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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

“Washing Hands without soap is a waste” – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)  on Wednesday  advised Nigerians to use soap or ash and running water to wash hands after defecation to prevent infection and illness Mr  Bioye Ogunjobi, a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene…

Sickle cell: NGO inaugurates clinic for patients

The WarriorStory Initiative, an NGO, on Sunday in Lagos inaugurated a Sickle Cell Clinic for carriers. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the aim of the initiative was for sickle cell patients to have access to affordable,…

Nigeria: NAFDAC to ban Paraquat & Atrazine products

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it will soon ban the use of Paraquat and Atrazine products by farmers. The agency said it would mount evidence that the products hurt applicators and the…

WHO to declare international emergency on EBOLA

The World Health Organization (WHO) should and is likely to declare an international emergency over the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has now spread to Uganda, experts said as a WHO advisory panel met on Friday.…

Blood donation: Nigeria needs 2m units of blood yearly

The Federal  Ministry of Health ( FMoH) said on Friday that Nigeria required an estimated two 2 million units of blood per annum to adequately meet the blood requirements of the populace. The Permanent Secretary of the ministry,…

Indonesia to ban cigarette adverts online

Indonesia’s communications ministry on Thursday said it would remove all cigarette advertisements from the internet, following a request from the health ministry. A cigarette, also known colloquially as a fag in British English, is a…

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