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  • Cayman Islands Removed from Zika Travel Advisory List

    July 31, 2017 7:44 PM 110

    PHOTO: Cayman Islands beach scene. (photo courtesy of Cayman Islands Department of Tourism) The Cayman Islands have been removed from an advisory list, which warns travelers that there is a risk of local transmission of the Zika virus. The jurisdiction was placed on the U.S-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) list last year when Grand

  • Beauty is beyond skin! Woman with vitiligo, 37, becomes a model to empower others with the condition

    July 28, 2017 11:49 AM 64

    A 37-year-old woman in Louisiana in the US who has vitiligo has become a model to inspire and empower others with the skin condition. Iomikoe Johnson, a mother-of-four, has shared her pictures in a bid to show that "beauty is beyond skin" after learning to embrace her skin. She first developed the condition when she was 25. In an interview, she said she was so ashamed

  • Here's Your Online Ticket to a New York Cannabis Certificate

    July 28, 2017 10:56 AM 112

    SPONSORED CONTENT - Now all it takes to get your New York medical cannabis certificate is a quick online chat with a licensed medical marijuana doctor. Visit NuggMD to start. With less than a thousand licensed New York medical cannabis doctors available for qualifying patients, becoming a legal patient in the state is rather difficult. It's only gotten

  • Should Fighting Antibiotic Resistance Always Include Finishing A Prescribed Medication?

    July 26, 2017 10:30 PM 38

    A group of experts takes a controversial stance on how to control superbugs If there were a battle hymn against antibiotic resistance, it would have one common refrain: Every inappropriate prescription or insufficient dose strengthens the enemy. It may kill weak bacteria but it won’t eliminate stronger, drug-resistant ones that can move in and multiply

  • As untreatable gonorrhoea spreads, new research sparks hope for vaccine

    July 24, 2017 6:23 PM 55

    GONORRHOEA is becoming untreatable, but there is hope on the horizon according to findings by a team of scientists in New Zealand, who say there may be a chance for a preventative vaccine. According to the scientists, an outer membrane vesicle vaccine designed to protect against meningitis appears to also be capable of protecting against gonorrhoea

  • Parents of 10-months-old baby Charlie Gard sentenced to death to decide how he dies

    July 24, 2017 5:57 PM 28

    Parents of a 10 months old baby sentenced to death by a European Human Rights Court have decided on how their baby, Charlie Gard, will die. Armstrong, speaking in London’s High Court, said the parents had dropped their legal fight for Charlie to continue to receive treatment because scans showed that the child suffered irreversible damage

  • NYSC deploys 2,000 corps members to Gombe

    July 24, 2017 12:40 PM 36

    The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says it has posted 2,000 corps members to Gombe State for the 2017 batch ‘A’ stream II service year. NYSC spokesperson in Gombe State, Margaret Dakama, said in a statement that the orientation course would hold from July 26 to Aug. 15. “In Gombe State, about 2,000 prospective corps members are expected to report

  • 600,000 cholera cases feared in Yemen by year-end

    July 23, 2017 10:17 AM 60

    Cholera cases in Yemen are expected to at least double by the end of 2017 to more than 600,000, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Sunday, as the charity's president visited the war-ravaged country to assess the worsening crisis. "The great tragedy is that this cholera outbreak is a preventable, man-made humanitarian catastrophe," said ICRC President

  • ‘Why egg consumption is low in Nigeria’

    July 22, 2017 7:17 PM 37

    As part of the efforts to increase egg consumption in Nigeria to 300 per person annually, Funtuna Foods and Bottling Company  has introduced ‘coloured hard boiled eggs’  into the market. As part of the efforts to increase egg consumption in Nigeria to 300 per person annually, Funtuna Foods and Bottling Company has introduced ‘coloured hard boiled eggs’

  • Exotic oils available in Nigeria

    July 22, 2017 12:55 PM 36

    Nigerians are beginning to understand the importance of using nature to sustain health and the use of natural resources are gradually becoming a thing. Instead of using the harmful additives and chemicals we normally use, Nigerians are now learning to use natural remedies such as exotic oils are extracted from plants. Exotic oils or Essential oils are simply