Bitter leaf juice boosts ferti

A nutritionist, Grace Johnson, says bitter leaf can improve fertility because of its ability to boost the function of the reproductive system, balance hormones

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Posted On: 20 Nov 2018

AstraZeneca's diabetes drug cu

The biggest clinical trial so far to assess a new class of diabetes pills shows that AstraZeneca’s Farxiga can prevent heart failure and cut the risk of k

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Posted On: 11 Nov 2018

Doctors not pushing smokers wi

Smokers with narrowed blood vessels in their legs would do well to quit smoking, but many doctors may not be giving them enough support to do it, a recent study

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Posted On: 10 Nov 2018

CPC warns Nigerians: Beware o

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has advised consumers to extensively parboil their beans before consumption and to make sufficient inquiries before engagi

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Posted On: 10 Nov 2018

Two million Nigerians currentl

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS  says about 1,090,233 people are receiving anti-retroviral drugs in Nigeria as at June this year.   The

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Posted On: 08 Nov 2018

Energy drinks are terrible for

Energy drinks aren’t technically a “food.” That’s not to trash them—it’s just a fact, and an important one at that.  

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Posted On: 07 Nov 2018

Top 7 Common Symptoms Of Prost

Generally, prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer affecting men. While the disease is slow to progress, it may eventually spread to other parts of th

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Posted On: 05 Nov 2018

Men with early prostate cancer

Men who have been newly diagnosed with prostate cancer say they would trade some improvement in their odds of survival for improvements in side effects and qual

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Posted On: 05 Nov 2018

Pregnant moms' immune response

If you've been keeping up with health news over the past two years, you would have heard about the Zika virus, spread by the bite of a certain type of mosquito.

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Posted On: 01 Nov 2018

Ebola vaccines show lasting e

Three experimental Ebola vaccines trigger an immune response that lasts for more than two years against the deadly disease, researchers report.   In addi

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Posted On: 01 Nov 2018

Dogs could detect malaria by s

Sniff dogs could be trained to detect malaria in people infected with the disease even if they are not showing symptoms, according to a new study by Durham Univ

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Posted On: 30 Oct 2018

World Health Organization Lame

Exposure to toxic air both indoors and out kills some 600,000 children under the age of 15 each year, the World Health Organization warned Monday.   Data

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Posted On: 29 Oct 2018

Common Blood Pressure Pills Li

A new study has suggested that people who take angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors have an increased chance of developing lung cancer.   Milli

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Posted On: 26 Oct 2018

Rising threat of resistance to

Drug-resistant infections are on the rise in the country, adversely affecting human and animal health and also compromising the effective treatment of infection

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Posted On: 09 Oct 2018

Teens who've tried marijuana h

Most teens who've tried marijuana have used the drug in more than one form, including cannabis products that are smoked, eaten or vaped, new USC research show

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Posted On: 29 Sep 2018

WHO revises DR Congo's Ebola

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday announced it had revised its Ebola risk assessment in the Democratic Republic of Congo from high to "very high".

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Posted On: 29 Sep 2018

India launches 'Modicare', wor

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the world's biggest health insurance scheme, promising free coverage for half a billion of India's poorest citiz

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Posted On: 23 Sep 2018

Shedding light on health misin

Experts say accurate, proactive health communication by the government, civil society and skilled journalists could fight the spread of dangerously inaccurate

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Posted On: 20 Sep 2018

Eight deadliest diseases in Ni

We have gotten accustomed to statements like “the end time is near, nations will be against nations, all manner of sicknesses will plague the land and mor

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Posted On: 20 Sep 2018

Lassa fever treatment centre e

The Enugu State Government has established a Lassa fever treatment centre at the State Teaching Hospital.   The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Fintan

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Posted On: 14 Aug 2018

Why 'beauty sleep' is real, ac

A new survey found that well-rested people report having a brighter complexion, clearer skin and fewer wrinkles.   “Are you okay? You look tired.&r

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Posted On: 31 Jul 2018

Off Your Mental Game? You Coul

Was it hard to concentrate during that long meeting? Does the crossword seem a little tougher? You could be mildly dehydrated.   A growing body of eviden

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Posted On: 30 Jul 2018

NAFDAC destroys N650m fake pro

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has destroyed drugs and products worth N650 million in Kaduna.   The Director-

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Posted On: 26 Jul 2018

AIDS drugs show more promise f

New research shows more promise for using AIDS treatment drugs as a prevention tool, to help keep uninfected people from catching HIV during sex with a partner

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Posted On: 25 Jul 2018

Marijuana: Pot smokers are set

Marijuana users across the country are setting down their bongs, putting away their joints and moving away from smoking pot.   It’s not that people

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Posted On: 25 Jul 2018

The Healthiest Way to Cook Mus

Scientists have revealed the best way to cook mushrooms — and it’s not in a frying pan.   Mushrooms are healthy because of the significant am

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Posted On: 21 Jul 2018