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Ladies who eat a lot of yam have high tendency to bear Twins– Nigerian Doctor

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A Doctor on Twitter revealed a secret that has not being known to many for a while now .

This all happened when one user, @MrBanksOmishore wrote ;

I won’t mind having twins. Considering my parents had two sets of twins, the possibilities are strong. Heard eating yam increases the chances, how true is that?

Then a popular doctor on the micro-blogging site;

Yes. Your parents having twins strongly make it likely you would.

And yes, women who eat a lot of yam have a higher tendency of having twins.
This is shocking but true.

Do u know a small town in Oyo State called Igbo-Ora has the highest number of twin births in the whole world?

And it is strongly believed the yam diet quite common in that area explains why they have the highest twin birth rate in the whole world.

As a matter of fact, the BBC as at 2001 released an article on this.

As far back as many years ago, gynaecologists from the Lagos University Teaching Hospital did a research into this and the conclusions suggested the regular yam diet was probably the most likely explanation for it. Fascinating isn’t it?

But beyond that it is true.

And the scientific reason that support the findings of the research was the fact that yam was found to contain very high amounts of natural chemicals that make the woman release more than one egg per month when she ovulates, making it very likely to have a twin pregnancy.

So in simple terms, the yam seems to contain naturally similar chemicals that induce ovulation (egg production) in women.

So a regular diet of this yam makes it extremely likely to have twins if the woman gets pregnant.

One of the most amazing but beautiful facts from Nigeria.

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I won’t mind having twins. Considering my parents had two sets of twins, the possibilities are strong. Heard eating yam increases the chances, how true is that?
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Yes. Your parents having twins strongly make it likely you would.

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This is shocking but true.

Do u know a small town in Oyo State called Igbo-Ora has the highest number of twin births in the whole world? https://twitter.com/mrbanksomishore/status
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FCTA expresses satisfaction over Yellow fever vaccination in Abuja

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The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has expressed satisfaction with the successes recorded in the ongoing Yellow fever preventive mass vaccination campaign in Abuja.
The Secretary, Health and Human Services Secretariat (HHSS), FCT, Malam Adamu Bappah, said this while monitoring the exercise at some of the vaccination points within Nyanya, Karu, Jikwoyi and Karshi axis of the FCT on Wednesday.

Bappah said that the exercise was well conducted with large turnout of people, which he described as `very encouraging’.

The scribe, however, enjoined residents to ensure that they received the vaccination, particularly those between the ages of nine months and 44 years.
He stressed the need for the eradication of yellow fever epidemic, adding that three confirmed cases had been reported so far in the FCT.

“The vaccination will cover duration of two streams, which the first stream was from Nov. 24 to Nov. 29, covering 35 wards in the territory.

“The second stream is from Nov. 30 to Dec. 7 covering 27 wards,” he said.
He noted that school premises, places of worship and hospitals were centres used for the mass vaccination.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that yellow fever preventive mass vaccination campaign had recently taken place at Dangaza Village under the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC).

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Why Nigerian doctors are leaving Nigeria—NMA

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The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has attributed poor remuneration and inadequate health facilities as some of the major reasons for mass exodus of medical doctors.

Dr Ekpe Phillips, the FCT Chapter NMA Chairman, said this at the opening of the Annual Health Week of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) on Wednesday in Abuja.

Phillips described the pay package of doctors in Nigeria as poor, stressing the need for government to increase the remuneration of doctors to address the challenge.

He noted that many doctors who left the country to take up foreign appointment did so due to inadequate facilities among other factors.

He listed mass unemployment, lack of placement for residency faced by a high proportion of medical professionals in Nigeria as other factors.

Phillips said Nigeria is losing doctors to foreign countries, adding that Nigerian doctors are leaving the country for greener pastures and the workload is becoming too much on the doctors that stay.

“We hear doctors collapsing because the workload is too much because their colleagues have left to find a greener gesture.

“We have internal and international brain drain; Nigeria now has one doctor catering for 5,000 patients instead of one doctor to 600
patients.

“Brain drain is now becoming pandemic and sad news because government did not and still is not doing enough; there is no serious commitment to stemming this syndrome.

“Nigeria which was one of the richest 50 countries in the early 70s has metro greased to become one of the 25 poorest countries in the
World today,’’ he said.

Dr Michael Olarewaju, the President of Association of Residents Doctors, FCT chapter, said that brain drain was a massive problem to Nigeria’s health system.

He said that if the problem was not properly tackled in the next two to three years there would not be enough doctors to treat patients in the country.

He observed that initially the problem in the sector was strike by health workers “but now they are not going on strike but are exiting the country’’.

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Having a big butt might just be a life-saver

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A new study suggests that people of a healthy weight but with more fat in their hips, thighs and legs could be at a lower risk of strokes, diabetes and heart attacks.

Findings published in the journal Cell Research show that a lack of fat in the lower half of the body corresponds with an increased risk of mortality and/or cardiovascular disease.

But the findings do not apply to those who are overweight. The reason being that fat levels around the lungs and hearts of overweight people might already be too high.

Commenting on the findings, Dr Norbert Stefan, a diabetes specialist and lead author of the study, said that it’s better for people to be pear shaped than apple shaped if they are a healthy weight, as the hips and thighs provide “safe storage” for fat.

This is because the extra weight in thighs and hips is different from the fat stored deeper in the abdomen. Abdominal fat is more likely to release fatty acids into the blood, which can lead to diabetes, insulin resistance and high cholesterol.

And with all that talk of apples, pears and bums, here’s a peach that’s got the internet seriously losing its cool.

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