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Infant diet key to healthy gut

A child has until the age of two-and-a-half to establish healthy gut bacteria -- with little change after this point, new research has revealed.

The study also reinforced the important role breastfeeding plays in providing good gut bacteria to babies during the early stages of their life.

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Sun, 28 October 2018


N30k as minimum wage is ‘management’ - FCT residents

As the impasse over new minimum wage gradually stretches to November 6, 2018 when the organized labour threatens to shut down the country’s public service through an indefinite strike, some Abuja residents who spoke to Williams ABAH and Elizabeth OFFIONG are definite that government need [...]

Sun, 28 October 2018


Health, education to get massive funds in 2019 - Minister

 

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has assured Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration would invest more funds on health and education in 2019.

The minister gave this assurance during a peer review meeting with chief medical directors and medical dir [...]

Sun, 21 October 2018


Adewole promises to revitalize PHCs

Minister of Health, Prof, Isaac Adewole, has reiterated the federal government’s commitment towards providing Universal Healthcare Coverage, UHC, through the revitalisation of Primary Healthcare Centers. 

The minister made this known in his address at the 2018 exhibition and conferen [...]

Sun, 21 October 2018


Artificial sweeteners have toxic effects on gut microbes

FDA-approved artificial sweeteners and sport supplements were found to be toxic to digestive gut microbes, according to a new paper published in Molecules by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

The collaborative st [...]

Sun, 14 October 2018


Intermittent fasting may help reverse type 2 diabetes –Doctors

Planned intermittent fasting may help to reverse type 2 diabetes, suggest doctors writing in the journal BMJ Case Reports after three patients in their care, who did this, were able to cut out the need for insulin treatment altogether.

Around one in 10 people in the US and Canada have type 2 di [...]

Sun, 14 October 2018


Suspected cable vandal electrocuted in Karu

A suspected cable thief has been electrocuted as he made attempt to vandalise a transformer in Abuja.

The middle-aged man, eyewitnesses said, was yet to gain full entry into the transformer when he got electrocuted.

The incident occurred by a popular eatery on Kalabari Road in Karu, a sa [...]

Sun, 14 October 2018


19 million Nigerians living with disability – NCP

The National Population Commission of Nigeria, NPC, has estimated that no fewer than 19 million Nigerians are living with disabilities.

The chairman of the commission, Eze Duruiheoma (SAN), announced this during the 73rd UN General Assembly General Discussion of Agenda 28 on Social Development [...]

Sun, 14 October 2018


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