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Adamawa Govt. confirms cholera outbreak

Adamawa Government on Tuesday confirmed the outbreak of cholera in three local government areas of the state, with one death from the 76 cases recorded. This was contained in a statement signed by the Information Officer of the State Ministry of Health, Abubakar Mohammed, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola.Mohammed […]

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Coping with belly fat

By Sola Ogundipe Excess weight in your midsection can be annoying—not only because it’s so hard to remove but because it also has an impact on your overall health. Extra belly fat increases your risk of heart disease and diabetes. You can make lifestyle changes that can help you lose belly fat. Belly fat Annie […]

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SUICIDE: Nigerian doctors acquire skills to tackle Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

By Chioma Obinna Irked by the rising cases of suicide in Nigeria, MeaningfulWorld, an Association for Trauma Outreach and Prevention, ATOP, last week trained Nigerian doctors comprising of psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, psychiatric nurses & resident doctors, and social workers among other professionals at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, on how trauma could lead to […]

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Nigerian parents terrified to send children to school over insecurity – UNICEF

By Peter Duru Makurdi – The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has lamented that parents are terrified to send their children to school due to insecurity in the country especially for girl children, who have been the victim of kidnapping while at school. *Nigeria will have to reach every last child to be able to […]

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I. Coast confronts dengue peril

“Cover your goods,” Diakaria Fofana, a doctor of public health, warns food vendors as a thick cloud of insecticide spray wafts down a street in Abidjan, Ivory Coast’s economic capital. Continue reading I. Coast confronts dengue peril at Vanguard News. Hits: 0

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Your lifestyle could be responsible for your gaining weight

By Bunmi Sofola It’s normal to gain weight as the years go by. Brain cells responsible for regulating appetite slow down, so it takes us longer to feel full. The following advice by a nutritionist should stop the scales creeping up…. Obesitybesity Only Buhari, Osinbajo possess courage, integrity to salvage Nigeria – Group(Opens in a […]

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20 percent of Nigerians mentally ill – Psychiatrist

A renowned Consultant Psychiatrist at the Federal Medical Center, Gusau, Zamfara, Dr Aremu Saad, says over 20 per cent of Nigerians suffer from different forms of mental illnesses. Dr. Aremu made this disclosure on Thursday while speaking with journalists, according to NAN He also said many of the patients do not know that they were […]

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Coping with rheumatoid arthritis

If you have rheumatoid arthritis, you can take steps at home to manage your pain and stay active. Pay attention to your pain. Change your activity level or how you do a task to avoid making your pain worse. Continue reading Coping with rheumatoid arthritis at Vanguard News. Hits: 0

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Your help can save this mother of two, Oge Azike

A once beautiful and energetic Nigerian mother of two, Oge Azike is battling a kidney disorder called Membranous Nephropathy. Membranous Nephropathy is a type of kidney disorder that affects the Glomerulus (kidney filters), hindering the   Glomerulus functions which include removing wastes, toxins and excess fluid from the body.  Mrs Azike would need $45,000 for kidney […]

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Genetically engineered immune cells fight off deadly virus

Researchers may have demonstrated a novel way to protect us from some of the world’s deadliest viruses. By genetically engineering immune cells to make more effective antibodies, they have defended mice from a potentially lethal lung virus. The same strategy could work in humans against diseases for which there are no vaccines. WHO lists Nigeria […]

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Keystone Bank partners NGOs on sickle cell awareness campaign

In demonstration of its commitment to promote and support healthy living amongst Nigerians, Keystone Bank Limited has partnered with “The TunMicro Sickle Cell Foundation”, a UK-based humanitarian organization and ‘Slum2School Africa’ to create awareness about Sickle Cell Disorder (SCD) in Lagos. L-R: Miss Blessing Ayorinde, CSR, Keystone Bank Limited; Ismaila Olatunji Sule, Trustee/Founder, TunMicro Sickle […]

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Health tips: Towards healthy heart

By Sola Ogundipe How much should you weigh? It depends on your age and height. If you’re overweight, the extra kilos will put extra stress on your heart. So, losing weight can help your heart stay healthy. Exercise makes your heart stronger and helps it pump more blood with each heartbeat. With more oxygen, your […]

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Over 1m new curable sexually transmitted infections recorded every day – WHO Research

