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Watch: Fake Chinese Rice Spreads in Nigeria

China has been producing fake rice for at least four years and it is still on the market. Its been reported that this “rice” – believe it or not – contains poisonous plastic called resin, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and other chemicals used in pharmaceutical tablets. It is shaped like regular

Lassa Fever in Nigeria -5 Quick Facts

There’s increasing concern in Nigeria about the spread of Lassa fever. The latest outbreak has killed at least 72 people and the disease has spread to 17 of the country’s 36 states. Here are some quick facts you should know about the virus. What is lassa fever? it is a virus similar

Health Benefits of Okro/Okra

The superior fiber found in okra helps to stabilize the blood sugar by curbing the rate at which sugar is absorbed from the intestinal tract. Okra's mucilage binds cholesterol and bile acid carrying toxins dumped into it by the filtering liver. Okra helps lubricate the large intestines due to its bulk

Health workers waste costly malaria drugs in Nigeria

  Research shows that health providers who are trained to use malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) continue to prescribe costly malaria medicines to people who do not have the illness. Despite their training, the health workers continue to make these pricey mistakes, and rates of using the rapid diagnostic tests are

Boko haram and the girl child

  The Northern elites have failed Nigerians in the North. For 26 years, political power has resided in the North but yet, the rate of poverty and inequality is higher in the north than any other part of the country. Societal unrest is brought about by one major factor which spreads

9 Cancer Symptoms That Are Often Ignored

We all do it once in a while. We notice a weird pain, bump or other unusual something-or-other somewhere on or in our body and we just blow it off and decide it’s not something we need to worry about. In the vast majority of cases, people get away with

We should be food advocates

by Natasha Ellah What do I mean by this? Simply someone who is passionate about their food and cares about where their food comes from. Constantly we are bombarded by food choices. Healthy or not? Fried or roasted? Grilled or boiled? From a packet or freshly made? But do we ask

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