Nutritionists have identified baobab popularly called ‘Kuka’ in Hausa language as one of the foods with health benefits. The tree, which is widely grown in the northern part of the country, is said to be high in fibre , vitamin C and nutrients such as potassium and phosphorus. Baobab fruit is also high in calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin A, thiamin, B6 and bioflavonoids. It also acts as a prebiotic, that is a type of dietary fibre that feeds the friendly bacteria in your gut. This helps the gut bacteria produce nutrients for your colon cells and leads to a healthier digestive system. Researchers in a study published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition found that baobab pulp is particularly rich in vitamin C, with 40g covering more than 100% of the Recommended Daily Intake ...Read More
The White House has said that U.S. President Donald Trump will undergo a physical examination while promising to allow the results to be released. Trump will be examined by a doctor at Walter Reed, a military medical center, “scheduled for the first part of 2018,” said White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. “Those records will be released by the doctor following that taking place,” she added. Sanders’s announcement came a day after Trump appeared to get a dry mouth and slurred his words when delivering remarks on Wednesday, leading to questions about the president’s health. “There were a lot of questions on that, frankly pretty ridiculous questions,” Sanders said. “The president’s throat was dry. Nothing more than that.” Trump’s predecessors typically underwent annual physical examinat...Read More
In Nigeria Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday commissioned the N15billion Jubilee Syringe company in Onne local government area of Akwa Ibom State, saying the factory will improve the health care delivery of Nigerians. According to the VP, the federal government will support the state in ensuring that the over 400 capacity of the factory are increased to one million. Jubilee Syringe Manufacturing Company is N15billion ($35million) syringe manufacturing company which sits on a 40,000-square meter (sqm) land area in Onna local government of Akwa Ibom State. The estimated 350 to 400 million syringes production per annum far overshoots that of a company in South Africa which has a production capacity of 93 million, thereby making Jubilee Syringe the largest syringe manufacturing company on...Read More
In Nigeria The presidential committee on flood relief and rehabilitation led by chairman of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has donated N250 million as relief and assistance to victims of the devastating flood in Benue State. More than 110,000 persons in 24 communities, including Makurdi, have been displaced by the flood in Benue State. The executive secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Mr. Boniface Ortese, who disclosed this recently said over 2,769 households were also affected. According to the executive chairman: “In Achusa, 200 houses were affected with 5,125 persons displaced. In Idye, 217 houses with 5,200 persons displaced. Also, behind the Civil Service Commission, 200 houses were submerged in flood and 5,777 persons were displaced.” At Genabe, 200 house...Read More
In The Philippines One of the sons of the Philippines president is being questioned over drug related offences in the country. He is accused of helping drugs shipment from China into the Philippines. The son; Paolo Duterte told a senate inquiry that claims he helped ship drugs from China to the Philippines were “baseless” and had gone ahead to deny involvement in a drug smuggling operation. The president’s son-in-law also denied involvement, calling the allegations “rumours and gossip”. President Duterte launched a violent campaign against drug crime shortly after he came to power last year. Mr Duterte, whose crackdown has left thousands of people dead, has promised to resign if any family members are involved in the trade.
In Nigeria Resident doctors in the country have given condition for suspending their ongoing strike action, saying they will do so as soon there is evidence of payment of salaries to affected Federal Tertiary Health Institutions (FTHI) as agreed at a meeting between them and the federal government. The figure of the salary arrears is put at N13.2billion meant to address the shortfalls in public sector, including payment of salaries of affected doctors in FTHI. According to the Memorandum of Terms of Settlement reached between the doctors and the government team, the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) did receive one Authority to Incur Expenditure (AIE) of the sum of N13.2Billion to address the shortfalls in public sector, including payment of the salaries of affected...Read More
Prof. Adegboyega Fawole of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), has warned that Human Papiloma Virus (HPV) has been found in the throat of people engaging in oral sex. Fawole, who is of the Department of Gynaecology, UITH told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin on Tuesday that HPV was mostly sexually transmitted. He said that the virus caused almost all cases of cervical cancer and could cause genital warts and anal cancer. “Oral sex has been linked with an increased risk of acquiring HPV infection in the mouth and with an increased risk of developing oral cancers that are caused by HPV. “However, sex in general has also been linked with these risks,” he said. The gynaecologist warned that those engaging in oral sex were twice more likely to have oral HPV infection th...Read More
In Nigeria An armyworm outbreak which has been around in the country has now taken a new dimension, devastating crops and more. Armyworm outbreak began in Oyo state and has spread very quickly to Ondo, Edo and other states two years ago. Nigeria’s Agric minister; Audu Ogbeh has stated recently that food production in the country is not affected by the outbreak. According to him; “Right now, there is hardly any state that is not affected by this pest. “The problem with armyworm is that, it hides right deep in the stem that even if you spray ordinary spray crop, it won’t stop it. “They come out at night, so, farmers have to be on alert at night or very early in the morning to spray the chemical, which is difficult and the spray is done vertically and not horizontally.’’ He explained th...Read More
If You Have This One Specific Mark on Your Fingernail, You Should Get Checked for Cancer. Although you might never think to check your fingernails for cancer, it’s lucky that one manicurist did. A lot of salons have speculated that the woman’s mysterious line could be due to a calcium deficiency, a blood blister, or a strange hereditary mark. Yet Skinner knew better than that. She immediately told her customer that the dark line was likely a little-known symptom of melanoma, a form of skin cancer. Now, Skinner is using her photograph of the nail (with permission) to inform and warn others. If you happen to have a dark mark under your fingernail, see your doctor right away.
Video Caption:The single biggest reason why startups succeed | Bill Gross Courtesy: TED You’ve got a plan and everything is coming together, but promoting your small business and/or pitching your startup in a way of getting the word out about your new business or venture or even an idea, assuming you still have your startup at the idea stage. Wikipaedia defines a startup company as an entrepreneurial venture which is typically a newly emerged, fast-growing business that aims to meet a marketplace need by developing a viable business model around innovative product, service, process or a platform. We also promote your startup on KikiConnect from where your startup is pitched to several other websites, social media platforms and more and we encourage you to become a member at Kikiconn...Read More
By Agence France-Presse Paris (AFP) Even moderate drinking is linked to brain damage and a slight decline in mental skills, according to a study released Wednesday that calls into question many national alcohol guidelines. Men and women who consume 14-to-21 drinks a week over decades are two to three times more likely than non-drinkers to show atrophy in the hippocampus, a part of the brain that governs memory and the ability to keep one’s bearings, said the study, published in the medical journal BMJ. They also performed more poorly on a specific verbal test, though other language functions appeared to remain unchanged. A single drink was defined as containing 10 millilitres (eight grammes) of pure alcohol — the equivalent of a large glass of wine, a pint of five-percent beer,...Read More