Health&Fitness

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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Ban On Codeine: Lagos Unveils Comprehensive Strategy To Address Mental Health

…performs first successful open-heart surgery, fourth kidney transplant, cochlear implant, others The Lagos State Government on Friday said comprehensive plans are currently being firmed up to generally address prevalence of drug abuse under the mental health policy in the State, revealing that a law to that effect has already been updated. The Federal Government had on Tuesday directed the National ...

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FG Bans Import, Production Of Codeine Cough Syrup

The Federal Ministry of Health has banned the production and importation of codeine as active pharmaceutical ingredient for cough preparations to check substance abuse among Nigerians. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made the decision known in a statement issued by Mr Olajide Oshundun, Assistant Director of Information in the ministry, in Abuja on Tuesday. The ban came as ...

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‘Well Done’ Red Meat Linked To Liver Disease, Diabetes Risk Factor

People who eat lots of processed and red meat are at increased risk of developing chronic liver disease and insulin resistance, a diabetes risk factor – especially if they like their steak well done, an Israeli study suggests. Researchers focused on what’s known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which is associated with obesity and certain eating habits. While red and ...

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