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World Toilet Day: RB Task Nigerians on proper defecation

As Nigeria yesterday joined the rest of the world to celebrate 2018 World Toilet Day with the theme: “When Nature Calls”,   Nigerians have been urged to practice proper defecation as well as imbibe simple hand washing with soap with a view to breaking the chain of infections due to open defecation.

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Nigerian women prevent 2m unintended pregnancies, 735,000 unsafe abortions

More women are embracing the use of modern contraceptives. No less than 1,713,000 additional Nigerian women and girls that want to avoid or delay pregnancy have embraced the use of at least one modern method of contracetive according to the 2018 Annual Report on family planning, launched at the 5th International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) held in Kigali, Rwanda.

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How I lost my leg to diabetes

Diabetes is a silent disease that does not often present with symptoms until serious complications set in. Diabetes occurs when the body can no longer control the amount of sugar in the blood because of problems linked to the hormone insulin. High levels of blood sugar can cause damage to the heart and blood vessels, nerves, kidneys, eyes and feet, among other things and medical experts advise that the best way to diagnose and confirm diabetes accordingly is through a blood screening test.

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Sickel Cell: 200 children screened in Ojodu

A total of 200 children in Ojodu area of Lagos recently underwent genotype testing as part of activities to educate and care for children living with Sickle Cell Disorder.  The exercise was conducted by Crimsonbow Sickle Cell Initiative and Ojodu Local Government.  The children accompanied by their mothers were from public schools in the Local Government. Crimsonbow Sickle Cell Initiative also gave gifts like sweaters and water bottles to the children just as the children were engaged in the quiz competition.

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