President Buhari lacks integrity – Anti-Buhari protesters

Sympathizers of President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, August 15 attacked the Our Mumu Don Do protesters. The anti-Buhari protesters had left their meeting point at Unity Fountain, Abuja and decided to take their campaign to the popular Wuse Market in the Federal Capital Territory. On arrival, they were greeted with …

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Air pollution ups stress hormones, alters metabolism

Breathing dirty air causes stress hormones to spike, new research suggests, which could help explain why long-term exposure to pollution is associated with heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and a shorter life span. Dr. Haidong Kan of Fudan University in Shanghai, China, and colleagues looked specifically at the health effects of …

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Austria finds some egg products contaminated with insecticide

Tests show that some imported egg products in Austria have been contaminated with a potentially harmful insecticide, Austria’s food safety agency said on Monday, adding to the list of countries affected by an international health scare. Millions of chicken eggs have been pulled from European supermarket shelves as a result …

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Rare fungus found in 200 patients in 55 UK hospitals

 A rare fungus that can cause drug-resistant infections has been found in around 200 patients in more than 55 hospitals across Britain, health officials said on Tuesday. Around a quarter of the cases of Candida auris have caused infections with symptoms, Public Health England (PHE) said, including in 27 patients …

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Can drinking a little bit help you live longer?

Having a little wine or beer to unwind most days may help lower the odds of a premature death as long as that drink or two doesn’t routinely turn into more, a new study confirms. Researchers examined health survey data on more than 333,000 U.S. adults, following them for an …

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Cooking gas shortages force Venezuelans to turn to firewood

 Venezuelan homemaker Carmen Rondon lives in the country with the world’s largest oil reserves, but has spent weeks cooking with firewood due to a chronic shortage of home cooking gas – leaving her hoarse from breathing smoke. Finding domestic gas cylinders has become increasingly difficult, a problem that oil industry …

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Little evidence shows cannabis helps chronic pain or PTSD

 Marijuana plants are displayed for sale at Canna Pi medical marijuana dispensary in Seattle, Washington, November 27, 2012.Anthony Bolante Even though pain and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are among the most common reasons people use medical marijuana in the U.S., there isn’t much proof cannabis works for either one of …

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