Police Arrest Trader who Sells Beans Preserved with Sniper Insecticide

If not for the observation of a woman who noticed a beans seller applying an insecticide on his wares, more than hundreds of innocent Nigerians would have died or hospitalized. Three siblings trading in beans on Adenekan Street, Alagbado, Lagos State, have been arrested by the police for allegedly selling “poisonous beans” to members of the public. It was learnt that the traders – Faith Ogbona, Chidioke Ogbona and Sunday Ogbona – were arrested by policemen from the Alagbado division after being alerted by a woman, who caught Chidioke applying…

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Scientists Says Overweight Teenage Boys Risk Liver Cancer as Adults

Is your teenage son overweight? If yes, researchers have a dire warning for you! A new study suggests that men who are overweight in their late teens have a distinctly higher risk of developing liver cancer later in life. Worse still, obese teenage boys are also more likely to suffer from other severe liver diseases, many of which are often fatal, scientists warn. According to a research published on Tuesday in peer-reviewed journal Gut, experts examined data from more than 1.2 million Swedish men enlisted for conscription between 1969 and 1996. This was…

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LASG Seals over 100 Tables Water Factories

In celebrating the 2017 World Water day, the Lagos State Government has announced that it has sealed off over 100 table water factories across the state over production and distribution of substandard drinkable water in the state. The government added that no fewer than 200 houses in the state had been sanctioned for discharging their sewage and wastewater into public drains. Speaking at the 2017 World Water Day with the theme, ‘Wastewater,’ the Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Water Regulatory Commissions, Kabir Abdullahi, said the state would make sure…

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Toxin Lingers in Homes Long After Smokers Quit

Houses where smokers have lived remain polluted with tobacco smoke for at least six months after the smoker has quit and may continue to pose a threat to nonsmokers who live there, a new study found. The report, in Tobacco Control found that small particles from burning tobacco penetrate multiple surfaces — carpets, upholstery, pillows, blankets, clothes, even wallpaper and ceiling tiles — and remain long after smoking has stopped. Researchers studied 65 smokers who were quitting. Periodically over six months, they measured levels of nicotine and other tobacco-specific compounds…

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Albinos Rise With One Voice

By Lucy Oladipo, a PWA/Dares Salaam They arrived country by country. Some, as a group, others individually. The large number of   Persons with Albinism (PWA) arriving Julius Nyerere International Airport, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania was a clear indication that something was taking place in the country. These were PWA attending the first Pan African Albinism Conference, at Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre (JNICC) in Dar. In attendance with the PWA were members of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), experts and friends from Italy, Japan, Norway, United Kingdom, Neitherlands, United States of America,…

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