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Lassa fever: Why you shouldn’t consume soaked garri

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Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria (EHORECON) has advised Nigerians to desist from consuming soaked garri so as to avoid Lassa fever infection. The council also stressed the need for Nigerians to practise good personal hygiene and environmental sanitation. Dr Andy Ukah, the Director, Department of Registration, Ethics and Standard Enforcement, gave the advice in Abuja on Thursday. He said, “Avoid...

Environmentalist lists health hazards caused by open waste burning

health hazards of refuse burning
An environmentalist, Mrs. Titi Oguntoye, says that burning domestic wastes including plastic wastes could cause long term health hazards. Oguntoye, who works with the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN), Ibadan, said this in an interview on Wednesday. “Open burning of waste is a dangerous practice that is increasingly common especially during the dry season. “Open burning of waste including plastics and...

14 Ways to Minimise Exercise Injury (1)

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I can relate to an incident back in the higher institution. I engaged in a lot of sporting activities. I had to be committed to different kinds of exercises, both in the early hours of the morning before class and in the evenings after class. I had to be fit to represent the school in a competition. At a point...

Health hazards: Games Village residents protest, seek govt intervention

Games Village protesters
Residents and Community Development Associations of Games Village, Surulere, Lagos on Monday protested against health hazards resulting from the alleged illegal acquisition of the estate’s sewage treatment plant by a private company. The residents, bearing placards with various inscriptions, chanted solidarity songs, calling the attention of the federal and state governments to looming epidemic due to the sale of the...

“Why sitting on toilet seats for more than 15 minutes is unhealthy”

A medical expert, Dr Bola Bello, has warned against sitting for too long on toilet seats as it could cause haemorrhoids. Bello, who is a consultant in a private facility, said on Thursday in Ilorin that sitting on toilet seats for more than 15 minutes was not healthy. ”It has become a norm now for people to enter toilets with their...

Don’t rinse mouth with water after brushing with toothpaste – Doctor

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A UK-based Nigerian doctor, Dr. Harvey Olufunmilayo, has advised against rinsing the mouth with water after brushing with toothpaste. In a series of tweets on Tuesday, he advised people to use fluoride-based toothpaste for healthy teeth. He advised that instead of rinsing the mouth with water, it was better to simply spit out excess toothpaste from the mouth after brushing. "And give it...

Childproofing Checklist Around the House

Child adoption is parents latest worry of late, leaving them planning endlessly about how to protect their children from these abductions and violence. This has made many parents overlook one of the biggest threats to their children's safety and well-being — their own home. Experts say that children between the ages of 1 and 4 are more likely to be...

Top 5 Kitchen Safety Tips

How to be Safe in the Kitchen
Unarguably, the kitchen is the hub of domestic life, which is ironic considering its potential for safety hazards. A kitchen is a dangerous place. Not only are you working with hot surfaces, and boiling liquid, but you are handling sharp knives and utensils that can injure you in a second. So, let us learn how to stay safe in the...

Kaduna explosion: DPR to sanction illegal gas operators

Kaduna Gas Explosion
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has threatened to sanction all unlicensed LPG retail outlets and operators with stiff penalties. The DPR North West Zonal Operations Controller, Mr. Isa Tafida, made this known to newsmen in Kaduna while reacting to Saturday’s gas explosion at Sabon Tasha, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The gas explosion killed five persons, including a...

Poor oral hygiene can lead to delivering of premature babies – Dentist

Dr. Albert Akhidenor, a dentist, says it is proven that poor hygiene of pregnant mothers can lead to delivering premature babies and to low-weight babies. Akhidenor, who is the Chief Executive Officer, Community Oral Health Initiative, an NGO, disclosed this in Abuja. He said that mothers with poor hygiene could easily transfer diseases to their babies through kisses. According to him, the...

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