14.3m Nigerians addicted to drugs, says health minister

Nigeria’s Health Minister Dr. Osagie Ehanire said an estimated 14.3 million people  are addicted to  various forms of  drugs. The minister said the ages of those addicted are between 15 and 64 years who use drugs like cannabis, amphetamines, opioids, and cocaine. The minister raised alarm over increasing number of drug addiction in Nigeria  and…

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How the colon prioritizes gas detox over energy use – Research

Onions, cabbage, garlic. While nutritious, eating these foods can lead to an embarrassing side effect: smelly flatulence. More than just smelly, hydrogen sulfide, the chemical compound responsible for the rotten-egg aroma, is deadly if inhaled at doses of more than 700 parts per million. (Thankfully, a bout of flatulence contains just .001 to 1 ppm…

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How to use self-administered acupressure to reduce lower back pain

A recent study finds that acupressure, a traditional Chinese medicine technique, can improve chronic pain symptoms in the lower back. “Acupressure is similar to acupuncture, but instead of needles, pressure is applied with a finger, thumb or device to specific points on the body,” says Susan Murphy, ScD, OTR, an associate professor of physical medicine and…

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