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8 Jun 2015
HEALTH chiefs have issued a cancer warning over eating chips and other fried food amid revelations they contain a harmful chemical that is also found in tobacco smoke.
6 Jun 2015
WITH each week, we wish ourselves good tidings. Some of us usually pledge to desist from doing certain things and at the same time pray for grace to be able to start new and wonderful things in the coming week.
6 Jun 2015
WORRIED by the growing need to create proper safety awareness among children, health and safety organisation, Combined Training Solutions, has moved to introduce a Life Savers Club to educate children on first aid. Speaking in Lagos at a press conference to unveil the plan, the Chief Executive Officer of the organisation, Funmi Adegbola, stressed that…
ORHII
6 Jun 2015
TO ensure that consumers of regulated products are supplied with quality and safe products, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has called for effective regulation and collaboration in order to move the sector forward. NAFDAC Director General, Dr Paul Orhii, who made the call at the second NAFDAC Regulatory Forum…
6 Jun 2015
The former Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, Prof. Akin Osibogun, a Consultant Public Health Physician and Professor of Community Health at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos (CMUL), in this interview, avers that Nigeria’s healthcare system requires urgent reforms by the government. If we must continue with…
6 Jun 2015
Natural Treatments For Depression There are many natural remedies that have been found to be very helpful in the treatment of depression.
5 Jun 2015
A new study by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that death rates among people over 65 are higher in zip codes with more fine particulate air pollution (PM2.5) than in those with lower levels of PM2.5. It is the first study to examine the effect of soot particles in the…
cancer
5 Jun 2015
*Stopped lung tumour cells from developing resistance to chemotherapy in mice LUNG cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide, responsible for some 1.59 million deaths a year. That figure is due, in part, to the fact that the cancer often returns after what, at first, seems to be successful treatment. And the recurring…
5 Jun 2015
*Dead arm ‘brought back to life’ in lab could allow amputees to grow replacement THE first steps toward developing “bioartificial” replacement limbs that are suitable for transplantation have reportedly been taken by a team at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, United States (US), who write about their work with an animal model in the journal…
4 Jun 2015
CUTTING calories through dietary restriction has been shown to lower cholesterol, improve insulin sensitivity, and even prolong life in mammals. Now, new research publishing on May 28th in Cell Reports shows that, at least in mice, low protein, high carbohydrate diets can provide benefits similar to those obtained with calorie restriction. “We’ve shown that when…
4 Jun 2015
NEWER birth control pills raise the risk of a blood clot by as much as or more than older formulations, researchers report — but the risk is still very low. The study found that women taking some of the newer formulations had about four times the risk of a blood clot, called venous thromboembolism or…
4 Jun 2015
Women who undergo mammography screening reduce their risk of dying from breast cancer by 40 percent, an international study published in the United States showed. Researchers reported that women aged 50 to 69 who received screening were 40 percent less likely to succumb to the decrease compared to women who were not screened. Simply inviting…

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38 mins ago
There was pandemonium in Ondo State as the pastor of a pentecostal church, David Anifowoshe, was arrested by the police for allegedly abducting more than 77 people, including children in a dungeon in his church. Anifowoshe, who is the pastor of Whole Bible Deliverance Church, located in Valentino Area of Ondo West LGA of the…
3 hours ago
Seun Kuti, son of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, has cancelled a concert in Morocco to mourn last week's tragedy on the border of Spain's Melilla enclave in which at least 23 African migrants died. Saxophonist and singer Kuti had been set to play on Saturday at the Jazzablanca festival in the Moroccan port city of…
3 hours ago
Demonstrators held rallies in several Spanish cities and in Rabat late Friday to protest over the deaths of 23 African migrants who died in a crush trying to enter the Spanish enclave of Melilla in northern Morocco. Thousands of protesters gathered in Barcelona, Malaga, Vigo and San Sebastian and in Melilla itself to denounce migration…
3 hours ago
One migrant was killed and at least six others, including a teenage girl, were injured Saturday in a shootout between migrant groups in Serbia near the Hungarian border, the state-run RTS television reported. The 16-year-old girl sustained life threatening injuries in the incident that occurred in a forest in the outskirts of Subotica, some 160…
4 hours ago
Are you planning to switch to a healthy diet? A great breakfast snack to include is a chicken wrap. Not only is it packed with healthy goodness, but it is also a delicious meal you can enjoy at any time of the day.  Need to make a healthy chicken wrap? This is the recipe you…