Day: July 18, 2020

EU leaders extend summit as they haggle over budget, virus

EU leaders extend summit as they haggle over budget, virus

European Union leaders on Saturday extended their summit by an extra day, convinced they were finally closing in on a deal for an unprecedented 1.85 trillion euro ($2.1 trillion) EU budget and coronavirus recovery fund, an EU official said. Heading into a balmy summer night, a deal was still far off, but several key nations said negotiations were at least heading in the right direction despite ten... »

New studies clarify what drugs help, hurt for COVID-19

New studies clarify what drugs help, hurt for COVID-19

Fresh studies give more information about what treatments do or don’t work for COVID-19, with high-quality methods that give reliable results. British researchers on Friday published their research on the only drug shown to improve survival — a cheap steroid called dexamethasone. Two other studies found that malaria drug hydroxychloroquine does not help people with only mild symptoms. For mo... »

Trump talks less about virus, states look inward for answers

Trump talks less about virus, states look inward for answers

President Donald Trump has taken an increasingly hands-off approach to the coronavirus crisis in recent days even as COVID-19 cases and deaths have surged to record highs in a huge slice of the country, including areas where he has enjoyed strong support. Meanwhile, governors and big-city mayors in much of the United States are sending a blunt message to their constituents: Don’t expect a federal ... »

Doctor who survived COVID-19 bewildered by public disregard

Doctor who survived COVID-19 bewildered by public disregard

Dr. Michael Saag spends much of his time treating patients fighting for their lives and working with colleagues who are overwhelmed and exhausted by the relentless battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. But he enters a different world when he walks out the door of his Alabama clinic: one where many don’t wear masks, keep their distance from others or even seem aware of the intense struggle being wa... »

Breathtaking virus numbers show normal life still far away

Breathtaking virus numbers show normal life still far away

South Africa on Saturday became one of the top five worst-hit countries in the coronavirus pandemic, as breathtaking new infection numbers around the world were a reminder that a return to normal life is still far from sight. The World Health Organization again reported a single-day record of new infections with 259,848. South Africa’s 350,879 cases make up roughly half of all confirmed infections... »

Drinking Warm Lemon Water 

Drinking Warm Lemon Water 

Drinking Warm Lemon Water Lemons are vitamin C rich citrus fruits that enhance your beauty, by rejuvenating skin from within bringing a glow to your face. One of the major health benefits of drinking warm lemon water is that it paves the way for losing weight faster, thus acting as a great weight loss remedy. Lemon Water Flushes Out Toxins And Is Extremely Beneficial For The Body Warm lemon water ... »

how to lose Weight

how to lose Weight

how to lose Weight Weight loss ultimately comes back to the concept of calories in, calories out: Eat less than you burn and you’ll lose weight. And while it’s possible to lose water weight quickly on a low-carb diet, I certainly wouldn’t advocate for it. The diet itself can trick you into thinking that this eating style is working — when really, you might gain back what you lost as soon as you ea... »

5 Home Remedies For Arthritis And Joint Pain

5 Home Remedies For Arthritis And Joint Pain

We take the freedom of movement for granted until it becomes limited. The cause of this for many people comes in the form of arthritis or the inflammation of one or more of their joints. Osteo and rheumatoid arthritis are two main types of illnesses affecting the joints. Osteo arthritis is when the cartilage between bones wears down, until bone grates on bone while rheumatoid is a little less stra... »

How ‘Water Leaf’ Can Help You Enhance Clearer Vision And Also Keep Your Body Weight In Shape.

How ‘Water Leaf’ Can Help You Enhance Clearer Vision And Also Keep Your Body Weight In Shape.

Waterleaf (Talinum fruticosum) is an annual herbaceous plant of West Africa that is seen in most of the states in Nigeria mainly in the south. It is called Gbure in Yoruba; Mgbolodi in Igbo, in Edo, it is regarded as Ebe-dondon and generally referred to as waterleaf. This vegetable contains a whole lot of water and valuable nutrients such as minerals, vitamins, crude fibre, lipids, crude protein a... »

Want to Keep Your Brain Healthy as you Age? Check Out These 5 Foods

Want to Keep Your Brain Healthy as you Age? Check Out These 5 Foods

Want to keep your brain healthy as you age? The best thing you can do is take a look at your diet. Are you eating too many inflammatory foods? The fuel we choose for our bodies has the potential to both harm or protect us. Here are 5 of the worst foods for your brain health and 5 suggestions for anti-inflammatory plant-based foods to eat instead for a healthy, happy brain. What is chronic inflamma... »