According to the research findings, in 2016, there were 127 million new cases of chlamydia, 87 million of gonorrhoea, 6.3 million of syphilis and 156 million of trichomoniasis. The World Health Organisation (WHO) Dr Peter Salama, Executive Director for Universal Health Coverage and the Life-Course at WHO said: “We’re seeing a concerning lack of progress […]

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Doctors call off two-month strike in Imo after meeting Gov. Ihedioha

The striking members of the Imo State chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) have called off their two-month-long industrial action after meeting with the state Governor, Emeka Ihedioha. The doctors who are in the employment of the state government had embarked on industrial action in April following the non-implementation of the agreement reached with […]

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Suicide rate: Psychologist reveals why depression is rising in Nigeria

A Clinical Pyschologist and Emotions Therapist, Mr Enitan Oyenuga, Wednesday attributed the high rate of depression and suicide amongst youths in Nigeria to emotional attachment and the falsehood of social media. Oyenuga said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. According to Oyenuga, social media is a good technological […]

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Drug Abuse : 14.4m Nigerians currently on drugs – NAPHARM

.. 0ne out of every 4 user, a woman By Chioma Obinna The Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy, NAPHARM, has raised concern over what it described as ‘staggering and unsavoury ‘statistics of Nigerians abusing drugs, saying, “if the menace of drug abuse are not checked, it will impair all efforts to put the nation on a […]

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Wings of Rescue Limited brings orthopaedic surgeon, neurosurgeon and surgical oncologists to Anambra

Do you have joint pains, spine problems, fractures, ankle disorders, head injuries, memory loss, meningioma, neurofibromatosis, neurological emergences, paraplegia, Parkinsons diseases, stoke. Or do you have brain tumor, ankylasing spondytitis, spinal stenosis Do you have knee or hip fractures or require a replacement of your knee or hip, or sport injuries Have you been diagnosed […]

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Family doctors seek rebirth, revolution in health sector

By Chioma Obinna To mark this year’s World Family Doctors’ Day, family doctors in Lagos have said that to save the Nigeria health system from total collapse, there is need for a rebirth in the sector as well as a health revolution that would allow public servants, including medical practitioners, to do things differently. Addressing […]

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FG inaugurates 5 boards of health regulatory councils

The Federal Government, on Monday inaugurated five governing boards of the health regulatory councils and boards under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH). The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Mr Abdullahi Mashi, who inaugurated the boards in Abuja noted that the inauguration was long overdue. Mashi urged all stakeholders incumbent in […]

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Patients stranded in Anambra as Consultants join Resident Doctors’ strike

Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) of the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH) on Monday embarked on a seven-day warning strike. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent, who visited the hospital reports that relations of patients at the teaching hospital were making frantic efforts to move their loved ones to […]

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ABUTH records first breakthrough in Open Heart Surgery

By Rotimi Ojomoyela A major breakthrough was recorded in open heart surgery by team of medical  experts at the Multi system Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti (ABUTH). Afe Babalola University The feat was achieved over the weekend by the medical experts at ABUATH, in collaboration with their foreign partners. ALSO READ: Life expectancy in […]

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Now, you can do HIV self-test

By Victoria Ojeme A new, rapid HIV testing kit, Alere HIV Combo, which detects both HIV antibodies and antigen, has been awarded World Health Organisation, WHO, pre-qualification, making it available for public sector procurement in resource-limited countries. The effect of this is that Nigerians can now know their HIV status with assistance of a health worker […]

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New breast cancer drug found to boost survival rates by 30%

A new form of drug drastically improves survival rates of young women with the most common form of breast cancer, researchers said on Saturday, citing the results of an international clinical trial. Breast cancer awareness The findings, presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago, showed that the addition […]

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Buhari Govt should privatize govt-owned refineries – BudgIT

…deregulate the Petroleum Downstream Sector BudgIT has called on President Buhari to privatize all government-owned refineries while also fully deregulate the petroleum downstream sector. A picture taken on September 16, 2015 shows workers trying to tie a pipe of the first refinery in Nigeria, which was built in 1965 in oil rich Port Harcourt, Rivers […]

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Health tips: Avoid erectile dysfunction

By Sola Ogundipe Sometimes all those extra kilos can take a toll on your sex life and increase erectile dysfunction, ED, risk. If you’re obese, you’re more likely to get high cholesterol levels and diabetes, which can lead to erection problems. A waist size over 40 inches is more likely to put you at risk […]