food & Health

Healthcare challenges: The Elevation Church saves over 3,500 financially-challenged Nigerians with Mega Medical Outreach

It is no longer odd to hear or read blunt criticisms of the church in today’s society. These criticisms are neither country nor region specific. They dominate the media and…

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Street hawkers in Borno now spread HIV

An unspecified population of young female HIV carriers roam the streets of Borno State, hawking items and, in the process, spreading the virus to promiscuous buyers of those items. Rendering…

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Gaidam and Yobe’s paradigm shift in healthcare

“Of all the forms of inequality”, Dr. Martin Luther King once said, “injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhuman”. Although Dr King spoke in the 1960s America, a…

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Pharmacists warn of shortage of medicines

Pharmacists say they are struggling to obtain many common medicines and paying “vastly increased” prices for them. This is leaving patients complaining of delays in getting hold of drugs such…

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Factors affecting fight against HIV/AIDS in Yobe exposed

Inadequate funds, lack of awareness and stigmatisation have been identified as some of the factors posing serInadequate funds, lack of awareness and stigmatisation have been identified as some of the…

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2m Nigerians currently receiving AIDS treatment, says NACA

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) says about 1,090,233 people are receiving anti-retroviral drugs in Nigeria as at June this year. The Acting Director, Research, Monitoring and…

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You may start paying tax for eating meat in the UK. Here’s why

Scientists have called for a new tax on meat – which they claim would save thousands of lives in Britain. A so-called ‘meat tax’ could also save the UK economy…

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FAO: Drought, Flood Cause Rise In Sugar Cost

The cost of sugar has climbed up by 2.6 per cent according to the Food Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The spike in prices is predicated on drought in the world’s largest…

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Utazi, best vegetable for diabetes –Scientists

Vegetables are just one part of healthy living with diabetes. But sometimes, people wonder which may be the best option for good blood sugar level control. Research proves that Gongronema…

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Nigeria partners UK to enhance disease control

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday in Abuja signed a memorandum of understanding with Public Health England (PHE) in a bid to strengthen international disease control across…

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