Monday, November 12, 2018

Victor Oyelade

    Anti-corruption: Nigeria is leaving adolescents behind

Anti-corruption: Nigeria is leaving adolescents behind

According to a UNICEF report, there are currently 1.2 Billion adolescents in the world, making up to 16 percent of the world`s entire human population. In Africa, there are presently 289 million adolescents (aged 10-19 years) who make up lump 23 percent of the entire African population.The adolescent population in Nigeria is about 40 million individuals. This constitutes about 23 percent [...]

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    Five common habits that are hurting your eyesight

Five common habits that are hurting your eyesight

The sensitivity of the eyes necessitates that utmost caution is taken in our daily activities for a healthy eyesight.Here are a few ways to keep your eyes healthy and avoid bad vision. [...]

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    Six ways to combat bad breath

Six ways to combat bad breath

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    Using gadgets in class can affect students during exams, study finds

Using gadgets in class can affect students during exams, study finds

Students perform below par in end of the term examinations when allowed access to electronic gadgets in classrooms, says a new study published in Educational Psychology. [...]

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    If you feel lightheaded while standing up, ‘you may be at risk of dementia’

If you feel lightheaded while standing up, ‘you may be at risk of dementia’

People who feel faint, dizzy or lightheaded while standing up may be experiencing a drop in blood pressure called orthostatic hypotension. [...]

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    ICYMI: Herdsmen deadlier than Boko Haram, says ICG

ICYMI: Herdsmen deadlier than Boko Haram, says ICG

The herdsmen-farmers crisis has killed six times more people than Boko Haram insurgency in 2018, according to the International Crisis Group (ICG).In a report released on Thursday, the group said the violence is concentrated in north-central states led to the loss of more than 1,300 people in the first six months of 2018.ICG cited a United Nations official who said [...]

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    New drug to prevent recurring malaria gets approval

New drug to prevent recurring malaria gets approval

A new drug to treat recurring malaria has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  [...]

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    Scientists reverse wrinkles, hair loss in mice — and humans could be next

Scientists reverse wrinkles, hair loss in mice — and humans could be next

A gene mutation causing wrinkled skin and hair loss has been successfully reversed.The feat was accomplished by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in a mice model. [...]

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    Early dinner has many benefits — but it may also lower risk of cancer

Early dinner has many benefits — but it may also lower risk of cancer

People who eat two hours before going to bed have a lower risk of breast and prostate cancer as opposed to those who hit the sack immediately after dinner, says a new study.  [...]

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    Seven tips on staying safe during a flood

Seven tips on staying safe during a flood

Given the recent escalation of flood incidents in parts of the country, it is imperative to know how to stay safe.Here are a few tips:Never walk through moving water. This is the first rule of caution, don't be tempted. If you must walk through water, wherever possible, walk where the water is not moving. You can use a stick [...]

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    UNAIDS: Nigeria has more than half of HIV burden in West, Central Africa

UNAIDS: Nigeria has more than half of HIV burden in West, Central Africa

Nigeria has more than 50 percent of HIV burden in West and Central Africa, says a report by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).According to the UNAIDS report, there has been little progress in reducing new HIV infections in recent years.New HIV infections declined by only five percent in seven years and only one in three people living [...]

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    WHO: Nigeria has the highest number of unvaccinated children in the world

WHO: Nigeria has the highest number of unvaccinated children in the world

Nigeria has the highest number of unvaccinated children in the world, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).In a report released on Monday, the organisation said a total of 19.9 million children miss vaccination yearly.It said 4 million children in this category are Nigerians.The major disadvantage of not being vaccinated is high susceptibility to a disease outbreak. The unvaccinated fellow's immune system [...]

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    At 85, Cameroon’s president declares interest in 7th term

At 85, Cameroon’s president declares interest in 7th term

President Paul Biya of Cameroon has indicated interest to run for the seventh consecutive term.Biya, who came into power in 1982, is one of the longest serving presidents on the continent.Since he took power, he has ruled virtually by decree. In 2008, he scrapped term limits from the constitution, allowing him to run again and sparking riots in which over [...]

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    Research: High heat connected with poor cognitive performance

Research: High heat connected with poor cognitive performance

Individuals in hotter environments perform worse in cognitive tests than contemporaries in cooler environments, says study.Students living in dorms lacking air-conditioners during a heat wave, were recruited into the study led by Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health and consequently observed to have performed lesser in cognitive examinations than their colleagues in cooler dorms.The students were monitored closely with [...]

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    Boko Haram: UNICEF confirms receiving 183 children from Nigeria Army

Boko Haram: UNICEF confirms receiving 183 children from Nigeria Army

The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Nigeria has confirmed receiving 183 children from Nigeria Army in Maiduguri, Borno State.According to a statement by the UN agency on Monday, the children were between the ages of seven and 18.It said the children are free from any form of connection with Boko Haram"These eight girls and 175 boys are first [...]

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    Nine tips for maintaining workplace integrity

Nine tips for maintaining workplace integrity

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