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High potash consumption can trigger premature delivery, high blood pressure, nutritionist warns

A Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nwabumma Asouzu, has urged pregnant women to avoid food laden with potash. Asouzu stated that food high in potash could trigger high blood pressure as well as induce abortion and premature delivery during pregnancy. According to

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Pioneer pig heart transplant recipient died of pig virus –Surgeon

David Bennet Sr, the 57-year-old American man who received a ground-breaking heart transplant from a pig died of a pig virus, his transplant surgeon has said. The surgeon, Bartley Griffith, who led the transplant revealed this at a webinar hosted by the American Society of Transplantation. Bennet, a handyman who suffered from heart fail

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Monkeypox patient travels from Nigeria, says UK

The United Kingdom Health Security Agency has said that an individual diagnosed with Monkeypox had a travel history from Nigeria. The agency said the patient was admitted at the expert infectious disease unit of Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, where he was being treated. The Director of Clinical and Emerging Infect

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Osun health university’ll reduce medical tourism –FG

The Federal Ministry of Education has said the newly established Federal University of Health Sciences, Ila-Orangun, Osun State, will help to reduce the amount of money Nigerians spend on medical tourism abroad. Officials of the ministry said this when the Federal Government’s technical team visited the university to assess its level of prep

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CDC investigating deaths of five children linked to mystery liver disease

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating 109 childhood cases of a mysterious form of hepatitis, including five reported deaths, the agency said Friday. “Investigators both here and abroad and around the globe are working hard to determine the cause,” said Jay Butler, deputy director for infectious diseases for

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Why some women produce breast milk while not pregnant –Gynaecologist

A Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Dr. Joseph Akinde, has said that some women who aren’t pregnant or nursing a baby may secrete milk abnormally from their breasts if they have very high prolactin levels in their system. Dr. Akinde stated that it is possible for a woman who is not breastfeeding to lactate if such a woman has high p

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