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Combating Malaria in Nigeria: Observing World Malaria Day

By Cecilia Attah Malaria is a deadly disease caused by the Anopheles mosquito’s bite, which transmits plasmodium parasites into the human bloodstream. This disease makes an individual feel very sick with a high fever. Other than fever, chills, headaches, nausea, vomiting, muscle pain, abdominal pain and fatigue are a few symptoms of malaria. The disease […]

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Weighty Challenges: Escalating Battle against Obesity-Related Chronic Diseases

By Cecilia Attah The global surge in obesity is a pressing concern, with predictions indicating that one billion people worldwide will grapple with this health issue by 2030. No longer confined to affluent nations, obesity is increasingly prevalent in lower and middle-income countries, particularly affecting vulnerable communities. Obesity, characterised by excess body fat posing health

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Nigeria Takes Bold Step to Combat Non-Communicable Diseases with Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax

By Ify Onyekwere Non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and obesity, have become a global health concern affecting millions worldwide. Like many other countries, Nigeria has witnessed a rapid increase in the prevalence of these diseases, largely linked to unhealthy diets and sedentary lifestyles. In response to this alarming trend, governments around the world

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