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Physical inactivity and diabetes

Worldwide, people are less physically active: in the WHO European Region, one third of adults and two thirds of adolescents are insufficiently active. In consequence, physical inactivity has become a

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Risks of diabetes in children

Q: What are the risks of diabetes in children? A: The frequency of diabetes is rising around the world, and studies are showing children are at increasing risk of developing

10 Facts about diabetes

Diabetes About 347 million people worldwide have diabetes There is an emerging global epidemic of diabetes that can be traced back to rapid increases in overweight, including obesity and physical

Nigerians walk against diabetes

Today is World Diabetes Day. Amidst statistics showing that the condition is increasing at a fast pace globally, various groups across the world embarked on different activities aimed at drawing

WDD: 5m Nigerians adults have Diabetes

By Deo Akinbo As Nigeria prepares to join the rest of the world tomorrow to mark the 2015 World Diabetes Day (WDD), the Ministry of Health has disclosed that no

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Prof. Adewole is Nigeria’s health Minister

Renowned professor of gynaecology and obstetrics and former Vice chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Isaac Adewole Folorunsho was today named as Nigerias minister of health as President Muhammadu Buhari swore

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INTERVIEW: Nigerians are inviting deafness – ENT Surgeon

In most towns and cities of Nigeria, people are daily being subjected to a cacophony of noise at different levels from record shops, worship places, generators etc. In this interview

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Nigeria’s Ebola survivor delivers

First Consultant Medical Centre has officially announced that resident staff and Ebola Survivor, Dr. Ada Igonoh gave birth to a baby girl yesterday.The baby girl weighing 9 pounds 1 ounce

Processed meat can cause cancer

– IARC Report reveals The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organization, has evaluated the carcinogenicity of the consumption of red meat

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Secondary students shine at Chevron art competition

… competition focuses on environmental protection Twenty finalists from secondary schools across the country smiled home with awards of cash prizes and scholarships, Tuesday, for this year’s prestigious National Art

Polio: Nigeria gets WHO delisting certificate

The World Health Organization (WHO) today presented Nigeria a certificate formally delisting it from the Polio-endemic countres. The delisting certificate was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House

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Feeling emotionally attached to work leads to improved well-being

Workers who feel emotionally attached to and identify with their work have better psychological well-being, reports a study in the November Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of

Trends shaping pharma industry in Africa

Global industry players must adopt smarter strategies to operate in Africa – Andrew Mitchell says at DHL Regional Life Sciences & Healthcare conference As growth in developed markets stagnates, Andrew

Stakeholders to converge on Abuja for cancer summit

With the goal of reducing death from breast cancer, The Cancer Education and Advocacy Foundation of Nigeria (CEAFON), in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Health, will host about 500

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Depression, a condition to watch

Three years after Joe bagged a master’s degree in Economics, he’s yet to find a suitable job. He has since given up and will not bother to apply for any

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Merck, UNESCO to Build Research Capacity in Africa

Merck, a leading science and technology company, today launched, in partnership with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the first edition of the UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit, to

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Climate change will increase malnutrition unless…

Health care specialist, Peter Omoragbon, has warned that Nigeria may begin to record more cases of malnutrition due to reduced food production arising from extreme climate events such as floods,

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Breast milk stops inflammation, combats infection

… new research reveals Human breast milk, which provides essential nutrients and antibodies to newborns, has long been known to play an important role in infant development and the immune

Antioxidant use may promote spread of cancer

A team of scientists at the Children’s Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) has made a discovery that suggests cancer cells benefit more from antioxidants than normal cells, raising concerns

Ebola virus fragments stays in survivors’ semen for at least nine months – WHO

Preliminary results of a study into persistence of Ebola virus in body fluids show that some men still produce semen samples that test positive for Ebola virus nine months after

LUTH gears up for Laparoscopic surgery

… as American firm donates equipment It is no longer news that knifeless surgery has become the preferred choice of reputable surgeons across the world. However, only few Nigerian public

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More 2.8m Nigerians may die of HIV/AIDS soon – BOT NEPWHAN

An estimated 2.8 million Nigerians may be on their way to early grave if not provided with required treatment, Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Network of People Living with

Why Nigeria Must go pink to fight cancer – Prof. Okoye

Professor of Radiology, College of Med, UNN/UNTH, Coordinator, ‘Breast Without Spot and Nigeria’s most prominent cancer awareness campaigner says Nigerians must be united in pink throughout the month of October

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Day Abuja turned pink against cancer

By Kemi Yesufu All over the world, October is the breast cancer awareness month and the 5th day in the month is the Go Pink Day. Pink is the official

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Surgeons restore hand, arm movement to quadriplegic patients

A pioneering surgical technique has restored some hand and arm movement to patients immobilized by spinal cord injuries in the neck, reports a new study at Washington University School of