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  • FG Deploys 1,480 Health Workers to I48 Villages , Articles | THISDAY LIVE

    February 6, 2014 4:39 AM 19

    In a bid to fast track the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), especially in health related goals, the federal government yesterday inaugurated the Village Health Workers Scheme (VHWS). Speaking during the inauguration at the state house in Abuja, the First Lady Patience Jonathan disclosed that the scheme, which has created jobs for young

  • Who is Linda Perez? Florida Teen Left Brain Damaged From Cosmetic Surgery Complications

    February 6, 2014 3:05 AM 62

    Linda Perez went into Coral Gables Cosmetic Center in Miami for breast augmentation surgery on Aug. 12, 2013. But just an hour after her surgery, Perez experienced complications that sent her into an almost two-month coma, the Miami Herald reports. Perez awoke from her vegetative state in October, unable to walk, talk or care for herself. Speaking to the Herald

  • Best foods for cancer prevention

    February 6, 2014 1:44 AM 55

    About 35 percent of cancers are related to nutritional factors. To help prevent cancer, experts have looked at a variety of foods rich in nutrients that individuals can easily incorporate into their diet and hopefully will keep them healthy for many years to come. SADE OGUNTOLA reports. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables daily is one of the tried

  • Do Supplements Fuel Cancer in smokers?

    February 5, 2014 11:05 PM 15

    Vitamin E and other common supplements fuel lung cancer in smokers, researchers fear. They say that rather than preventing tumours, popular antioxidant pills may speed their growth and spread and hasten death. The experiments were done on mice, but the Swedish researchers believe they are relevant to people. VITAMIN E AND CANCER Vitamin E helps maintain

  • Nigerian government begins implementation of UNEP report on Ogoniland, says NOSDRA

    February 5, 2014 2:47 PM 81

    The Federal Government has started implementing the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report on Ogoniland by addressing some emergency measures to provide alternative facilities for the affected communities, an official has said. The Director-General of National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency, NOSDRA, Peter Idabor, disclosed this in an interview

  • Men Likely To Die of Cancer Than Women

    February 5, 2014 12:44 PM 21

    Men are over 35 per cent more likely to die from cancer than women, a say a report produced by the Cancer Research in the UK. Corroborating this report, a Professor of Radiology, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Prof. Ifeoma Okoye said, "cancer is an enemy and has climbed up so vigorously to take the seat of eminence. Cancer is now the world's

  • Lagos Herbalists ask Governor Fashola to Build Hospitals for Traditional Medicine

    February 5, 2014 11:07 AM 15

    Posted on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 at 11:57 AM Herbalists in Lagos want Governor Babatunde Fashola to support their craft by establishing institutions. Yesterday Tuesday 4th February 2014, the Lagos State Chapter of the Nigeria Union of Medical Herbal Practitioners, called on the Lagos state government to allocate lands to the union. The union will like the government

  • Set up cancer screening centres-UNICEF

    February 5, 2014 6:25 AM 22

    UNICEF on Tuesday urged the Taraba Government to set up cancer screening centres across the state, to encourage early detection and treatment of the disease. The head of the Jalingo office of the UN agency, Mr Fabian Ayuba, said this at the commemoration of 2014 World Cancer Day. Ayuba said that early screening for cancer would help in reducing the devastating

  • New wave of heroin claims Hoffman and others

    February 5, 2014 3:23 AM 16

    Fueled by a crackdown on prescription pain killers and an abundant supply of cheap heroin that’s more potent than ever, the drug that has killed famous rock stars and everyday Americans alike is making headlines again. “Heroin has this sort of dark allure to it that’s part of its mystique,” said Eric Schneider, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Group says 100,000 Nigerians die yearly from cancer

    February 5, 2014 12:00 AM 8

    WorldStage Newsonline-- Leah Charity Foundation, a nongovernmental organisation on Tuesday said that no fewer than 100,000 Nigerians die of cancer related ailments annually. The founder of the foundation and wife of the Kwara State Governor, Mrs. Omolewa Ahmed told journalists at the Leah cancer centre, Ilorin that 250, 000 new cases are diagnosed every