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NUTRITION: Why Nigeria needs to bridge space in North East now

By Sola Ogundipe Malnourished children The nutrition emergency in the North East of Nigeria continues. Insurgency remains the major factor fuelling malnutrition in the region. Millions of children in the region suffer various stages of  stunting, wasting and other forms of malnutrition. Projections from the annual Nutrition Sector show that an estimated 440,000 boys and…

FG to update, gear up 7 mentor healthcare facilities for cancer...

Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire   The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire said on Thursday that seven federal teaching hospitals across the country would be upgraded and fully equipped with an oncology centre to manage all types of cancer.   Ehanire disclosed this in Abuja at the commencement of the 2019 Breast Cancer…

‘I’m a law trainee who works to assist psychological health charities’

Name: Lewis Alexander BaxterAge: 21Income: £3,000 plus student loan of £4,500 a yearOccupation: Full-time law student, part-time tutor and organisation founder I’ve just started my second year at Durham University, where I’m studying law. I’m not your typical student: I probably only go out once a week or, more accurately, once every two weeks. I’m…

Being a Black Lady at a PWI

Growing up in a city like Cleveland, OH, I have been surrounded by people with different stories, backgrounds, and paths for most of my life. I never had a problem going to different places and meeting people that aren’t similar to me. However, during my undergraduate career, I realized attending a college where people were…

The Leading 10 Vegan-Friendly Schools

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No Bra Day: Genuine factor women commemorate today

By Rasheed Sobowale The #NoBraDay is one of the top trendings on popular social media platforms in Nigeria. Today, women are encouraged to leave their homes with “No Bra”, When is No Bra Day Celebrated? No Bra Day is an annual celebration scheduled for every October 13. Prior to now, the No Bra Day was…

Nutritional expert lists advantages of papaya leaf juice; states it treatments...

Mr Paul Okoh, a Nutritionist based in Abuja, says papaya leaf juice has rich properties to cure menstrual pain, support digestion, treat skin problems and promote hair growth in women. Pawpaw seeds He said in Abuja on Monday that the extract of papaya leaf could prevent balding and thinning of hair. Papaya is a tropical…

I returned to uni for freshers’ week 20 years after leaving....

In the autumn of 1997, I was a fresher at the University of Glasgow. Months after the Labour landslide, weeks after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, I was an 18-year-old British-Indian made up of equal parts teenage kicks, terror and Topshop – and on my way to Scotland for the first time, to…

‘The way in which universities are run is making us unwell’:...

When he started working at Brunel University in London 19 years ago, Terry Vass, who is now head of security, recalls that most of his work involved breaking up drunken fights outside the bars and nightclub on campus. Over the two decades he has been in the job, he has noticed a shift. Now, an…

U-turn as ministers reassess financial assistance for trainee nurses

Ministers may reintroduce financial incentives to attract people into nursing to help the NHS tackle its serious and worsening lack of nurses. The health service in England’s shortage has spiralled to 40,000 vacancies since George Osborne abolished bursaries for would-be nurses and replaced them with student loans in 2015. This has led to 10,000 fewer…

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