Health&Fitness

Redeemed Church Partners Emzor, Pharmatex On Medical Outreach  

The Redeemed Christian Church of God, the Calvary Area Headquarters has partnered Emzor Pharmaceutical Industries and Pharmatex Industries to organise a medical outreach for residents of Oshodi and its environs last Saturday. The Pastor in Charge of The Calvary Area, Jeff Aganbi, said the medical outreach, aimed at providing free drugs, medical tests and free medical consultations to community members, ...

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Britain Moves To Legalize Medicinal Use Of Cannabis

Britain moved a step closer to legalizing the medicinal use of cannabis after a report concluded there are benefits for patients as the government reviews the rules to allow drugs derived from the banned plant. Professor Sally Davies, chief medical officer for England, said in the report there is conclusive evidence that cannabis can help people who suffer from chronic ...

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Nutrient Dense Spicy Quinoa Recipe

By Jen Miller Adopting a more plant based diet is a goal of many, but it can be tough to know where to start. Vegan food doesn’t have to be bland and tasteless. On the contrary, vegan food can be some of the most flavorful food you’ve ever tasted. By utilizing the intensity of herbs and spices, you can ramp up the satisfaction ...

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Amazing Health Benefits of Watermelons

Watermelon is a pretty popular fruit; most people think of it as a great way to stay cool when the weather gets hot. Believe it or not, it’s also a nutrition powerhouse. If you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle, you should definitely consider making watermelon a part of your diet. It’s really easy to do; in fact, there are quite ...

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Portable Music Players Tied To Hearing Loss In Kids

Children who listen to music through headphones may be at greater risk of noise-related hearing loss, a Dutch study suggests. Researchers examined hearing test results for 3,316 children ages 9 to 11. They also asked parents about hearing complaints from their children, how often kids used portable music players and how high they typically set the volume. Overall, 443 children, ...

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JOHESU Appeals Court Order, Insists On Strike

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) has appealed an Order of Interim Injunction from the National Industrial Court (NIC), compelling it to immediately resume duties. Addressing an emergency news conference on behalf of the national body of JOHESU in Abuja on Saturday, Dr Godwin Okara, the Chairman, Assembly of Healthcare Professionals Association (AHPA), said the matter is now at the ...

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Why Do People Snore?

By Helen Sanders At a Glance Snoring is a result of a strain on the lungs’ ability to inhale oxygen due to obstructed airways, leading to a vibration of the soft part of the roof of your mouth. Some snoring causes include excessive fatty tissue, throat or nasal deformities, poor positioning while you sleep and sleep apnea. Avoid snoring by raising ...

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Anambra To Launch Social Health Insurance Scheme

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Anambra State Government is set to launch its social health insurance scheme aimed at providing quality healthcare services to the citizens of the state at very low cost. The health insurance scheme will also address the medical needs of the vulnerable and the indigent such that the aforestated category of persons will access healthcare services without paying ...

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Ebola Returns, Kills 17 In DRC

Ebola deadly virus that raged in some West African countries several years ago, has staged a return in northwest part of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), killing 17 people. Congo’s health ministry on Tuesday described the fresh outbreak as a “public health emergency with international impact.” “Twenty-one cases of fever with haemorrhagic indications and 17 deaths” have been recorded in Equateur ...

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Codeine Abuse: NAFDAC Seals Emzor, Other Pharmaceuticals

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has shut down the Peace Standard Pharmaceutical ltd., BIORAJ Pharmaceutical ltd. both in Ilorin, Kwara, and the Emzor Pharmaceuticals Ind. Lagos as it probed the codeine-based syrup epidemic. Codeine-based syrup is used in treatment of cough, but when abused could lead to harmful and deadly addiction. In a statement by NAFDAC on ...

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