Want to be successful  like dangote,read this

Want to be successful like dangote,read this

Before I proceed, I should let you know that I once viewed being born rich as a handicap to those who were. Crazy right? Well, I had my reasons. One of them was that except for a remarkable few, most rich kids grew up lacking the propensity to make their own fortune, choosing rather, to rely on their family wealth. Dangote is one of those ‘Remarkable few,’ therefore his journey to fort... »

Youngbahdo steps to success

Youngbahdo steps to success

Theses days there are lots of ways one can get rich, here are 10 steps to follow to get financially free. 1. Stop Procrastinating As youths we tendtho believe that timeis on our side but it’s not, believing that there’s always enough time for everything isnt true. Youngsters often believe that retirement, or wealth building, is something that comes later in life, and are occupied with ... »

Animals you rarely knew that they exist

Animals you rarely knew that they exist

This group of monkeys, true to their name, have small, slit-like noses and are characterized by their multi-colored hair, which includes colors ranging from orange to black to yellow; depending on the species. Despite their large fang-like canines, which, along with their signature noses, lends them a somewhat vampiric visage, their diets are primarily plant and fruit based. Usually found in large... »

Top richest billionaires in the world

Top richest billionaires in the world

JOIN NOW Here are the current world’s youngest billionaires. 1&2. Alexandra and Katharina Andresen They are the youngest and second youngest billionaires respectively. Alexandra is just 22 years of age, and her sister is just a year older. The siblings are Norwegian heiresses to Joan H. Andresen Jr. their father. Johan owns FERD, an investment and hedge fund company that invests both pri... »

Africa most dangerous snakes

Africa most dangerous snakes

Ophiology is a branch of herpetology in zoology that deals with the study of snakes. Africa is home to many different unique snake species, some of which are amongst the world’s most dangerous. It is important to remember that although all snakes must be treated with respect, the majority are not poisonous. Snakes will typically try to avoid contact with humans rather than risk confrontation... »

How To Cures Dandruff Naturally

How To Cures Dandruff Naturally

How To Cures Dandruff Naturally How To Cures Dandruff Naturally Dandruff refers to the condition of scalp where white colored flakes shed down like snow from the horny layer of skin and settle on one’s shoulders and clothes. In case of excessive formation of scales, it assumes an unpleasant and irritating condition associated with bacteria which is usually unhygienic. In this condition, whenever t... »

Eat this oil to prevent Heart diseases, Diabetes, Stroke, High BP, Stomach ulcer

Eat this oil to prevent Heart diseases, Diabetes, Stroke, High BP, Stomach ulcer

Chronic diseases are becoming more common in our environment as we tend to copy the Western way of life without doing what they do to prevent the risks associated with their way of life . However , the above mentioned diseases are worst in blacks . So living a healthy life is better than eating anyhow and dieing premature . The oil in equestion is a common oil used by most people for religious pur... »

Health benefits of mayonnaise

Health benefits of mayonnaise

Mayonnaise Quick Facts Name: Mayonnaise Origin In 1756, it was invented by French chef of Duc de Richelieu. Colors Cream, white or pale yellow Calories 769 Kcal./cup Major nutrients Total Fat (219.77%) Sodium (112.87%) Vitamin E (99.00%) Vitamin K (47.58%) Carbohydrate (11.91%) Health benefits Condition hair, Strong nails, Skin health, Soothe burn, Eliminates lice The thick and creamy sauce which ... »

Schools get deadline to meet reopening guidelines

Schools get deadline to meet reopening guidelines

Schools get deadline to meet reopening guidelines The Federal Ministry of Education has given school owners up to 29th of July, 2020 to meet specific guidelines towards the reopening of schools. The statement signed by the Director of Information in the Ministry, Ben Bem Goong quoted the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba as saying that the ministry, having consulted widely, has... »

Health benefits of cabbage

Health benefits of cabbage

9 Impressive Health Benefits of Cabbage Despite its impressive nutrient content, cabbage is often overlooked. While it may look a lot like lettuce, it actually belongs to the Brassica genus of vegetables, which includes broccoli, cauliflower and kale (1). It comes in a variety of shapes and colors, including red, purple, white and green, and its leaves can be either crinkled or smooth. This vegeta... »

