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Weight gain after smoking cessation linked with increased short-term diabetes risk

People who gain weight after they quit smoking may face a temporary increase in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, with the risk directly proportional to the weight gain, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. But regardless of weight gain, quitters can reap significant health benefits, including lower risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, Read more

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Rotary budgets US$96.5 million for Global Polio Eradication

Rotary (https://www.Rotary.org) today announced nearly US$100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year. The announcement comes as Nigeria marks two years without any reported cases of wild poliovirus, following four reported cases in 2016. “Nigeria has prevented further Read more

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Men with frequent loose-fitting underwear may benefit sperm production – Study

Men who most frequently wore boxers had significantly higher sperm concentrations and total sperm counts when compared with men who did not usually wear boxers, according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The findings of this study, conducted in the Fertility Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital, suggest that certain Read more

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Drug Abuse: FG recalls 2.4m bottles of codeine-laced cough syrup

Following a recent audit of the substance carried out by National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), the Federal Ministry of Health recalled 2.4 million bottles of cough syrup containing codeine. In a statement by Mrs Boade Akinola, Director Media and Public Relations of the Ministry, the recall demonstrated the Federal Government’s Read more

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Curbing young kids’ sugary beverage consumption

Preschool and daycare may be the most effective settings for programs aiming to limit sugary beverage consumption in young children, according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study also identified several strategies that may help keep kids away from soda and other sugary drinks, including limiting access Read more

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High fruit and vegetable consumption may reduce risk of breast cancer

Women who eat a high amount of fruits and vegetables each day may have a lower risk of breast cancer, especially of aggressive tumors, than those who eat fewer fruits and vegetables, according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In their findings, cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, and yellow Read more

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See 15 natural ways to boost fertility

Health experts believe the causes of infertility are mainly medical and hereditary. In most cases, the quality of your lifestyle will affect your fertility. You need to comprehend the major factors that impair your reproductive system. That said, there are a few natural ways to boost fertility, which you can try.   Several studies show Read more

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Here are 13 amazing health benefits of onions

Onions health benefits include supporting the immune system, preventing cancer, detoxifying the body, aiding antioxidant production, supporting healthy digestion, managing anemia, managing diabetes, supporting hair growth, slowing down the aging process, fighting fungal and microbial, relieving pain, relieving cough and cold symptoms, and supporting healthy bones. Onion is a staple in most of the known Read more