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WHO To Recognize Video Gaming As A Mental Condition

Candy Crush, Snake & ladder… Can you be addicted to video games? The World Health Organisation (WHO) thinks so as it will be adding gaming disorders to its International Classification of Diseases in 2018. Despite having rejected previous attempts to have smartphone and Internet addiction accepted, the WHO will officially recognize obsessive gaming disorders as […]

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Aisha Buhari’s clinic for women opens in Daura

The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on Tuesday inaugurated a 50-bed capacity maternal and children clinic built and equipped by the Aisha Buhari Foundation in Daura, Katsina State. Speaking at the opening of the clinic, Mrs Buhari decried the poor state of maternal and child health in Nigeria, saying that the situation became […]

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Nigeria’s Ace Broadcaster, Sefinatu Muhammed Dies of Alzheimer’s Diseases

Sefinatu Muhammed, a social critic, fashion enthusiast and broadcaster who once worked with NTA has died. She died after returning from the United States where she had a brain tumour surgery. Before her demise, she was reportedly battling Alzheimer’s disease. Her death was announced two months after it occurred. She has since been buried after […]

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5 Reasons Running Daily Makes Your Mind Stronger

GUEST POST: What can help you to have a nice body shape, kill stress and catch up with your friends? Running? Well, YEAH! This is no promotional talk. Running daily is the best calorie blasting workout you would find. It is something which keeps you physically healthy but most of all it makes your mind […]

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Children’s IQ Could Be Lowered By Mothers Drinking Tap Water While Pregnant

Adding fluoride to public drinking water for dental purposes has been controversial since the practice first began in 1945, and the latest findings are sure to stir that pot yet again. A new study suggests that prenatal exposure to this chemical may affect cognitive abilities and that children born to mothers exposed to high amounts of fluoride […]

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Vodka Vs Wine: Why Drinking Vodka May Be Healthier Than A Glass Of Wine

Not all drinks are created equal. And National Vodka Day is a good time to take a closer look at this staple of every corner bar. Vodka may have some virtues. Clear liquor contains fewer congeners, compounds besides alcohol produced during fermentation and may contribute to the severity of hangovers. Many drinkers look to vodka as a lower calorie option […]

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PAN: Rise Up and Defend Immunization Against Every Threat

The Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN), a non-governmental, apolitical, not-for-profit professional association of medical doctors, who are specialists in the care of children is deeply saddened by the current anti-immunization rumours making rounds across the country. It is being insinuated in some quarters that children are being injected with monkey pox virus. While we these […]

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Overcome your painful menstruation with The Shoulder-stand.

THE Shoulder-stand called Sorvangasana in Sanskrit is said to be one of the best asanas, postures. Although it is a common sight to see it done in gyms, schools and health clubs without it coupled with deep breathing it becomes of very little therapeutic value. Another name for the shoulderstand is The Candle Stand on […]

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Tunisia Health Minister Dies of Heart Attack

Slim Chaker, Tunisia’s Health Minister has died after suffering a heart attack following a charity run. Late Chaker who was aged 56, had been taking part in the run in the coastal town of Nabeul on Sunday to raise awareness about cancer. He fell ill after running 500m and then making a speech at the […]

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One in four girls is depressed at age 14

New research shows a quarter of girls (24%) and one in 10 boys (9%) are depressed at age 14. Researchers from the University of Liverpool and University College London analysed information on more than 10,000 children born in 2000-01 who are taking part in the Millennium Cohort Study. At ages 3, 5, 7, 11 and […]

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S3X POSITIONS APPROPRIATE IN PREGNANCY… (Adult Content).

Many people are still confused about s3x during pregnancy. It is absolutely normal and healthy till you are uncomfortable doing it. So, s3x is still in the picture when you are pregnant but the problems occur when your normal positions may start feeling uncomfortable as your belly gets bigger with time. This post is also […]

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Madagascar health minister separates siamese twins.

In most countries health ministers are seen as bureaucrats more interested in paperwork than medical miracles. Not in Madagascar, where Mamy Lalatiana Andriamanarivo recently picked up a scalpel and separated conjoined siamese twins in a medical first for the Indian Ocean island nation. “Surgery was performed at the Joseph Ravoahangy Andrianavalona hospital on September 13 […]

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To Lose Weight, Skip Dinner A Few Days A Week.

You’ve heard the old advice that skipping meals is a sure-fire way to ruin a weight loss plan, but a new study presented this week at the annual Obesity Society Meeting in New Orleans suggests that perhaps we’ve overlooked the benefits of selective fasting. According to the research, eating during a smaller window of time each […]

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Common Nasty Gym Infections and What can be done to avoid it

Nigerians love to live a life in a healthy manner, hence a flurry of activities at gyms and work-out centers across the country. While going to the gym is great for your health, few of us think about the millions of bacteria lingering on the weights, machines and yoga mats. Fitness centers are a breeding […]