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FG recalls 2.5 million bottles of codeine

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Tuesday, said no fewer than 2.5 million bottles of codeine had been recalled from circulation across the country by the Federal Government. The Minister made this known in Abuja when the Presidential [...]

December 19, 2018 Health issues

Eleven dead after eating ‘toxic’ rice

Eleven people have died after eating rice that had likely been contaminated with a toxic substance at a Hindu temple ceremony, a health official said Saturday. Another 29 people were critically ill and undergoing emergency treatment across various hospitals in [...]

December 15, 2018 Health issues

Customs seizes another 13 containers of Tramadol, bleaching soaps worth N3billion at Tin-Can Port

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Tin-Can Island Port Command, has seized 13 containers of Tramadol and bleaching creams worth about N3 billion at the Port in Lagos. Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), who paraded the seized items [...]

November 24, 2018 Health issues

Drugs made from foetuses, infants’ flesh: NAFDAC to conduct surveillance at ports, local markets

The National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has put its Ports Inspection Directorate and all ports and borders in the country on the alert, following reports of possible circulation of medicines/drugs from China contaminated with human remains from [...]

October 20, 2018 Health issues

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer complications

Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen, the man who persuaded school-friend Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start what became the world’s biggest software company, died on Monday at the age of 65, his family said. Allen left Microsoft [...]

October 16, 2018 Health issues

157m Nigerians lack access to handwashing facilities, says WaterAid

As the world commemorate the Global Hand-washing Day today, WaterAid Nigeria has disclosed that about 157 million Nigerians lack access to hand washing facilities, even as it said only 16 percent of Nigerian hospitals have the facility in their premises. [...]

October 15, 2018 Health issues

Why nation’s health sector continues to falter, by experts

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has advanced reasons why the country’s health sector continues to falter after 58 years of independence.It charged the Federal Government to implement effective prescription policies to ensure that healthcare practitioners engage in ethical practices. [...]

September 26, 2018 Health issues

Disease outbreak looms as floods spread

Scientists have predicted an increase in cases of water and mosquito-borne diseases as flood spreads. The forecast followed flooding in several communities across the country and the consequent contamination of water sources. With the likelihood of more rains, amid a [...]

September 19, 2018 Health issues

Experts caution over dietary supplement containing higenamine

Public health researchers have warned against taking weight-loss and sports/energy supplements containing higenamine, a potentially harmful cardiovascular stimulant. According to a new peer-reviewed published in the peer-reviewed journal Clinical Toxicology, the international researchers urged consumers to use caution when consuming [...]

September 18, 2018 Health issues

Heavy caffeine consumption may extend life expectancy for people with kidney disease

A new study in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation indicates that consuming more caffeine may help reduce the risk of death for people with chronic kidney disease. An inverse relationship between coffee consumption and mortality has been reported in the general population. [...]

September 18, 2018 Health issues

ABUAD’s 43 pioneer doctors inducted

The Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) yesterday inducted its 43 pioneer medical graduates. The university’s Best Graduating Student, Azom Esther Adaobi, was the cynosure of all eyes as she received a brand new MG3 automobile valued at N5.7 million, courtesy [...]

September 14, 2018 Health issues

‘Lagos generates 0.17 million metric tons of global marine plastic wastes’

Lagos State generates 0.17 million metric tons of global plastic wastes, according to a 2010 data captured in a Wall Street Journal publication of February 12, 2015. The report showed that Nigeria ranked ninth among countries that pollute oceans and [...]

September 7, 2018 Health issues

FG moves to end cholera outbreaks in 2023

The Federal Government is putting in place measures to end cholera outbreaks nationwide in the next five years. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, dropped the hint yesterday while briefing State House Correspondents at the end of weekly Federal [...]

September 6, 2018 Health issues

15 die from suspected gastroenteritis outbreak in Katsina

Fifteen people have been confirmed dead from suspected gastroenteritis in Charanchi Local Government Area of Katsina State. The Chairman, Transition Committee of the council, Alhaji Yusuf Radda, disclosed the deaths to newsmen through his Information Officer, Mannir Idris in Charanchi. [...]

September 3, 2018 Health issues

NHIS best vehicle to attain universal healthcare coverage — HCPAN

Healthcare Provider’s Association of Nigerian (HCPAN) has charged government at all levels to review the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Act, as this is the only way Nigeria could achieve universal healthcare coverage. At an extraordinary General Meeting of the [...]

