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Expert warns against co-administration of anti-retroviral medications, herbal medicines

Mr Ifeanyi Ezeudemba, a Pharmacist with AIDS Health Care Foundation (AHF), an NGO, has warned persons living with HIV and AIDS to refrain from co-administration of anti-retroviral (ARV) medications and herbal medicines. Ezeudemba gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja….

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Meet Dr. Shehu Sale

A Seasoned psychiatrist – Appointed as Medical Director/CEO, Federal Neuro Psychiatric Hospital, Kware, Sokoto. Dr Sale a seasoned psychiatrist, Associate Professor and master trainer with United Nations office of drug and crime as well as unmatchable passion for the development of mental health service delivery in Nigeria,  Dr Shehu sale…

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Here Are 4 Rules To Follow When Dieting

We’re back and this time we’re talking about four simple, but highly effective rules loop  follow these, you can feel confident that you’re on the right track. It doesn’t matter if you’re on the ketogenic diet, the intermittent fasting diet, the zone diet, or some other diet that you’ve decided…

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Rotten tomatoes cause cancer – NAFDAC warns Nigerians

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Friday warned Nigerians against the consumption of rotten tomatoes to forestall cancer. Mrs. Christiana Essenwa, a Deputy Director with the agency, gave the warning in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Onitsha. According to her, rotten…

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NASRDA lists areas earthquake may occur in Nigeria

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has warned that communities in four states and Abuja may likely witness earthquake. The Director General of NASRDA, Prof. Seidu Mohammed, disclosed this on the sideline of the second Engr. Brig. Gen. M.O Agu (rtd) Annual Distinguished Lecture in Abuja on Thursday. Mohammed,…

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Minimum Wage: Health Workers join nationwide strike

The Leadership of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigerian (MHWUN ) has directed its members to join in the ongoing nationwide warning strike declared by the organised labour. Mr Biobelemoye Josiah, MHWUN President gave the directive at a news conference on Thursday in Abuja. The organised labour had accused…

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Earth tremor: Presidential Committee submits report, names weak area in Abuja

The presidential committee on the recent earth tremor in Abuja has finally come up with its report, saying that earthquake has become a potential hazard in Nigeria. The chairman of the committee and the Director General of the National Space Research and Development Agency, Prof Seidu Mohammed, made this known while…

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Osinbajo visits Anambra flood victims, reveals ways disaster is being tackled

Vice president, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, Thursday visited Anambra State and toured areas submerged by flood. The vice president who visited Internally Displaced Persons who were gathering their property from submerged homes betrayed emotions while commiserating with the people over their plight. According to Daily Post,  He announced the support of the…

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NDLEA destroys 110,542 tons of Indian hemp in Ondo

The Ondo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has destroyed hard drugs weighing about 110,542 tons. This was confirmed by the Chief Executive Officer of NDLEA, Col. Muhammad Mustapha (Rtd.) during the public destruction of the illicit drugs known as Indian Hemp (Cannabis Sativa) in Akure,…

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FEC inaugurates panel to investigate Abuja tremor

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday set up a ministerial committee to investigate the tremor witnessed in some parts of Abuja last week. The FEC meeting presided by President Muhammadu Buhari, was the first since the President returned from the Forum of China-Africa Cooperation held in Beijing,China. The Minister of…

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Flood hits Osun community, destroys property, displaces residents

A community in Osun State, known as Ifedapo, in Egbedore Local Government Area of the state, has been thrown into serious agony following the flood that ravaged the area on Tuesday, destroying property worth millions of Naira as a result of a heavy downpour in most parts of State. The…

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Nine killed as gastroenteritis hits Sokoto

The Sokoto State Government has confirmed nine deaths as a result of as suspected case of gastroenteritis in seven local government areas of the state. Gastroenteritis occurs when a person’s stomach and intestines are irritated and inflamed. The cause is typically a viral or bacterial infection, experts say. The Permanent Secretary,…

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How marijuana ages brain by three years – Study reveals

A new research report published in the journal of Alzheimer’s Disease has revealed that smoking cannabis ages the brain by an average of nearly three years. According to New York Post, Marijuana was found to ramp up brain aging by 2.8 years making it worse for the mind than bipolar disorder…

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The best breakfast foods for health

Many people believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, as it breaks the nighttime fast and kick-starts a person’s metabolism. However, popular American breakfast foods, such as donuts, pastries, and pancakes, are laden with saturated fat and sugar and contain little protein or fiber. A healthful breakfast…

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14 ways to lose weight without diet or exercise

Regimented diet plans can be challenging to stick to for prolonged periods. It can also be hard to find the time to exercise. Is it possible to lose weight without doing either? Using a variety of methods of weight control is vital for maintaining a healthy body weight. In this article, learn…

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Can you drink coffee while breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding can be exhausting, particularly in the early days when a baby may sleep irregularly and wake up numerous times each night. A morning cup of coffee might help a person manage sleep deprivation, but many people worry about the effects of caffeine on their babies. However, caffeine is safe in moderation for people…

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Prolonged sitting: Short bouts of activity reduce health risks

A newly published meta-analysis has discovered that even short breaks from prolonged sitting can reduce some of the adverse metabolic effects associated with it. Short stints of low-level activity can make a real difference. In Western society, sitting down for long periods of time is now the norm; at the…

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Why a low-carb diet may not be so good for you

A large-scale, two-part study now published in The Lancet Public Health journal examines the effects of high, moderate, and low carbohydrate intake on mortality risk. As more and more people are concerned with losing weight, the prevalence of the low-carb diet is increasing. However, new research points out that both too much carbohydrate and too…

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How eating mushrooms may improve blood sugar control

A new study looks at how eating a common type of mushroom can affect glucose, or blood sugar, regulation. The results may have implications for managing diabetes and other metabolic conditions, such as obesity. Researchers working in various departments at Pennsylvania State University have recently conducted a study in mice. They…

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Targeting one enzyme could treat cancer, diabetes, and obesity

The uncovering of the molecular acrobatics of a key cell enzyme could lead to new treatments for cancer and metabolic diseases such as obesity and diabetes. The cell enzyme is called PI3KC2A, and though scientists knew that it controlled many crucial cell functions, they remained unsure of the detailed structural…

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