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27 Jul 2015
COOKING rice by repeatedly flushing it through with fresh hot water can remove much of the grain’s stored arsenic, researchers have found — a tip that could lessen levels of the toxic substance in one of the world’s most popular foods.
27 Jul 2015
THE world’s first test-tube baby has revealed the ‘sick’ blood-splattered hate mail her parents received after her ground-breaking birth. Louise Brown, 36, was born at Oldham General Hospital on July 25 1978 after her parents Lesley and John became the first people to successfully undergo in vitro fertilisation (IVF). Her birth attracted controversy, with religious…
27 Jul 2015
BEETROOT juice could help us exercise for longer, new research suggests. The study found the drink-enhanced people’s performance in exercise after they drank it for two weeks. It reduced the workload on the heart and made the organ better able to deliver oxygen to the body’s muscles. This means people can work out for longer…
25 Jul 2015
WHEN the news broke that Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) had entered Nigeria via a Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, and that the health officials, who had contact with him, were infected, negative signals reverberated around the country. In fact, the news that relatives of infected persons had gone into hiding to evade being quarantined left many panic-stricken.…
25 Jul 2015
VISITING Indian Surgeons, have advised Nigeria’s Health Sector to focus attention on primary healthcare, as well as delivering healthcare system at the grassroots and tackling water borne diseases. They recommended that 60 to 70 per cent of Nigeria’s resources should be directed to primary healthcare in order to reduce increase in malaria menace, including improving…
25 Jul 2015
AS part of efforts to promote exclusive breastfeeding in Nigeria, the African International Babycare Initiative, popularly known as Afribaby, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari, state governors and private sector employers to extend maternity to six months for working breastfeeding mothers.
24 Jul 2015
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom’s illegal arms recovery initiative has received commendation from the United Nation’s High Commission for Refugees, UNHRC. Country Representative of the Commission, Angelle Atangana, who expressed the excitement when she visited the Governor at the Benue Peoples House in Makurdi, stated that if the initiative succeeds, it would curb the incidents…
23 Jul 2015
A WALK in the park may soothe the mind and, in the process, change the workings of our brains in ways that improve our mental health, according to an interesting new study of the physical effects on the brain of visiting nature. The study was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Most…
23 Jul 2015
YOUR mother was right when she told you not to wolf down your food, research suggests. People who eat more slowly feel fuller and think they have eaten more than those who eat quickly, tests showed. Previous studies have found that slower eaters have lower BMIs – body mass index - than those who gobble…
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23 Jul 2015
The role of phytonutrients in prevention of diseases and maintaining the health of man cannot be underestimated. These phytonutrients, also referred to as phytochemicals, are originally plant chemicals, which protect the plants against insects, bacteria, fungi and UV radiation.
23 Jul 2015
Scientists have endorsed Resurrection or rather Never Die plant for improving sleep quality and general well being in cancer patients and reducing blood pressure as well as preventing kidney damage in people with high blood pressure, among other therapeutic benefits. CHUKWUMA MUANYA writes.
23 Jul 2015
Often times, people interchangeably use traditional medicines for herbal medicines. Traditional medicine is like the mother of all, while herbal medicine is a category under it.

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