September 2, 2018 Health issues

NHIS best vehicle to attain universal healthcare coverage — HCPAN

Healthcare Provider’s Association of Nigerian (HCPAN) has charged government at all levels to review the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Act, as this is the only way Nigeria could achieve universal healthcare coverage. At an extraordinary General Meeting of the [...]

September 2, 2018 Health issues

SON alerts on cancer-causing substance in school uniforms from China

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has warned importers of school uniform materials into Nigeria about some cancer-causing substances found in some school uniform materials made by two China-based companies. A statement issued by the Director General of SON, Mr. [...]

September 1, 2018 Health issues

SDP ‘ll check challenges in health sector, says Omisore

Standard-bearer of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Senator Iyiola Omisore, has pledged to revive the health sector, if elected. He gave the promise in a chat with journalists in Osogbo, shortly after a debate organised by the national body of [...]

August 31, 2018 Health issues

World Water Week: How two-third of Nigerians survive without potable water

Nigerians survive without potable water: Lola Owoade spends about N1,500 monthly on sachet water. This is because she is not sure if the water in her residence is safe for drinking. Mrs Owoade’s house has a borehole. On Arab Road [...]

August 29, 2018 Health issues

Harvard Professor Claims Coconut Oil Is “Pure Poison”

 Coconut Oil Is “Pure Poison”: Claims surrounding coconut oil might not be true as widely believed. Contrary to health claims about the wonders of coconut oil, a Harvard university professor Karin Michels has said that the oil is infact “pure [...]

August 28, 2018 Health issues

How Lagos hospital injected patient with ‘formalin’ during surgery, crippling her

Lagos hospital injected patient with ‘formalin’ during surgery: May 30, 2017 was supposed to be the start of a new beginning in her marriage. Weeks earlier Christina Ohunyan, 40, had been diagnosed of myomectomy, commonly known as fibroid. Doctors had [...]

August 26, 2018 Health issues

Bread shortages hit Sudan

Bread shortages have hit Sudan, with wheat traders blaming a foreign currency crisis for shortages of the staple that have left people queuing for hours outside bakeries. Sudan’s economy has been struggling since the south seceded in 2011, taking with [...]

August 15, 2018 Health issues

Johnny Rockets: The Best Burger In Lagos?

The very first time I entered the famous Johnny Rockets, located at 1411 Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island, was to meet a friend and her cousin. I loved the classic diner vibe as it transported to an old movie with [...]

August 12, 2018 Health issues

U. K. rejects Nigeria’s vegetables, other edibles

U. K. rejects Nigeria’s vegetables: A large consignment of vegetables and other edibles exported from Nigeria to the United Kingdom, were at the weekend returned due to failure to meet up with international procedures. This is coming exactly 10 months [...]

August 5, 2018 Health issues

Ebola cases in DR Congo ‘will rise in coming days’ – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised the alarm that cases from the resurgent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are expected to rise in the coming days. WHO’s Deputy Director General of Emergency Preparedness and [...]

August 4, 2018 Health issues

NAFDAC raises alarm over imported contaminated frozen mixed vegetable

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control’s directorate of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (FSAN) has raised an alarm over the importation of contaminated frozen mixed vegetables in Nigeria. NAFDAC has responded to an alert from the International [...]

July 28, 2018 Health issues

NAFDAC destroys counterfeit products worth N650m in Kaduna

As part of its efforts towards eradicating fake drugs in the society, the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control, (NAFDAC) has destroyed goods worth N650 million at its Buruku dumpsite in Kaduna. Speaking to newsmen shortly after [...]

July 26, 2018 Health issues

Bats invade Delta community healthcare centre

Bats invade Delta community healthcare centre: THE people of Uwheru community, Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State have cried out over alleged abandonment of the town, citing the wretched condition of state- owned primary schools and community healthcare centre [...]

July 24, 2018 Health issues

Rivers govt, police debunk ‘poison cow’ rumour

Residents of Rivers State, especially those residing in Port Harcourt and its environs shunned beef yesterday over rumour that poisoned cows were smuggled into Port Harcourt to ‘‘depopulate the state and the entire South-south ahead of the 2019 elections’’. It [...]

July 22, 2018 Health issues

Lassa fever kills two in Plateau, Edo as experts canvass multiple approach

The Lassa fever outbreak in the country has killed two persons in Plateau and Edo with six new confirmed cases from Edo (four), Ondo (one) and Plateau (one). Latest figures from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) indicated that [...]

July 2, 2018 Health issues