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  • BREAKING: Shock Mars chocolate recall announced over salmonella fears

    June 9, 2017 2:27 PM 35

    MARS is recalling bars a range of products including Galaxy, Maltesers and Minstrels due to safety fears. The chocolate manufacturer said that the recall was “due to the potential presence of salmonella”. It’s a bacteria that can cause food poisoning, diarrhoea, stomach cramps, vomiting and fever. Mars said the decision was made voluntarily and they had not received

  • Worst Cholera outbreaks around the world

    June 8, 2017 8:09 PM 59

    Cholera, which has killed 789 and infected 100,000 in war-ravaged Yemen since the end of April, is a water-borne disease which goes hand in hand with poverty. The most virulent outbreak in modern times was in Haiti, where more than 9,500 people have died and more than 800,000 been infected since the epidemic broke out in October 2010. The disease was introduced

  • Serving youth corper dies of anaemia in Kebbi state (photos)

    June 8, 2017 4:03 PM 28

    A serving NYSC member in Kebbi state, Obafemi Oluwatimilehin Paul, has died after battling aplastic anaemia. A plastic anaemia is a medical condition in which the bone marrow can no longer produce enough blood. The deceased graduated from the Federal University of Technology, Akure. The stream 1 corper whose state code was KB/16/2111 was said to have developed

  • Doctor’s son dies as nurses boycott bites

    June 8, 2017 6:31 AM 39

    At least 10 people have died as the nurses’ strike over a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) entered the third day on Wednesday, paralysing services at public hospitals. An eight-month-old son of a medical doctor at Kakamega General Hospital was the latest victim on Wednesday. Dr Winston Ong’alo told the Nation that his son was diagnosed with severe

  • ‘Big Brother’ Efe to youths: focus on your passion

    June 7, 2017 11:00 PM 31

    Youths should focus on their passion to be successful, 2015 Big Brother Naija Reality Show winner Efe Ejeba admonished yesterday. The 23-year-old University of Jos Economics graduate recently named ‘Youth Ambassador’ by Minister of Youths and Sports Solomon Dalung spoke when he visitedThe Nation head office in Lagos. “Right from my 200 level in the university

  • Bitter divorce ‘could affect immune system of children’ later in life

    June 7, 2017 2:01 PM 25

    A new study says that an acrimonious divorce between parents could affect their child’s immune system in adulthood. Children whose parents separate and cut off communication are said to be at increased risk of colds as adults. The study included more than 200 healthy adults who were exposed to a common cold virus. Those whose parents lived apart and didn’t

  • Man discovers baby isn’t his after 6 months (photos)

    June 5, 2017 10:06 AM 51

    A young man, Oba Don, has cried out on Facebook after discovering his six months old baby isn't is. According to the Nigerian guy who is based in South Africa, he was allegedly deceived into believing the pregnancy was his, after sleeping with the South African lady. It however took two DNA tests for him to know the baby isn't his. "God!!!...+++ Public

  • Navy boosts Delta community’s medicare

    June 5, 2017 2:30 AM 26

    Oghara—The Nigerian Naval Logistics Command Headquarters, Oghara, Delta State, in exercise of its social responsibility, has deployed its medical team to various sections of its host community in Oghara, Delta State, to treat people of the area of malaria, de-worming of children, laboratory tests and distribution of mosquito nets. According to the Flag Officer

  • India continues to be hotbed of diarrhoeal deaths: Lancet

    June 2, 2017 12:15 PM 54

    With more than 100,000 under-five deaths due to diarrhoea in 2015, India continues to be a hotbed of diarrhoeal deaths in the world, suggests new research. India and Nigeria combined had 42 per cent of the 499,000 global under-five deaths due to diarrhoea in 2015, the study published in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases showed. Diarrhoea caused

  • Luwero mother stuck in hospital for months over bills

    June 2, 2017 5:55 AM 31

    PIC: Stella Adongo is stranded in hospital with her five-month-old twins. (Credit: Frederick Kiwanuka) LUWERO - A young mother of twins has been stranded in a Luwero hospital since December last year over failure to pay medical bills. Bishop Caeser Asili Memorial Hospital says they have tried to contact Stella Adongo’s family but with no success