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Governor Okowa offers N2.5 million lifeline for Delta co-joined twins

Succour has come the way of the parents of the Siamese twins delivered last month at the Delta State University Teaching Hospital (DELSUTH), Oghara, following the presentation of a cheque of N2.5 million by the state government.

Minister: Nigerians consume 20 billion sticks of cigarette annually

Over 20 billion sticks of cigarettes are consumed annually in Nigeria, the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has said.

Tanzanian conjoined twins die aged 22

Tanzanian conjoined twins Maria and Consolata Mwakikuti have died after suffering heart failure aged 22.

World No Tobacco Day: Activists urge federal government to establish tobacco control fund

To mark the 2018 World No Tobacco Day, activists have asked the Federal Government to establish a Tobacco Control Fund, as part efforts to rid the country of the dangerous substance.

Research: Taking vitamin, mineral supplements may not boost heath

Researchers from the University of Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital found that many popular vitamins had no advantage in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, heart attack, stroke or early death.

Nutritionist: Regular crab consumers likely to live long

Regular consumers of crabs are less prone to chronic heart disease and can have long lifespan, a nutritionist, Olusola Malomo, said on Friday.

Study: An egg a day may keep the doctor away

For decades, experts warned that eating eggs raises levels of unhealthy cholesterol. But a study Tuesday said an egg a day may actually reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Royal wedding: Meghan Markle’s father rejects surgery in Mexican hospital

Meghan Markle’s father was diagnosed with heart problems in Mexico but refused to undergo surgery, the health ministry in Baja California state, where he lives, said Thursday.

WHO: Air pollution kills 7m people annually

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says no fewer than seven million people die every year from exposure to polluted air.

Wide waist with ‘normal weight’ bigger risk than obesity – study

People of "normal" weight who sport a wide waist are more at risk of heart problems than obese people, said researchers Friday, urging a rethink of healthy weight guidelines.

One Nigerian dies every two minutes from stroke – Neurologist

Prof. Njideka Okubadejo, Nigeria’s first female neurologist, says one person dies every two minutes from stroke in Nigeria.

Three cups of tea, coffee per day good for heart – Study

Drinking up to three cups of tea or coffee per day could protect people from developing irregular heartbeats or arrhythmia, a new study revealed on Tuesday.

Report: Food calorie cut can prevent premature deaths

Britain’s food industry was challenged by the government on Tuesday to reduce the number of calories in products used by families by 20 percent as part of a new strategy to cut childhood and adult obesity.

Fruit juice ‘as bad’ as sugary drinks – researchers

Two medical researchers writing in one of The Lancet journals argue that because of its high sugar content, fruit juice could be just as bad for us as sugar-sweetened beverages like carbonated drinks and sodas.

EU summons 9 ministers for ‘last chance’ to tackle poor air quality

The European Commission on Tuesday summoned ministers from nine EU member states for a final chance to pledge how they will tackle air pollution before facing legal action for failing to meet the bloc’s emissions limits.

Diet of tomatoes, fruits helps restore lungs damaged by smoking – Study

Smokers who quit smoking and live on a diet high in tomatoes and fruits, particularly apples, have better chances of restoring their lung functions impaired by smoking, a new study finds.

UN assembly starts drafting plan for ‘pollution-free planet’

Humans are poisoning their environment and themselves at an alarming rate, with pollution of the oceans, soil and air now the biggest killer, a UN conference heard Monday.

10.25 million obese children in Africa – report

African countries have largely failed to address a rising obesity epidemic that could soon become the greater public health crisis, experts said as new data was released.

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