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World No Tobacco day: Introduce plain packaging

WHO urges countries  GENEVA  – The world marks the World No tobacco Day today with a call by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on all countries to introduce plain (standardized)

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Buhari: More promises than action!

  Promises, promises and promises. This may well be the best way to sum up President Muhammadu Buhari’s performance in the health sector during his first year in office. Perhaps

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Health minister tasks Africa on production of HIV/AIDS drugs

Health minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole  has called on nations on the African continent to explore ways of producing drugs for HIV/AIDS locally and halt dependence on nations of other regions

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Stroke on increase in Nigeria

Dr Biodun Ogungbo is a Consultant Neurosurgeon and Director, Stroke Action Nigeria. He currently practices at Lifebridge Diagnostic Centre, Abuja. A passionate crusader against stroke, Ogungbo says incident of stroke

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Zika virus: WHO backs Brazil for 2016 Olympic

World Health Organization, WHO, has cleared the way for Brazil’s hosting of this year Olympic games, hence putting an end to earlier fears the games might be cancelled or shifted

Nigeria Prize for Science: Judges receive entries

The selection process for The Nigeria Prize for Science 2016, formally took off earlier today with the handing over of entries to the panel of judges by the Chairman of

Zika virus hits Africa

Just few months after containing the dreaded Ebola virus disease, the World Health Organization, WHO, has announced the presence of another rampaging virus, Zika, on the continent. In a statement

NAFDAC alerts on recall of IV solution, children medication

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has announced the recall of three lots of intravenous solution by the Singaporean Health Science Authority (HSA). According to

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FG warns against use of unprescribed drugs

ABUJA: The Federal Government yesterday warned Nigerians against the use of unprescribed drugs, saying it is dangerous to health. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, gave the warning at

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How Nigeria loses 800,000 U5 children annually

… Malnutrition is underlying cause in 50% of cases In Nigeria, about 12.3million children suffer from chronic malnutrition, out of which 300,000 are at risk of dying. For those that

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Patients recounts ordeal

… as doctors’ warning strike enters day 3 The 5-day warning strike declared by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NAD) entered its third day today as patients continue to

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When is best time for male circumcision?

My wife had a baby boy last week and I’ve been hearing different “expert” views about the best time to circumcise him. Some people say it should be done during

Resident doctors begin 5-day strike tomorrow

The National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, today directed its members in all public hospitals in the country to suspend services, effective from 8am tomorrow (Wednesday). The hospitals are to

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GFATM suspends disbursement for HIV/AIDS, Malaria in Nigeria

The Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) has suspended its HIV and Malaria disbursement in Nigeria over failure to meet target especially in areas such as antiretroviral

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Lagos Signs Agreement For Establishment Of DNA Forensic Centre

The Lagos State Government has signed an agreement for the establishment of a DNA Forensic Centre in the State. Speaking at the official signing of the agreement between the State

Resident doctors postpone planned strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria, NARD, has shifted its planned nationwide strike by two weeks, News Agency of Nigeria reports. The strike that was to commence on

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NHO Diabetes Portal opens!

So you have diabetes? You are not alone! Have you been told by your doctor that you have diabetes? This could be devastating news for most people. But you know