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Unknown disease kills eight students in Katsina Science School

Unknown disease kills eight students in Katsina Science School: Government Science Secondary School, Kurfi, Katsina State, has been shut after an unknown epidemic claimed the lives of eight pupils of the institution. A lawmaker representing Kurfi constituency at the Katsina [...]

March 20, 2018 Health issues

Hospital staff suspended for performing brain surgery on wrong patient

The Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi on Friday suspended four hospital staff for performing brain surgery on the wrong patient. An unnamed man who was due to receive only nursing and medication for head swelling was wheeled into the operating [...]

March 3, 2018 Health issues

Yusuf, Son of Nigeria’s president hale and hearty

Yusuf Buhari suffered a head injury following a power bike accident in December 2017. He was reportedly flown to Germany for treatment. Yusuf Buhari, son of Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is now hale and hearty. He was received back in the country [...]

March 1, 2018 Health issues

The miraculous health benefits of Bitter Leaf

In the light of this, it is important to note that bitter leaves should always be taken fresh in other to enjoy its miraculous health benefits. Apart from using it for cooking, bitter leaf is rarely used for any other [...]

February 23, 2018 Health issues

Health sector dips as more Nigerian doctors move abroad

Nigerian doctors move abroad: More reasons have emerged on why no fewer than 5,405 Nigerian-trained doctors and nurses are currently working with the British National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom (U.K.) and why many more will join the [...]

February 13, 2018 Health issues

Young Nigerians are now mixing methylated spirit and Coke to get high

Young Nigerians are now mixing methylated spirit and Coke to get high: When Olamide’s “Science Student” was released early this year, it was heavily criticised for endorsing and celebrating an already worrisome drug culture among Nigeria’s youth. His defence, and [...]

February 11, 2018 Health issues

90% of households in Nigeria consume faeces-stained water

Nigeria consume faeces-stained water: In recent time, water-borne diseases are the leading cause of hospital admissions in Nigeria. A survey by the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has revealed that 90.8 percent of households in Nigeria consume water [...]

February 10, 2018 Health issues

Nurses blast FG over resurgence of Lassa Fever

Nurses under the auspices of University Graduates of Nursing Science Association (UGONSA), have lambasted the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government over the fresh outbreak of Lassa fever in Ebonyi State. At least two doctors and a nurse have died, while [...]

January 20, 2018 Health issues

Aisha Buhari recuperates, opens up on Yusuf

The health of wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has improved. Aisha had been on admission for high blood pressure at Cedarcrest Hospital, Abuja. Aisha was placed on bed rest following her son’s involvement in a bike accident. Yusuf and his [...]

January 6, 2018 Health issues

African cherry provides novel cure for drug-resistant infections, malaria

Extracts of African star apple or cherry have been validated in recent studies as ‘cure’ for drug-resistant infections and malaria. CHUKWUMA MUANYA, Assistant Editor writes New studies have shown that extracts of the leaves and stem bark of African cherry [...]

January 4, 2018 Health issues

Nigeria records 20,210 births on Jan. 1

UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reports that approximately 20,210 babies were born in Nigerian on the New Year’s Day. The births, represented third largest population of newborns in the world on Jan. 1, 2018. UNICEF also said nearly 386,000 babies would [...]

January 2, 2018 Health issues

Fight for your son – BBOG convener tells Aisha Buhari

Aisha Yesufu, Co-convener of Bring Back Our Girls Group on Sunday encouraged wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha to fight for the best medical care for her son. Aisha Buhari who has been on bed rest since Yusuf’s accident was on [...]

December 31, 2017 Health issues

Yusuf Buhari still unconscious, Aisha on admission for high blood pressure

Yusuf Buhari, ailing son of President Muhammadu Buhari, is still unconscious. Also, Aisha, his mother and the country’s First Lady, has been admitted for high blood pressure. Both Yusuf and Aisha are on admission at Cedarcrest Hospital in the nation’s [...]

December 30, 2017 Health issues

LAUTECH Teaching Hospital: Resident doctors react, condemn government action

Chairman, Association of Resident Doctors, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Teaching Hospital, Dr Sebastine Oiwoh has reacted to the yesterday’s sack of 256 workers and deployment of 300 other staff of the hospital to state civil service. Oiwoh who [...]

December 29, 2017 Health issues

Atiku reacts to Pastor Sam Adeyemi’s opinion on #EndSARS

Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, has taken sides with the Senior Pastor of the Daystar Christian Centre, Sam Adeyemi, over his stand on the #EndSARS campaign. Adeyemi, writing on his Twitter page, made it clear that until “deep issues foundational to [...]

December 10, 2017 Health issues

Nigerians launch #EndSARS campaign on Twitter

Nigerians have launched an #EndSARS campaign on Twitter, detailing atrocities committed by the Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad and called for its scrapping. The #EndSARS campaign as at 2pm was number one on Twitter. And it was immediately followed by over [...]

