Nutrition experts reaffirm Ajinomoto’s safety

By Adekunle Yusuf As the management of West African Seasoning Company Limited (WASCO), makers of Ajinomoto Umami food seasoning, rolls out the drums today to celebrate this year’s Umami Seasoning Day, food and nutrition experts have once again reiterated the safety of the product. The Umami Seasoning Day is celebrated on July 25 every year to raise awareness about the importance of the Umami seasoning popularly known as Ajinomoto or Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) in cooking and its safety for consumption. The day is also aimed at educating the general public…

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‘Long overdue’ – After 80 years, U.S. pediatrics apologize for racism against black doctors

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a formal apology for past racist behaviour against the two black physicians it repeatedly rejected membership 80 years ago. Nine years after AAP was founded, Doctors Alonzo deGrate Smith and Roland Boyd Scott first applied for membership in 1939. However, their applications were rejected. “When they applied to AAP to become members, they faced a ‘shameful gauntlet to membership’ that lasted six years, through multiple meetings of the AAP Executive Committee,” the pediatrics group said. More about this The APP revealed that…

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‘More Nigerians at risk of non-communicable diseases’

By Adekunle Yusuf Although the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said the COVID-19 pandemic has had significant negative impact on the health of people battling with non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and cancer, there is still insufficient evidence on the number of Nigerians who are at risk. “Evidence globally shows that those living with NCDs are particularly vulnerable. The full extent of this may be unknown, due to the many cases of NCDs that go undiagnosed. The prevention and control of NCDs therefore has a crucial…

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Women bleaching skins prone to cancer of kidney, infertility, says Gynaecologist

Agency Reporter Prof. Ernest Orji of the Department of Gynaecology, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC), Ile-Ife, says women in the habit of bleaching their skins are prone to the cancer of the kidney and infertility. Orji said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Ile-Ife. According to him, everybody has normal flora that protects their skins from cancer. ADVERTISEMENT He , however, said that one of the components of bleaching cream is “lead” that is harmful to the skin . He…

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