Health&Fitness

We Discovered Cure For Coronavirus Since 2015, Says Prof Iwu

AS the world grapples with the most recent form of pestilence called Coronavirus or COVID-19, former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Professor of Pharmacognosy, Prof. Maurice Iwu, has said not only has Nigeria discovered the cure for the Wuhan coronavirus or COVID 19 but the discovery has been since 2015. He said his research group had ...

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Coronavirus Lands In Nigeria As Lagos Records First Case

The Ministry of Health in Lagos State has confirmed its first case of the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), incidentally the first in Nigeria and in West Africa since the outbreak in China in January 2020. This was contained in a statement released Friday morning by the state Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi. It is the second confirmed case in ...

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What Gives Nigerian Students The Confidence To Use Condoms

Giving young Nigerians information on sexual and reproductive health boosts their confidence in using condoms Ruth McDowall/GettyImages Emmanuel Olamijuwon, University of Eswatini and Anthony Idowu Ajayi, African Population and Health Research Center Condom use is the focus of various sexual health promotions among adolescents and young adults in Nigeria and other sub-Saharan African countries. Yet a significant proportion of young ...

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Why Many Nigerian Children Still Aren’t Getting Proper Nutrition

Proper nutrition is crucial for countries and individuals. Shutterstock Blessing Akombi, UNSW Children – and countries – need proper nutrition to grow and develop. Good food does more than keep children alive and well. It also allows them to learn, play, participate and contribute to their world. But undernutrition, when children don’t get enough nutrient-dense food, remains a major public ...

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False Information Fuels Fear During Disease Outbreaks: There Is An Antidote

The spread of false information can have a devastating impact on affected communities. Woohae Cho/Getty Images Marina Joubert, Stellenbosch University False allegations and rumours about the coronavirus outbreak have been running riot on social media and in some mainstream media. Misinformation is rampant and conspiracy theories have added to the confusion. Examples include reports that the virus can kill a ...

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Steps Nigeria Is Taking To Prepare For Cases Of Coronavirus

shutterstock. Chikwe Ihekweazu, UCL The number of reported cases and deaths of coronavirus is doubling every couple of days, and patients have now been reported from many Asian countries, as well as the Middle East, Europe, Australia and the US. The Conversation Africa asked Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu for a run down on what preparations have been put in place in ...

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What To Know About Coronavirus Spreading In China And Elsewhere

At least nine people have died from a new coronavirus in China following an outbreak in the city of Wuhan and more than 470 cases have been reported globally, most in China. Global health authorities fear the transmission rate will accelerate as hundreds of millions of Chinese travel at home and abroad during the week-long Lunar New Year holiday. KNOWN ...

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30 Remarkable Health Benefits of Sex

Unadulterated, consensual, fabulous sex is often a taboo topic. Many people don’t realize that in addition to being fun, sex has heaps of health benefits—30 to be exact! If your sex life is lacking, the following information may just inspire you to find more time to canoodle. From pain relief and decreased stress to improved sleep and brainpower, read on ...

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Alcohol Addiction And Treatment

Are you concerned either your own or your loved one’s drinking has crossed the line into so-called problem drinking? Do you wish to learn more about alcohol rehab clinics in your local area? Alcoholism can pounce when you least expect it and seeking help quickly is essential in mitigating the damage alcohol abuse is capable of inflicting on your family, ...

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