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Drumming helps children with autism
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Drumming helps children with autism

Drumming to rock music for 60 minutes each week could help children with autism, a study suggests.Scientists found youngsters on the spectrum were better able to interact with their peers at school after taking part in the sessions.They say it offers hope as people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), especially […]

Alcohol kills over 3 million people yearly – WHO
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Alcohol kills over 3 million people yearly – WHO

Alcohol. Photo credit: Pinterest Harmful use of alcohol is responsible for the death of around 3 million people per year, according to a new report by the World Health Organization. The UN health agency’s latest report on alcohol and health pointed out that alcohol causes more than one in 20 […]

Experts caution over dietary supplement containing higenamine
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Experts caution over dietary supplement containing higenamine

Dietary Supplements Public health researchers have warned against taking weight-loss and sports/energy supplements containing higenamine, a potentially harmful cardiovascular stimulant. According to a new peer-reviewed published in the peer-reviewed journal Clinical Toxicology, the international researchers urged consumers to use caution when consuming supplements labeled as containing ‘higenamine’, which was added […]

LUTH, FMC, others in humanitarian crisis, report indicates
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LUTH, FMC, others in humanitarian crisis, report indicates

LUTH. PHOTO: Hotels.ng Humanitarian crisis, corruption and mismanagement at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi Araba, have resulted in unhygienic conditions, severe shortage of medicines and medical supplies in the hospital. Two other Federal Government hospitals in Lagos-the National Orthopedic Hospital Igbobi (NOHIL) and Federal Medical Centre (FMC)- are […]

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World Suicide Prevention Day: Ways to prevent suicide

The World Health Organisation estimates that almost 800,000 people commit suicide every year, that is a death owing to suicide every 40 seconds. With the World Suicide Prevention Day themed Working Together to Prevent Suicide observed today, here are three quick steps to help prevent suicide. Learn the warning signs […]

Maintaining required level of vitamin D essential for health
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Maintaining required level of vitamin D essential for health

Bone deformity. Photo/ Thinglink Vitamin D is essential for the body, as it helps to keep the bone in good shape. Experts say insufficient Vitamin D could lead to bone deformities (rickets) in children and bone pain in adults. Dr. Obiefuna Ajie, Chemical Pathologist/Lecturer, College of Medicine, University of Lagos […]

Breast cancer awareness gets boost with hackathon pitch competition
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Breast cancer awareness gets boost with hackathon pitch competition

L-R: Joel Ogunsola, Co-founder Emerging Communities Africa; Banjo-Mofesola Paul, Co-founder Planet Nest; Barr. Seun Babatunde, Executive Assistant to the SSA on ICT, Ondo State; Ondo State First Lady, Arabirin Betty Akeredolu; Miss Nkem, Programs Lead, Betty Anyawu Foundation; Dr. Onyema, Medical Consultant, BRECAN; Kitan David, Co-founder, Emerging Communities Africa during […]

Herbal treatment of uterine fibroids – Part 4
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Herbal treatment of uterine fibroids – Part 4

A diagram illustrating fibroids We shall continue with our discussion of the herbal treatment of uterine fibroids as I present ten commonly used herbs for the treatment of fibroids 1. Burdock root tea. This is recognised as a weed in areas such as North America, Europe and parts of Asia […]

Presidents’ health: Missed opportunities for Nigeria’s health
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Presidents’ health: Missed opportunities for Nigeria’s health

President Buhari I believe that I am not alone in feeling distressed about the situation of healthcare in Nigeria. Everywhere you look, the problems stare you on the face. In the public health care space, you face poor infrastructure, old or inoperative equipment and generally, poor attitude. Even skill and competency […]