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Day: March 19, 2019

‘Getting adequate sleep vital to living healthy lives’

‘Getting adequate sleep vital to living healthy lives’

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The Chief Executive Officer of Mouka Limited, Mr Raymond Murphy, has highlighted the need for people to have adequate sleep, noting that it is one of the core pillars of health. Murphy said this on Thursday in Lagos at an event organised by Mouka Foam to commemorate the 2019 World Sleep Day. “When people fail to have adequate sleep, their health declines, decreasing the quality of life they live. This explains our commitment to providing the best mattresses, pillows and other products to enhance quality sleep. “World Sleep Day is a recognised event all over the world; we are trying to make it Nigeria sleep day. It is an avenue to educate Nigerians on the importance of quality sleep and how it will allow them to be productive. Except you get quality sleep, it will be difficult
Early detection, treatment can curb oral disease, says Adewole

Early detection, treatment can curb oral disease, says Adewole

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The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said early detection and treatment are crucial to ensuring the best outcome against oral diseases and associated health complications. Adewole, who was represented by the Head of Dentistry, Federal Ministry of Health, Dr Bolanle Alonge, at the World Oral Health Day press briefing organised by Unilever Nigeria Plc in partnership with the Nigerian Dental Association in Lagos, said oral health was an integral part of the body that upheld an individual’s self-esteem. “The World Oral Health Day is a platform for the public, oral health community and policymakers to help reduce the overall health disease burden. It is celebrated every 20th of March. “Beyond individual level, the campaign will position oral health professionals as key
Study reveals avocado stone reduces inflammation

Study reveals avocado stone reduces inflammation

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Many people eat the yellow-green flesh inside avocados and throw away the skin and stone inside, however a new study has suggested that the stone could be the healthiest part of the fruit. Researchers from Penn State University found that an extract in avocado seeds reduced inflammation caused by white blood cells. The team says the findings are evidence that the extract could be turned into a food ingredient, or even used as a pharmaceutical drug. The experts, however, say the research is in its early stages and that past studies have shown that, if consumed in high quantities, the stone could actually be toxic. Several studies have shown that the fruit can raise levels of HDL ‘good’ cholesterol, increase nutrient absorption from other foods and help with weight loss. Ano