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Nigeria’s healthcare at 55: Still not good picture of health

Today, availability and accessibility to quality health care services in Nigeria remain poor and below global standards. Virtually all health indices have worsened over the last decade. Apart from an

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Nigeria’s new polio status: GPEI leaders react

Stakeholders in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), the partners group coordinating the global development and implementation of short-term, long-term polio eradication strategic plans and emergency action plans, have reacted

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Painful menstruation? See a doctor

… experts say it’ts a medical condition that requires treatment Recent studies have revealed that about 50 per cent of women above the puberty age suffer from a monthly disorder

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More male contraceptives coming!

For the Nigerian man who wishes to take the burden of family planning off his wife, the condom and vasectomy, a surgical procedure to cut the vas deferens, the tubes

Deadly heart conditions to watch

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) claim about 17.3 million lives worldwide each year and the number is rising. It is expected that by 2030, about

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Facts you should know about Emergency Contraceptives

Emergency contraception refers to back-up methods for contraceptive emergencies which women can use within the first few days after unprotected intercourse to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. Emergency contraceptives are not

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Cancer in Nigeria: Mrs K.C’s story

… story of misdiagnosis, mis- treatment, late reporting, lack of vital management facilities and Ignorance The story was told by Dr. Rose Anorlu of the Oncology and Pathological Studies Unit,

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And the woman died

• 7 children at 38 and pregnant with no 8 • Body too weak for the rigor of another baby • Shunned antenatal care • Could have prevented more pregnancies

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Why you should be well informed about your medications

… PSN President advises Nigerians on right approach to drug use Your doctor has just diagnosed an ailment which has for some time, become a source of worry to you.

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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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Hard times here for healthcare, says former NMA boss

Immediate past President of Nigerian Medical Association and current Vice President, West Africa region of the Commonwealth Medical Association, Dr. Osahon Enabulele, took a look at Nigeria’s dwindling oil fortunes

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How misdiagnosis sends Nigerians to early grave

Ibilola Essien, a lawyer and wife of ace radio broadcaster, George Essien, is lucky to be alive. In July last year, she developed a severe abdominal pain and was rushed