When you hear the term “mass extinction” you probably imagine something like the space rock that smacked Earth and led to the demise of the dinosaurs, but according to a new research paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, we’re currently experiencing an extinction event Read More
By AMARACHUKWU OKOROAFOR
The House of Representatives yesterday alleged that the Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Prof. Yusuf Usman's refusal to concede to demands for payment of N197.073 million for non-existing rehabilitation works, and $37,383 for oversea traveling to World Health Organization Conference as well as exposition of Read More
By JAMES EZEMA
All is set for the for 2017 West African College of Nursing (WACN) 14th Biennial General Meeting (BGM), 23rd Scientific Session and 37th Council Meeting scheduled to take place in the nation capital Abuja as the Federal Government of Nigeria has concluded plans to host the event.
With the theme: ‘Emerging Read More
Anietie Udobit,Monica Omachi
The Nigerian National Assembly has refused to set aside one percent of combined revenue for the health sector as statutorily required, until it is sure of sensible and transparent payout of the fund.
The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, revealed this Read More
-Monica Omachi, Abuja
Ondo State Government has called on residents in the state to increase on their personal and environmental cleanliness to prevent more occurrence of Lassa fever.
The Permanent Secretary of the state Ministry of Health, Dr Taiye Oni, made this call on Thursday in a statement made available to newsmen Read More
Let’s take a closer look into best okra benefits or gumbo pods benefits:
High Fiber Content
The dietary fiber content of okra/lady’s finger is known to be high, and hence, many health specialists recommend it for digestive benefits. The fibers aid the process of digestion in the body by facilitating proper bowel Read More
-Monica Omachi, Abuja
The fleshy and juicy golden yellow papaya is a super food loaded with nutrients. Low in calories and fat, it is an amazing store of dietary fiber. A medium sized papaya will give you 300% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C. This is a good snack while Read More
By MONICA OMACHI
Do you actually know the outcome of smoking cigarette and marijuana? They may look harmless enough and you might think it’s just some tobacco leaves or vegetables covered in paper but it actually is a stick containing lots of poisonous chemicals.
When a cigarette burns it release up to Read More
-The New York Times
The word “pilgrimage” usually evokes visions of far-off, exotic places, but for some 100 gay and lesbian Catholics and their families, a pilgrimage to the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart here on a recent Sunday was more like a homecoming.
The doors to the cathedral were opened Read More
Dietetics is the application of the knowledge of food and nutrition in improving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle or achieving a health- related goal.
Dietitians and nutritionists are similar in their duties but dietitians precisely are health professionals who can provide advice on nutrition, food and healthy eating choices to Read More