Today's Health News in Snippets

28/NOV/2022

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Physical Exercise While Young Could Help Delay Ageing, Experts Say

Young people have been urged by health experts to engage in regular physical activity if they want to delay physical ageing as they get older.

 

Experts advise people who are worried about their physical health in old age to exercise regularly while they are still young.

 

Professor Mike Ogirima, one of the experts, told PUNCH HealthWise that people should exercise regularly in order to prevent the onset of bending over as they age.

 

Although bending over is a natural part of getting older, according to Prof. Ogirima, a former president of the Nigeria Medical Association, it can be postponed with exercise even though a person's biological clock can affect when they begin bending over in old age.

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High Vitamin A Intake May Cause Convulsion In Children, Experts Warn

Mothers have been advised not to overdose their children on multivitamins by medical professionals due to potential serious health issues.

 

They claim that giving children too much vitamin A can have an adverse effect on the brain and even cause convulsions.

 

They pointed out that proper and healthy nutrition, rather than dietary supplements, is what kids need to develop and thrive.

 

According to Mayo Clinic, taking excessive amounts of vitamin A supplements may also harm the liver.


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Landslide Kills At Least 14 At Funeral In Cameroon

At least 14 people have been reported dead as a result of a landslide in Yaoundé, the capital of Cameroon.

 

Naseri Paul Bea, the regional governor, said those who died had been at a funeral.

 

On Sunday evening, rescue teams were still looking for bodies and survivors.

 

Residents said several families of mourners had gathered under large tents on waste ground at the top of a hill, when part of the ground beneath them gave way.

 

It's the latest weather-related catastrophe in Cameroon this year.

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Emergency Declared After Deadly Landslide On Italian Island

A landslide caused by heavy rain on the Italian vacation island of Ischia on Saturday claimed the lives of at least one person, prompting Italy to declare a state of emergency.

 

According to the Campania Prefecture office, as of Sunday morning, 209 more people had been evacuated from the area where the landslide occurred, eight people had been rescued, and 10 people were still missing.

 

In a statement on Sunday, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni declared a state of emergency due to "exceptional flood and landslide events."

 

According to the statement, it went into effect on Saturday and provides €2 million ($2.082 million) in aid and assistance to the local population affected by the landslide.


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Protests Erupt Across China In Unprecedented Challenge To Xi Jinping’s Zero-Covid Policy

Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Monday encountered unprecedented opposition after thousands of protesters rallied in cities across China over the weekend against his "zero-Covid" strategy , with some daring to openly call for his removal in the streets.

 

“Step down, Xi Jinping! Step down, Communist Party!” some protesters shouted among hundreds who gathered in the financial hub Shanghai, one of several major cities where demonstrations erupted following a fatal fire at an apartment block in the far western region of Xinjiang, last Thursday.

 

The fire appeared to act as a catalyst for swirling public anger over China's stringent zero-Covid regulations after videos appeared that seemed to suggest lockdown measures prevented firefighters from reaching the victims.

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