Thursday, October 29, 2020

CHOLERA: SON TASKS TABLE WATER PRODUCERS ON STANDARD

Mr Osita Aboloma, Director-General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), has called on table water producers in the country to adhere strictly to the relevant Nigerian Industrial Standards. Aboloma who made the call at a one-day workshop organised for Association of Table Water Producers, Osun Chapter on Friday in Osogbo, added that the call became imperative...

437 FOREIGN MEDICAL STUDENTS FAIL MEDICAL DENTAL COUNCIL OF NIGERIA EXAMINATION

About 437 foreign medical students who sat for the  Medical Dental Council of Nigeria, MDCN examination recently, at the  University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, UITH have been reported to have failed the exam following the release of the result. Some of the students who had been been verified by US/MDCN  questioned  why only 243 allegedly passed out...

OBAFEMI MARTINS DONATES HOSPITAL EQUIPMENT, MOBILITY AIDS TO LAGOS

Shanghai Greenland Shenhua FC striker, Obafemi Martins, on Thursday donated hospital equipment and mobility aids worth millions of Naira to the Lagos State Government. Presenting the equipment to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at the State House in Alausa, Ikeja, Martins said that the gesture was part of the mission of his foundation – Obafemi Martins Foundation. The...

DEMENTIA TO AFFECT 152 MILLION PEOPLE BY 2050 – WHO

As the global population ages, the number of people living with dementia is expected to triple from 50 million to 152 million by 2050. “Nearly 10 million people develop dementia each year, 6 million of them in low- and middle-income countries,” says Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO. “The suffering that results is enormous. This...

COVID-19: 117 New Cases Recorded In Nigeria – NCDC

One Hundred and Seventeen new cases of COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria. This was an update released through the official twitter handle of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as at 11:25pm 0nTuesday 21st April, 2020. This brings the total number of reported cases in Nigeria to 782, 25 deaths and 197 recoveries. The new...

Eat Me: Five reasons you should ingest cucumber everyday

Although it is commonly mistaken for a vegetable, cucumber is a fruit that belongs in the same family as watermelon, squash and pumpkin. This fruit contains a large amount of water making it low in calories and soluble fibre. With its rich manganese, vitamin B, C, and K, potassium and copper, content, cucumber helps the body avoid nutrient...

GOAT MILK MORE BENEFICIAL TO HEALTHY GROWTH – REPORT

The Nigerian Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (NIFAAS), has recommended the consumption of goat milk, saying it is more beneficial to healthy growth than cow milk. This is contained in the forum’s Fact Sheet, made available on Thursday to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan. It stated that goat milk contained more protein, higher...

NIGERIAN CHILD HEALTH ACTIVIST WINS UN AWARD

Nigerian child health activist Mrs Lola Alonge has won the 2017 Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) award organised by the United Nations. Alonge who is the Executive Director of Child Health Advocacy Initiative (CHAI) emerged the nutrition champion for Nigeria and was among the 18 shortlisted out of 50 nominations, for the award at the UN...

SIX REASONS OLIVES ARE GOOD FOR YOU

Olive fruit is a major component of the Mediterranean diet gotten from the olive plant. It is rich in a number of nutrients including sodium, potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, iodine and vitamins E, A, D and K. Below are six reasons olives are good for your health. Good for the heart Olives eliminate excess cholesterol in the blood....

EXCESS SUGAR, NOT CAUSE OF DIABETES – SCIENTISTS

Common belief that diabetes is  a condition  caused by excessive consumption of sugar or certain types of foods were  dismissed by scientists who spoke at an event to observe the World Diabetes Day (WDD) on Tuesday. The scientists made the clarifications at a capacity building workshop on Diabetes with the theme “Equipping Present-day Journalists for Effective Reporting of...

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