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19m Nigerians disabled – NPC

The National Population Commission of Nigeria (NPC) has estimated that no fewer than 19 million Nigerians are living with disabilities.

Stress can be good also – Expert

Dr Gregory Mowete, a medical officer in Abuja, says stress is not necessarily a bad health challenge as it has its positive side.

Rotten tomatoes can cause cancer

tomatoes
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Friday warned Nigerians against the consumption of rotten tomatoes to forestall cancer.

The risk in letting friends, relatives breastfeed your baby

Nursing mothers are advised to avoid giving their babies to relatives or friends to breastfeed them whenever they are not around or sick, a medical expert has said.

How to curb unintended pregnancies, maternal deaths via contraception

Pregnant mother
As the World Contraception Day (WCD) is observed on Wednesday, September 26, critical health issues such as maternal deaths, preventing an imminent population explosion and achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will come to fore.

Residents attack health workers in Congo

Angry residents left health workers dealing with an Ebola outbreak severely injured in the Democratic Republic of Congo yesterday.

Serena Williams goes topless, no bra, in breast cancer campaign video

Tennis superstar Serena Williams caused an internet sensation Sunday by posing topless for a video while singing “I Touch Myself” to raise awareness for breast cancer.

Breaking: Cholera kills 61 persons in Yobe

cholera
Yobe government on Friday confirmed 906 fresh cases of cholera with 61 deaths and 50 others still on admission in hospitals across the state.

Kwara: 432 children infected with HIV/AIDS in 6 months

Aids
The Kwara State Action Committee on HIV and AIDS (KWASACA) has recorded no fewer than 432 children infected with HIV and AIDS  between January and June in Kwara.

Many Nigerians lack adequate dietary knowledge — Nutritionist

Food
Mrs. Uduak Igbeka, the National Coordinator, Scaling Up Nutrition Business Network (SBN), on Friday said that many Nigerians lacked basic knowledge of dietary control which accounts for the nation’s high level of malnutrition and under-nutrition.