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Passive Smoking Fatality Rate Goes Down, Study Says

The estimated number of deaths worldwide that can be attributed to second-hand tobacco smoke exposure has gone down, even though about 880,000 people die from it every year, a new study revealed on Tuesday. “The number of individuals who die from passive smoking has gone down from 1990 to 2016, but the rate is still high,’’ the study said. Globally, there...

SON destroys N480m worth of substandard mobile phone accessories

SON DG, Osita Aboloma
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) says it has destroyed substandard mobile phone accessories worth N480 million. Its Director-General, Osita Aboloma, made this known at the destruction of the accessories in Epe, Lagos, on Tuesday. Aboloma, represented by Mr. Obiora Manafa, Director, Inspectorate, Compliance and Directorate of SON, said that the organisation was on top of its game to ensure that...

Cancer and available treatment options, equipment in Nigeria

Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body which develops when the body’s normal control mechanism stops working. It is a situation where old cells refuse to die, and instead, grow out of control, forming new, abnormal cells and the extra cells may form a mass of tissue called tumour. It can also be due to accumulated damage...

Running One Marathon Can Add 4 Years To Your Life

While more studies will need to be carried out to examine for sure if hypertensive patients and those with higher arterial stiffness can also gain from periodic marathon running even as first timers, this initial study, Manisty said, proves the theory right.

WHO Declares Global Emergency As 213 Persons Succumb To Coronavirus

Coronavirus outbreak
This announcement by the healthy agency follows shortly after China declared that the virus has now claimed 213 lives. China also announced that..........

Lagos collaborates with Chinese govt to prevent coronavirus

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has said that the Chinese government, through its embassy in Nigeria, is working with the state to prevent the entry of coronavirus into the state. Abayomi disclosed this on Wednesday while giving an update on the state government’s level of preparedness to prevent or contain any possible entry of the disease...

Anambra enrols war veterans in health insurance scheme

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano
Enrollment into the Anambra Health Insurance Scheme has hit 81,000 enrollees, as the state government includes veterans of the Nigerian civil war and Rangers International FC of Enugu in the scheme. Mr. Don Adinuba, the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, made the disclosure in a statement in Awka on Monday. Adinuba disclosed that the scheme, which was re-launched in 2018...

Ways To Prevent Heart Attack

This study according to its original author, Kai Chen, Ph.D, gives credence to the already popular belief that air pollution is a trigger of heart attack. Chen reckons that the risk of heart attack within the first few hours of exposure to carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and particulate matter is real.

Why you should not use sex stimulants excessively – Experts

sex stimulants
Some experts have cautioned against excessive and unprescribed use of sex stimulants in view of its health implications. Sex stimulants, which can be found in orthodox and natural forms, including herbs, foods and fruits, have become popular in the quest to get sexual satisfaction, improve poor marital relationships and, in some cases, to improve self-esteem. Some experts have, however, cautioned that continuous...

Coronavirus: Symptoms, treatment and how to protect yourself — NCDC

coronavirus warning - NCDC
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has advised Nigerians to protect themselves against the new Chinese coronavirus disease. First identified by Chinese researchers with the pathogen behind a mysterious illness that had sickened 59 people in Wuhan, a city of 11 million in Central China, coronavirus is a group of viruses common among animals but now confirmed that it could...