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HOW CAN AEROSOLS DAMAGE THE EARTH?

Scientists have discovered a gap in the protective ozone layer around the earth. But first, let’s talk about air pollution: Air pollution is mostly caused by human activities. Exhaust fumes from motor vehicles are one of the main pollutants. They contain greenhouse gases that are thought to contribute to global warming. They also contain substances…
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Assisted Suicide or Euthanasia: Is killing patients with incurable illness justifiable?

Assisted Suicide or Euthanasia One of the most critical issues underlying the question of justified killing in medicine is whether the act of assisting persons in bringing about their deaths causes them a loss or, rather, provides a benefit. Assisted Suicide is a person’s voluntary suicide with help from another individual. Individuals who elect to…
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How To Help Stop Excessive Bleeding

Follow the steps below carefully. Do not panic. Try as much as possible to keep the injured person calm.

Raising healthy and happy girls

Raising healthy and happy girls can be challenging, especially in a country like India where gender bias presents itself at every corner. Setting up your girl adequately for a future in the real world starts from the time she is born. Bringing up girls can be complex – from physical to mental health priorities –…
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When and why do we stop growing?

The average baby is about one foot, eight inches long at birth. Over the next twenty years, man triples the length of the body he was born with and reaches an average height of about five feet, eight inches. But why doesn’t he just keep on growing and growing? Also See: 4 tips for better…
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COVID-19 Tracker: Check the spread of coronavirus around the world

COVID-19 which sprung up in the year 2019 in a town in China has gone around the world. Coronavirus have long been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation. COVID-19 remains an infectious disease and social distancing as been long advised. We have provided COVID-19 tracker to help monitor the spread of the…
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High blood pressure: The need to change your lifestyle

High blood pressure is harmful because it puts a strain on the heart and arteries, resulting in damage to delicate tissues. Untreated high blood pressure is the most common cause of a stroke. High blood pressure can also affect the eyes and kidney. The development of high blood pressure in pregnant women can lead to…
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There are nearly 150 COVID-19 vaccines – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that 150 COVID-19 vaccines have been made available, but only 19 are currently undergoing clinical trial. The organization made this known through its Regional  Office for Africa in Brazaville on Thursday night. The information which was passed on the official twitter account of the regional office @WHOAFRO disclosed…
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Why did humans begin eating meat?

It should have felt unnatural at first, to consume animal flesh. We’re not so far eliminated from animals ourselves. Maybe it even felt cannibalistic. There might not have actually been that much intellectual difference in between humans and other animals. When human beings were pure vegetarians, they were living in consistency with the earth and…
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Not everyone should wear nose mask – Expert

Are you wondering if wearing a mask pose a health risk? Do you feel uncomfortable while on the nose or face mask? Who shouldn’t wear a nose mask? Are children to wear nose mask? Experts have requested that babies and toddlers should not wear masks as they could suffocate as a result of insufficient air.…
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Stop drastic dieting and start eating

The amount of energy you burn apart from any specific activities you undertake is variable and you can make a positive impact on it. You can also do the opposite. If you put your body on a starvation diet just to keep in shape, your body thinks it is starving and takes appropriate action. This…
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3 of 5 people who die of COVID-19 are 50 years and above

In Nigeria, it has been reported that 3 out of 5 deaths of COVID-19 cases are of people above the age of 50. The Director-General of the NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu made this known at the recent briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. Ihekweazu: “As more people are infected across the world, you…
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How to look after my asthma (asthma triggers)

The best way to look after your asthma is to follow these golden rules: Get the best treatment you can and take it regularly Try to avoid things that trigger your asthma A trigger is anything that irritates the airways and brings on the symptoms of asthma. There are many different asthma triggers and they…
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COVID-19: 361 recent cases and 103 deaths in Ghana

Ghana is one of the countries in Africa that has reopened more sectors of it economy including education regardless of the coronavirus situation. It has been reported that Ghana’s COVID-19 cases as at June 26, has reached 15,834, with 361 new cases were recorded. This was disclosed officially by the Ghana Health Service. Ghana has…
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Are hiccups dangerous; how do you get rid of it?

