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18 Mar 2015
Referring to a 2013 Israeli documentary, entitled, “Before The Revolution,” Raphael Ahren reported, in The Times of Israel, that the film “depicts a controversial framework of military and intelligence cooperation that likely included helping set up what became Tehran’s rogue nuclear program”.
17 Mar 2015
Health insurance was bound to be difficult in selling, especially when it is mandatory. Social health insurance is much more herculean before a private employer of labour, who is asked to buy for his workers. It is not for lacking the best of intentions, employers of labour could tell, but for the question of who…
15 Mar 2015
The difference between safeguarding and safekeeping may be tenuous, since they are synonymous terms, however ‘guarding’ gives a sense of protection, while ‘keeping’ gives a sense of preservation. The reason for making this distinction as it relates to health is not farfetched.  The thought of safekeeping health puts the preservation in the hands of a…
15 Mar 2015
An axiom has it that there is virtue in moderation. This lesson is relevant to the issue of stress. At the moderate level, stress is advantageous. It is a motivator of our action, the backbone of a committed behaviour as well as a reliable source of encouragement. Yet beyond this level, stress becomes consequential and…
15 Mar 2015
Comrade Ibe Stephen Nwokenta is the Chairman of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) Lagos State Chapter. In this interview with PAUL ADUNWOKE, he explained the gains and losses of the recent industrial action embarked upon by JOHESU, which has now been suspended.
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4 Mar 2015
• Mouse study suggests that emulsifiers alter gut bacteria, leading to inflammatory bowel condition colitis ARTIFICIAL preservatives used in many processed foods could increase the risk of inflammatory bowel diseases and metabolic disorders, according to research published on February 25, 2015 in Nature.       In a study done in mice, chemicals known as emulsifiers were…
4 Mar 2015
THE ingredients that lend a smooth, stable consistency to ice cream, chocolate bars, and other packaged snacks may promote certain chronic inflammatory diseases.      That is the claim of a new study, which finds increases in metabolic disease and intestinal inflammation in mice fed two common emulsifiers used in processed food. The authors are…
4 Mar 2015
*As faculty celebrates 30 years of academic excellence GRADUATING class of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lagos has been urged to create and add value to the society, while upholding excellence, which the institution is known for and has imbued in them.    These advises were given at the 2nd Annual Alumni Lecture for…
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…

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