Monday, June 17, 2019

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    NCC: We never said mobile phone can cause cancer

NCC: We never said mobile phone can cause cancer

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has denied saying mobile phones can cause cancer.There have been reports that the commission made the statement during its stakeholder forum in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti state capital.Reacting through a statement, Omoniyi Ibietan, NCC's head of online media, described such reports as totally false.“To put the records straight, at the event, the commission's representative told the [...]

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    Five children orphaned as cancer kills both parents

Five children orphaned as cancer kills both parents

Five Nigerian children based in England have lost their parents to bowel cancer.According to Daily Mail, Omena Ubiaro, father of the children between the ages of seven and 19 years, died on Monday morning - five weeks after Makeda, his wife, lost the battle to the disease.Ubiaro held on to life for three years after being diagnosed with Stage 4 bowel [...]

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    Eat Me: Six reasons snail is good for you

Eat Me: Six reasons snail is good for you

It may be one of the slowest creatures on earth, but snail possesses amazing health benefits that do wonders for the human body when ingested.It contains a lot of vitamins, protein and amino acids. It is also very high in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, and essential fatty acids. [...]

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    Cancer patients paying with their blood in Nigeria

Cancer patients paying with their blood in Nigeria

BY RUNCIE C.W. CHIDIEBEI am always a fighter for the weak and a voice for the voiceless. I want you all to join me. Cancer may have hit someone that you know, your dad, your mum, friend, sister or brother, who knows the next person.Yesterday, I went to National Hospital Abuja for an LOC meeting and after the meeting, I [...]

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    Scientists develop blood test ‘that can detect early-stage cancer’

Scientists develop blood test ‘that can detect early-stage cancer’

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    Eat Me: Reduces risk of cancer… Five health benefits of pomegranate

Eat Me: Reduces risk of cancer… Five health benefits of pomegranate

Pomegranate is a fruit that contains tons of edible seeds called arils.Categorised as a berry, pomegranate has antioxidant, antiviral and anti-tumor properties. It is said to be a good source of vitamins, especially vitamin A, C, and E, as well as folic acid. [...]

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    Eat Me: Six reasons to include soya bean in your diet

Eat Me: Six reasons to include soya bean in your diet

Soya bean is a type of legume native to eastern Asia; it is one of the most widely consumed foods in the world.The beans are multi-useful for human health, and they are quite easy to cultivate. [...]

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    Mother of four recounts how she successfully overcame breast cancer

Mother of four recounts how she successfully overcame breast cancer

“It was in 2013. I had this swelling under my armpit, so I went to a private hospital and was wrongly diagnosed there. Then, I was really big… the doctor told me it was a fatty tissue.”Those were the words of Caroline Obayuwana, a breast cancer survivor, as she recounted her excruciating experience in the hands of the ailment.She had [...]

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    HELP: N10m will save Funmi, retired teacher, from the cruel hands of breast cancer

HELP: N10m will save Funmi, retired teacher, from the cruel hands of breast cancer

Scientist, humanitarian donors, philantrophist, doctors, academic researchers, and a host of experts from different walks of life are battling to save the entire human race from the cold, callous and cruel hands of cancer -- with magnificent progress.Much has been done, but much more needs to be done. As it stands today, the struggle is saving one life at a [...]

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    Prolonged use of antibiotics could lead to bowel cancer, study finds

Prolonged use of antibiotics could lead to bowel cancer, study finds

Long-term use of antibiotics has been associated with an increased risk of bowel polyps.Bowel polyps are small growths on the inner lining of the large bowel or rectum. They are not usually cancerous but some may turn into cancer unless they are removed. [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Achilefu, the ‘civil war kid’ who won US award for inventing goggles that see cancer cells

CLOSE-UP: Achilefu, the ‘civil war kid’ who won US award for inventing goggles that see cancer cells

“When wealth is lost, nothing is lost. But when name is lost, everything is lost,” Samuel Achilefu recalls this inscription made by his father after losing so much to the Nigerian civil war of 1967 to 1970.Achilefu, who was born in the mid-60s, was only a boy living in northern Nigeria with his relatively comfortable family. His father was working [...]

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    My husband stood by me when I battled cancer, says incoming Ondo first lady

My husband stood by me when I battled cancer, says incoming Ondo first lady

Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, incoming first lady of Ondo state, has described her husband as a pillar of support, explaining how he stood by her after she was diagnosed with cancer.Speaking at an event to mark World Cancer Day, Akeredolu also commended her family members for the role they played during the trying period in her life."I had the family support. My [...]

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    WHO: Two thirds of all cancer deaths occur in Africa, Asia

WHO: Two thirds of all cancer deaths occur in Africa, Asia

There are over 8.8 million deaths from cancer yearly and two-thirds occur in Africa and Asia, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.In a statement released in commemoration of world cancer day, WHO noted that “less than 30% of low-income countries have generally accessible diagnosis and treatment services, and referral systems for suspected cancer are often unavailable resulting in delayed [...]

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    Adewole: No hospital in the country has a functional machine to treat cancer

Adewole: No hospital in the country has a functional machine to treat cancer

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, says the there is no hospital in the country that has a functional cancer treating machine.Adewole made the shocking discovery in an interview with NAN.He disclosed that out of the 200 which Nigeria requires, only seven were available, but none is in order."As we are talking today, there is no public hospital in Nigeria that [...]

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    From #SaveMayowa to #RIPMayowa, Nigerians praise Mayowa for fighting cancer bravely

From #SaveMayowa to #RIPMayowa, Nigerians praise Mayowa for fighting cancer bravely

Mayowa Ahmed, a 31-year-old ovarian cancer patient, died on Sunday after a fierce battle highlighted by a publicly-driven campaign for funds.Nigerians took to twitter — one of the social media platforms used in the failed attempt to save her life — to mourn her passing.   It's such a pity that #savemayowa is now #ripmayowa May your gentle soul rest in peace. No more pains for [...]

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    Biden not running for president but wants to end cancer

Biden not running for president but wants to end cancer

Joe Biden, incumbent vice president of the United States, has finally revealed his intention not to run for president in 2016.Biden made his decision known on Thursday, after many months of speculation and favourable conditions on the approval polls.Flanked by President Barack Obama and his wife, Jill, Biden – in his speech at the White House Rose Garden – said his decision [...]

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