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IHVN: Blood donation lowers calories, boosts fitness

Regular blood donation helps save millions of lives every year, lowers calories and improves body fitness, the Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN) has said.

Study: Erectile dysfunction linked to increased risk of heart disease

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is linked to greater cardiovascular risk, regardless of other risk factors like cholesterol, smoking and high blood pressure, according to new research published on Monday in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

World Hypertension Day: Doctors advise Nigerians on disease, prevention, treatment

Some medical experts have identified hypertension as the most common non-communicable disease in Nigeria and called for more awareness of the need for checkups, healthy diet and lifestyle to guard against it.

Governor Masari urged to declare state of emergency on drug abuse

Apparently worried by the reported increase in rate of drugs and substances abuse in Katsina State, a non-governmental organisation, Queen Dijah Women and Children Awareness Initiative (QDWCAI), has urged Governor Aminu Bello Masari to declare a state of emergency on drug abuse in the state.

Patients groan as workers’ strike paralyses hospitals

One month after health workers, under the auspices of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), embarked on an indefinite strike to drive home its demands for improved welfare and other issues, health care provisions at the federal health facilities and some state hospitals have been grounded.

Chinese police trace tones of harmful bogus diet powder

Police in east China’s Jiangsu Province have traced tonnes of bogus diet powder containing harmful chemical substances, after uncovering a counterfeiting food workshop.

Expert: Why psychological abuse is worse than physical

A Clinical Psychologist, Mr Adedotun Ajiboye, has warned that emotional maltreatment could lead to serious consequences if not addressed on time.

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.

Cleric: Many maternal deaths are caused by stigma against Caesarean section

A Cleric, Mr Tunji Atolagbe, has warned the public against stigmatising Caesarean section delivery to prevent further loss of women and children lives while insisting on normal delivery.

WHO recounts successes, challenges at 70

The World Health Organisation says irrespective of current health crisis still bedeviling some nations, it has recorded great success in eradicating diseases and improving life expectancy globally during its 70 years of existence.

Expert urges women to always go for cervical cancer screening

A family medicine expert, Dr Oge Ilegbune, has urged women to always go for cervical cancer screening, saying it is not as expensive as people think.

Excessive make-up linked to skin cancer – dermatologist

People who are fond of wearing heavy make-up on their faces and skins to enhance their beauty have been warned to reduce such to its barest minimum.

All 955 miners trapped in South Africa rescued

All 955 gold miners who were trapped underground for more than a day in South Africa following a power cut resurfaced unharmed on Friday, and were greeted by overjoyed relatives waiting at the site.

The spirit of Lagos that Nigeria needs

You know elections are close when politicians begin to confess their love for Nigeria. Suddenly strange bedfellows are walking side-by-side, arms locked, lovey-dovey. Arch rivals and sworn enemies are dining and planning and plotting and plotting and planning.

Ousted Zimbabwean ministers ‘suffering from trauma, need help’ – report

Zimbabwe’s parliament has been urged to offer psychological counselling to stressed MPs and ministers who lost posts in the political upheaval that saw Robert Mugabe finally ousted.

Operation Cobra: FRSC arrests 6,000 offenders

The Federal Road Safety Corps says it arrested at least 6,000 offenders in its ongoing Operation Cobra launched in July to check life threatening traffic offences.

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah fires Egypt to World Cup

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah converted a stoppage-time penalty as Egypt sealed a dramatic 2-1 win over Congo to reach the World Cup finals.

Nigeria records 150,000 deaths annually due to heart diseases

Statistics has revealed that 150,000 Nigerians die annually as a result of heart-related diseases and alarmingly, the number is expected to increase to 23 million by the year 2030 if adequate measures are not taken.

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Telecommunication workers call for implementation of Executive Order on local contents

The Private Telecommunication and Communications Senior Staff Association of Nigeria on Monday called for the implementation of the President’s Executive Order on local contents.

NSCDC: We are working with IBEDC to combat vandalism

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps says it will collaborate with the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company to fight against vandalism and theft of electricity cables in Ogun.

Sallah: 11 die in Katsina road accident

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Katsina State has confirmed that 11 youth lost their lives in a road accident Sunday night while celebrating Sallah.

WHO: Video gaming addictive like cocaine

Video gaming can be addictive in the same way as cocaine or gambling, the World Health Organization said Monday in a much anticipated update of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11).