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Meningitis death toll rises

NCDC says it’s now  282 in 5 states The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed the outbreak of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM) in five states with 282 deaths.

Depression tops list of ill health causes, new WHO estimates reveal

Over 300 million people now living with depression worldwide DG  calls for re-think on countries’ approach to mental health Depression increases risk of substance use disorders,  diabetes,  heart disease etc GENEVA

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Two-thirds of Nigeria’s PHCs lack water access- WaterAid

ABUJA – A new report by WaterAid Nigeria, an international non-governmental working towards  improved access to safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities,  has revealed that

U.S. Ambassador commends Nigerian Technovation Champions

  ABUJA –  U.S. Ambassador W. Stuart Symington  praised the ingenuity and determination of the Nigerian winners of the 2015 Technovation Challenge.  The four girls and their mentor, Team Charis,

NAFDAC  DG meets Indian professional forum

… explains new e-Regulatory process The e-Regulatory registration process of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) was brought into focus at the weekend as a non–profit association

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Depression comes to town, still the old story

Twenty-two years ago (how time flies), a multinational company introduced a new drug for the management of depression. It was the first of its kind and quite different from the

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Are you depressed? This depression quiz may help

Have you been experiencing some of or all the following symptoms over a period of time: * Depressed mood *Loss of interest or pleasure in all activities including job, family

Fanta, Sprite Controversy: NIFST wades in

… Aligns with Health Ministry The Nigerian Institute of Foods Science and Technology (NIFST), a professional association of Food Scientists and Technologists,  has declared its professional stand on the controversy

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Niger state to enforce immunisation law

… Deny your child vaccination access, go to jail Any parent or caregiver, who prevents a child from receiving the polio vaccine, risks a two-year jail term, the Executive Director

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Polio: Africa begins synchronised vaccination campaign

Immunisation activities were stepped up  in many states in Nigeria  over the weekend as the country joined twelve other African nations to immunise over 116 million targeted children to tackle

Protect children’s right, UNICEF urges media

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has urged media practitioners to protect the rights of children through ethical based reportage in accordance with best global practices for the protection of

DFID Donates N73million medical equipment, utilities to Yobe State

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has donated medical equipment and furniture worth N73, 543,358 million to Yobe State Government. The medical equipment were handed over to the State

FG blames Nigeria’s high TB burden on poor sensitization 

… Sets 2035 as target for defeating disease   ABUJA  – The  Federal Government said today that current ranking of Nigeria as the fourth most burdened nation with tuberculosis worldwide is

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Winners of Healthcare Access Challenge (Sandoz HACk) emerge

Sandoz, a Novartis Division, has announced  the three winners of the inaugural Healthcare Access Challenge (Sandoz HACk) . The winners, chosen by a panel of judges at the Wired Health 2017  event in

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Kenya introduces pre-exposure anti-retroviral drug

… To be distributed free to people at risk of HIV infection The Kenyan Government has introduced a new drug for people who, though are HIV negative, are mostly at

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FG declares Coke products safe for human consumption

The Federal Government has given Fanta, Sprite and other drinks produced by the Nigerian bottling company a clean bill of health saying they are fit for human consumption. A release

New CSM strain in Nigeria

… Minister meets commissioners on how to end frequent outbreak in the country The Federal Government says it has deployed epidemiologists and vaccines to arrest the outbreak of a new

Tales from dental clinic

My first encounter with a dentist was quite memorable. I had this excruciating toothache that just wouldn’t respond to simple analgesics and for two days or so I couldn’t chew

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Army hospital walks for oral hygiene

… as Nigeria marks World Oral Health Day   As Nigerians joined the rest of the world to mark the 2017 World Oral Health Day on Monday, members of the

Nigeria is far behind in modern cancer treatment  –  Indian Cancer specialist

A renowned Indian radiation oncologist (specialist in cancer treatment) Dr. Madhusudhan, currently on a visit to the country, says Nigeria is still lagging behind in the use of  modern technologies

Health minister inaugurates verification agent for SOMLPforR

The Minister of Health Prof. Issac Adewole yesterday in Abuja inaugurated the Verification Agent (IVA) for the $500m ‘Saving One Million Lives Programme For Results,’ (SOMLPforR),  the World Bank’s International Development

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ICPC Arraigns Ex-banker over N78.5m Fraud

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has charged a former staff of Skye Bank, Mr. Yemi-Aris Olaniran, to court for allegedly defrauding the Federal Government of

Measuring your Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy substance produced and released into the bloodstream by cells in the liver. The body uses cholesterol to form cell membranes, aid in digestion, convert Vitamin D in

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NAFDAC, NBC appeal court order on Fanta, Sprite  

  The National Agency for Food and  Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the  Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) said today they have appealed a court order directing NAFDAC to compel

Warning Signs of Heart Failure

By themselves, any one sign of heart failure may not be cause for alarm. But if you have more than one of these symptoms, even if you haven’t been diagnosed

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