RISK FACTORS FOR CANCER: Obesity surpasses smoking in causing four common cancers- Cancer Research UK

According to recent research from the charity, obesity surpasses smoking in causing four common cancers- bowel, kidney, ovarian and liver cancer. From the words of Michelle Mitchell, Cancer Research UK’s chief executive, “As smoking rates fall and obesity rates rise, we can clearly see the impact on a national health crisis when the Government puts policies in place – and…

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RAPE: Man, 65 defiles 13-year old daughter in Ekiti

An Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered a 65-year-old man, Bayo Akinwete, to be remanded in prison custody over the rape of his 13-year-old daughter. This according to the magistrate is to enable the court seek legal advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP). The court also did not take the plea of the accused. The accused,…

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Jordanian man shoots colleague dead, sets himself on fire

The Jordanian Ministry of Interior on Monday said a man has shot his colleague to death at a private hospital in Jordan’s al-Karak province before setting himself on fire. Another man was badly injured in the shooting, the ministry’s Public Security Department said in a statement. Several others were being treated after they suffered from suffocation. The shooter is still…

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Disregard rumour of new Ebola case in Nigeria, FG appeals

Disregard rumour of new Ebola case in Nigeria, FG appeals

The Federal Government has called on Nigerians to disregard rumour of a positive case of Ebola Virus Disease in the country, saying that effort had been heightened at the various ports of entry into the country to ensure that sick people coming into Nigeria were properly screened. The Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda have witnessed a resurgence of the…

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Niels Hoegel, German Nurse jailed for killing 85 patients

Niels Hoegel, German Nurse jailed for killing 85 patients

A German court Thursday handed a life sentence to Niels Hoegel, a nurse believed to be the most prolific serial killer in the country’s post-war history, for the “unfathomable” crime of murdering 85 patients in his care. Judge Sebastian Buehrmann called Niels Hoegel’s killing spree “incomprehensible” and acknowledged the trial left many families with painful unanswered questions. The 42-year-old murdered…

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Osun Poly students set clinic on fire over death of colleague

Osun Poly students set clinic on fire over death of colleague

Some aggrieved students of the Osun State Polytechnic (Osun Poly), Iree, in the early hours of Saturday staged a violent protest over the death of a fellow student, Aminu Shehu, who slumped and died in the examination hall on Friday. It was learnt that the deceased student, Aminu Sheu, was taken to the health centre of the institution after he…

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Osun polytechnic student slumps, dies after writing exam

Osun polytechnic student slumps, dies after writing exam

A Higher National Diploma (HND) student in the Department of Applied Chemistry of the Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, identified as Aminu Sheu reportedly slumped and died on Friday after writing his second-semester examination. According to reports, the deceased was observing Ramadan fast and might have possibly lost his balance after submitting his examination paper. The Public Relations Officer of the…

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PAKISTAN: Man kills HIV-positive wife, hangs body on tree to make it look like suicide

PAKISTAN: Man kills HIV-positive wife, hangs body on tree to make it look like suicide

Police in southern Pakistan have arrested a man for killing his HIV-positive wife in an epidemic-hit region, officials said on Thursday. The man in the town of Ratto Dhero strangled his wife on the suspicion of cheating on him and hanged her body on a tree to make the death look like a suicide, police official Waheed Mangi said. Situated…

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Poor welfare: Nigerian Resident doctors threaten strike

Poor welfare: Nigerian Resident doctors threaten strike

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) has alerted of a brewing crisis in hospitals owned by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) over alleged poor welfare and working condition of health workers, as they threaten to go on strike. Dr Roland Aigbovo, the President of the association, raised the alarm in a statement made available to the News Agency of…

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Nigeria has highest number of sickle cell patients, Prof. Osaghae

Nigeria has highest number of sickle cell patients, Prof. Osaghae

Prof. Dominic Osaghae, Dean, School of Clinical Medicine, Igbinedion University Okada, Edo, says Nigeria has the highest concentration of victims of sickle cell disease in the world. Osaghae spoke in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on the sidelines of his inaugural lecture, with the theme “The Roadblocks on the Highway to Survival of Children: The Intervention of…

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