How do you get rid of hiccups? Do you hold your breath? Do you breathe into a paper bag? Maybe you have someone scare you? Or do you just wait until they go away? Everyone has a favorite cure for hiccups. But why we get them is a mystery to science. They seem to serve no purpose. WHAT ARE HICCUPS? Hiccups start from the diaphragm (pronounced…
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Understanding the physiology of cats

The body of a domestic cat is extremely flexible; its skeleton contains more than 230 bones (the human skeleton, although much larger, contains 206 bones), and its pelvis and shoulders are more loosely attached to its spine than in most other quadrupeds. The cat’s great leaping ability and speed are due in part to its…
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Effects of sexual harassment in workplaces and schools

Sexual harassment often has adverse effects on the victim’s performance at work or school.

5 Signs that Shows Your Dog is Lonely

Dogs are lively animals, there are five signs that shows your dog might be lonely. We all want our dogs to live full, happy lives, but sometimes our jam-packed schedules and busy routines can sadly result in our pups feeling lonely and isolated. Dogs’ personalities are as individual as humans’, so their reasons for feeling…
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Fried food increases the risk of gestational diabetes in women

Fried food increases the risk of gestational diabetes in women. Gestational diabetes is a complication that can arise during pregnancy, and is characterized by abnormally high blood glucose during the pregnancy. A research carried out by Dr Cuilin Zhang and Wei Bao, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development shows that…
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Battle Stress With These 13 Tips

In moments of stress, breathe deeply, take a few minutes off and go for a walk or conjure a happy memory, or jot down your thoughts. If it’s overwhelming, go on a vacation or, at least, get a pedicure or massage. If you can’t do either, talk to a friend. Eat healthy and do exercise…
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COVID-19 and Humanity

Heal the world. Make it a better place for you and for me to thrive and to survive…and our own could be better, if we care enough for each other to make it a better place for you and for me.” – Micheal Jackson It is no more a news that COVID-19 has reached our…
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Causes of Obesity in Children

The major causes of obesity in children are the same as for adults – a sedentary lifestyle, TV viewing, the snack and soda habit, and the popularity and availability of highly processed and concentrated foods. Many major medical centers are developing weight control programs for children that involve the whole family. Proper eating and lifestyle…
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Losing Weight After Pregnancy

Achieving a healthy weight after pregnancy for women becomes a struggle. It is a tough job for a woman to take care of the newborn baby as well as herself also. But the losing weight after pregnancy is necessary and even beneficial for your future. Weight gain after pregnancy is called baby weight and many…
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COVID-19: Tips to tackle sleepless nights during lockdown

Sleepless night is inevitable specifically in a state of anxiety and depression as brought upon us by COVID-19 and lockdown. Many will lose night sleep for various reasons such as fear of the unknown, lack of duties and boredom. “We’ve seen more people worried, more people with anxiety… and more insomnia,” says Seema Khosla, MD,…
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Face mask is now compulsory in the state – Lagos State Governor

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State Governor has confirmed that face mask is now compulsory in the state. The governor made this know via Twitter on Sunday. Sanwo-Olu explains that the face mask help to protect people from droplets and secretions from coughing and sneezing. He therefore stated that compulsory wearing of face masks in the…
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First Aid For Choking Victim

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to stay healthy and keep watch over loved ones. We have provided first aid tips for choking victims that can be handled from home during the lockdown. Examine the steps carefully and do not panic. Ensure you call for help immediately, and while you await help, follow the…
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First Aid For Treating Bites and Stings

Follow the steps below carefully. Do not panic. Try as much as possible to keep the injured person calm.

Do you know that our blood colour is yellowish and not red?

If I told you that human blood is light yellow in colour and thicker than water would you believe? Here is why your blood looks red:

COVID-19: A Time to Grow

As challenging as the moment we are, it holds opportunities to maintain momentum.

Tips for successful breastfeeding

With a nearly 5-month-old baby, I’m right in the thick of it when it comes to breastfeeding. It has come as a surprise to me that I’ve had many more challenges this time around than I did with my daughter. From damaged nipples to blocked ducts, I have had plenty of opportunities to learn how…
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