5 Major Benefits of Watermelon Seeds

5 Major Benefits of Watermelon Seeds You might be accustomed to spitting them out as you eat — seed spitting contest, anyone? Some people just opt for seedless. But the nutritional value of watermelon seeds may convince you otherwise. Watermelon seeds are low in calories and are nutrient dense. When …

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10 Health Benefits Of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one of the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood.” Its benefits include weight loss, better brain function, skin health and many more. Here are 10 impressive health benefits  1. Coconut Oil Contains Fatty Acids With Powerful Medicinal Properties Coconut oil has been demonized in …

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8 Health Benefits of Mint Leaf

Mint is the name for over a dozen plant species, including peppermint and spearmint, that belong to the genus Mentha. These plants are particularly known for the cooling sensation they impart. They can be added to foods in both fresh and dried forms. Mint is a popular ingredient in several …

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More Than 300 Doctors Abandon Nigeria


Three hundred Nigerian doctors left the country in 2016,  the National President, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Prof. Mike Ogirima has revealed. He said more doctors have already joined the migration train this year. He did not give any statistics, although NAN learnt that 500 doctors sat for qualifying foreign medical …

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Superb Health Benefits of Cucumber

Pick a firm, dark green cucumber and pop it into your shopping basket. Congratulations! You have just bought yourself a fruit (yes, the cool cuke is fruit, not a vegetable) full of good health! Here is a short list of the impressive health benefits that a cucumber carries: Keeps you …

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Kogi doctors extend strike notice till 31 Dec


The Kogi chapter of the  Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says it has extended to Dec.31 the ultimatum it gave to the state government to meet its demands or face strike. Dr Godwin Tijani, the state chairman  told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lokoja that the extension …

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How To Maintain A Healthy Pregnancy

5 Keys to a Healthy Pregnancy With so much information available online these days, it can be easy to overwhelm yourself with conflicting advice on what to do and what not to do when you’re pregnant. At times, it may seem like the majority of the information available is about …

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Medications That Are Safe During Pregnancy

Step Away From the Motrin: Which Medications Are Safe During Pregnancy? Oh, the paradoxes of pregnancy! The time in your life when another new ache or pain pops up out of nowhere every day – and you’re not allowed to take ibuprofen to help. The nine months when your nose …

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5 Unhealthy Habits Pregnant Women Should Avoid

Unhealthy Habits

5 Unhealthy Habits Women Should Avoid When Pregnant Things that are good for your body often don’t seem like the most attractive option. Whether it’s a burger instead of a salad, or taking a nap instead of getting outside and getting some exercise, it can be hard to break these …

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How to Calculate ovulation, fertile days, and infertile days

Calculating ovulation, fertile days, and infertile days With calculator, it’s easy to calculate ovulation, fertile days, and infertile days: Calculate when it’s easiest to become pregnant (fertile days) Calculate when you can’t become pregnant (safe days) Calculate the timespan in which pregnancy is possible Calculate when a pregnancy test is …

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hospital Sacks 2 Doctors Over Baby Declared Dead


Max Healthcare in New Delhi, India has sacked two doctors involved in the case of a premature baby being wrongly declared dead. The Times of India reported  that  the decision was taken after a meeting of the hospital’s authorities. “While the inquiry by the expert group which includes external experts from …

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Indian surgeons separate twins joined at the head

Image captionThe twin boys were separated after 16 hours of surgery Surgeons in the Indian capital, Delhi, have separated twin boys who were conjoined at the tops of their heads. Two-year-old Jaga and Kalia underwent 16 hours of surgery, and are now in the intensive care unit, doctors said. A …

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Top Nigerian Foods For Every Home

Plantain Porridge : For this particular food, its preparation is fast and easy,very rich in iron with the unripe   Abacha (African Salad):Just as the name implies,it is a purely African,good to be taken as an in-between meal.Abacha is made from cassava   Ewedu &Gbegiri with Amala : Lovely food …

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Causes of premature birth

Isaac Adewole, Nigeria’s Minister of Health, to defend his ministry Dr Chris Abumchi, a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, says violence among couples can predispose pregnant women to preterm births. Abumchi said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja. He said that other …

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