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Limit Alcohol To One Drink a Day – Study

A new study says adults should limit their alcoholconsumption to one drink a day, which is lower than drinking guidelines in the U.S....

Eating Pasta Linked to Modest Weight Loss

By Pam Harrison Eating pasta as part of a low-glycemic index (GI) diet results in modest weight loss, compared with a higher-GI diet,...

Causes of Blood Clots After Surgery

WebMDSurgery is one of the major causes of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot that forms in the deep veins of your...

Diamond bank marches to end endometriosis

Diamond bank in partnership with the Endometriosis Support Group Nigeria (ESGN) and Nordica Fertility Center, organized five kilometers walk to end endometriosis, as part...

FG’s tax increases for tobacco, alcohol draw praise, criticism

Critics of the federal government’s increase on alcohol and cigarettes taxes on Monday argued the hikes could hurt the nation’s small businesses and...

Surprising Things That Can Damage Your Liver

Sugar Too much sugar isn’t just bad for your teeth. It can harm your liver, too. The organ uses one type of sugar,...

Cleaning Sprays May Cause Long-Term Lung Damage

By Nicky Broyd Cleaning may be good for your home and finances, but it may not be as good for your health. A new...

Severe Lassa Fever Epidemic hits Nigeria, 450 Reported Cases, 37 Dead Says WHO

It’s getting scary. On Tuesday a yellow fever epidemic was declared in Nigeria with the World Health Organization saying as many as 450...

SERAP urges Ambode to reverse ‘unfair Lekki toll charges’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged Governor Akinwunmi Ambode “to take steps to immediately reverse the unfair and discriminatory toll charges...

Reinstatement won’t stop NHIS executive secretary’ probe , says FG

The Federal Government has said that the reinstatement of the Executive Secretary (ES) of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf,...

Paracetamol better than antibiotics for sore throat cure says UK health agency

By Nicky Broyd Next time you see the doctor about a sore throat they’ll probably say it needs treating not with prescribed antibiotics...

Gavi Alliance Appoints Dr Awele Elumelu Champion for Immunisation in Africa

GAVI Alliance has announced Dr Awele Elumelu, a Gavi Champion for Immunisation in Africa. “We are delighted that Dr Elumelu will bring her knowledge and...

A new blood test can detect eight different cancers in their early stage

Scientists have developed a noninvasive blood test that can detect signs of eight types of cancerlong before any symptoms of the disease arise....

Deadly yellow fever epidemic flares up in Nigeria

A yellow fever outbreak in Nigeria has killed at least 9 people, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Official statistics...

China to build $550m Nigerian satellites for free

  The China EXIM Bank and the China Great Wall have agreed to pay for the production of two satellites (NigComSat) for Nigeria...

Mike Tyson goes into marijuana business

Former Heavy weight boxing champ Mike Tyson is starting the New Year with green on his mind, because he’s leading the charge on a...