dietitian, Oluwakemi Olanrewaju, has said poor storage methods could lead to food poisoning, advising people to keep their cooking utensils clean always. In an interview with a Punch correspondent, Olanrewaju, also advised Nigerians to cultivate the habit of regular

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Why Radiologists Are Warning Of Imminent Second Wave Of COVID-19 Lockdown In Nigeria

Association of Radiologists in Nigeria has warned that the second wave of COVID-19 lockdown is imminent, News Agency of Nigeria reports. This is because of rising figures in COVID-19 cases in the past weeks. Dr. Ohikhoakhai Wellington, Federal Capital Territory

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Study Finds Interesting Link Between Educational Level & Nutritional Choices

Educational status appears to have a positive influence on a healthy diet, particularly in low-income countries, according to new research examining European nutritional data. Using national data on 27,334 individuals from 12 European countries, researchers at the University of Leeds,

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COVID-19 Vaccine: Pfizer Makes Significant Progress

Pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer, has announced that it has created a coronavirus vaccine that is 90 percent effective. According to the drug company, the early analysis showed its new Covid-19 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in preventing infection. The

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Why Most Black Mums Are Vitamin D Deficient During Pregnancy & Its Implications For The Child

A study showed that mothers’ vitamin D levels during pregnancy were associated with their children’s IQ, suggesting that higher vitamin D levels in pregnancy may lead to greater childhood IQ scores. The study publishedNovember 2, 2020 in The Journal of

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Oral Care: This Is What Happens When You Only Brush Your Teeth Once A Day

Teeth-brushing is far more complex than people realize, with some common habits actually causing significant damage to the teeth. When you brush your teeth, you help remove food and plaque — a sticky white film that forms on your teeth

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