Health&Fitness

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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Aspirin could help reduce HIV infections in women

In this 2012 photo, grandmother Janet Kitheka, 63, collects her adopted “granddaughter” Lucy, 13, at the end of the school day in the yard of the Hot Courses Primary School, in the village of Nyumbani which caters to children who lost their parents to HIV, and grandparents who lost their children to HIV in Kenya. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis) Colin Graydon, ...

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Tips To Control High Blood Pressure

Research reveals that packaged, tinned and canned foods are mostly to be avoided by those living with high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a frightening disease because it has few symptoms yet puts people at great risk of heart disease or stroke. Huge numbers of people have been diagnosed but many more have hypertension and don’t know it. High ...

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Ten things women worry about when breastfeeding – expert advice

A rewarding experience for both. Shurkin_son/Shutterstock Amy Brown, Swansea University We know breastfeeding protects infant and maternal health, saves the economy money, and, once it’s going smoothly, can be simpler, easier and cheaper than having to prepare formula. But getting to a place where it feels “smooth and easier” can be tough. Although many women start off breastfeeding many drop ...

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Danger As Human Flesh Is Found In Chinese Drugs

The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has confirmed the receipt of a letter sent on Chinese Drugs reported to be made from human flesh. The National Intelligence Agency (NIA) earlier alerted the SON, National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Nigerian Customs Service on a Chinese drugs made with human flesh. The Technical Assistant/Head, Public Relations of ...

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