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Japan to donate $18.2 million to the Nigerian health sector

The Japanese Government is offering to donate the sum of $18.2 million to improve the Nigerian healthcare sector.

Yam, Scrambled Eggs, Goat Meat Pepper Soup – Enjoy Sunday Brunch with Sisi Yemmie’s Recipe

This week on her food vlog, Sisi Yemmie is cooking Sunday brunch and she wants you to join her as she prepares yam, scrambled eggs, goat meat pepper soup and pepper sace.

Meet the bottled water billionaire who dethroned Jack Ma to become the richest man in China

Zhong Shanshan is the current richest man in China and is worth $62.3 billion.

the first self-sufficient and sustainable city on mars could house one million humans

ABIBOO studio has led the architectural design of a self-sufficient and sustainable city on mars that could house one million humans. ‘nüwa’ forms part of an exhaustive scientific work for a competition organized by the mars society, and fully developed by the SONet network, an internatio…

New Office for Health Promotion to drive improvement of nation’s health

The new Office for Health Promotion will lead national efforts to improve and level up the health of the nation by tackling obesity, improving mental health and promoting physical activity.

Face Mask Causing Breakouts? A Derm's Tips for 'Maskne'

Face masks have become a new way of life - and an important way to reduce the spread of infection. They’re also contributing to “maskne” - breakouts of pimples and clogged pores that form on the chin and lower cheeks after wearing a mask. My patients have been asking me about this common …

Does Dry Brushing Really Work?

Dry brushing has been around since Ancient Greece. Yet with each passing year, this skincare treatment only seems to gain more popularity - and more celebrities who swear by it. But what exactly is dry brushing, and should it be a part of your regular routine?

Health scares test confidence of Europeans in AstraZeneca vaccine

Early signs that many still want jab despite temporary ban over blood clot fears

How to Avoid Dry, Chapped Skin From Hand-Washing

The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on our population’s health, work, travel, sports, social lives, and even toilet paper supply. It’s probably also causing a lot of damage to your hands - as a result of the frequent hand-washing that’s necessary to keep us healthy and prevent the spr…

Treating Skin Problems Remotely: What to Know About Teledermatology

If you’re among the millions of Americans asked to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic and you’re having an active skin problem - or need care or medicine for a chronic condition, you may be concerned about getting the care you need. Your dermatologist’s office may be temporarily close…

Casu marzu: The world's 'most dangerous' cheese

Agostino Petroni, CNN | Lead photo by Andrea Serreli • Updated 18th March 2021 (CNN) — The Italian island of Sardinia sits in the middle of the Tyrrhenian Sea, gazing at Italy from a distance. Surrounded by a 1,849-kilometer coastline of white sandy beaches and emerald waters, the island&…

Oman: Institutional quarantine arrangements now only through official site

The new stipulation effective from 2pm March 29

'What's the Best Time of Day to Take Vitamins?'

If you‘re taking vitamin and mineral supplements in hopes of boosting your health, you may have wondered, “Is there a best time of day to take vitamins?”

The coffee start-ups brewing up a storm in lockdown

James King set up his coffee van in March last year Before the pandemic struck we Brits would spend around £5bn a year in High Street coffee shop chains, but their sales have plummeted over the course of three lockdowns. Nevertheless our desire for caffeine remains and some small, indepen…

Florence Knight's Easter recipes

We doctors must learn from what went wrong with 'do not resuscitate' orders

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is an infectious disease caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV) that affects the liver; it is a type of viral hepatitis. It can cause both acute and chronic infection.

How to Remember the Difference Between Baking Powder and Baking Soda

Photo: Michelle Lee Photography (Shutterstock)  Baking soda and baking powder are both chemical leavening agents that give height to baked goods through acid-base reactions that release carbon dioxide, but they do so in slightly different ways. To best understand how to use them, it helps…

Why 10,000 steps a day isn't enough to stay healthy

Your fitness tracker urges you to get in 10,000 steps every day, but that alone won't make you healthy.

Fish Curry recipe by Malaika Arora’s mother is a must-try!

There’s nothing more alluring than a perfectly cooked fish curry seasoned with spices and herbs. A delicious yet exotic melange of Pomfret fish cooked in aromatic spices can make anyone fall for its amazing taste. Recently, Malaika Arora's mother Joyce Arora took to her Instagram hand…

COVID-19: Nigeria says AstraZeneca vaccines are safe, distributes to all states but one

Nigeria takes delivery of the first batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca #COVID19Vaccines from #COVAX. The Nigerian government says the AstraZeneca vaccine is safe for use.

Covid-19: Health of 28% needing social care drops in pandemic

The health of more than a quarter of people who need social care in England has worsened during the pandemic, a survey by a care charity has suggested.

Near Obamacare anniversary, Biden delivers significant change to health coverage

The Biden administration estimates that, through cost-sharing, Obamacare premiums will decrease on average by $50 per month.

Helping Your Child Through COVID Distress

This year of living under COVID-19 restrictions has affected all of us, including our children. They’ve had to stay inside (along with their stressed parents), cut off from friends, with their routines disrupted. This powerful experience will affect them for years to come. But it does not…

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is an infectious disease of the liver caused by Hepatovirus A (HAV); it is a type of viral hepatitis. Many cases have few or no symptoms, especially in the young. The time between infection and symptoms, in those who develop them, is between two and six weeks. When symptoms o…

Fully-Vaccinated People Can Now Socialize Indoors Without Masks, Says CDC

An electron microscope image of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19  If there wasn’t a scramble to get vaccinated before, the CDC’s newly-issued recommendations may ignite one.

English schools go back, Germany reopens some shops as pandemic blows hot and cold in Europe

Children are dropped off by their parents at Southbank International School in London on March 8, 2021 as schools reopen.   -   Copyright  Ben STANSALL / AFP  The start of the week sees the pandemic blowing hot and cold in Europe, with some countries easing coronavirus restrictions on Mon…

Scientists find concentration of black holes 'only' 7,800 light years away

A supermassive black hole with millions to billions times the mass of our sun is seen in an undated NASA artist's concept illustration. (photo credit: REUTERS/NASA/JPL-CALTECH/HANDOUT)  Mergers of these black holes could be a source of gravitational waves.

Savvy Senior: How to choose a quality nursing home during a pandemic

It’s always best to choose a nursing home that’s close to family members and friends who can check in often, because residents with frequent visitors usually get better care.  Dear Savvy Senior, Can you give me some tips on how to pick a good nursing home in the COVID era?…

Arkansas health department plans COVID vaccine clinics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Plans for five mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics in the state each week starting on Thursday have been announced by The Arkansas Department of Health.

The right '5-a-day' mix is 2 fruit and 3 vegetable servings for longer life

Date: March 1, 2021 Source: American Heart Association Summary: Higher consumption of fruits and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of death in men and women, according to data representing nearly 2 million adults. Five daily servings of fruits and vegetables, eaten as 2 servin…

COVID-19 Update: Fauci Says Relaxing Restrictions Now is “Inexplicable”; and more

As of Thursday, March 4, 2021, here are the latest COVID-19 numbers around the world, according to statistics aggregator, Worldometer.


A stroke is a medical condition in which poor blood flow to the brain causes cell death. There are two main types of stroke: ischemic, due to lack of blood flow, and hemorrhagic, due to bleeding. Both cause parts of the brain to stop functioning properly. Signs and symptoms of a stroke ma…