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See FG’s Updated Guidelines For Safe Reopening Of Schools Nationwide

The Federal Ministry of Education has issued fresh guidelines for school reopening on January 18, suspending assembly, and visiting days in schools. This was contained in a statement by the ministry’s Director of Press and Public Relations, Ben Bem Goong,

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How To Help Premature Babies Survive Into Adulthood In Low-income Countries Like Nigeria | Expert, Dr. Enisa Lawal

Premature babies are babies born alive before 37 weeks of pregnancy are completed. Every year, an estimated 15 million babies are born preterm (before 37 completed weeks of gestation), and this number is rising, according to the World Health Organisation.

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WHO Launches Labour-monitoring Tool To Reduce Complications During Labour And Childbirth

The World Health Organisation, WHO has launched a new Labour Care Guide to reduce complications during labour and help every woman have a positive childbirth experience. According to WHO, over one third of maternal deaths, half of stillbirths and a

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General Hospital MD, Dr. Taiwo Hassan Warns Traditional Birth Attendants Against Admitting And Treating Pregnant Women With These Ailments

Medical Director at the General Hospital, Ikorodu, Dr. Taiwo Hassan, has warned Traditional Birth Attendants against admitting and treating pregnant women with some certain health conditions. Dr. Hassan urged TBAs to know their limits and refer pregnant women with hypertension,

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Why Federal Health Specialist Is Calling On Nigerians To Get Vaccinated Against Meningitis ASAP

According to Medical News Today, Meningitis is the inflammation of the meninges, the collective name for the three membranes of the central nervous system, which consist of the brain and spinal cord. The meninges’ main function alongside the cerebrospinal fluid is to protect the central

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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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Stress During First Trimester Has Worse Outcomes For Expectant Mums & Newborns | Gynaecologist, Dr. Bright Airhumwunde

A Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Dr. Bright Airhumwunde, has revealed that stress in pregnancy could result in poor pregnancy outcomes by predisposing expectant mothers to preterm delivery. According to the expert, who is a Minimal Access Surgeon and Fertility Specialist

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Why Pregnant Women Who Test Positive For COVID-19 Are At Higher Risk | CDC Recommends Ways To Stay Safe

One of the biggest concerns about COVID-19, the illness caused by the new 2019 coronavirus, is how the infection affects pregnant women and their unborn children. According to the United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, pregnant women who

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Global Unrest: Security Experts Share 7 Safety Tips For Women Travelling Alone

For women especially, travelling alone can be scary sometimes because of issues related to sexual harassment, kidnap and the likes. In this critical period, safety issue is cogent and more sensitive when it concerns women. Such worries come from the

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Security Analysts Suggest Five Tips To Protect Yourself From Potentially Dangerous Domestic Helps

In Nigeria, it is a common practice to employ maids who we refer to as ‘home/house helps’. This is not wrong or bad. Home helps are employed to relieve their employers the stress of doing chores like shopping, laundry, housework,

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Mom Whose Toddler Accidentally Swallowed A Battery Is Speaking Out In Hopes To Warn Other Parents

A mother whose toddler accidentally ingested a button battery is speaking out in hopes to warn other parents of this potential risk that could exist inside the home. The battery, which was approximately the size of a quarter, was surgically

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Medical Experts Emphasize The Negative Impact Of Worm Infections On Children’s Wellbeing

Worm infections (also known as helminth infections) are considered among the most common diseases of children living in extreme poverty in the developing countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. It ranks among the leading global health threats to children.

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Psychiatrist, Dr. Maymunah Kadiri Gives Useful Tips On How To Deal With Trauma After Experiencing Shocking Events

Dr. Maymunah Kadiri discloses that survivors and people affected by the incident may suffer from one emotional issue or the other. Following the #EndSARS protests in some part of the country against extrajudicial killings, extortion, and torture, especially of young people

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New Study Explains How Bottle-fed Babies May Be Swallowing Millions Of Microplastics

Bottle-fed babies may ingest more than a million pieces of microplastics each day, new research showed on Monday highlighting the abundance of plastics in our food products. There is growing evidence that humans consume huge numbers of the tiny particles,

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Every Expectant Mums Need This Information About The Effect Of ‘All Types Of Alcohol’ Consumption On Their Babies

A neurosurgeon, Dr. James Oshiorenua, says alcohol consumption during pregnancy, no matter how little, can cause a wide range of lifelong physical, behavioural, and intellectual disabilities, especially fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) According to the expert, alcohol was listed among teratogenic

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Sexual Health Expert, Dr. Opeyemi Adeyemi Educates On How To Choose The Best Lubricant For Your Veejay

The vagina naturally produces lubrication that helps facilitate sexual activity. If natural lubrication is not enough, people can use artificial lubricant, or lube, to make sexual activity more comfortable. A sexual health educator, Dr. Opeyemi Adeyemi, has shared some useful

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Researchers: More Women Are Using This Surprising Substance In The Treatment Menopause

Typically, between 45 – 55, women experience hormonal changes that interfere with the flow of their menstruation, thereby leading to menopause. Going through menopause can often cause a number of uncomfortable, even painful symptoms. And while there are a variety

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Urologist, Dr. Suleiman Salisu Explains Why Men Must Screen For Prostate After Age 40

A Consultant Urologist at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Dr. Suleiman Salisu, on Wednesday, sensitized men on the need to screen regularly for Prostate-Specific Antigen, after the age of 40. According to Dr Salisu, prostate disease is the second

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This Is How You’re Putting Your Eyes At Risk Without Knowing It

Eye health may sometimes take a backseat to your other health concerns, but it’s worth considering as a key part of your everyday wellness.Your eyes help you navigate throughout your day, but along the way, you may be putting them at risk without

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Gynaecologist, Dr. Mahmoud Magashi On Why It Is Crucial For Women With Multiple Pregnancies To Start Antenatal Early 

Antenatal care (also known as Prenatal care) refers to the regular clinical assessment of mother and fetus during pregnancy. It traditionally involves a number of routine visits approximately 12-16 for assessment of pregnant women before and during pregnancy. A Senior

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Environmental Health Advocates Warn Of Grave Health Consequences From Plastic Pollution

Experts have warned that the continuous pollution of the environment with plastics posed a serious health hazard. The Environmental health advocates while noting that it has become imperative to have a paradigm shift on the use of plastics, urged the

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New Study Finds That This Popular Food Can Carry The Dreaded Coronavirus For Up To A Week 

While the CDC and the FDA have been consistently firm in their stance that foodborne transmission of coronavirus is virtually nonexistent, there may be some new evidence to the contrary.After finding traces of the virus on several imported foods and their packaging,

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Texas Mom-Of-Three Suffers Severe Burns After Hand Sanitizer Use Sparked A House Fire | Here’s What To Know To Stay Safe 

The small step of hand sanitizing that has become part of our daily routines could pose a potential danger, fire safety experts warn. Kate Wise, a mother-of-three from Austin, Texas, is recovering after her house went up in flames when

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Stop Sending Your Children To Schools In Northern Cyprus -NIDCOM’s Important Message To Nigerian Parents Is A Must Read!

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has warned Nigerian parents against sending their children to universities in Northern Cyprus over the incessant and mysterious killing of Nigerians, PUNCH reports. Chairman/CEO of the commission, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, who gave the warning on

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COVID-19 Prevention For Air Travellers Raises Hope -Study

A study conducted in Germany on coronavirus transmission on flights has raised hopes of COVID-19 prevention for some passengers. Wearing masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus was not widespread in March when a group of German tourists took

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