December 4, 2017 Health issues
malaria cases

Malaria cases rise in Nigeria, Congo

A report released today in Geneva says Nigeria, Rwanda, and Democratic Republic of Congo DRC  have seen the largest increases in malaria cases, jeopardizing the gains recorded since 2000. The Roll Back Malaria Partnership,  which released the report, said unprecedented [...]

November 29, 2017 Health issues

Men would have ability to be pregnant, give birth soon – Expert

Dr. Richard Paulson, a fertility doctor has said that in theory, men could attempt to become pregnant as soon as “tomorrow”, thanks to advances in uterus transplant surgeries. Paulson is the outgoing president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, [...]

November 8, 2017 Health issues
Ekwueme’s treatment abroad

Buhari orders Ekwueme’s treatment abroad

Ekwueme’s treatment abroad: President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate medical treatment of former Vice-President, Dr Alex Ekwueme, outside the country. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, in a statement issued in Abuja, said [...]

November 4, 2017 Health issues
Fake doctor arrested for stealing N290,000 from blind man

Fake doctor arrested for stealing N290,000 from blind man

Fake doctor arrested for stealing N290,000: The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Kwara command has arrested one Mr. Hammer Olalekan for allegedly claiming to be a doctor and stealing his patient’s money. The fake doctor who hails from [...]

October 28, 2017 Health issues
Kano First Monkey Pox Case Patient Flees From Hospital

Kano First Monkey Pox Case Patient Flees From Hospital (Photos)

Kano has recorded it’s first Monkey Pox case at Tiga General Hospital in Bebeji Local Government Area of the State. However the patient from Nasarawan Kuki village, reportedly fled from the hospital on Wednesday night after being diagnosed of the disease. [...]

October 27, 2017 Health issues
Collard greens

Vegetables you should be eating

Vegetables you should be eating: If you regularly load up your grocery cart with a variety of veggies, you could be well on your way to a healthier and longer life. But which ones should you reach for? Recent research [...]

October 26, 2017 Health issues
Woman Gives Birth to Miracle Twins, After Doctor Said She was Carrying Fibroid (Photo)

Woman Gives Birth to Miracle Twins, After Doctor Said She was Carrying Fibroid (Photo)

The Miracle twins! A woman with a strong faith has shared her testimony, of how she gave birth to twins, After Doctors declared her wombs filled with Fibroid.. The Woman stood on her ground, and rebuked it, Months later she [...]

October 18, 2017 Health issues

Monkeypox patient commits suicide

One of the 21 suspected monkeypox patients being managed at the isolation facility of the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital (NDUTH), has committed suicide. He is reported to have committed suicide on Sunday. Eleven persons were suspected to have been [...]

October 17, 2017 Health issues
We did not receive capital allocation in 2017 – Aso Rock Clinic

We did not receive capital allocation in 2017 – Aso Rock Clinic

Aso Villa Clinic have insisted it did not receive any capital allocation in 2017. Permanent Secretary of the State House, Jalal Arabi, said this in a statement issued on Sunday. Arabi said this could be verified from the Ministries of [...]

October 15, 2017 Health issues

Delta students abandon schools over news of alleged deadly Monkeypox injection

Public and private school children deserted their schools over rumored forceful  Monkeypox vaccination by Army in Ovwie Local Government Area of Delta State. The school children in Ugbomro community, were scared and consequently ran out of their schools for fear [...]

October 13, 2017 Health issues
Monkey pox: Bayelsa intensifies campaign, releases emergency phone lines

Monkey pox cases in Nigeria now 33

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has confirmed that 33 suspected cases of Monkey pox had so far been recorded in seven states of the federation. Adewole made this known to State House correspondents after the meeting of the [...]

October 12, 2017 Health issues

What Is Happening In Onitsha Now?

According to an online user who posted this few minutes ago said that there is tension in Onitsha  over the rumor of school children been forcefully injected with Monkey Pox  vaccine.         [...]

October 12, 2017 Health issues
Sxhool Pulpils Anambra

Panic In Anambra As School Children Scamper For Safety Over Alleged Deadly Immunisation

Awka – Information went viral on Wednesday over a certain medical mission embarked upon by the Nigerian Army in Anambra State. The said medical mission was an inoculation exercise for school children in the state. Sources from the grapevine has [...]

October 11, 2017 Health issues
Monkey pox: Bayelsa intensifies campaign, releases emergency phone lines

Monkey pox: Bayelsa intensifies campaign, releases emergency phone lines

Bayelsa State Government has intensified public enlightenment ‎and civic engagement in its efforts to curb the spread of the viral monkeypox disease. The government urged residents of the state to report all suspected cases of the disease by using hotlines [...]

October 9, 2017 Health issues