Nigeria set to establish 12 new higher institutions

Nigeria set to establish 12 new higher institutions

Nigeria set to establish 12 new higher institutions Government and private organisations are proposing to establish no fewer than 12 new universities and colleges of education across states of the federation. According to the National Universities Commission (NUC), Nigeria has a total of 170 universities. These include; 43 federal universities; 48 universities established by state governments; 79 ... »

Leeds promoted to Premier League

Leeds promoted to Premier League

Leeds promoted to Premier League Leeds United supporters gather outside their Elland Road ground to celebrate the club’s return to the Premier League after a gap of 16 years, in Leeds, northern England on July 17, 2020. – Leeds United were promoted to the Premier League on Friday after West Bromwich Albion’s 2-1 defeat at Huddersfield ensured the Championship leaders will end the... »

Eight things in garbage you should be eating

Eight things in garbage you should be eating

8 Things in Your Garbage That You Should Be Eating Step away from the trash can! These nutritious food scraps should have a place on your plate. 8 Things in Your Garbage That You Should Be Eating For most of us, tossing certain parts of food in the garbage bin is just second nature. But it’s time to rethink some of the items we have long considered unusable in the kitchen. The truth is, many... »

Health benefits of defat coffee and tea

Health benefits of defat coffee and tea

The Health Benefits of Decaf Coffee and Tea, According to a Nutritionist Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission. I’m coming out as a decaf drinker. I have long loved the aroma and flavor of coffee, as well as the comforting ritual of starting my day with a cup of Joe. But ca... »

11 edible flowers and health benefits

11 edible flowers and health benefits

11 Edible Flowers With Potential Health Benefits Floral centerpieces on the dinner table are a classic and timeless tradition, but flowers can sometimes show up on your dinner plate, too. Edible flowers are used in many different styles of cuisine and can be found on menus all over the world. Not all flowers are safe to eat, but those that are can offer a unique burst of flavor and color to many d... »

WHICH BITCOIN EXCHANGE IS THE SAFEST

WHICH BITCOIN EXCHANGE IS THE SAFEST

What Is a Bitcoin Exchange? A bitcoin exchange is a digital marketplace where traders can buy and sell bitcoins using different fiat currencies or altcoins. A bitcoin currency exchange is an online platform that acts as an intermediary between buyers and sellers of the cryptocurrency. The currency ticker used for bitcoin is either BTC or XBT What Is a Bitcoin Exchange? A bitcoin exchange is a digi... »

HOW TO CHECK RECENT LOCATIONS ON IPHONE

HOW TO CHECK RECENT LOCATIONS ON IPHONE

If you’ve ever wondered where you were last week, you can use your iPhone or iPad to view your location history. And if you use Google Maps, you can find very detailed information about your whereabouts.             Location History and Privacy All major tech companies and apps have some form of location tracking feature. Everyone from Apple, Google, Facebook, to Twit... »

As more go hungry and malnutrition persists, achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 in doubt, UN report warns

As more go hungry and malnutrition persists, achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 in doubt, UN report warns

Rome – More people are going hungry, an annual study by the United Nations has found. Tens of millions have joined the ranks of the chronically undernourished over the past five years, and countries around the world continue to struggle with multiple forms of malnutrition.   The latest edition of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, published today, estimates that almost 690... »

Lagos fixes alternative routes ahead Third Mainland Bridge closure

Lagos fixes alternative routes ahead Third Mainland Bridge closure

  The Lagos State Government has confirmed that the palliative works on the alternative routes highlighted for traffic management during the proposed 3rd Mainland Bridge rehabilitation, are rounding up in readiness for the partial closure scheduled to commence Friday, 24th July, 2020.   According to a Statement from the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation, the six months repair works ... »

Ehanire petitioned over death of pregnant woman with unborn twins

Ehanire petitioned over death of pregnant woman with unborn twins

  A non-governmental organisation, Citizen’s Gavel, has petitioned the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, asking him to investigate the death of one Mrs. Josephine Odufowora with her unborn twins in Ogun State over alleged medical negligence.   In a petition titled, ‘The unfortunate and avoidable demise of Mrs. Josephine Olayemi Odufowora: A call for investigation and reform,’ which... »

Health benefits of fried beans

Health benefits of fried beans

HEALTH BENEFITS OF FRIED BEANS POPULARLY KNOWN AS AKARA Health Benefits of Fried Beans Popularly Known As Akara Health benefits of eating akara popularly known as fried beans.. AKARA, also known also fried bean cakes are mouth-watering snacks. This snack can be eaten at any time of day with pap (fermented corn starch), bread and cornstarch (agidi or eko). The basic ingredient used for the preparat... »

