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Health Alert: Experts Share Five Dangerous Effects Of Drinking Soda Or ‘Minerals’

Soda is one of society’s favorite beverages. At most Nigerian parties, the go to drink is usually soda or ‘mineral’. Though it is popular with men, women, and children, many experts believe drinking soda may have serious health consequences. According

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Getting Fit Means No Excuses: Know The Right Exercise For Your Age

Exercise, as we all know poses great benefits to your heart, lungs, mental outlook and your physique. But the type and amount of exercise you should do changes as you age. To ensure that you are doing the right type

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9 Amazing Things That Can Happen To Your Body If You Start Eating 2 Eggs Per Day

Eggs are a nutrient goldmine! They are a very good source of inexpensive, high-quality protein. More than half the protein of an egg is found in the egg white, which also includes vitamin B2 and lower amounts of fat than

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Menstruation: Medical Researcher, Bamidele Iwalokun Counsels On The Habit Of Using Tissue Paper As Sanitary Pad

Menstruation is a naturally occurring physiological condition in women. It is the process by which women shed blood and other material from the lining of the uterus (womb) at intervals of about one month from puberty until menopause except during

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Stress During Pregnancy Has Far-reaching Lifetime Effects On Newborn- Study

Researchers have found that early-life exposure to the stress hormone can permanently alter many immune system responses, decreasing the body’s ability to ward off bacterial infections and fight tumors. In a new study, reported by Yale University researchers on March

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Healthy Living: Why Sprouted Potatoes May Be Unsafe To Eat

Potatoes can begin to sprout, when left in storage for too long, creating debate as to whether eating them is safe. On one hand, some consider sprouted potatoes perfectly safe to eat, as long as you remove the sprouts. On

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Cooking With Firewood Has The Same Health Outcome As Smoking Cigarettes, Expert Warns

A public health physician, Dr Orode Doherty, has warned against using firewood for cooking, saying it has the same health outcomes as smoking. Speaking during the Lagos State Executive and Stakeholders’ Liquefied Petroleum Gas Workshop held recently, Doherty, who is

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Replacing Your Usual Snacks With Walnuts Can Improve Your Gut And Heart Health- Research

Researchers have found that eating walnuts daily as part of a healthy diet is associated with increases in certain bacteria that can help to promote health. The researchers also noted that changes in gut bacteria were associated with improvements in

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Experts Explain How Eating Peas, Beans Improves Heart Health

The pivotal role that nutrition plays in health not in doubt. At one end of the spectrum, it is common knowledge that eating a diet that is high in sugar, salt, and fat increases the risk of poorer health outcomes.

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Have You Found Meaning In Life? Answer Determines Health & WellBeing- Study

Over the last three decades, meaning in life has emerged as an important question in medical research, especially in the context of an aging population. A recent study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found

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What Waking Up At Wee Hours Says About Your Body And Health

The Wee hours is defined as the early hours of the morning, between twelve o’clock at night and the time when the sun rises. Just as the saying goes, “Early to bed, early to rise”. While the health benefits of

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Environmental Health Experts Highlight The Dangers Of Open Defeacation On Public Health In Nigeria

Environmental health experts in Nigeria have expressed worry over the multiple health implications of open defecation. Every year more than 70,000 children under five die in Nigeria from diarrhoea as a result of unsafe water and poor sanitation conditions. At least 24%

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Health Reasons Why You Should Let Go Of Your Nail-biting Habit

Nail biting or Onychophagia is a pretty common habit, affecting an estimated 30 percent of adults, 45 percent of teens, and 30 percent of children. Biting your nails might seem like a temporary action, but it could have long-term consequences,

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Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month: How To Check For The Increasingly Occurring Disease

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. Like many other types of cancer, if caught early, thyroid cancer can be treated. Although routine screenings for thyroid cancer aren’t common, there are ways for patients to self-check their thyroid. The thyroid is

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Do You Know What The Colour Of Your Menstruation Says About Your Health? You Need To Read This

Most of us aren’t exactly eager when our period shows up but have you wondered why the colour of your period blood changes. Note that when your period first starts the blood is red in appearance, but later in the

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Michelle Obama Talks Prioritizing Our Health As Women/Moms After Having Kids

If Michelle Obama is living her best life, best-selling memoir, glamorous travel with family, freedom from politics – count her as determined to help other women live theirs. Speaking recently at the Essence Festival in New Orleans over the weekend,

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Pediatricians Caution Parents About Plastics & Food Packaging | Recommend Alternatives

As a Nigerian mum living in Nigeria, you will likely find this information relatable and empowering. The American Academy of Pediatrics has advised parents to significantly reduce the use of plastic containers for food and choose fresh or frozen over canned, and

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Sitz Bath For Women: Benefits, Procedure And Precautions

A sitz bath is a warm shallow bath that cleanses the perineum, which is the space between your rectum and vulva. When you take a sitz bath, you basically sit in warm water to help relieve pain, swelling, inflammation or

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Fitness Enthusiast And Mum Of Three, Amara Kanu Advises Women Contemplating Plastic Surgery

Mum of three and fitness enthusiast, Amara Kanu, took to Instagram to share that she had the desire to restore her breasts postpartum to their original round perky nature, and that she had contemplated having a plastic surgery to fulfill her

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Do’s And Dont’s After Having A Miscarriage

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a pregnancy , the most telling symptoms that accompany the condition being heavy bleeding with  abdominal or back pain and cramping. Depending on how far along your pregnancy was, these symptoms can last for

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New Research Reveals How You Can Reduce Risk Of Premature Birth

Premature birth is the leading cause of death for children under 5 years old worldwide, accounting for close to one million deaths annually. Premature babies are at higher risk of a range of long-term conditions including visual impairment, developmental delay

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What You Should know About Hormones, Plus Signs That You May Have A Hormonal Imbalance

Hormones are special chemical messengers in the body that travel through the bloodstream to tissues and organs, and control most of our body’s major systems. Hormones are made by the endocrine glands. Hormonal imbalances occur when there is too much or

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Motherhood: 5 Habits That Foster Your Belly Fat

Ogbugoh Terundu Joy Excess belly fat is bad for your clothes and dangerous to your health. It poses risk of diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cancer and even heart disease. Nobody likes belly fat. People spend their lives dreading

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Simple Tips on How to Boost Your Child’s Immune System (Part Two)

Matthew Imerhion You’ve probably heard countless times that the immune system is a network of cells, tissues, and organs working together to defend the body against the several harmful microorganisms like bacteria and viruses, encountered on a daily basis which

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5 Reasons to Limit Giving Your Child Unnatural Sugar

Ogbugoh Terundu Joy Esq. Ice cream, chocolates, soft drinks, sweets, are just a few of the treats we endorse our little ones with. “They are kids” we say and so go on to buy all the unnatural sugary things they

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