Fresh concerns over chemicals for ripening fruits, softening foods
In recent times, there have claims and counter claims on health implications of using chemicals such as calcium carbide, ethylene and ethephon for ripening fruits and akanwu (alum/potash) for softening foods. A school of though has associated the rising cases of chronic diseases such as cancer, kidney damage, heart attack, stroke, hypertension, food poisoning, infertility,…
Regular hand washing prevents diarrhoea — Sriram
The General Manager, Reckitt Benckiser (RB) West Africa, Dayanand Sriram has urged Nigerians to practise regular hand washing to improve hygiene and curb diarrhoea epidemic. Sriram stated this in Yaba, Lagos, where he joined the rest of the world to mark the World Health Day. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the prevalence…
Diarrhoea affects children in Plateau IDP camp – NGOs
Four Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) confirmed the development to NAN on Monday in Jos during a free medical outreach at the camps.The NGOs are Saphira Global Center For Social Development; Voice For the Girl Child Foundation; Damark Pharmacy and African Child; and Mother Care Safety ....
‘Nigeria, Somalia, Chad have highest pneumonia, diarrhoea deaths’
The report, which was released yesterday, shows that pneumonia and diarrhea were the cause of death for an estimated 1.5 million children or 25 per cent of under-five deaths globally.
Groups sensitises men to support exclusive breastfeeding
As part of its activities to commemorate the 2017 World breastfeeding week, members of Save the Children, a non-governmental organisation committed to the well-being of children, took to the streets to sensitize the general public especially the men on the need to support exclusive breastfeeding.
Diarrhoea kills 28 in Somaliland in 10 days
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) warned Wednesday of a health crisis in Somaliland after 28 people died of acute diarrhoea in the past 10 days.