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SHOULD NIGERIA EMULATE RWANDA AND BAN BLEACHING PRODUCTS?

In 2017, a 2002 survey by Zero Hg, Mercury Working Group which placed Nigeria second on a list of bleaching product consumption with a staggering 99 million users, underlining the

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FOUR REASONS THE HOOKAH PIPE IS ONE OF THE #THINGSTOAVOIDIN2019

Quitting smoking is one of the most popular resolutions for the new year. The following are reasons why it’s a good idea to throw away that hookah pipe. Hookah pipe

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XENOPHOBIC DISCOURSE AND DISEASE

There continues to be widespread xenophobia in South Africa and some discourse has dangerous implications. When the Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi, referred to overcrowding of hospitals by immigrants constituting

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INSIDE THE PIETERMARITZBURG MORTUARY WHERE WORKERS ARE ON A GO-SLOW

Workers in the Fort Napier Medico Legal Mortuary in Pietermaritzburg are on a go-slow, demanding an increase in wages and better working conditions. They say that corpses are piling up,

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MORE THAN 100 MORTUARY FRIDGES NOT WORKING – LIMPOPO, GAUTENG WORST

As many as 143 mortuary fridges in about 80 districts throughout South Africa are not operating properly, the health ministry has revealed. In a reply to a question posed by

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HEALTH MINISTER AARON MOTSOALEDI: FOREIGN NATIONALS ARE BURDENING SA HEALTH SYSTEM

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says more hospitals and clinics are needed to accommodate all patients. Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says foreign nationals are burdening the South African health system. He

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AN UNDOCUMENTED MAN ARRESTED IN JOBURG CBD FOR POSSESSION OF 20 COW HEADS

JOHANNESBURG – A man has been arrested in possession of over 20 cow heads in the Johannesburg CBD. Mayor Herman Mashaba tweeted a picture of the man, who can be

HAND DRYERS SUCK IN FECAL BACTERIA AND BLOW IT ALL OVER YOUR HANDS, STUDY FINDS

We know fecal bacteria shoots into the air when a lidless toilet flushes — a phenomenon known, grossly, as a “toilet plume.” But in bathrooms where such plumes gush regularly,

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DO A THIRD OF ADULTS IN NIGERIA SUFFER FROM HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE?

Claim: One out of every three adults in Nigeria has high blood pressure. Source: Dr. Okechukwu Ogah, president of the Nigerian Cardiac Society (October 2018) Verdict: Mostly correct Explainer: 28.9%

DOES 1 IN 10 CHILDREN IN NIGERIA DIE BEFORE THEIR 5TH BIRTHDAY?

Claim: One in 10 children in Nigeria does not reach their fifth birthday. Source: Oxfam International (October 2018) Verdict: Correct Explainer: UN and Nigerian data supports the claim A report