Health&Fitness

Ebola Still Rampant, Prof Iwu Alerts Nigerians

…lauds Jonathan, Fashola for funding Ebola research Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Maurice Iwu, Thursday in Abuja, lauded the role played by Dr. Goodluck Jonathan while he was in office, in funding research into the Ebola scourge leading to its control in the country. He also lauded then governor of Lagos state, Babatunde Raji Fashola, ...

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World Cancer Day: Pink Oak Salutes Donors, Urges More Government Funding For Cancer Control In Nigeria

As the global health community commemorates the World Cancer Day today, The Pink Oak Cancer Trust salutes corporate organisations and individuals who donate their hard-earned resources to cancer foundations in support of people battling cancer. The Executive Director, Dr. Laz Ude Eze made this commendation during the signing of donor partnership agreement between Pink Oak and Pasich Furniture Production Limited in Abuja. According to Dr. Eze, ...

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18 Million People Develop Cancer Yearly

Over 18 million people develop cancer yearly worldwide. Out of this number, 9.6 million people die from the scourge annually. This is contained in a statement issued to mark the world cancer day by Mass Medical Mission. The statement noted that February 4 every year is set aside as World Cancer Day, a day to rally the international community to ...

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How Fruits Ripened With Carbide Kill Nigerians

For the family of the late Emmanuel Okwuke, banana and plantain have become forbidden fruits. No member of the family dares bring them home. This was after Emmanuel’s life was cut short after he consumed a bunch of his favourite fruit, banana, which he bought on the way home. The former Information and Communications Technology Editor of Daily Independent Newspapers first battled ...

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Hypertension Drug, Losartan Potassium: Uses And Warnings

Losartan potassium is a medication that doctors prescribe to treat high blood pressure or hypertension. Losartan potassium works by relaxing the blood vessels to allow the blood to flow more efficiently, which reduces a person’s blood pressure. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug in 1995 to treat hypertension. The World Health Organization (WHO) include losartan potassium on their list of essential medicines, which catalogs ...

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Anambra Hospital Where Snakes, Rodents, Thieves Unleash Terror On Patients, Doctors, Nurses 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Mbaukwu general hospital in Awka-South local government area of Anambra state is one of the hospitals purportedly being upgraded by the Anambra State Government with modern medical equipment and state-of-the-art facilities to enhance health care services especially in the rural areas. But the current state of the hospital does not confer the status of a general hospital ...

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MDCAN Decries Prevalence Of Haenia, Diabetes, Hypertension In Anambra 

… makes case for universal health coverage Raymond Ozoji, Awka The Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria has decried the prevalence of ailments it mentioned as haenia, hypertension , diabetes and a host of others in Anambra state and the country at large. The association said that farmers, labourers and some other individuals who engaged in hard labour were ...

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How to Manage Your Type 2 Diabetes with Diet

By Jen Miller In 2015 9,4 % of the American population had diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. That is 30 million people with diabetes and the organisation also reported that 84,1 million Americans had prediabetes, meaning they have elevated blood glucose levels, but not high enough to be considered diabetic. 1,5 million Americans are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes ...

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