Mismanagement of medical waste can aid COVID-19 spread in Nigeria –Experts

Mismanagement of medical waste can aid COVID-19 spread in Nigeria –Experts

  Medical experts have described management of medical waste in the country as ‘distorted and ineffective.’   They warn that lack of safe and effective system to properly dispose of hazardous materials may increase the spread of COVID-19, hepatitis and other infectious diseases.   According to them, health care waste contains microorganisms that can infect hospital patients, health ... »

11 health benefits of yam

11 health benefits of yam

11 Health and Nutrition Benefits of Yams They’re often mistaken for sweet potatoes. However, yams are less sweet and more starchy. They have a distinct brown, bark-like exterior. The flesh can be white, yellow, purple, or pink depending on the maturity of the yam. These tubers are highly nutritious, versatile, and may benefit your health in many ways. Here are 11 health and nutrition benefits of y... »

25 foods that make you hungrier

25 foods that make you hungrier

25 Foods That Make You Hungrier While you’re finding yourself spending more time at home, you might be tempted to take a little walk into the kitchen for a snack. Hey, it happens to the best of us! But what you don’t want to end up doing is eating foods that are simply going to end up leaving you wanting more. Seriously, there are foods that will just make you more hungry. Here, we com... »

The wonders of bitter leaf

The wonders of bitter leaf

Bitter leaf popularly used to prepare soup in the eastern part of Nigeria is now known to be a wonder vegetable with medicinal properties which can be used to treat different ailments such as reducing blood sugar levels in diabetic patients MANY Nigerians are resorting to the use of natural herbs and plants to take care of their health problems and improve their well-being. One of such popular her... »

The wonders of uziza

The wonders of uziza

Most of us are not aware of the tremendous health benefits of Uziza leaves. Uziza (piper guineense) is an African Plant; it has two parts the leaves and the seed. The leaves which have a peppery taste are green when fresh and darker green when dried or ground. Piper guineense ‘Uziza’ is of the family of Piperaceae and contains over 700 species all over the world. The spice is obtained from its dri... »

Health benefits of ugba

Health benefits of ugba

Health benefits of ugba -African oil bean seed. Ugba is the local name for African oil bean seed among the Igbos – a tribe in Nigeria. Different tribes in Nigeria have different names for this plant. The Igbos also call it ukpaka, the Yorubas call it Apara while the Efik tribe call it Ukana. African oil bean is a tropical tree crop that belongs to the* Leguminoseae* family and the mimosoideae sub-... »

Health benefits of utazi leaf

Health benefits of utazi leaf

the natural leaves has high health benefit with no negative effect.these leaves are medicinal such as utazi leaves.below are the benefits: Fertility benefit of Utazi leaves Gangronema latifolium (Utazi) are local leaves, which are widely used in Nigerian dishes. It is slightly bitter and has culinary, medicinal, and nutritional values. The high amount of minerals and presence of phytochemicals als... »

Health benefits of uziza

Health benefits of uziza

The Amazing Health Benefits of Uziza Uziza We all know how essential salt is to our food and the role it plays in our health. But we can’t deny that salt isn’t the only compound our food needs to have a great taste. Organic spices like Uziza have numerous health benefits and this is a plant that produces leaves and fruits (that is mostly referred to as uziza seeds) used to spice up food. Spices ar... »

Health benefits of oha leaf

Health benefits of oha leaf

Ora leaf botanically known as Pterocarpus mildraedil is a common vegetable consumed mainly by the Igbos of Eastern Nigeria. It is used in preparing soups and other foods requiring vegetables. Many are fond of this vegetable because of its taste when used in soups, the uses of oha goes beyond taste. My interest is in its numerous health benefits. Oha leaves are known to contain hydrogen cyanide and... »

Health benefits of ewedu

Health benefits of ewedu

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WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 – 17 July 2020

WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 – 17 July 2020

  Good morning, good afternoon and good evening.   Yesterday, I had the honour of being in Madrid to join King Felipe VI and Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, for Spain’s memorial for those who have lost their lives to COVID-19, and for the health workers fighting the pandemic.   Earlier in the week I was also honoured to be with President Macron in Paris for the Bastille Day celebratio... »