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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Court remands painter for raping 17-year-old girl

Court remands painter for raping 17-year-old girl

A Magistrates’ Court in Minna on Thursday ordered that a painter, Zubairu Apaila, be remanded in prison, for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl. The police charged Apaila, 23, with three counts unlawful sexual intercourse with a child; exposure of a child to narcotics, and prohibition of a child from attending and remaining in school. Magistrate Mariam Kings, ordered that the…

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Missouri joins Alabama, passes restrictive abortion bill

Missouri joins Alabama, passes restrictive abortion bill

Missouri lawmakers passed a bill on Friday that prohibits women from seeking an abortion after the eighth week of pregnancy, days after Alabama enacted the most restrictive abortion law in the United States. The legislation allows for an abortion after the eighth week only in the case of medical emergencies. On Wednesday, Alabama banned abortions at any time, with the…

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Alabama governor signs abortion bill into law

Alabama governor signs abortion bill into law

The governor of Alabama state, Kay Ivey signed a bill to ban nearly all abortion in the state, even in cases of rape and incest, in the latest challenge by conservatives to the landmark US Supreme Court decision establishing a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy. US abortion rights activists had already vowed to go to court to block enforcement…

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Alabama senate passes law to ban abortion

Alabama senate passes law to ban abortion

The Alabama Senate has passed the most restrictive abortion bill in the United States, which places a near-total ban on the termination of pregnancy – even in cases of rape and incest – and could punish doctors who perform the procedure with life in prison. The text passed by the Republican-led Senate has been sent to Governor Kay Ivey’s desk…

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8 ways to sooth a sore throat

8 ways to soothe a sore throat- A sore throat can be the first sign of a cold, a side effect of strained vocal cords, or an indication of something more serious (like strep throat). Here are 8 steps to try the next time you’re feeling scratchy, hoarse, or just plain sick. Anti-inflammatories: One of the most effective treatments for a…

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4 foods that burn (belly) fat- the secret to lasting weight loss

The secret to lasting weight loss - 4 foods that burn belly fat

The secret to lasting weight loss does not come down to complicated calorie-counting and weight-loss gimmicks. Instead, it’s about working with your body’s natural hunger and sleep rhythms to curb cravings, burn fat, and send your energy levels soaring. If you want to burn belly fat, eat the foods listed below to sleep better, lose more weight, and melt your…

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