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16 Apr 2015
Dieters opting for low-calorie fizzy drinks to help boost their weight loss may see their waistlines expand instead, experts have warned. Rather than encouraging the pounds to drop off, a new study has shown regularly drinking diet sodas adds inches to a person’s waist measurement.
16 Apr 2015
Like many busy people, David Crossley often used to find himself so wrapped up in his working day that he would go without lunch, and often barely stopped for a cup of tea.
16 Apr 2015
Botanically called Cannabis sativa and more commonly known as marijuana, Cannabis is a hemp plant that grows freely throughout the world. The cannabis plant most commonly is known today as a potent psychoactive substance, but for many years it was harvested primarily for its fibre.
13 Apr 2015
Campbell, a former National President of the Medical Women Association of Nigeria, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos.
7 Apr 2015
“Government through the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) has designed a plan through the 2014-2018 National Strategic Plan of Action on Nutrition (NSPAN) which is guided by the National Food and Nutrition Plan (NFNP), to reduce the number of under five children who are stunted by 20%.
7 Apr 2015
Research from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) International Centre for Lifecourse Studies at University College London (UCL), United Kingdom suggests direct biological effects of stress during unemployment may help explain the increased mortality and morbidity among jobseekers. The study used biological signatures in blood samples called inflammatory markers, which are influenced by stress and are clinically important because mildly raised levels predict atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries due to fatty deposits) and heart disease.
7 Apr 2015
A NEW report from public health experts warns that climate change could accelerate the arrival in the United Kingdom (UK) of vector-borne diseases, which are transmitted by insects such as mosquitoes and ticks.
7 Apr 2015
A UNIVERSITY of South Florida College of Public Health, United States, professor and his team of researchers have become the first to uncover part of the mysterious process by which malaria-related parasites spread at explosive and deadly rates inside humans and other animals.
5 Apr 2015
Researchers found that the people in the study who ate the most peanuts tree nuts (such as walnuts, pecans and almonds) every day had a lower risk of dying over a five or six years period than the people who ate the least peanuts and tree nuts, or none of them.
5 Apr 2015
Mr. Austine Chidueme, Chief Executive Officer, Real Sky Water and Zonal Vice Chairman, Association of Table Water Producers (ATWAP), in Alagbado, Lagos was Brewing Manager in-charge of Technological Control training before leaving Nigerian Breweries Plc, to start Real Sky in 2005. Hardnosed stickler for high water quality, among other raw material inputs, Chidueme told FABIAN ODUM that consumers are at health risk drinking all manner of water in the market.
5 Apr 2015
Malams, local diggers of shallow wells, also called Konga are also not in lack of business especially in the city’s suburbs, where a budget of between N50,000 – N70,000 secures ground water at very superficial level. This story is replicated across the country.
4 Apr 2015
The risk of lodged bone fragments and cracked teeth can be minimised by feeding bones that are appropriate for your dog’s size.

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