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Women with PMS have increased risk of High Blood Pressure

… also high risk of heart attack and stroke, new study shows   The headaches, fatigue and other symptoms of premenstrual syndrome may not all the problem women suffering from

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WHO Africa region holds AGM

Polio, Ebola, Immunisation top agenda  By Deo Akinbo, Abuja The 65th session of the Annual General Meeting  of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Committee for Africa is currently being

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Liberia seeks US help to determine cause of new Ebola cases

Two experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are set to travel to Liberia to try to determine the cause of new Ebola cases confirmed last week, more

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WHO survey reveals global ignorance on antibiotic resistance

Read findings of survey by countries here: As  the World Health Organisation (WHO) ramps up its fight against antibiotic resistance, a new multi-country survey shows people are confused about this

Ebola vaccine is safe, study shows

… stimulates strong immune response   A clinical trial of a new Ebola vaccine (ChAd3-EBO-Z) that resulted from an unprecedented global consortium assembled at the behest of the World Health

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Moderate coffee drinking may be linked to reduced risk of death

P “Regular consumption of coffee can be included as part of a healthy, balanced diet,” study authors recommend. Drinking a second or third cup of coffee may do more than

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Viagra may benefit patients at risk for diabetes, new study shows

The drug sildenafil, sold as Viagra and other brand names, improves insulin sensitivity in people at risk for diabetes, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville, Tennessee, USA,  reported Thursday.

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FG re-affirms commitment to combat Measles

  By DEO  AKINBO,  Abuja The Federal Government has re-affirmed its commitment towards eradication of measles in Nigeria by year 2020. Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made this statement

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Atueyi, Ogundipe, Osakwe shine at health media award

Publisher of Pharmanews, Nigeria’s prestigious  pharmaceutical journal, Dr. Ifeanyi Atueyi  and eleven other health journalists today emerged winners of the first health Media Award held in Lagos.  Other awardees include

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Gowon tasks pharmacists on fake drugs

As 22 new Fellows were inducted into the Nigerian Academy of Pharmacy (NAPharm), Former Nigerian  Former Head of State, General General Yakubu Gowon, urged Nigerian pharmacists to assist the Federal

Nigeria: ‘210,557 Kids Died From Pneumonia, Diarrhoea in 2015’

  N Since the beginning of this year, about 750,000 Nigerian children under the age of five years died, as a new report ‘The 2015 Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progress Report:

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Merck doles out 35million tablets to combat ‎Schistosomiasis in Nigeria

By Deo Akinbo Multinational pharmaceutical firm, Merck, today donated 35 million tablets of Praziquantel to help Nigerian health workers treat children infected with Schistosomiasis (or bilharzia), a parasitic disease Merck

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Philips introduces new diagnostic device to prevent childhood pneumonia

Royal Philips has announced the upcoming release of a Children’s Automated Respiration Monitor, aimed to help improve the diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia in low-resource countries, potentially preventing many of

Commonwealth Medical Association lauds Buhari’s health ministers

The Commonwealth Medical Association (CMA) has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing competent professionals as ministers to oversee the affairs of the health ministry. The association gave the commendation in

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Pneumonia Key Facts

Pneumonia accounts for 15% of all deaths of children under 5 years old, killing an estimated 922 000 children in 2015. Pneumonia can be caused by viruses, bacteria or fungi.

Maternal deaths declines worldwide – UN Report

Latest report from WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank Group and the United Nations Population Division has revealed that maternal mortality has fallen worldwide  by 44% since 1990. According to the

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Physical inactivity and diabetes

Worldwide, people are less physically active: in the WHO European Region, one third of adults and two thirds of adolescents are insufficiently active. In consequence, physical inactivity has become a

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Risks of diabetes in children

Q: What are the risks of diabetes in children? A: The frequency of diabetes is rising around the world, and studies are showing children are at increasing risk of developing

10 Facts about diabetes

Diabetes About 347 million people worldwide have diabetes There is an emerging global epidemic of diabetes that can be traced back to rapid increases in overweight, including obesity and physical

Nigerians walk against diabetes

Today is World Diabetes Day. Amidst statistics showing that the condition is increasing at a fast pace globally, various groups across the world embarked on different activities aimed at drawing

WDD: 5m Nigerians adults have Diabetes

By Deo Akinbo As Nigeria prepares to join the rest of the world tomorrow to mark the 2015 World Diabetes Day (WDD), the Ministry of Health has disclosed that no

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Prof. Adewole is Nigeria’s health Minister

Renowned professor of gynaecology and obstetrics and former Vice chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Isaac Adewole Folorunsho was today named as Nigerias minister of health as President Muhammadu Buhari swore

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WHO declares Sierra Leone Ebola-free

The World Health Organization (WHO) today declared that Ebola virus transmission has been stopped in Sierra Leone. A statement from the world health body declared that forty-two days, that is,

INTERVIEW: Nigerians are inviting deafness – ENT Surgeon

In most towns and cities of Nigeria, people are daily being subjected to a cacophony of noise at different levels from record shops, worship places, generators etc. In this interview

Nigeria’s Ebola survivor delivers

First Consultant Medical Centre has officially announced that resident staff and Ebola Survivor, Dr. Ada Igonoh gave birth to a baby girl yesterday.The baby girl weighing 9 pounds 1 ounce