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  • Children Born to Moms Over 35 May Have Lower Risk for Certain Birth Defects

    February 4, 2014 1:05 AM 8

    Contrary to previous knowledge that babies born to older mothers have a higher risk of certain chromosome problems, such as Down syndrome, a new study suggests that children born to women over 35 and older may have lower risk for certain types of physical abnormalities such as major congenital malformations, a physical defects that not caused by abnormalities

  • Hundreds troop to Kebbi village for ‘healing water’

    February 3, 2014 4:50 PM 22

    The Unguwar Yari Village in Jega Local Government Area of Kebbi is witnessing an influx of people seeking cure of their ailments with the use of underground water believed to have “healing powers”. The council chairman, Haruna Mai-Jega, said on Monday that many people from all walks of life were visiting the village in search of healing by drinking and bathing

  • What Children Learn From Parents Fight

    February 3, 2014 2:12 PM 5

    Esther, 6, woke up this morning looking anxious, depressed, scared, vulnerable and shameful too. Of course, the worried girl knew she heard her parents raised voices at each other last night but none could help. When neighbours hear their voices especially at night, they hiss and said: “Oh, they’ve started again.” Esther beliefs she is responsible for all of the major

  • Woman delivers baby inside a tricycle

    February 3, 2014 8:52 AM 5

    A woman gave birth to a baby boy at 1p.m. in Aba, Abia, on Wednesday aboard a tricycle conveying her to the hospital. An eyewitness, Mrs Chika Onyedikachi, said the woman had gone into labour at home and thereafter boarded a tricycle to convey her to the hospital. Onyedikachi, a nurse, said that ” the woman’s water broke on the way to the hospital

  • Kano Orders Arrest of Indian, Lebanese over Polio, Articles

    February 1, 2014 4:16 AM 15

    By Ibrahim Shuaibu New cases of Polio virus has been reported in Kura Local government area of Kano State where health officials blamed the incidence on refusal of residents to ensure their children were immunised. The development is coming on the heels of an order by the State government for the arrest of a Lebanese and an Indian who refused the immunisation

  • Why you should care about stunting

    January 31, 2014 6:01 AM 7

    MANILA, Philippines – Children deserve to achieve their full growth potential. Sadly 1 in every 4 children under 5 years old will not – because of stunting. Stunting is an anthropometric indicator that measures the height for age of children under 5 years old. Children whose height is two or more standard deviations below the average child growth standards

  • Tips On Surviving Heart Attack Alone

    January 31, 2014 4:05 AM 64

    Generally, doctors recommend that coughing rhythmically during a heart attack to increase the chance of surviving it. It's been observed that many people suffer heart attack when they are alone, they following tips will guide through how one can help oneself when ones heart stops beating properly. ••You can help yourself by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously

  • Displaced Persons Pour into Gombe, Articles | THISDAY LIVE

    January 30, 2014 3:02 AM 24

    Scared of the frequent and deadly attacks on hapless villagers, many communities in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States are fleeing their homes and heading into Gombe State, which has been largely shielded from the avalanche of violent attacks by the Boko Haram Islamic sect. The volume of influx on a daily basis is already raising hairs in Gombe State, as the state

  • Girl, 16, survives 915m skydiving fall

    January 30, 2014 1:31 AM 11

    A 16-year-old girl has survived after plummeting more than 915m to the ground in a skydiving accident in the US. Dr Jeffrey Bender, a trauma surgeon at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center, says Makenzie Wethington is recovering after the jump where she hurt her liver and broke her pelvis, lumbar spine in her lower back, a shoulder blade and several

  • Siddiqa Parveen, World's Tallest Woman, Has Tumor Removed To Prevent Paralysis

    January 29, 2014 9:16 PM 16

    The world's tallest woman is getting a new lease on life after surgery to remove the tumor that was causing her massive growth. As a result of her massive size, doctors said Parveen had a spine on the verge of breaking, The tumor also was putting her at risk of going blind, the Mirror reported. Numerous fractures on her spine have left Parveen unable