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Killer in your fridge!

… Aspartame is sweet poison By  Ifeoma Okoye In October of 2001, my sister started getting very sick She had stomach spasms and she was having a hard time getting

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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

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

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

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

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

Polio: Nigeria gets WHO delisting certificate

The World Health Organization (WHO) today presented Nigeria a certificate formally delisting it from the Polio-endemic countres. The delisting certificate was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House

Surgeons restore hand, arm movement to quadriplegic patients

A pioneering surgical technique has restored some hand and arm movement to patients immobilized by spinal cord injuries in the neck, reports a new study at Washington University School of

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1, 200 children die daily in Nigeria from malnutrition

1,200 children die daily from malnutrition in Nigeria. A media workshop on malnutrition organised by the United Nations Children Fund, (UNICEF), kicked off this morning at Channel View hotel, Calabar

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UNICEF holds workshop on malnutrition

Participants at the workshop this morning The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) is currently holding a 2-day media workshop on malnutrition at Channel View Hotel, Calabar, Cross River State. The workshop is expected

Ban Ki-moon honours fallen UN staff

Visiting UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-moon this morning laid a wreath at the UN House in Abuja to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the deadly attack on UN staff

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Ban Ki-moon meets state governors

Visiting UN Secretary General Mr Ban Ki-moon has met with 12 state governors. He emphasised  the crucial roles the governors must play in ensuring sustainable development, especially in view of

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UN Secretary General in Nigeria

UN Secretary General Nigeria Mr. Ban Ki-Moon arrived Nigeria earlier today with a 7-man delegation, including the UN Representative for West Africa, Mr. Ibn Chambers.

Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator now available on NHO

As part of Community Health Project of Nigeria Health Online (CHPoNHO) we have added an easy to use tool – BMI Calculator to help you watch your weight and keep

Get drugs information free on NigeriaHealthOnline

As part of NigeriaHealthOnline.com’s commitment to enlighten Nigerians about drugs and drug use we have therefore included on our website a huge database of drugs, drugs’ information and drug interaction

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Roche inaugurates health journalist academy in Nigeria

Multinational Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche has inaugurated the Health Journalists Academy, the first ever academy in Nigeria, aimed at training health reporters selected from both the print and electronic media.