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Day: May 18, 2018

Healthy Snacks Are Ideal For Children and You

Healthy Snacks Are Ideal For Children and You

NEWS
Half of children’s intake of sugar, about seven sugar cubes per day, is derived from unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks. This was the findings in January of 2018 by Public Health England (PHE) which put up a campaign it tagged Change4Life just after its latest study. It urged parents to ‘look for 100-calorie snacks, two a day max’ so as to reduce intake of sugar by children. The issue here is: In the first place, do you and the children really have need to snack? And if so, what are the most wholesome things to take between your meals? Experts say there is really nothing wrong with snacking, but if only you learn to take healthy snacks, it can as well be of help to your wellbeing. The problem they say, is that most people are well discerning when it comes to taking anything in between mea
9 Reasons Why Sex Is Good For You

9 Reasons Why Sex Is Good For You

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Some people see sex as just a means to an end, a way to give and receive pleasure, make babies and even fulfil a duty stated in many religions and traditions. However, beyond the pleasure, the need to populate our world and fulfilling a duty to man or God, sex is highly beneficial in terms of our physical health and mental wellbeing. According to an article published in PLOS ONE journal, sex is actually regarded as a significant form of exercise - burning about 3.6 calories per minute. Here are some health benefits of sex according to experts: Improved Immunity: Having sex once or twice a week can boost your immune system. A study from Wilkes University in Pennsylvania found out that people who had sex once or twice a week had a 30% increase in Immunoglobulin A (lgA). Immunoglobulin A is ...
WHO Says ‘High Risk’ Ebola Will Spread In DR Congo

WHO Says ‘High Risk’ Ebola Will Spread In DR Congo

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An Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo has a high risk of spreading internally the World Health Organization warned Friday ahead of a meeting on whether to declare it an event of international concern. In a statement, the UN agency said WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus would convene an emergency committee to discuss the matter. He is due to speak to the media later on Friday. The fresh Ebola outbreak, publicly declared on May 8 with 23 deaths so far, was first reported in a rural part of Equateur Province in the vast country’s northwest but has now spread to the city of Mbandaka. Mbandaka’s population has been variously estimated at between 700,000 and 1.2 million. Peter Salama, in charge of emergency response at the WHO, has said the spread to a ci
Strike: Court Orders Health Workers to Resume Within 24 Hours

Strike: Court Orders Health Workers to Resume Within 24 Hours

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JOHESU insists Health Minister must go The National Industrial Court sitting in Abuja yesterday ordered striking members of Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) to suspend its on-going strike and resume duties across the nation within 24 hours. This is coming as JOHESU yesterday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately remove Professor Isaac Adewole as the minister of health, describing him as a major barrier to the resolution of the strike. However, the trial judge and President of the Court, Justice Babatunde Adejumo gave the order for JOHESU members to resume duties after listening to an ex-parte application filed by a non-governmental organisation (NGO) through its counsel, Okere Nnamdi. The NGO, Incorporated Trustees of Kingdom Human Rights Foundation Interna...
Nigerian Nurse Drags US Customs Agents to Court for Seizing Her $41,000

Nigerian Nurse Drags US Customs Agents to Court for Seizing Her $41,000

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Anthonia Nwaorie, a Nigerian born Texas nurse has sued US customs agents for seizing over $41,000 from her. Nwaorie was born in Nigeria, but moved to the United states where obtained her nursing license and became a citizen. The nurse said the money was supposed to be used to build a clinic for mothers and children in Nigeria. According to LIB, “she was about to board a flight at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport to Nigeria on Oct. 31, 2017, when CBP officers detained her and seized $41,377 in cash from her. The officers alleged she had violated currency reporting requirements.” Speaking on the incident, Nwaorie’s attorney, Dan Alban said “all her dreams have been put on hold due to CBP’s actions…Nobody should have to sign away their rights to get what’s rightfully theirs.
FG Orders NAFDAC to Return To Ports

FG Orders NAFDAC to Return To Ports

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control says Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has ordered the agency to return to the ports immediately. The order came less than three weeks after the NAFDAC Director-General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, partly ascribed the drug abuse among youths to the unlawful importation of certain banned substances. The agency said in a statement on Thursday that the directive to return to the ports was to effectively control the importation of unregulated products, falsified and substandard drugs, unwholesome foods, narcotic drugs and hazardous chemical substances and foods. The statement read in part, “NAFDAC in collaboration with relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies and with the active support of the Office of the National Security Advis
Codeine: Extend Ban to Open-Drug Markets, Pharmacists Tell FG

Codeine: Extend Ban to Open-Drug Markets, Pharmacists Tell FG

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The Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria has called on the Federal Government to take urgent steps to sanitize the nation’s pharmaceutical industry. The association made the call at a press conference while reacting to the recent ban on the importation of codeine by the Federal Government, following its abuse in the country. The Federal Ministry of Health had directed the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control discontinued further issuance of permit for the importation of the substance as an active ingredient for the production of cough medicine. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, also said that cough syrups containing codeine should be replaced with dextromethorphan which was less addictive. But addressing journalists ahead of its national ex
JOHESU Seeks Health Minister’s Sack, Ngige’s Removal

JOHESU Seeks Health Minister’s Sack, Ngige’s Removal

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The striking health workers (JOHESU) yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to remove Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole. They alleged that he had taken sides in the ongoing strike. JOHESU also warned that should the Federal Government go to court, it will pull out of the negotiation. The union directed health workers in Lagos, Kano, Yobe and Niger States to relax the strike so as to attend to emergencies following the implementation of the agreement by those states. National Chairman Comrade Josiah Biobelemoye urged the President to set up a new negotiating team to take over from the current one led by Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige. Biobelemoye said as a medical doctor, the Labour minister is also compromised. The union said: “The Federal Ministry of Health a
Boosting Your Libido through Bedroom worthy Foods

Boosting Your Libido through Bedroom worthy Foods

Men's Health, NEWS
Well, for some it can take more than a few candles and more than a four minute Marvin Gaye song to get the job done. Some say it happens to everyone. If you are more excited to sleep than have sex in the bedroom, your sex drive might need a little boost. A low libido can happen at any point in your life for a variety of reasons. Studies show that 32 percent of women and 15 percent of men lack the desire to have sex regularly. A few potential causes of a decreased sex drive could be due to depression, stress, obesity or certain medications. No doubt, the way a man feels about his body affects the way he feels about sex. Men are different from women in all kinds of ways including their nutritional needs. Just as women need particular nutrients during pregnancy or for protection from breast ...
A Drink a Day, May Just Be a Drink Too Much

A Drink a Day, May Just Be a Drink Too Much

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A recent study published in the Lancet Journal reports that drinking more than 100grams of alcohol per week lowers your life expectancy. 100grams of alcohol is equivalent to about 5 drinks per week. Different countries have hitherto worked with their own recommended drinking limits. In the United States of America, the recommended drinking limit is 98grams for women and double that amount for men; a drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men. Limits in countries like Portugal, Spain and Italy are almost 50% higher than that. In the United Kingdom, the recommended drinking limit is 8 drinks per week for both men and women. These recommended drinking limits have been set in order to clarify what levels of alcohol are safe or risky and these recommended drinking limits are thought t...