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High blood pressure? Beware of OTCs

– Fresh warning from American Heart Association … also warns against indiscriminate use of supplements, vitamins The American Heart Association (AHA) has warned people with high blood pressure to always

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Lagos abolishes contract doctors

The Lagos State Government says it has abolished the recruitment of contract doctors and health workers in the state. Speaking during a media parley held recently at the Conference Room

Check your toothpaste composition!

Do you know there is a colour code on your toothpaste indicating its composition? Just check now as indicated in the picture above. A green colour means the toothpast contains

Women with Type 2 diabetes more at risk of coronary heart disease – Study

Women with Type 2 diabetes are twice as likely to have coronary heart disease compared to men, and may also need more frequent and intense physical activity to lower their

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2016 Budget: FG allocates N221.7bn to health sector

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said a total sum of N221.7 billion would be spent on health sector in 2016 – about N38 billion less than the 2015 allocation of

Sudden death : Watch out for cardiac arrest – Cardiologist

There were conflicting reports about the sudden death, on November 22, of Abubakar Audu, fomer Kogi State Governor and APC governorship candidate for the 2015 election. While it was rumoured

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Breakfast still most important meal any day!

• You may end up with weight gain, diabetes, other diseases if you skip it, endocrinologist says Are you one of those who think skipping breakfast is a good way

Arts, Politics and Mental Health

Full text of the 2015 Thomas Lambo Lecture delivered by renowned Psychiatrist and author, Dr. Femi Olugbile Protocols This is a ‘double-barreled’ assignment. One barrel is for the lecturer, representing

49 per cent of Nigerian women are anaemic, experts say

At 26, Grace, a banker, could not cope with the rigours of her job. She was always weak and tired all day, making her to resort to heavy eating both

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Nigerian Government can’t fund local vaccine production – Minister

… Seeks private sector involvement ABUJA – Nigerian Government cannot realistically fund local vaccine production, given its present depressed economy, Minister for Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has said. Prof Adewole,

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How micronutrient deficiency ruins Nigerian children

… Several defects could be avoided through antenatal care, exclusive breastfeeding, experts say When 29 year old Vivian brought Andy, her 16-month-old boy to Medway hospital Obalende few weeks back,

Chevron intensifies partnership with Lagos government on healthcare

… donates ambulance, refurbishes General Hospital ward Chevron, Nigeria’s third-largest oil producer, Tuesday intensified its partnership with the Lagos state government on health care delivery, as it handed over to

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Killer in your fridge!

… Aspartame is sweet poison By  Ifeoma Okoye In October of 2001, my sister started getting very sick She had stomach spasms and she was having a hard time getting

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Mrs Shonuga: Another unwarranted death

    By Franka Osakwe Forty-four days long gone since the needless death of Mrs Omowunmi Shonuga and her baby from child birth-related complication at Alimosho General Hospital. Since then