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 Why You Should Always Wash Your Fruits And Vegetables Thoroughly 

We’ve all heard we should wash our produce before eating it but does it really matter? In short, yes. There are three good reasons you should start washing your fruit: dirt, microorganisms and human pathogens. Dirt on fruit and veggies often contain natural fertilizers like manure. Do you want to put bits of animal fecal matter into your mouth? I ...

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What You Need To Know About These 5 STDs — And The Treatment Options Available

Learning you have a sexually transmitted infection is never ideal, particularly when you find out you’ve contracted one with a grim outlook. While there’s no cure for some STDs, treatment options are often available to lessen or alleviate symptoms. When it comes to your s*xual health, there’s no better time to play it safe. Here are five incurable STDs, and the best ...

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 ‘Avoid Heart Disease’ –5 Ways Your Diet Can Help You 

Swapping dairy fat for healthier kinds of fat:  This step is recommended by a Harvard study to correct the balance of fats in your diet. Reducing your intake of dairy products. The Mayo Clinic explains meat and dairy “are the primary contributors of saturated fats in most diets.” The saturated fat in dairy products might not be as strongly linked to risk for ...

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cure for All kind of STDs, UTI, Prostate and infections in women (natural cure)

Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) can be gotten through casual or unprotected sexual intercourse or through the public toilet (especially water closet i.e WC). When an infected person pass out faeces or urine in this water closet and some of the infection discharged by the victim touches the seat (porcelain bowl), when another person defecates (pass out faeces) in the same ...

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Family PlanningFP2020 to host journalists on reproductive health

​The organisers are concerned with the increasing demand for family planning commodities and services in Africa. Ahead of the launch of “Momentum at the Midpoint 2015-2016’’, the Family Planning 2020’s (FP2020) has announced a telephone news conference on Nov. 1, to highlight the event. The facilitators of the event, FP2020, said this in an invitation e-mailed to the News Agency ...

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UNICEFAgency provides water, sanitation facilities in 20,000 Nigerians communities

​The communities drawn from 98 local government areas from 19 states are participating in the project. The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has so far provided clean water and sanitation facilities for more than 20,000 communities in Nigeria under the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project, an official has said. The UNICEF Chief of WASH, Mr. Kannan Nadar, made the fact ...

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Gynaecologist warns against using tampons for menstrual cycle

​ Dr Kike Adesina of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) has warned women not to use tampons for menstrual cycle as it portends danger to them. Adesina of the Department of Gynaecology of UITH told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday that tampons could pose danger to women’s health. “Tampons in themselves are not safe due ...

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Doctors Agree—Stay Away From These Popular Health Supplements

PHOTO: Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis The supplements we often turn to as beauty or dietary aids may be doing more harm than good, according to new findings fromConsumer Reports. Despite populating the shelves at pharmacies and health-food stores across the country, these over-the-counter aids can be contaminated with “dangerous bacteria” and often falsely advertise in terms of their benefits. All ...

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Unknown health hazards of mobile phones

Here are some of the adverse effects and health hazards of mobile phones: health hazards of mobile phones: Heart problemsRADIATION from cell phones is not only associated with cancer but also with chronic diseases like heart problems. According to a study published in the European Journal of Oncology, radiations emitted by cordless phones, including mobiles, contribute to abnormalities in heart ...

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Abortion demand ‘soars’ amid Zika fear

Fears over the Zika virus have contributed to a “huge” increase in the number of women in Latin America wanting abortions, researchers say. Estimates suggest there has been at least a doubling in requests in Brazil and an increase of a third in other countries. Many governments have advised women not to get pregnant due to the risk of babies ...

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Ebola beds prevented 40,000 deaths

The global response to the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone helped avert 40,000 deaths but if aid had been offered sooner, thousands more lives there might have been saved, say researchers. Britain’s donations of more than £100m in the summer of 2014 helped to set up nearly 3,000 hospital beds. This vital provision, researchers estimate, prevented 56,000 Ebola cases. But ...

