BITTER LEAF JUICE HELP BOOST FERTILITY, FIGHT PROSTATE CANCER –EXPERT

Dr Grace Johnson, a specialist, has said bitter leaf works so well for fertility, and fights prostate cancer because its boost the functions of the reproductive system, balance hormones and help the ovary release healthy eggs. Johnson, who is Food Nutritionist, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday, that the effect of bitter leaf ranges from specifically toning the reproductive organs and boosting overall health. According to her, the problem with a lot of infertile patients is that they do not connect infertility with “fertile nutrition”. “…

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TOO MUCH SLEEP CAN KILL YOU – NEW STUDY

Sleeping for more than eight hours a night could lead to an early death, new research suggests. A global study led by Keele University has found that people who regularly make time for more sleep could end up with a “serious sleep disorder” that disrupts their breathing and causes an increased risk of heart disease. As a result, the researchers, who looked at data from 74 studies, said that excessive sleep could be a “marker” of poor health. Published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the study examined…

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NAFDAC seeks stiffer penalty for drug counterfeiters

By News Agency of Nigeria The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control, has proposed a stiffer penalty for drug counterfeiters in the country to serve as deterrent to others. The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof Moji Adeyeye, made the call in Abuja on Monday while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria. Adeyeye noted that the provision of the law for drug offenders in the country prescribed weak penalty stressing the need for review of such law. She said that the agency had presented a bill to the National…

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10 best sex positions to stimulate the clitoris for orgasm

“Research shows it’s clitoral stimulation, not vaginal stimulation, that is the powerhouse of the female orgasm,” says sex therapist Ian Kerner, Ph.D., author of She Comes First. You know how in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare famously wrote, “And though she be but little, she is fierce”? Yeah, that basically sums up your clit. “Research shows it’s clitoral stimulation, not vaginal stimulation, that is the powerhouse of the female orgasm,” says sex therapist Ian Kerner, Ph.D., author of She Comes First. In other words, clit stimulation is a must when…

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PLATEAU STATE RECORDS TWO CASES OF MONKEYPOX

The Plateau State Government has confirmed that the state has recorded two positive cases of monkeypox in Shendam Local Government Area of the state. Dr Kunden Deyin, the state Commissioner for Health, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Jos that the first case recorded was imported from Port-Harcourt, as the victim came in from Rivers for treatment. ‎ According to the commissioner, the infected victim eventually infected his brother and both of them were treated at the Bingham University Teaching Hospital in Jos and discharged. Deyin said…

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DOCTORS THREATEN FRESH NATIONWIDE STRIKE

The Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) is about to compound the nation’s health problem as it has vowed to embark on nationwide strike if the Federal Government fails to facilitate reinstatement of its members sacked by the University of Jos Teaching Hospital. The Publicity and Social Secretary of NARD, Dr Ugochukwu Eze said at a press conference in Kaduna that the 21-day ultimatum issued for the reinstatement of the sacked doctors expires today, May 31. He recalled that the first ultimatum issued on the matter expired on May 2,…

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BBC Codeine Report: 25,000 Jobs Hang on a Balance As NAFDAC Shuts Down Emzor & 2 Others – Analysts

By Uchechukwu Ugboaja – Abuja The abuse of codeine amongst Nigerian youths have been a silent and prevalent phenomenon for many years, but a recent BBC report titled “Sweet Sweet Codeine” have given it an unprecedented global dimension which has resulted to the shutting down of 3 pharmaceutical companies including Emzor Pharmaceutical Ltd. raising fears of massive job losses in the sector. In the wake of this global outcry over the Codeine abuse menace the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration & Control, NAFDAC shut down three pharmaceutical firms…

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‘Ogbono’ soup can improve efficacy of Anti-Malaria drugs -Researcher

By News Agency of Nigeria A Pharmacist, Dr Chukwuma Agubata, has said that taking Irvingia Fat from nuts of Irvingia Gabonensis Var Excelsa, known as ‘Ogbono’ soup has helped to improve the efficacy of anti-malarial drugs. Agubata, a researcher and lecturer in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, made the assertion when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Lagos. He said that eating Ogbono soup while administering Artemether, an Anti-Malaria drug would improve the efficacy of the drug. He said that Ogbono…

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Orangutans Use Plant Extracts to Treat Pain

Credit: Borneo Nature Foundation Humans aren’t the only animals that have discovered medicinal plant. Medicine is not exclusively a human invention. Many other animals, from insects to birds to nonhuman primates, have been known to self-medicate with plants and minerals for infections and other conditions. Behavioral ecologist Helen Morrogh-Bernard of the Borneo Nature Foundation has spent decades studying the island’s orangutans and says she has now found evidence they use plants in a previously unseen medicinal way. During more than 20,000 hours of formal observation, Morrogh-Bernard and her colleagues watched…

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UN says Nigeria should relax law on cannabis

-Agence France-Presse The United Nations on Monday urged the Nigerian government to relax laws on consumption of cannabis in future, saying it has approved the use of the drug for medical purposes. The UN is also insisting on decriminalization of drug users in parts of the world, especially sick people who used the drug for treatment, care and rehabilitation. The global body’s position on the drug was revealed by the Project Officer of the UN Office on Drugs and Crimes in Nigeria, Harsheth Kaur Virk, during her presentation at a…

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