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4 Mar 2015
NIGERIA’S leading wellness advocate Leslie Okoye shows millions of African women the secret she has kept for over a decade, the key to how she stays fresh and fit easily while juggling the roles of wife, mother of two and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).        While it is the norm to withhold beauty…
4 Mar 2015
A HIGHER intake by postmenopausal women of the natural antioxidant lycopene, found in foods like tomatoes, watermelon and papaya (pawpaw), may lower the risk of renal cell carcinoma, a type of kidney cancer.      A team led by Dr. Cathryn Bock, associate professor of Oncology at Wayne State University’s School of Medicine, made the…
4 Mar 2015
MAGNESIUM as we saw last week is the most abundant mineral in the body. It is present in every cell of the body and the bones. In fact, 60% of magnesium in the body is stored in the bones, with the rest in the cells. This important mineral, is involved in almost all cellular functions…
25 Feb 2015
Ingredient dressing kills tumour cells without hurting healthy ones  FOLLOWING a Mediterranean diet has long been regarded as the key to a long and healthy life. And now scientists may have found one of the key reasons why.     An ingredient in extra virgin olive oil, oleocanthal, kills human cancer cells without harming healthy…
25 Feb 2015
DIET can play a key role in whether kidney disease progresses to kidney failure, according to research conducted at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, United States.      Dr. Donald Wesson was among the authors of a study that was recently published online by the Journal of the American Society of…
25 Feb 2015
UNDERSTANDING how pot sparks hunger has wider implications for the study of appetite control.        Smoking cannabis or rather marijuana may stoke a yearning for crisps, but understanding how it affects hunger is relevant not just to those who indulge in it. The drug has yielded a ripe target for scientists who seek…
25 Feb 2015
INCREASING fiber consumption could be a simple change to aid with weight loss and boost other areas of health, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.     “A high-fiber diet can be filling and tasty, making it a pleasure to eat while losing weight and improving health and well-being,”…
18 Feb 2015
THIS Valentines Day, many couples cracked open a nice bottle of wine to get them in the mood for love. But while people drink to boost their confidence in the bedroom, but regular drinking can cause a range of problems from dampening libido to causing erectile dysfunction and decreased sensitivity, experts warn.      Regular…
18 Feb 2015
IT has long been thought that chillies can help us lose weight. Now, new research has proved the fiery food can aid weight loss by speeding up metabolism.        A study found capsaicin – the ingredient that gives chilli peppers their heat - could help burn off fat in the body.     …
18 Feb 2015
Study finds medicinal qualities of daily tipple have been overstated - except in older females  FOR those who swear by the medicinal properties of their favourite tipple, here’s a sobering thought.       A new study claims that the benefits of moderate drinking have been overstated. Only women over 65 who have a small…
18 Feb 2015
LIKE many women, I spend a sizeable chunk of my income on moisturisers, facial scrubs, spot-zapping creams and anti-ageing serums.       But none of them, however pricey, seem to work the promised miracles. I’ve long been tempted to adopt a more natural — and, crucially, cheaper — beauty regime, so I am delighted…
18 Feb 2015
PEOPLE who are obese are often told to eat healthier and exercise more in order to lose weight. But in an article recently published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, obesity experts claim the condition is a chronic disease that can be caused by biological factors, meaning many cases may not be cured with a…

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday swore in Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). Justice Ariwoola of the Supreme Court on Monday took the oath of office as the acting CJN. Buhari administered the oath of office to Justice Ariwoola during a swearing-in ceremony held at the Council Chamber of the…
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Novak Djokovic begins his bid to match Pete Sampras as a seven-time Wimbledon champion on Monday, with British Grand Slam title winners Andy Murray and Emma Raducanu also on Centre Court's opening day agenda. In the absence of the banned Daniil Medvedev and injured Alexander Zverev, 20-time major winner Djokovic takes top seeding. The 35-year-old…
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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has disowned a purported leaked document claiming it budgeted N6.5 trillion for vote-buying to ensure victory at the 2023 presidential election. Felix Morka, the APC National Publicity Secretary in a statement on Monday in Abuja, described the document as fake and the handiwork of mischief-makers. “The attention of the APC…
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A Malawi court on Monday sentenced a Catholic priest to 30 years and several other people to life in prison over the gruesome 2018 murder of a man with albinism. Judge Dorothy NyaKaunda Kamanga said Thomas Muhosha had planned to traffic 22-year-old MacDonald Masambuka's tissue. "The offence was motivated by the disability of the deceased,…
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An Ikeja High Court on Monday convicted a Lagos based lawyer, Stella Achebe and her company, Infinite Favour Nigeria Ltd., for issuing N10 million dud cheque to a man. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Justice Sodetan Ogunsanya found Achebe guilty as charged and deferred her sentencing until the defendant was produced. “It…