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WHO: Ebola survivors at risk of eye and joint problems

Many Ebola survivors are likely to face further health issues including eye and joint problems, the World Health Organization has warned. And a recent case may have caught Ebola through sexual contact with someone who had recovered, experts said. The WHO has decided the crisis still constitutes as a public health emergency of international concern. But said there had been ...

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HIV: new approach against virus ‘holds promise’

The first human trial of a new type of HIV therapy suggests it could be a promising weapon in the fight against the virus. Reports in the journal Nature show infusions of so-called broadly neutralising antibodies could suppress the amount of HIV in a patient’s blood. The approach uses clones of immune proteins taken from a rare individual who has ...

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Increased Blindness among Nigerians Worries Experts

  The alarming increase in the number of people suffering from glaucoma disease in Nigeria has become a source of concern for a group of ophthalmologists at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital in Osun State. According to the World Glaucoma Association (WGA), too many persons are unaware that they are living with the disease, therefore, are neither receiving any ...

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Unexplained Infertility

  This is a condition, when you have tried to conceive naturally, and have also gone for evaluation with YOUR specialist,  and the infertility evaluation is completely negative.  More or less, there is nothing seen to be wrong with you , especially when  a standard fertility work up fails to provide an explanation, it is an indication that it is ...

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Ebola outbreak ‘over by August’, UN suggests

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa will be over by August, the head of the UN Ebola mission has told the BBC. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed admitted the UN had made mistakes in handling the crisis early on, sometimes acting “arrogantly”. A year after the outbreak was officially declared, the virus has killed more than 10,000 people. The medical charity ...

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‘Ebola-proof’ tablet device developed

A tablet device that can withstand being doused in chlorine has been developed to help medics caring for patients with Ebola. Designed by technology volunteers and Google, it can be used even wearing gloves and in storms and high humidity. Medecins Sans Frontieres put out a call for an Ebola-proof tablet to help teams record vital patient information. At the ...

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World’s First Successful Penis Transplant Done in South Africa

  FRIDAY, Mar. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The world’s first successful penis transplant has been performed by surgeons in South Africa, Bloomberg News reported Friday. The 21-year-old recipient has made a full recovery and regained all functions in the transplanted organ. The nine-hour operation was done Dec. 11 by surgeons from Stellenbosch University and Cape Town’s Tygerberg Hospital, the ...

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16 Ways to Lose Weight Fast

Tweak your lifestyle   It’s a familiar story: You pledge to honor a daily elliptical routine and count every last calorie. But soon, you’re eating cupcakes at the office and grabbing happy hour mojitos, thinking, Oops, diet over. There is a better way: Swap the all-or-nothing approach for one or two healthy switch-ups in your daily routine. “Doing this can ...

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Regular use of Paracetamol can lead to heart attack, stomach ulcer – NAFDAC

Here is a statement from NAFDAC informing Nigerians on the dangers of prolonged use of Paracetamol The National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said that the regular use of painkillers especially, paracetamols could lead to heart attacks, stroke and early death, According to a study published in ...

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Regular coffee drinkers have ‘cleaner’ arteries

Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries – a known risk factor for heart disease – Korean researchers believe. They studied more than 25,000 male and female employees who underwent routine health checks at their workplace. Employees who drank a moderate amount of coffee – three to five cups a day – were ...

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HIV-prevention drug Truvada approved by US

US health regulators have for the first time approved a drug to prevent HIV infection. Truvada can be used by those at high risk of infection and anyone who may engage in sexual activity with HIV-infected partners, said the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Studies showed the drug reduced the risk of contracting HIV by up to 73%. Some health ...

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‘Give HIV drugs to healthy gay men’

Healthy gay men should be offered daily HIV drugs to prevent infections, say UK Medical Research Council and Public Health England scientists. Their study, on 545 high-risk men, found one case of HIV could be stopped for every 13 men treated for a year. The research team says it would be similar to the pill for women and would not ...

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Buhari not in London hospital – Garba Shehu

THE Major-General Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign organization, has dismissed as false reports that the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate is being treated at a hospital located at Cavendish Street, Cavendish Square, W2 London West End, London and he is not listed by the Chatham House as speaker any time soon. According to online media, Pointblank news, Ekiti State Governor, Mr ...

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