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Be ALERT: Lassa Fever Infects 83, Kills 19 In Eight States

The deadly Lassa fever disease has re-emerged in the country, causing the death of 19 people so far this year. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, while confirming that the total number of confirmed cases has risen to 83, said

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Understanding Why Children Who Were Born Normal Later Develop Bow Legs: Four Moms Share Their Kids’ Experiences

PUNCH correspondent, Angela Onwuzoo has reported cases of children who developed bow legs and knock-knees at the time they ought to have taken their first steps. That a baby is born without deformities is no reason to believe that the

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Why You Shouldn’t Give Teething Powder To Your Baby –Consultant Paediatricians Explain

It’s always a joy to witness your baby’s milestones even though some are attached with growing pains like the one babies experience when teething. Teething occurs when the teeth emerge through the gums. It can be a frustrating time for

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Before You Continue Eating That Burnt Foods, You Need To Read This Important Message

A consultant cardiologist, Dr. Eugene Nwosu, has warned against eating burnt foods as they contain carcinogenic substances. Dr Nwosu noted that the charred aspect of burnt foods, when consistently eaten increase carcinogen levels in the body and can predispose to

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Study Provides New Insight Into Future Health Benefits Of Breastfeeding

A study has shown the long term health benefits of breastfeeding newborns. The researchers in the study published in open access journal, Allergy, said though breastfeeding is known to be associated with better health outcomes in infancy and throughout adulthood, their

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You Don’t Have To Give Up Your Junk Foods… Learn From Kechi Okwuchi’s Amazing Weight Loss Journey (Photos)

This is definitely not your typical weight loss transformation story. Kechi Okwuchi, a Nigerian-American singer and motivational speaker who was one of the two survivors in the Sosoliso Airlines Flight 1145 crash on December 10, 2005, has excitedly shown off

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See If Adding Water To Soft Drinks Before Taking Reduces The Calories Or Not

Many sugary drinks contains between 100 and 150 calories per cup or more and because of this, most people dilute their drinks with water to lessen the calories-intake. However, according to a dietitian, Ms. Oluwakemi Olanrewaju, there is no scientific

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The Role Of Soybeans In Tackling Malnutrition Among Nigerian Children -Nutrition Experts

Malnutrition is caused by the interaction of poor quality diets and poor health environments and is manifest in a number of different ways: poor child growth (stunting, wasting and underweight); micronutrient deficiencies (lack of vitamins and minerals); overweight and obesity

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Here’s How You’re Unknowingly Exposing Yourself To Diseases And Infections

You have probably heard that the immune system helps to fight off infections and maintain sound health; it actually functions as a network of organs and processes in the body that form a defence against infections and diseases. The stronger

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Study Links A Low Carbohydrate Diet During Pregnancy To Risk Of Birth Defects

Women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant may want to avoid diets that reduce or eliminate carbohydrates, as they could increase the risk of having babies with neural tube birth defects, according to a new study from the

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Yuletide Season: Lagos State Commissioner For Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi Writes To Lagosians On How To Stop COVID-19 Spread In The State

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has urged residents to adhere to COVID-19 safety measures as they celebrate the yuletide season. This, he said, is to stop the ongoing community spread of the viral pandemic. Prof Abayomi

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Why Oxford, Princeton Researchers Are Calling For Healthy People To Up Their Daily Intake Of Vitamin D

Experts from Oxford to Princeton have signed an open letter to global governments arguing vitamin D could ward off coronavirus infections, disease and even deaths. The letter, sent to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and health secretary Matt Hancock on

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Researchers, Dieticians Warn Against Consumption Of Refined Grains, Meat, Beverages & Others For These Reasons

Experts have once again, drawn our attention to the serious health implications of consuming red, processed meat, refined grains and sugary beverages, noting that such diets are associated with increased inflammation of the body and could also increase the risk

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See FG’s 5-year Plan To Reduce Hunger & Curb Stunting Rate Among Children Under-5

A five-year nutrition action plan that will help to reduce hunger and malnutrition across the country has been approved by the federal government. According to the spokesman to the Vice President Laolu Akande, the plan was approved by the National Council on Nutrition

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Stunted Children Who Gain Rapid Weight After Age 2 Risk Heart Disease- Study

A range of factors that contribute to a child becoming stunted has been identified. They include low socio-economic status, dietary intake, infections, the mother’s nutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and poor sanitation, the Global Childhood Report 2019 has stated. Because of these

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Men Issues: Experts Recommend 20 Fertility Friendly Foods To Boost Male Fertility And 5 To Avoid

In many African homes, not having a child in the first few months or years of marriage can lead to untold pressure on the couple, especially the woman by their immediate families. In fact, childlessness is one of the main

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The Simple Lifestyle Changes African-American Comedian, Tiffany Haddish Made To Drop 40 Pounds!

Tiffany Haddish is one of the rare celebs to come out of quarantine with a major weight loss, as well as super ripped abs! Haddish turned 41 yesterday—and the African-American comedian is feeling healthier than ever. In a new interview

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38-Year-Old Khadijat Talks About Her Heavy Burden Of Living With HIV Tp Mark World AIDS Day

As the world marks the 2020 World AIDS Day amid the COVID-19 pandemic, people who are living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus, HIV, have been boldly coming forward to share their stories. The theme for the year’s observance is ‘Ending the

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Experts Advice: How To Maintain Healthy Vagina And Revamp Your Sex Life

Having a healthy vagina is important. While the vagina is imbued with the capacity for self-cleaning by balancing healthy bacteria and regulating the pH, women must still be concerned about maintaining a healthy vagina. By so doing, they will have

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Research Consultant, Dr. Ifeoma Chukwuma Shares Robust Tips For Reversing Estrogen Dominance

Estrogen is the primary sex hormone in females. It plays key roles within the female body and some of these include: regulating the menstrual cycle; inducing breast growth; regulating moods and emotions; balancing cholesterol levels in the body; and maintaining strong

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New Study Finds That Eating This Fruit Could Reduce Wrinkles

If you’re looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, you may want to bypass the skin care aisle and head to the produce section instead. A recent study found that eating this type of fruit could minimize facial

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New Study Casts Doubt On The Health Benefits Of Eating Eggs

Eggs are a nutrient goldmine! They are a very good source of inexpensive, high-quality protein. However, a new study has cast doubt on these health benefits of eating egg. Researchers at the University of South Australia who studied a sample

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Taking One Cup Of This Brewed Drink A Day Could Increase Risk Of Stillbirth -Study 

Pregnant women have been urged to cut out caffeine, after a new study suggested just one cup of a caffeinated drink a day could increase the risk of stillbirth by more than a quarter. Guidance on the NHS website suggests

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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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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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