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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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Health Zone: Being single will kill you faster than obesity – Study

Loneliness is deadlier than obesity and should be considered a public health risk, experts have warned. Those with bad social connections have a 50 percent increased risk of early death, compared to those with good social connections, a review of studies on loneliness suggests. Researchers in the US looked at 218 studies into the health […]

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Health Zone: Seven things women should always do after sex

After sex, there are a few things a woman should do to keep healthy, such as these ones… • Wipe down with gentle soap and water. Bacteria from the fingers, mouth, and rectum can increase a woman’s chance of developing yeast or bacterial infection after sex, says obstetrics-gynaecologist, Sherry Ross. She recommends using a non-fragrant soap […]

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Health Zone: Five things men should do after sex

Men love to have sex, but many men don’t know that after that earth-shaking orgasm that usually knocks them out, there are some areas of their health to take care of. Doing one of these five things will enable any healthy man to perform better every time they want to have sex! So, as a man, what […]

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Health Zone: Oral sex can give you untreatable ‘super gonorrhoea’ – World Health Organisation warns

  Gonorrhoea infections are increasing, but doctors are running out of antibiotics that can fight the increasingly resistant bacteria causing the sexually-transmitted disease, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned on Friday. Gonorrhoea is caused by bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhoeae or gonococcus. Experts said that incurable gonorrhoea has started to spread after becoming resistant to antibiotics, […]

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Health Zone: Nine ways to avoid bird flu

The Federal Government on Friday alerted Nigerians to the outbreak of Avian Influenza or bird flu in the Federal Capital Territory and seven states of the country. Gideon Mshelbwala, the Director of Veterinary and Pest Control Services, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, listed the states affected by the outbreak to include Bauchi, Kano, […]

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Health Zone: Chocolate consumption may lower heart disease risk – study

Eating chocolate on a regular basis may be associated with a lower risk of heart disease, a new study published online by Heart revealed. Researchers have discovered a link between moderate chocolate intake and a lowered risk of atrial fibrillation or flutter, the irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke, heart failure and other serious […]

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