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Revealed! Many Nigerians can’t control their asthma!

A recent survey has revealed that only few Nigerians could be said to be in control of the dreaded condition. According to the Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention (GINA),

Viagra could reduce risk of heart attack, new study shows

  Research shows it can save patients from heart attack Study of 6,000 diabetic patients reveals those taking the pill had less heart incidents than those who didn’t Cuts heart

New HPV vaccine prevents 80 percent of cervical cancers

The new 9-valent human papillomavirus vaccine, can potentially prevent 80 percent of cervical cancers if given to all 11- or 12-year-old children before they are exposed to the virus. In

NARD strike disrupts  services at UCH

Normal medical services have been disrupted at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, following the nationwide strike called by the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD). The News Agency of

LUTH performs 7 open heart surgeries in 3 days

… celebrates medical team The management of Lagos University teaching Hospital (LUTH) Thursday addressed a press conference to formally honour its team of professionals that performed seven open heart  surgeries

Buhari goes to London for ear infection treatment

  Although he promised to reduce medical tourism to the barest minimum, President Muhammadu Buhari travelled  out of the country earlier today  to receive treatment for an ear infection. A statement

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World No Tobacco day: Introduce plain packaging

WHO urges countries  GENEVA  – The world marks the World No tobacco Day today with a call by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on all countries to introduce plain (standardized)

Buhari: More promises than action!

  Promises, promises and promises. This may well be the best way to sum up President Muhammadu Buhari’s performance in the health sector during his first year in office. Perhaps

Health minister tasks Africa on production of HIV/AIDS drugs

Health minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole  has called on nations on the African continent to explore ways of producing drugs for HIV/AIDS locally and halt dependence on nations of other regions

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Stroke on increase in Nigeria

Dr Biodun Ogungbo is a Consultant Neurosurgeon and Director, Stroke Action Nigeria. He currently practices at Lifebridge Diagnostic Centre, Abuja. A passionate crusader against stroke, Ogungbo says incident of stroke

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Zika virus: WHO backs Brazil for 2016 Olympic

World Health Organization, WHO, has cleared the way for Brazil’s hosting of this year Olympic games, hence putting an end to earlier fears the games might be cancelled or shifted

Nigeria Prize for Science: Judges receive entries

The selection process for The Nigeria Prize for Science 2016, formally took off earlier today with the handing over of entries to the panel of judges by the Chairman of

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Zika virus hits Africa

Just few months after containing the dreaded Ebola virus disease, the World Health Organization, WHO, has announced the presence of another rampaging virus, Zika, on the continent. In a statement

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NAFDAC alerts on recall of IV solution, children medication

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has announced the recall of three lots of intravenous solution by the Singaporean Health Science Authority (HSA). According to

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FG warns against use of unprescribed drugs

ABUJA: The Federal Government yesterday warned Nigerians against the use of unprescribed drugs, saying it is dangerous to health. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, gave the warning at

How Nigeria loses 800,000 U5 children annually

… Malnutrition is underlying cause in 50% of cases In Nigeria, about 12.3million children suffer from chronic malnutrition, out of which 300,000 are at risk of dying. For those that

Patients recounts ordeal

… as doctors’ warning strike enters day 3 The 5-day warning strike declared by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NAD) entered its third day today as patients continue to

Resident doctors begin 5-day strike tomorrow

The National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, today directed its members in all public hospitals in the country to suspend services, effective from 8am tomorrow (Wednesday). The hospitals are to

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GFATM suspends disbursement for HIV/AIDS, Malaria in Nigeria

The Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) has suspended its HIV and Malaria disbursement in Nigeria over failure to meet target especially in areas such as antiretroviral

Lagos Signs Agreement For Establishment Of DNA Forensic Centre

The Lagos State Government has signed an agreement for the establishment of a DNA Forensic Centre in the State. Speaking at the official signing of the agreement between the State

Resident doctors postpone planned strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria, NARD, has shifted its planned nationwide strike by two weeks, News Agency of Nigeria reports. The strike that was to commence on

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NHO Diabetes Portal opens!

So you have diabetes? You are not alone! Have you been told by your doctor that you have diabetes? This could be devastating news for most people. But you know

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US-based hospital to build diabetes facilities across Nigeria

…To train Nigerian doctors on diabetes treatment Hope may soon come the way of diabetes patients in Nigeria as a US-based hospital, PreHab Diabetes Services, has pledged to build hospitals

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6 doctors die in fatal auto crash

The Nigerian medical community was thrown into mourning yesterday following reports that six senior doctors from Ekiti state had died in a fatal accident involving the 13-passenger bus in which

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Japan earmarks N1.4bn for UNICEF to address life-saving emergency in North-East

The government of Japan has extended a grant of US$4.5 million, (1.4 billion naira) to the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, for the provision of life-saving emergency aid to people