Monday, 11th December 2023
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23 Nov
Eating red meat and dairy could aid in the fight against cancer, according to a new study conducted by scientists. The research reveals that a specific fatty acid present in beef, lamb, and dairy products enhances the body's ability to combat and eliminate tumours. Published in the journal Nature, the study suggests that individuals with…
18 Nov
Comedy Central has teamed up with the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) to bring back Novemballs, a testicular cancer awareness campaign to educate men about lowering their cancer risk.
26 Sep
South African anti-apartheid struggle hero Nelson Mandela's granddaughter, Zoleka Mandela, has died of cancer aged 43, her family said on Tuesday.
12 Sep
Association of Radiation and Clinical Oncologists of Nigeria (ARCON) has said no fewer than 78,000 cancer-related deaths are recorded yearly across the federation. While also deploring the attitude of Nigerians to their health, the body submitted that current statistics indicate that about 125,000 cases are reported yearly in the country, with the most populous black…
18 Aug
More studies are providing reasons Nigerians should embrace regular exercises such as walking, jogging, swimming and cycling.
11 Aug
The former Labour Party (LP) presidential aspirant, Professor Pat Utomi, has revealed his battle with the much-dreaded cancer disease.
2 Aug
Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has advocated upward review of tobacco tax in the country to reduce deaths from cancer and other tobacco-related causes.
Dr. Kingsley Chiedu Amibor
27 Jul
Aspartame is an artificial (chemical) sweetener widely used in various food and beverage products, including diet drinks, chewing gum, gelatin, ice cream, dairy products such as yogurt, breakfast cereal, toothpaste and medications such as cough drops and chewable vitamins.
15 Jul
The World Health Organisation (WHO) cancer research agency on Friday classified the commonly used artificial sweetener aspartame....
9 Jun
Alcoholic drinks are all around us. They come in various forms and prices – from expensive foreign wines and liquor to the more affordable palm wine and locally distilled beverages.
Breast cancer
7 Jun
Breast cancer is a significant health issue in Nigeria, with a rising incidence rate in recent years. Early detection is key; Detecting breast cancer at an early stage significantly improves treatment outcomes and overall survival rates.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Cancer Observatory, in 2020, breast cancer was the most common cancer…
5 May
Cancer is becoming the most prominent cause of diseases and deaths in human history around the world. With the rising number of cancer cases, the pharmaceutical industry is investing its major time in discovering new and effective drugs to cure cancer. Venoms are a diverse mixture that contains peptides, enzymes, proteins, carbohydrates, and other bioactive…


47 mins ago
By: Krystal Birungi, a field entomologist from Target Malaria, Uganda KAMPALA, Uganda, 11 December 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/-The inaugural ‘Day of Health’ at the UN Climate Conference (COP-28) highlighted the dramatic impact of climate change on health, diseases and in particular on malaria. Heads of State and climate experts converged in Dubai to emphasise the indisputable link between climate…
1 hour ago
Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, has said President Bola Tinubu is distressed by the tragic mistaken drone attack, which resulted in the loss of innocent Muslim lives in Tudun Birni, Kaduna State. The Minister, who stated this in his address at the Central Council Meeting of the Jama'atu Nasril Islam (JNI) in…
1 hour ago
The Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Mr Wale Edun has ruled out the possibility of an increment in tax rates in the country. Speaking during an interactive session with Mr Abubakar Kabir Bichi led the House of Representatives committee on Finance, he said rather than increase taxes, his ministry would emphasize…
1 hour ago
Nigeria’s electricity grid has once again thrown the country into darkness as the government operated system went down Monday afternoon. The system collapsed at about 1pm cutting down electricity from 4,032.80 megawatts at about 12pm to 43 megawatts 1pm and a meagre 303 megawatts at about 5:00 pm. Most DisCos confirmed that their feeders are…
1 hour ago
The House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation on Monday urged the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to work assiduously by increasing the 2024 revenue target of the service to N6 trillion. Chairman of the committee, Rep. Abubakar Bichi, appealed with the Comptroller General of NCS, Adewale Adeniyi, to think of increasing the targeted N5 trillion when…
2 hours ago
Cardi B, the Grammy Award-winning rapper and cultural icon, took to Instagram to confirm her separation from husband Offset. Addressing recent rumors and speculation with grace and clarity, Cardi B focused on the future, expressing her excitement for a new chapter. "I've been single for a minute now," Cardi B shared, choosing not to dwell…
2 hours ago
The family of the publisher of Desert Herald and former chief negotiator between the federal government and bandits, Tukur Mamu has called on the government to release him from detention custody over his deteriorating health condition. Mamu's family pleaded for administrative bail to be granted to him to enable him to attend to his deteriorating…
2 hours ago
Kaduna Fashion and Art Exhibition (KAFART) has expressed openness to collaborations with government bodies, the public, and private entities to enhance Northern arts and culture. It also outlined a strategy to help the government make a profit from the tourism sector and mitigate the loss of revenue caused by insecurity. At its 5th Arts Edition…
2 hours ago
Literature In Upward Trajectory There is no denying the fact that Nigerian literature is one of the most respected on the continent and the world over. With a Nobel Prize in 1986, through the venerable writer, Wole Soyinka, the literary journey of Nigeria has continued in its upward trajectory. Nigeria remains the country with highest…
2 hours ago
Following the report of the Bauchi State Action Committee on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) which said that 226 cases of minor rape were recorded between 2020 and 2023, the Wife of the Governor, Aisha Bala Mohammed, Ministry of Women Affairs and Child Development and civil society organisations have trained adolescents girls on the prevention. During the…