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What Animal Disease Outbreaks Say Of Our Public Health

What Animal Disease Outbreaks Say Of Our Public Health

Professor of Public Health, Tunde Awoniyi Due to their lack of formal education, most Nigerian livestock farmers have little knowledge of the effect of poor hygiene on their livestock and the public. Thus they believe that disease outbreaks are more of spiritual attack than poor farm hygiene practices, which are mainly responsible for such incidents. This…
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Africa’s One Health Strategy

[caption id="attachment_9399" align="alignnone" width="230"] Doctors received Experimental ZMapp Ebola drug[/caption] For a continent much maligned for its tardiness in responding to emergency situations, African leaders, it seems, are working to do away with that reputation. And the motivation for this might be no other than Ebola, the deadly disease that recently claimed thousands of lives…
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Contraception Ambassador Advocate Universal Access

[caption id="attachment_11670" align="alignleft" width="230"] Adebisi Adenipekun[/caption] Adebisi Adenipekun, an ambassador of the 2016 World Contraception Day has called the government and other stakeholders to invest in access to contraception across the country. He mentioned reduced maternal mortality rate as one of the benefits the country will drive it there can be a huge investment on…
Saw palmetto

Saw palmetto’s help for prostate

[caption id="attachment_11220" align="alignleft" width="230"] Saw palmetto[/caption] It is not really a known plant in Nigeria, but those who take herbal supplements must have read about it in their prescription. Saw palmetto, or Serenoa repens, is a palm-like shrub or small tree native to the Southeastern United States. The plant, with its white flowers and berries,…
Locust Beans

The Local Power of Locust Beans

[caption id="attachment_11174" align="alignleft" width="230"] Locust Beans[/caption] African traditional healers are  known to put to use different  plant species for medicinal reasons and one of them is the locust beans. For ages, traditional healers in Africa have found the  bark, roots, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds of the locust beans useful in treating various health challenges…
Quail Eggs

Healthy Living with Quail Eggs

  [caption id="attachment_11077" align="alignleft" width="230"] Quail Eggs[/caption] Want your child to have better memory, a strong nervous system, sharp vision and less visit to the hospital, then give him or her two quail eggs a day. The Chinese know these benefits, and that is why they make it mandatory that the children are well fed…
Why Drinking Beer Is Healthy

Why Drinking Beer Is Healthy

[caption id="attachment_10831" align="alignleft" width="230"] Why Drinking Beer Is Healthy[/caption] [caption id="attachment_10830" align="alignright" width="230"] Why Drinking Beer Is Healthy[/caption] No doubt, we are in an era when the average person has probably never been more conscious of, and concerned about the state of their well-being. When it comes to alcohol consumption, many are of the opinion…

The Pros and Cons of Prolactin

[caption id="attachment_10752" align="alignleft" width="230"] TELL COVER STORY[/caption] Many young women, as they grow older, would admit to, occasionally, seeing fluid sprinkle out of their breast. This leaves many girls or women wondering what the matter is considering that they are neither pregnant nor nursing a baby. The development, however, is due to a high level…
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