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DEPRESSION: THE IGNORANCE, THE STIGMA

Many people, including medical experts, seem to agree on depression as the possible cause of most suicide incidents. Hopelessness, feelings of guilt, loss of interest, insomnia, and low self-esteem are some of the most popular symptoms of depression. And while effective prevention and treatment of such mood disorders have been known to reduce the scourge, […]

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INSIDE STORY OF SOUTH AFRICA DRUG CARTELS

A growing drug epidemic appears to be silently taking over cities and towns in South Africa. The country seems to have become a key player in global drug distribution with many alleging that Nigerian dealers dominate the trade in recent times. ISIOMA MADIKE, in this report, looks at the booming drug cartel which, over time, […]

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Meningitis: The disease, the cure

Kissing, sneezing or living in close contacts with a carrier facilitates its spread –Medical experts A Consultant Public Health Physician, Bayo Onajole, has disclosed that meningococcal meningitis, a bacterial form of meningitis, is a serious infection of the meninges that affects the brain membrane. According to the professor of Community Medicine, it can cause severe […]

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BREAST MILK , ‘BABIES’ FIRST KITCHEN’, CRUCIAL FOR FIGHTING MALNUTRITION –EXPERTS

Malnutrition is said to be a pathological condition brought about by inadequacy of one or more of the nutrients essential for survival, growth, development, reproduction and capacity to learn and function in the society. This is invisible, yet deadly. Breast, which is the ‘first kitchen’ for the baby’s meal, remains a therapy for attacking this […]

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Malt drinks: Sweet silent killers (2)

People consume malt drinks believing they are good energy sources. But there are now worries as experts say their sugar contents could significantly increase the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. ISIOMA MADIKE, who has been on this story, concludes the series When a former Vice-Chancellor at the Benson Idahosa University (BIU), Benin, Edo State, […]

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Malt drinks: Sweet silent killers

Most people, who may not want to be intoxicated, consume non-alcoholic drinks, especially the malt brands. They are good energy sources though, there are worries their sugar contents could significantly increase the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. ISIOMA MADIKE, in this story, attempts to find out what the companies and the regulatory agencies are […]

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RAPE IN LAGOS MARKETS

…the story of homeless girls, area boys Centre of Excellence”, as Lagos State is popularly known, is as interesting as it is repulsive. While so much goes on in daytime, at nights, the markets and other hot spots turn to something else. Rape and drugs are served without qualms. Isioma Madike, who took a tour […]