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‘Vaccination could lower chances of severe diseases from COVID-19’

Against the background of hesitancy, studies show that three million lives are saved in the world annually with vaccinations. Experts say in spite of misinformation, vaccines have revolutionised public health, leading to the eradication of many infectious diseases, but admit no single vaccine provides 100 per cent protection, reports APPOLONIA ADEYEMI The Federal Government has […]

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Firm joins global efforts to curb malnutrition

Large-scale food fortification is an essential action to reduce micronutrient deficiencies in Africa. To unlock the full potential of fortification, the private sector needs broader partnerships to foster investments in food processing technology and infrastructure as well as to drive consumer education. This was the submission of Ashish Pande, the Managing Director of Crown Flour […]

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SEPLAT JV supports Edo, Delta communities with ‘Eye Can See initiative’

Seplat Energy Plc, operators of the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC)/SEPLAT Joint Venture, has kicked off the ninth edition of its annual ‘Eye Can See Initiatice’ for Edo and Delta States communities as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. This edition of the programme, which was kicked off last week with a major […]

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MNP patent holder, Acholonu champions patented micronutrient formulations

Quadruple patent holder Dr. Kenny Acholonu has called on regulatory agencies and players in the Nigerian scientific community to ensure recognition and protection of intellectual property rights and thereby encourage innovation even as he commended regulatory agencies pushing for enhanced utilisation of patented micronutrient formulations. Acholonu is the sole Nigerian patent holder for the design […]

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Life-giving property of water

Water is a life giver. Apart from air, there is nothing as essential for life as water. The origin of water goes back to the origin of the earth itself. From the accounts of creation in Genesis, we find that water is the oldest and commonest substance on earth. In the beginning, before creation, the […]

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Polio resurgence: FCTA kicks off 2nd round vaccination

In an effort to contain the resurgence of polio within the nation’s capital, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Monday commenced a second round of polio vaccination. FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Aliyu, who performed the exercise, urged parents to be responsive to the opportunity provided by the government for the vaccination. The […]

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‘Resident doctors’ strike remain intractable’

The indefinite strike declared by the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) since August 2, has paralysed care provision in public hospitals, leaving the majority of patients unattended to. Without much signs of achieving a breakthrough, it could provide an opportunity for a long-drawn strike in the health sector, writes APPOLONIA ADEYEMI … every minute, […]

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Self-medication may result in severe harm, untimely death – Expert

A Public Health Physician, Dr. Japheth Olugbogi who is an epidemiologist, has cautioned the populace against prescribing drugs for themselves without consulting a medical doctor or a licensed pharmacist. Making this known recently in an exclusive interview with the ‘New Telegraph,’ the epidemiologist also said selfmedication is very harmful to health. According to Olugbogi who […]

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Mental health: Vanguard champions fight against stigma

The Managing Director of Vanguard, Mr Gbenga Adefaye has urged Nigerians to shun the stigmatization of people suffering from any forms of mental illness so as to enable them seek help from the proper channels and to facilitate their smooth recovery. He made the call while speaking at the maiden edition of the Vanguard Mental […]

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Fitbit Charge 5, fitness tracker debuts

Fitbit, a leading consumer electronics and fitness company, has recently introduced Fitbit Charge 5, their most advanced health and fitness tracker, to help keep a pulse on fitness, stress, heart health, sleep and overall wellbeing – all in a thinner, sleek design. With a brighter, colour touchscreen and up to seven days of battery life […]

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