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The growing trend of tobacco smoking
Smoking is the single most important source of preventable morbidity. Simply put, if you are a smoker and you quit, you lower your chances of getting a preventable disease and therefore less likely to die a premature death.
Key to faster-acting insulin found in snail venom
A study of the crystalline 3-D structure of insulin extracted from the venom of a marine snail reveals a potential way to make insulin for the treatment of diabetes act more rapidly.
Tanzanian rats with nose for trouble train to save lives
They have proven their worth in detecting landmines but Africa's giant pouched rats have a lesser-known but equally critical vocation - saving lives by speeding up tuberculosis detection.
WHO probes birth control pill, HIV infection link
*41% of southern Nigerian women accept reversible contraceptive device after delivery *Age, educational attainment, marital status, parity, number of living children, previous use affected choice The World Health Organization (WHO) has said it would convene an expert review group later in 2016 to examine the links between the use of various hormonal contraceptive methods and…
Experts call on government to employ more physically challenged persons
An appeal has gone to the Federal Government and corporate organisations to employ more physically challenged persons, as well as improving legislations and infrastructural facilities in work and business ...
5 ways to boost your resilience at work
Currently, a quarter of all employees view their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Nigeria: Health of the nation
The WHO standard of minimum budgetary allocation for the health sector has consistently been tinkered with by government, to the detriment of our health delivery system.
Gombe begins vaccination against pneumococcal diseases
The Executive Secretary, Gombe State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Ahmed Gana has disclosed that 800,000 children under five years old die from pneumococcal disease in developing ...