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Over 100 million Nigerians can’t afford treatment in hospitals – Dogara

• Reps vow to expose NHIS saboteurs The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, has said that over 100 million Nigerians cannot afford to pay bills for treatment of illnesses in public health facilities.Dogara spoke while declaring open an investigative hearing by the House of Representatives committee probing into the compliance rate of Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) ...

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Drinking at early age raises death risk by 47%

*Strokes may cause increased preference for alcohol, researchers find Getting drunk before your 15th birthday nearly doubles your risk of an early death, new research reveals. Those who get inebriated at a young age are 47 percent more likely to die prematurely, a study found. Researchers believe early drinking may increase a person’s risk of suffering a life-threatening alcohol abuse ...

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Bitter melon tops herbal remedies for diabetes

Researchers have identified functional foods and phytonutrients that could be effectively used to manage diabetes.Top on the list, according to the report published in the book entitled, “Food as Medicine: Functional Food Plants of Africa,” and journal Current Pharmacology Reports, are: bitter melon; Aloe vera; bitter kola; bitter leaf; clove oil; coconut oil; garlic; ginger; black pepper (utazi in Ibo); ...

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Maggi to reduce salt content

Beverages giant, Nestle, has unfolded plans to improve on the nutritional strength of its products, including the popular brand, Maggi. It says Maggi is on a mission to support home cooks with healthier and tastier choices, by simplifying ingredients lists, reducing salt and increasing micronutrient fortification. This is part of the commitments unveiled at the end of a conference it ...

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When a fly lands on your food, throw it away!

Flies are pests, literally. The big ones buzz around noisily and disturb everyone. Big and small, flies are bad news, health-wise. And that is why, ideally, when a fly lands on your food, the best bet is to throw the food away, especially if it is to be eaten cold. ‘Why?’ You may ask. Here are the reasons: • Experts ...

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Prevention of typhoid fever

Recently, there has been a lot of public outcry over repeated cases of misdiagnosis of typhoid fever. Nigerians deserve to know what this disease is all about; how it can be detected, treated and prevented. Typhoid fever is an acute illness associated with fever caused by the Salmonella typhi bacteria. It can also be caused by Salmonella paratyphi, a related ...

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Read Mercy Obiakors Story Of How She Ventured Into Making Cocktails and Mocktails #BeyondPharmacy

I have always known from pharmacy school that I will build a brand (not pharmacy related) I had tried several businesses interior decoration, fashion, cobbler, DJ, to mention a few. I did not go far with them because I lacked passion for them, but food and drinks I have loved so I decided to start in 2015. I had resigned ...

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What infection in pregnancy does to babies

Laide could not believe her eyes when the nurses at the hospital she delivered moments earlier gave her the baby. The baby boy had a small head and bulging eyes. His fingers and toes were not well formed; he had three fingers on each hand instead of five, and had two toes on one foot, and three on the other. ...

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Poetic: Drug Abuse. From my pen ~ Sheikha Nafisa Atta

Drug addiction is on the rise knowing no race, age or gender.This week’s theme on Poetic Wednesday’s is on Drug Abuse. From my pen. Inside the mind of drug addicts #PoeticWednesdays One look at MARY JAY my inner voices went Nursery. Mary,Mary quite contrary how lush you have grown, end my misery. LSD makes me go through above 199 phases. ...

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Why sleep quantity, quality decline as people get older

As people get older, they sleep less and wake up more frequently. Despite the thousands of sitcom jokes about it, these shifts in sleeping habits have a dark side. A recent review of scientific literature published in Neuron found that ageing adults might be losing their ability to produce deep, restorative sleep. Furthermore, older people are likely paying for lost ...

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