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New heads for health agencies

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of heads of five strategic health institutions in the country: the Centre for Disease Control, National Agency for the Control of Aids, the

UN suspends humanitarian assistance in Nigeria’s North East

The United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has suspended its humanitarian assistance mission in the North East following a bloody attack on humanitarian convoy by the Boko Haram insurgents, which

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When government lives off the sick

Have you bought a drug lately? From “simple” analgesic to the complex ones for serious ailments such as cancer, asthma, diabetes or hypertension, the prices are now so outrageously out

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Nigeria celebrates two years without polio

It is exactly two years that Nigeria recorded its last case of poliomyelitis (a.k.a Polio) and has remained free of the crippling disease ever since. A statement from the National

NAFDAC impounds sex stamina drugs, others worth N15 million in Taraba

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has in its recent operations in Gembu, Taraba State, impounded unregistered drugs worth N15 million. The impounded drugs included

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Bayer introduces OTC back pain device

German multinational pharmaeuutical company has a drug-free, device for fhe management of pain. The device, Aleve Direct Therapy, uses transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), which delivers stimulating pulses to the

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Sordid state of Lagos FP clinics

Most facilities lack consumables for modern contraceptive procedure Some have no dedicated FP room to ensure privacy for users Some operate with old or incomplete equipment Many can’t offer implant

China’s military hospitals offer illegal experimental cures – report

Military hospitals in China are offering unapproved immunotherapy and stem cell treatments, Reuters reports, promising miracle cures at steep fees. The news agency said promising preclinical therapeutics were offered at

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About 5000 Lagosians may lose homes to flood in 2016, says LASEMA operations boss

  Following the prediction by Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET), that high level of flood will occur in Lagos and other states this year, Head Operations and Logistics, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA),

Chevron Nigeria launches $1.4m HIV Mother-To-Child prevention project in Bayelsa

First phase of intervention helped reduce HIV prevalence rates in Bayelsa State from 9.1% in 2010 to 3.8% in 2015 Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), operator of the NNPC/CNL Joint Venture

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How bleaching, analgesic misuse damage kidney – expert speaks

In view of the growing problem of chronic kidney disease (CKD)  in Nigeria,  a consultant transplant nephrologist, and Clinical Director, St Nicholas Hospital Lagos, Dr. Ebun Bamgboye, has an advice

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WHO Regional Director visits Nigeria 

The World Health Organisation, Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, has arrived Nigeria on a three-day visit. The visit, according to a statement from the Federal Ministry of Health,

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My baby refuses to suck

I have a two-week old baby who does not take to breast-feeding. All attempts to coerce her to breastfeed have failed so far. Surprisingly, she readily accepts breast milk that