Coronavirus: We won’t hesitate to evacuate our people if the need arises – FG

By Moses Emorinken, Abuja The Federal Government has assured Nigerians, especially those in Wuhan, that if and when the need arises, it will not hesitate to evacuate them from the provinces of China. The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunibe Mamora, who made this known yesterday in Abuja, during a press briefing on resolutions reached by the Ministers of Health of the Economic Community of West African States on regional preparedness and response to the ongoing Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, said that it is monitoring the health of Nigerian citizens…

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Health benefits of pawpaw

Christopher Columbus, an Italian voyager once referred to papayas as the fruit of the angels. The fruit which is extremely rich in Vitamin C has a wide range of health benefits making it a great fruit option to include in your diet. Here are some of the top health benefits of papaya. Lowers cholesterol Papaya is rich in fibre, Vitamin C and antioxidants which prevent cholesterol build up in your arteries. Too much cholesterol build-up can lead to several heart diseases including heart attack and hypertension. Helps in weight loss…

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Sickle cell patient needs N10m for kidney transplant

A sickle cell patient, Catherine Onofua, is seeking support to raise N10million for kidney transplant. Three years ago, Onofua, who is also a single mother of two, was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). The petty trader cannot afford the weekly dialysis and blood transfusions required to keep her alive. With the help of her immediate family, she was able to undergo several dialysis and blood transfusions at the General Hospital, Odan, till they ran out of funds. Her Church, Catholic Church of Annunciation, Ajah, through the society of St.…

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Nigeria has no suspected case of Coronavirus – Minister

Agency Reporter Dr Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health, says Nigeria has not recorded any suspected case of Coronavirus. Ehanire gave the assurance during a ministerial briefing in Abuja on Friday. He said that Nigeria had developed enough capacity to detect and isolate any Coronavirus case, especially at international entry points to the country. He disclosed that the Africa Centre for Disease Control (ACDC),World Health Organisation (WHO),and other partners have provided scientific and technical support to Nigeria to strengthen its preparedness for the new 2019-nCoV. He noted that the support was…

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Garlic, salt water will not protect against coronavirus- WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that eating garlic and regularly rinsing nose with saline solution will not guard against coronavirus infection (2019-nCoV). Information obtained from WHO’s website on Monday dispelled various myths and rumours surrounding the 2019-nCoV that could potentially harm the public’s health. WHO refuted some of the myths and rumours, noting that garlic was a healthy food that may have some antimicrobial properties. “However, there is no evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic has protected people from 2019-nCoV,” it said. Also, it noted that there…

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Fertility boosters and your health

Dr Joel Akande Food supplements are artificially extracted vitamins and minerals that would have otherwise been taking in natural foods but are now packaged as “supplementary.” Food supplements come in various forms, colours and shapes. Consumers purchase supplements in the belief that it will do what sellers or manufacturers say it will do: such as for improvement in general health, fertility booster, sexual performance, improvement in brain power and so forth. Doctors are skeptical of most of these claims.  However, there are some that have been proven to work in…

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