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Interesting facts you should know about “Keto Diet”

Ever since the high-protein, low-carb way of eating became a celebrity diet trend, plenty of people have wondered if they should adopt the lifestyle too. After all, who wouldn’t want to lose 80 pounds like Jenna Jameson or drop 50 pounds like Vinny Guadagnino of Jersey Shore? To help you determine if the ketogenic diet is right for you, Us Weekly created the “KETO-M-G” podcast. In six entertaining and informative episodes, Us correspondent Jackie Miranne talks with SlimFast dietitian…

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See what Jessica Simpson ate to lose weight after third baby

The key to looking like Jessica Simpson post-baby is not just by working out, but also eating right, according to the singer’s longtime trainer, Harley Pasternak. That’s exactly how the fashion designer, 39, lost a whopping 100 pounds after welcoming her third child, Birdie, in March. When it comes to eating, Pasternak says that the businesswoman — also mom of Maxwell, 7, and Ace, 6, with her husband, Eric Johnson — follows the principles of…

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Chronic low blood pressure is dangerous, Cardiologist explains

Dr Okechukwu Anthony, a cardiologist, has said that chronic low blood pressure is dangerous because it rarely manifests obvious symptoms. Anthony in an interview on Friday in Abuja said low blood pressure is a “significant predictor of cognitive decline and the probability of developing dementia”. According to him, low blood pressure has no regard for age, gender, weight, cardiovascular, kidney or diabetic status. The cardiologist said that insufficient brain blood…

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100% fruit juices can also cause diabetes – Scientists report

A new study suggests that naturally sweet drinks, such as 100% fruit juices, as well as artificially sweetened beverages, such as “diet” soft drinks can also trigger Type 2 Diabetes, like drinks with added sugar. The evidence surrounding diet soda and its effect on diabetes risk has been conflicting. Some studies suggest that it might have an impact, while others report that there is no association between the two. Most…

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8 foods with excellent anti-ageing properties

As much as one cannot reverse the ageing process, one can slow it down by indulging in a healthy diet full of anti-ageing foods, thereby keeping one’s skin fresh and young-looking for a long period of time. They say that no single food will erase laugh lines or make one feel like a teenager again, but then, a healthy diet filled with anti-ageing foods will sure boost the skin. We…

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10 Super-health benefits of Tiger Nuts

Whether you eat tiger nuts, tiger nut milk, or tiger nut flour, indulging in this amazing superfood is a good way to boost your health. Whether you eat tiger nuts, tiger nut milk, or tiger nut flour, indulging in this amazing superfood is a good way to boost your health. Tiger nuts are also known as chufa nuts or earth almonds. They are small root vegetables (also called tubers). The…

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Seven beauty benefits of Dongoyaro (Neem Leaves)

Neem leaves popularly known as “Dongoyaro” leaves in Nigeria also known as ‘Wonder leaves’, is a herb known to have numerous health benefits and has been used for beauty regimes for thousands of years now. Neem leaves are well known not only for its medicinal properties but also for taking care of the environment. Neem contains an essential ingredient in many Ayurveda medicines. It contains nimbin, nimbinen, nimbolide, nimandial, ninbinene…

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Five healthy alternatives (replacements) to Sugary Drinks

Sugary drinks contain a lot of empty calories and have been linked to numerous health issues. Learn how to kick these drinks to the curb with five healthy alternatives. Trading in your sugary chai latte for a chai tea made with steamed milk may seem like the end of the world. But, changing your diet can be easier – and yummier – than you think. “The number one source of…

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New Ebola drug shows 90% survival

Ebola may soon be a “preventable and treatable” disease after a trial of two drugs showed significantly improved survival rates, scientists have said. Four drugs were trialled on patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where there is a major outbreak of the virus. More than 90% of infected people can survive if treated early with the most effective drugs, the research showed. The drugs will now be used to…

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Breastfeeding is key to producing geniuses – Paediatrician explains

Dr Emeka Nwaolisah, Consultant Paediatrician, Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, says women who abstain from breastfeeding their children are not only unfair to the child but the society. Nwaolisah told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that “breastfeeding is key to producing geniuses as children.” He explained that some women refuse to breastfeed their children because they believe that their breast would sag. He, however, added that “the breast will…

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Abuja: NISA Premier hospital performs first kidney transplant

The management of NISA Premier Hospital, Abuja, has carried out its first kidney transplantation in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Speaking to newsmen on Saturday in Abuja, the Chairman of the hospital, Dr Ibrahim Wade said the transplantation was carried out on a woman by the hospital in collaboration with a Nigerian American Doctor and its team. “We are here to confirm a major medical feat at NISA whereby yesterday for…

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Chinese researchers identify gene linked to deafness

Chinese researchers have recently made a breakthrough in discovering a gene responsible for deafness, providing a target for treating hearing impairment. The study published online earlier this month in the international journal Genetics in Medicine described the gene as ABCC1, which has variants associated with hearing loss and plays a key role in maintaining cochlea function. The cochlea is a spiral tube shaped like a snail shell. It is the…

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Expert reveals reasons children suffer from depression

Mrs Esther Adekoya, President, Heartrose Care Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) has urged parents, guardians and teachers to be more attentive to the needs and emotions of children. Adekoya made the plea during a one-day Workshop/Seminar titled: “Drug Abuse, Addiction, Depression and Suicide’’ held in Lagos on Saturday. The workshop/seminar was jointly organised by St Gladys and Grimmes Educational Services, Cavesbury Hospital and Heartrose Care Foundation. Adekoya said that most…

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What To Know About Vaginal Yeast Infections And Terconazole Antibiotic

Antibiotics are drugs that assist prevent bacterial infections. They do this by murdering or preventing the bacteria from copying or reproducing themselves. The organism utilizes the body of that person to support, replicate, and colonize itself.    These infectious organisms are referred to as pathogens. Bacteria, viruses, fungi, and prions are examples of pathogens. Pathogens can rapidly multiply and adapt. Vaginal yeast infection is one of the infections caused by bacteria….

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Paediatrician explains why infants’ brains must be protected

A professor of paediatrics at the University of Ibadan, Ikeoluwa Lagunju, has stressed the need to protect the brains of infants in order to reduce child disability in Nigeria. Lagunju stated this at the inaugural lecture she delivered at the University of Ibadan on Thursday evening. According to Lagunju who spoke on ‘Taming the Scourge: Panacea for the Dreaded Brain Catastrophes, ” an infant’s brain is very delicate. “One of…

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NAFDAC warns against using carbide to ripen fruits

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has urged fruit sellers to refrain from using calcium carbide to ripen fruits for commercial purpose. The NAFDAC Director-General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, made the call in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, saying that “using carbide to ripen fruits is dangerous for human health.” Calcium carbide is a toxic and highly dangerous, corrosive chemical used industrially in the production of…

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Ebola death toll in Congo rises to 1,540 – WHO

The death toll in the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has risen to 1,540, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). In an update on Friday, the world health body said 2,284 people had been infected since the outbreak in the country’s Ituri and North Kivu provinces nearly 11 months ago. However, vital work of tracing people infected with the deadly virus is progressing,…

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Medical expert gives tips on tumbu fly infection this rainy season

A medical expert, Dr Omale Garba, has advised Nigerians to take proper hygiene seriously during the rainy season to prevent tumbu fly infection. Garba, a medical doctor in Bwari General Hospital, Abuja, gave the advice in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja. Also known as mango fly, putzi fly, or skin maggot fly, the tumbu fly is a specie of blow-fly common in East…

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