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Moving In With Your Boyfriend Can Kill Your Sex Drive, Study Finds

A relationship changes when a couple moves in together. Some changes are good (i.e., cooking dinner together) while some of them aren’t so great for one or the other partner (i.e., toilet seat up). Now, there’s a new factor to consider: A team of researchers at the University of Southampton in the U.K. suggests living together […]

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Tips Every Woman Should Know To Achieve A Successful Pregnancy – Dr Ikpe Ronald

The normal and healthy process of pregnancy brings great profound emotional and psychological changes for both parents. Once you miss a period, you may be preg…nant. Even if you have checked with a home kit, you should have it confirmed by a health professional. Pregnancy is a journey from preconception up to the moment of […]

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Popular TV host Larry King battles cancer

A former CNN talk show host Larry King has advised the young and old to go for routine chest examination to ensure early detection of respiratory challenge especially lung cancer. King gave the advise on Thursday in a statement issued to CNN by a rep on a recent cancer diagnosis which showed he had a […]

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Moderate consumption of fats, carbohydrates best for health, international study shows

Research with more than 135,000 people across five continents has shown that a diet which includes a moderate intake of fat and fruits and vegetables, and avoidance of high carbohydrates, is associated with lower risk of death. To be specific about moderate, the lowest risk of death was in those people who consume three to […]

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SAD PHOTO: Falz undergoes surgery

Nigerian comic rapper and Film actor, Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz the Bahdguy, says he recently had a minor surgery and is recuperating fast. The comical rapper shared a photo of his bandaged foot, apparently after his minor surgery, on his Snapchat and captioned it, “Minor Surgery. Juz something light. Falzinho back in few […]

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Brain’s ability to recognize faces is shaped through repeated exposure, study suggests

Scientists have long deemed the ability to recognize faces innate for people and other primates — something our brains just know how to do immediately from birth. However, the findings of a new Harvard Medical School study published Sept. 4 in the journal Nature Neuroscience cast doubt on this longstanding view. Working with macaques temporarily deprived of […]

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Why patients should be investors, not customers

In this current era of health care, patients are increasingly being labeled as “customers” to provide a landscape suggestive of the need to provide customer satisfaction. Many health care providers grow increasingly frustrated with that terminology. It demeans the relationship that is fostered in the patient-physician encounter; belittling it to a transaction that occurs as […]

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Serena Williams gives birth to baby girl, reports say

Tennis star Serena Williams has given birth to a baby girl at a clinic in Florida, US media report. Williams, 35, whose partner is Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, was admitted to the St Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach on Wednesday. The 23-time Grand Slam winner said last month she was planning to return […]

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#CostOfChildMarriage: Girls Should Be students, not Brides.

THE girl child is quite unique and vulnerable in our society today, as they seem the victim of child marriage. For every girl child who is subjected to an early marriage, she is much more predisposed to complications of pregnancy and delivery processes. She faces higher risk of social violence and has less decision making […]

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5 ways virtual doctors can help during a natural disaster…

In Houston, all of my colleague’s offices are closed, and there is limited access to the Texas Medical Center due to Hurricane Harvey. As a virtual medical doctor, there was only one thought on my mind this entire weekend, “How can I help?” As a Floridian, I have certainly faced my share of natural disasters […]

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Stop drinking coffee if you’re struggling to lose weight.

People who are struggling to lose weight may benefit from cutting out coffee, new research suggests. Caffeine may trigger the temptation for sweet treats, a study found. Researchers believe caffeine’s ability to boost alertness also reduces people’s perception of sweetness, which may make them desire such flavors more. Senior author Professor Robin Dando from Cornell University, said: […]

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Camphor, methylated powder cause jaundice in newborns

A neonatologist, Prof. Angela Okolo, has warned parents of newborn babies against the use of camphor, menthol, methylated dusting powder and other such substances, saying this could result in jaundice. Okolo, who works at the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Ibadan. […]

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Sperm Cell created in the Laboratory Beat Major Cause of Male Infertility

Sperm cells have been created in the laboratory, offering hope for a cure for a common cause of male infertility. Around one in 500 men have an extra X or Y chromosome, which disrupts their sperm production. Using male mice, scientists at the Francis Crick Institute in London created multi-purpose stem cells – which can […]

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Being single will kill you faster than obesity —Study

Loneliness is deadlier than obesity and should be considered a public health risk, experts have warned. Those with bad social connections have a 50 percent increased risk of early death, compared to those with good social connections, a review of studies on loneliness suggests. Researchers in the US looked at 218 studies into the health […]

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Eat food rich in Vitamin D for healthy liver, kidney ―Medical expert advises.

AN Abuja-based physician, Dr Baba Ahmed on Monday urged Nigerians to develop the habit of eating food rich in Vitamin D for the benefit of healthy liver and kidney. Ahmed, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja said the lack of vitamin D could cause chronic liver or kidney disease. […]