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Most of world’s population breathes dirty air·    

… WHO releases new air quality model A new WHO air quality model confirms that 92% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits.

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Shocking: Nigeria is 5th unhealthiest nation in the world!

Ranks 187 out 190 countries Franc is healthiest as No 1 Latest ranking by the World Health Organisation (WHO) of the health systems of its 191 member states has placed Nigeria among

Experts call for effective mosquito control in Africa

  With an alarming rate of over one million deaths from mosquito vector disease worldwide, medical experts and epidemiologists in Africa have advocated a total control of the insect through

Resident doctors give FG Sept 30 ultimatum to address health sector issues

Resident doctors in Nigeria, appear set for another showdown with the Federal Government as they have given the federal and state governments a September 30 deadline to implement all pending issues

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Dr. Niyi Tolu writes for NHO

Welcome to Dr. NIYI’S CLINIC,  the medical world of Dr. Niyi O. Tolu, NHO’s new writer. A medical professional with passion for people and the promotion of good health, Dr.

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WHO confirms 3rd Polio case in Nigeria

The World Health Organization has confirmed a third case of polio in Nigeria, Rotary Club said Monday: a crippled toddler found in an area newly liberated from Boko Haram Islamic

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Nigeria records 5 new cases of Lassa fever

Confirmed in Bauchi, Gombe, Plateau and Rivers States WHO expert committee releases updates from affected countries ABUJA – Five confirmed cases of Lassa Fever have been reported from four states

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Sitting in traffic jams exposes you to toxic fumes, new research shows

Drivers have been urged to close windows and turn off fans while in traffic jams to avoid breathing in dangerously high levels of air pollution. Latest research from the University

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Hope rising for diabetes management

… Daily insulin injection may soon give way to oral capsules   Every day, millions of people with diabetes worldwide have to inject themselves with insulin to manage their blood-sugar

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You should be dancing!

… To reduce risk of heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes and certain forms of cancer According to experts, the human body is not designed to be still for a long time.

We must improve pharma care quality

… experts at LASUTH Pharmacy Week Determined to address the cost of treatment, especially with drugs that have been on the increase in this economy, medical experts have called for

Akwa-Ibom, Cross River states women don’t attend clinics anymore –  Prof. Ujah

… Calls on state governments to act and curb pregnant women’s death fast   Former Director General of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) Prof Innocent Achanya Ujah has called

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Family Planning saves women, booms economy

  With the many misconceptions that have reduced the use of family planning methods among couples in Nigeria; thereby, increasing the deaths of pregnant women in childbirth, medical experts have

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Get to know signs of heart failure

By them, 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

Polio: EU reiterates commitment to Nigeria’s immunisation programme

The Europe Union, EU, has pledged its full commitment to Nigeria’s immunization programme despite fresh cases of polio recorded recently in Borno State. The Union, working through the European Union

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3rd Annual Podiatry and Diabetes Foot Care Workshop Begins

The 3rd Annual world Diabetes Foundation, Podiatry Institute and Rainbow Specialist Clinic Workshop on diabetic foot began today in Lagos amidst revelations that diabetes is on the increase in Nigeria

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Wild polio virus resurfaces in Nigeria!

● cripples two children in Borno ● WHO expresses sorrow but confident that Nigeria will eradicate virus Prof. AdewoleHealth Minister The Minister of Health,  Prof.Isaac Adewole has confirmed an outbreak

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Rainbow Medical Centre organises  training workshop on diabetes foot care

In a bid to help prevent and manage complications of diabetes mellitus, now on the increase worldwide, with Nigeria having the highest number of cases in Africa, Rainbow Specialist Medical

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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

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

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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