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A phobia is an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something. Humans have a tendency toward phobias. Certain phobias are deemed normal, tolerable, and easy to cope with, like pyrophobia (fear of fire) or thalassophobia (fear of the sea). These are phobias that are relatively...
Sweating is the secretion of fluids by sweat glands onto the surface of the skin, mainly for the purpose of maintaining body temperature within an ideal range. This happens when the body temperature rises due to physical exertion or being in hot surroundings, the evaporation of sweat...
The World Health Organisation (WHO) expert advisory committee has approved the first phase of a new global registry to track research on human genome editing. The UN health agency in a statement via its website on Friday said the 18-member committee also announced an...
The World Health Organization has declared the worldwide outbreak of the new coronavirus a pandemic, with more than 118,000 cases in 114 countries and 4,291 deaths. "We have called every day for countries to take urgent and aggressive action. We have rung the alarm...
You can't live without your cell phone and — thank god — you usually don't have to. But digital dependence isn't necessarily the healthiest habit. Look out for the scary side effects below — they'll make you feel much better the next time your phone battery dies.
The strike force of the Controller General of Customs on Friday raided a warehouse in Lagos where cartons of codeine, tramadol, and other illegal drugs worth N5 billion were kept. The warehouse, located along the Mile-Oshodi expressway, was raided after a trailer load of the...
Here are five priorities experts in the urged the new ministers to immediately address: Primary Health Care policies The disease burden will drop drastically if the challenges affecting primary healthcare are addressed properly, said Mohammed Dogo, a former Executive Secretary...
If you’re the kind of person who avoids public bathrooms at all costs, you may feel validated, as well as disturbed, by a new study from researchers at the University of Connecticut and Quinnipiac University. They suspected that hot-air hand dryers in public restrooms might be sucking...
 Medical Centre in Owo, Ondo State, is said to have run out of bed spaces to accommodate victims of the Lassa fever outbreak in the state. Investigation carried out by SaharaReporters showed that the disease which has been ravaging the state for almost two...
Researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), and National Center for PTSD at VA Boston Healthcare System, have found that individuals with greater optimism are more likely to live longer and to achieve “exceptional longevity,” that is, living to...
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