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29 Jul 2015
SS Dental Clinic Lagos has urged Nigerians to visit their dentists at least twice in a year and brush their teeth twice a day to avoid oral diseases. Speaking, at the My Business Nigeria (MBN), Exhibition, in Victoria Island, Lagos, SS Dental Clinic Boss, Dr. Iyabo Shadari, stated that SS Dental Clinic is laying emphasis…
29 Jul 2015
PEOPLE who are born very prematurely or with a very low birth weight are at an increased risk of being introverted, neurotic and averse to taking risks as adults, according to the findings of a new study. The study suggests that, for some individuals, the physiological circumstances of birth could explain career and relationship difficulties…
29 Jul 2015
SCIENTITS believe they may have discovered why eating red meat is linked to higher chances of bowel cancer.
28 Jul 2015
ANYONE who watches television (TV) knows that men with erectile dysfunction can try solving the problem by taking a pill. But they also need to be screened for diabetes, a new study suggests. Doctors have long known that erectile dysfunction in midlife can be an early indicator of cardiovascular disease.
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…

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Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has said that his administration will provide the support necessary for the success of the 2023 Population and Housing Census in the state.
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Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it has recovered 21,600 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) known as petrol from pipeline vandals in Badagry, Lagos State.
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An organic hair care manufacturing company in Lagos, Mara Cruiz Limited, has unveiled an initiative to empower about 1,000 African women and giving them an opportunity to resell their products with low entry fee.
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The Rule of Law and Empowerment Initiative also known as Partners West Africa Nigeria, in collaboration with Ford Foundation, has kick-started a campaign for  survivors-centred policing of gender-based violence cases in Nigeria. The Executive Director, Partners West Africa Nigeria (PWAN), Kemi Okentedo, stated that the group works in  the areas of security, governance and criminal…
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The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) on Thursday disclosed that 300 corporate exhibitors would be participating in the 17th Abuja International Trade Fair (AITF). Director-General, ACCI, Victoria Akai, who disclosed this in Abuja, said the event is expected to be declared open by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday. The 17th AITF is scheduled…