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Health Zone: 10 ways to prevent heart disease (Must Read)

The heart is often regarded as the most important organ in the body. It is a muscular organ about the size of the fist. It is called a pump because it pumps blood through every part of the body. If the heart fails, it can result in an untimely death. Situated slightly left of the […]

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Protect yourself from Heart attack, Cancer : Avoid excessive drinking of cold water

A Warri-based Pediatrician, Ovo Ogbinaka, on Tuesday in Benin cautioned against excessive consumption of cold water due to its adverse effects on human health. Mr Ogbinaka, who gave the caution in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), urged young people to avoid excessive drinking of cold water to protect their hearts from […]

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Health Zone: Read 10 dangerous foods that cause cancer

The food we eat is at the heart of many cancers. In fact, up to 70% of cancers are thought to be preventable through diet. The other 30% has to do with genetics and environmental factors that you can’t control. Here is a list of foods you must avoid to steer clear of cancer as […]

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Health Zone: 5 signs you’re eating too much sugar (Must Read)

The World Health Organization in its latest guideline on sugar consumption says a day’s worth of sugar shouldn’t exceed five per cent of a person’s daily calories. That is about 6 teaspoons or 25 grams of sugar. The global health organisation announced this guideline in 2015 and there have been lots of controversy about its […]

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Health Zone: Expert reveals leading cause of diseases globally

Dr Nubwa Medugu, Consultant Pathologist, National Hospital, Abuja, has called for regular practice of hand washing to prevent the spread of infections that can result in diseases and death. According to her, infectious diseases, many of which spread by unclean hands, remain the leading cause of death and diseases, hence the need to wash hands […]

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How tight panties, jeans can destroy women’s sexual organ — Expert

A Clinical Microbiologist, Tony Mbume, on Sunday advised females to stop wearing tight jeans, synthetic panties and leggings, to prevent vaginal infections. According to him, most Nigerian females wear these synthetic pants, leggings and tight jeans in the name of fashion, without considering the health implications. Dr Mbume, who works with CIAGIN Medical Laboratory, Oke-Afa, […]

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Must Read: Drinking sugary beverages linked with early death – New Study

Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) were linked to risks of premature death, particularly death from cardiovascular diseases, according to a Harvard study published on Monday in the journal Circulation. In the study, researchers analysed data from 80,647 women and 37,716 men, who answered questionnaires about lifestyle factors and health status every two years. They found that carbonated […]

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Health Zone: Why do men get breast cancer?

According to Dr Sitna Mwanzi, a consultant medical oncologist at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi, male breast cancer is not very common. Her experience showed that for every 100 breast cancer patients, one will be male. Exact cause is unknown but risk of getting it increases because of: Genes and family history, including […]

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Health Zone: One out of 9 men prone to prostate cancer — Expert

Dr Yunusa Nda, a medical practitioner, says that one out of every nine men are prone to prostate cancer, therefore, they should always go for early diagnosis and treatment. Nda, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday, said receiving cancer diagnosis remained one of the […]

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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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