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Health Zone: 1 in 20 deaths globally is a result of alcohol use – WHO

Over 3 million people died from alcohol consumption in 2016, equating to 1 in 20 deaths globally, according to a new report by the World Health Organization. More than 75% of these deaths were among men, says the report, published Friday. The largest cause of death — 28% — was due to injuries. This was followed […]

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Active intercourse can make you look seven years younger — Physician

Chairman, Association for Advancement of Family Planning, Dr. Ejike Orji, says that men and women who maintain active sex life usually look between five and seven years younger than their actual ages. He noted that consensual sex boosts the immune system, keeps the skin glowing and reduces stress. The physician made disclosed this in an interview with […]

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Health Zone: Researchers establish dangers in sleeping for long hours

A new study by a team of researchers at the Keele University, Newcastle, United Kingdom has shown that people, who sleep for more than eight hours each night are at a greater risk cardiovascular disease  and mortality than people who sleep for seven hours or less. According to news-medical.net, the researchers noted that sleeping for 10 hours […]

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Pregnant women whose partners are smokers face higher risks of miscarriage – Research

Pregnant women whose partners are smokers may face higher risks of miscarriage, according to a recent Chinese research. Conducted by the Research Institute of the National Health Commission, the research was based on data of 5.8 million non-smoking pregnant women and their partners, who participated in China’s free pre-pregnancy checkups from 2010 to 2016. After […]

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Health Zone : Gynaecologist decries high rate of abortion among young Nigerian women

A Gynaecologist, Gboyega Fawole, on Friday decried what he described as the “alarming rate of abortion among young girls in the country.” Mr Fawole, who works with the University of llorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, raised the concern in llorin while delivering a Ramadan lecture titled: “Who We Are: What We Are Made of.” The News […]

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Health Zone: Smoking harmful to entire human body, not just lungs — Expert

Smoking harms organs throughout human body, not just lungs as such related diseases as emphysema and lung cancer are among the leading causes of death among smokers, medical expert Maria Ocampo said. The coordinator of the Clinic Against Tobacco and Other Addictive Substances at the General Hospital of Mexico said this in an interview with […]

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Health Zone; Foods you should never touch if you’re over 50 (Must Read)

The normal human being eats to sustain life. But there are foods to avoid once you clock the big 50. They include the following: Potatoes: This is one food you surely need to cut down on, especially if it’s cut into fries or sprinkled with bacon bits. They are starchy, and when you add all the […]

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Health Zone: 11 ways to manage menstrual pain

That time of month comes like clockwork—and the cramps can be a distress. But you don’t have to go down in pain. There are a few steps you can take to banish menstrual pain. Water: You can never go wrong with water. While it won’t curb you cramps, it helps with bloating which makes cramps […]

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Health Zone: Cough, sneeze in your elbow not handkerchief to stay healthy

Coughing or sneezing spread germs and diseases.  People have been used to coughing or sneezing into their hands or handkerchief, however medical experts have advised against this. They say when people cough or sneeze, they should do so into the crook of the elbow or upper sleeve and not their hands. They advise that another […]

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Health Zone: Paracetamol abuse damages liver, Kidney — Pharmaceutical body

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria has warned against indiscriminate or misuse of paracetamol, saying such practice damages the liver and kidney. Jelili Kilani, PSN Chairman, FCT chapter, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday emphasised that paracetamol, an analgesic, was not supposed to be misused. […]

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People who stay in bed longer more likely to have a stroke – Study

After a stressful week at work or college, you might want to do nothing else but go to bed early and stay in bed all morning/afternoon. But scientists have come out with some harsh news about the guilty pleasure so many of us enjoy. Like all of life’s great pleasures, a prolonged stay in bed […]

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Health Zone: Foods that may upset your stomach

Some people can eat all the junk food in the world, and their stomach will be totally fine. Other people have one scoop of ice cream and feel the pain for the rest of the day. If you’re easily prone to stomach aches, you know how frustrating it can be to unknowingly eat something that […]

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Health Zone : Red meat increasing cancer risk, doctor warns

An oncologist, Dr. Rajeev Kaushal, has warned that eating red and processed meat could increase ones risk of  getting cancer by 30 per cent. Kausha, a  United Kingdom and European Board certified Radiation Oncologist, said this during a media parley in Abuja. The expert, who works with the Saudi German Hospital Dubai, said more than […]

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Health Zone: People skipping breakfast risk heart attack

People who skip breakfast or eat poorly to start the day are twice as likely to develop hardened arteries, which can lead to deadly heart disease, researchers said Monday. The study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology uncovered signs of damage to the arteries long before symptoms or disease developed. Researchers said […]

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Health Zone: How worrying affects your health

We all worry from time to time. But if you can’t shake it after a few weeks or it starts to get in the way of your normal work or home life, talk to your doctor. It can take a toll on your health and might be linked to an anxiety disorder. Therapy, drugs, and […]

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Health Zone: Three reasons you should never drink out of plastic water bottles

Though water is the healthiest thing anyone can drink, science suggests that drinking from plastic water bottles might not be the best thing for you or the environment. Here are reasons you should avoid drinking from plastic water bottles as much as you can:   • They can release potentially harmful chemicals into your water. When […]

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Why you should avoid oral sex – Gynaecologist

A professor, Adegboyega Fawole of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, UITH, has warned that Human Papiloma Virus (HPV) has been found in the throat of people engaging in oral sex. Mr. Fawole, who is of the Department of Gynaecology, UITH, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Ilorin on Tuesday that HPV was mostly […]

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Health Zone; Frequent urinating at night may be sign of diabetes – Doctor

A resident doctor, Dr Segun Fadare, on Tuesday said urinating frequently at night could be a warning sign of high blood sugar level, the hallmark of Type 2 Diabetes Fadare, who works with the Babcock University Teaching Hospital Annex, Ibadan said, “Needing to go to the bathroom once at night is considered normal, however, urinating more […]

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