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Coffee curbs prostate cancer in men.

The love of good tea is in human nature even though a subset of people prefer a scintillating cup of coffee. Coffee is arguably one of the most popular drinks on the planet and is a complex cocktail. In fact, coffee can contain more than 1000 nonvolatile chemical compounds and in excess of 1,500 volatile […]

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How Accurate Is A DNA Test?

A DNA test is a medical method for checking the paternity or maternity of a child in the medical community.  A DNA test also allows you to determine bloodlines and genetic diagnosis of different inherited diseases you are vulnerable to. We get half of our DNA  from our biological mother and the other half from […]

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A nap a day keeps high blood pressure at bay

“Midday sleep appears to lower blood pressure levels at the same magnitude as other lifestyle changes. For example, salt and alcohol reduction can bring blood pressure levels down by 3 to 5 mm Hg,” said Manolis Kallistratos, MD, cardiologist at the Asklepieion General Hospital in Voula, Greece, and one of the study’s co-authors, adding that […]

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Nigeria’s First Mobile Stroke Unit

Regions Stroke and Neuroscience Hospital launches first “MOBILE STROKE UNIT” in Nigeria.  A mobile stroke unit is an ambulance that furnishes services to triage, diagnose, evaluate, and/or treat symptoms of an acute Stroke. A Stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and […]

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WHO declares Uzbekistan malaria-free

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Uzbekistan’s success in becoming recognised as a malaria-free country is an “extraordinary outcome”. Executive Director of the Global Fund, a UN-backed partnership to end malaria epidemics, Peter Sands, on Tuesday said malaria had a long and deadly history in Uzbekistan. Sands noted that in the late nineteenth century, the disease […]

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Social Media Voce: Victoria Beckham stands tall as #WorldAIDSDay is celebrated

Today on Social Media Voce, we remember the titbits of the World AIDS Day, celebrated around the world yesterday. A host of dignitaries, world leaders, mega brands, celebrities, and simpletons added their voice on a day the United Nations have carved out to remember all victims, alive or dead, of the deadly virus… December 1 […]

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World AIDS Day: “Rather than get a Quickie, get tested today” – DKT Intl Nigeria

Getting tested for HIV is faster than getting a quickie; It doesn’t take as long but you can cum out relieved or armed with the right knowledge to improve your health” Knowing your HIV status is very vital for your well being and not knowing your status is like a lady who does not know when her […]

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News Health Watch: Yellow Fever Back to Nigeria Again…

It is the beginning of the Harmattan Season. A season that we have learnt to associate with some diseases. It is the season when mosquito-borne diseases flourish. Yes, Yellow Fever like Malaria is transmitted by Mosquitoes – Aedes species. So on this edition of Health News Watch, we remind us of all there is to […]

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World Prematurity Day: Premature babies deserve more love and care.

Yesterday, like every November 17th was World Prematurity Day. I decided to share this beautiful experience and hope you get inspired. Enjoy August 2nd, 1992. I was the duty house officer assigned to the labor and delivery unit of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital. I was doing a one-month neonatology stint as part of my […]

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How community pharmacy can support patients who have pancreatic cancer

Pharmacies are at the forefront of every community. More than ever people are visiting their local pharmacy team first for clinical advice and health concerns and buying over the counter medication. Quite often pharmacists will see customers on a weekly basis and have insight into their lives which can be crucial in spotting the symptoms […]

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Social media use increases depression and loneliness, study finds

The link between the two has been talked about for years, but a causal connection had never been proven. For the first time, University of Pennsylvania research based on experimental data connects Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram use to decreased well-being. Psychologist Melissa G. Hunt published her findings in the December Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology. […]

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Air Pollution claims 7m lives worldwide annually – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO), says it is working out strategies to better combat air pollution and its effect on health currently causing over seven million deaths globally annually. The organisation stated on its website on Saturday that it would hold a conference on Air Pollution and Health in response to a World Health Assembly […]

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Type 2 Polio virus found in Bauchi – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Circulating Vaccine-Derived Polio Virus Type 2 (cVDPV2) has been discovered in Bauchi State. Adamu Ningi, the WHO Bauchi State Coordinator, disclosed this at a meeting with the Emir of Bauchi, Rilwanu Adamu, and the Chairman, Social Mobilisation on Immunisation and Emir of Dass, Usman Othman, in Bauchi on Friday. […]

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Low back pain: A Simple Guide to understanding Low back pain and some practical home remedies.

Many people have an active low back pain limiting their activities. On the streets, in the church, at work, somebody close by having a degree of low back pain that is medically called Lumbago. In fact, according to researchers from the American Chiropractic Association, over 31 million Americans are experiencing back pain symptoms, this very […]