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US-based hospital to build diabetes facilities across Nigeria

…To train Nigerian doctors on diabetes treatment Hope may soon come the way of diabetes patients in Nigeria as a US-based hospital, PreHab Diabetes Services, has pledged to build hospitals

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6 doctors die in fatal auto crash

The Nigerian medical community was thrown into mourning yesterday following reports that six senior doctors from Ekiti state had died in a fatal accident involving the 13-passenger bus in which

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Japan earmarks N1.4bn for UNICEF to address life-saving emergency in North-East

The government of Japan has extended a grant of US$4.5 million, (1.4 billion naira) to the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, for the provision of life-saving emergency aid to people

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Gombe increases nutrition budget

Gombe State Government has increased its budget on nutrition from N50 to N120 million yearly, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The Chairman, Maternal and Neonatal Child Health Coalition (MNCH)

Bird Flu: Plateau Closes 62 Farms

… disposes of 190,000 Birds The Plateau Government has closed down 62 poultry farms and destroyed more than 190,000 birds affected by bird flu across the state, an official has

China FDA slams 3 drug firms

… orders recall of products. China FDA has ordered 3 drug makers to recall certain products off the shelf in the latest effort to enforce good manufacturing practices (GMP) on

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Worried about irregular menses after abortion

I’m a 23-year old girl. Early last year, I got pregnant and a doctor confirmed it was about five months old. In order to save myself from embarrassment and shame,

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Brain-dead Polish woman gives birth to baby boy

A brain-dead Polish woman has delivered a baby boy after she was kept alive for 55 days so that she could give birth. A hospital official said on Tuesday that

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Kenya tightens measures to keep out yellow fever

Anyone travelling to Kenya from Uganda or Angola will have to adhere to the yellow fever immunisation protocol. The Ministry of Health also says any Kenyan coming into the country

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Reps investigates DDT efficacy for malaria eradication

ABUJA: The House of Representatives has directed its Committee on HIV/AIDS, Mal aria and Tuberculosis, to investigate the efficacy of Dichloro-Diphenyl-Trichloroethane (DDT) towards the eradication of malaria in Nigeria. DDT

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My wound refuses to heal

Doctor, I’m a 32-year old man living Lagos. Last December, I sustained an injury on my left leg and this has become a great source of worry to me. Sometimes

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Got a health problem?

Send a mail to the NHO doctor for free counselling. Write to him now through: editor@nigeriahealthonline.com All letters will be treated in strict confidence. Your name and address will not

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Under-5 Mortality Rate: Kano leads in Nigeria

No fewer than 101,000 Under-5 children die every year in Kano State out of the 575,000 live births recorded annually in the state, the highest under-5 mortality rate by any

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Worldwide switch to bivalent oral polio vaccine begins on Sunday

The trivalent oral polio vaccine has been instrumental in the near-eradication of the disease worldwide, but the vaccine still has some challenges that can be addressed by switching to a

Fast food exposes consumers to harmful chemicals – study shows

Fast food eaters beware! A new study has found that people who ate more fast food had higher levels of phthalates, than non-consumers. Phthalates are a group of chemicals used

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Better way to wash your hands

You do it several times a day: You grab some soap, rub your hands together for 20 seconds or so, then rinse. Yet if you’re aiming to get rid of

NAFDAC shuts 16 herbal medicine facilities

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has shut 16 herbal medicine facilities and seized products over illegal operations in Onitsha, Anambra. The seizure was effected

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Diabetes patients must be involved in their own management – Olufemi-Ajayi

People living with diabetes must be involved in the management of their condition to be able to achieve good control of their blood sugar and prevent the numerous complications associated

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EC approves subcutaneous route of administration in Sandoz biosimilar, Binocrit

Sandoz, a Novartis division and the global leader in biosimilars, announced today that the European Commission (EC) has approved a type II variation for the addition of a subcutaneous (s.c.)

Diabetes epidemic looms in Nigeria – Health Minister

… NMA says over 2m people are diabetic in the country ABUJA: Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole yesterday decried the growing rate of diabetes in the country, saying the

Diabetes: Enlighten Nigerians now, endocrinologist tells govt

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark the World Heath Day yesterday, a consultant endocrinologist, a specialist physician who diagnoses and treats diseases related to the glands,

Please don’t go on strike, Buhari begs doctors

ABUJA:President Muhammadu Buhari earlier today pleaded with Nigerian resident doctors to shelve their plan to embark on a strike from April 25 and give his government a chance to address

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WHO out with first global report on diabetes

… says 422 million adults now live with it. The World Health Organisation (WHO) today released the first WHO Global Report on Diabetes showing that the number of people living

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Nigerian has huge diabetes burden – Minister

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole said yesterday at the NHO Media Roundtable on Diabetes that the disease is gradually becoming an epidemic worldwide and Nigeria remains one of

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WHD: Roche, Rainbow Hospital lead Media Roundtable on diabetes

Multinational pharmaceutical company Roche Diagnostics in collaboration with Rainbow Specialist Medical Centre earlier today kicked off activities marking the 2016 World Health Day (WHD) in Nigeria with a media roundtable

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