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National Minimum Wage and Government Inertia BY Abdullahi Sadiq Mohammed

On 18/Aug/2019 / In Articles

Wage as defined by National Minimum Wage Act 2019 (as amended)  is a minimum total amount of money an employer of labour is required to pay the lowest paid worker or employee monthly in his establishment.  Ev[...]

Changing Sperm Speed Can Influence Offspring’s Sex, Mouse Study Suggests

On 16/Aug/2019 / In Articles

If you want a baby girl, don’t have sex too close to ovulation. So goes an old wives’ tale, which asserts that sperm with Y-chromosomes—those make male babies—swim faster, so you have a better c[...]

Moderate to Heavy Drinking During Pregnancy Alters Genes in Newborns, Mothers

On 16/Aug/2019 / In Articles

Mothers who drink moderate to high levels of alcohol during pregnancy may be changing their babies’ Deoxy ribonucleic Acid (DNA)/genetic material, according to a Rutgers-led study.   “Our findings[...]

‘Non-Adherence to Drug Taking Schedule Breeds Resistance’

On 15/Aug/2019 / In Articles

A Pharmacist, Rotkang Okunlola, has said that non-adherence to drug taking schedule breeds drug resistance. Okunola, a lecturer with the University of Jos, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Jos that it was very import[...]

Why Nigerians Should Know Their Hepatitis Status

On 15/Aug/2019 / In Articles

What is hepatitis? HEPATITIS is an inflammation of the liver. The condition can be self-limiting or can progress to fibrosis (scarring), cirrhosis or liver cancer. Hepatitis viruses are the most common cause of hepat[...]

How Physical Fitness Prevents Depression, Anxiety

On 15/Aug/2019 / In Articles

Are you physically fit? The answer may determine whether you will develop mental health disorders, beat obesity genes, live long healthy life, have children with better motor skills and high Intelligent Quotient (IQ).[...]

Seven Steps to Healthy Living

On 15/Aug/2019 / In Articles

Food is essential to life and by the life I am referring to the total well being of the human being. In other words, I am talking about a life of wellness, devoid of any disease, a life well-nourished and life of optim[...]

‘Substituting Poultry for Red Meat Reduces Cancer Risk’

On 15/Aug/2019 / In Articles

Researchers in a new study have suggested that red meat consumption may increase the risk of breast cancer, whereas poultry consumption may be protective against breast cancer risk.   According to sciencedaily[...]

Metabolic Syndrome: The Role of Detoxification

On 15/Aug/2019 / In Articles

There are certain ailments and disease conditions that are noticeably more common in our environment than others. Non-communicable diseases, such as hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, infertility, et cetera, occur more[...]

Mental Health in the Workplace

On 15/Aug/2019 / In Articles

I will dwell on this topic for the sake of workers and employers who are reading this column at their desks. As adults, a large proportion of our time is spent at work and this makes our experience at the workplace pre[...]

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