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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

Why lead poisoning remains difficult to eliminate, by FG

Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bawa Bwari, yesterday advanced reasons curing severe lead poisoning has been difficult, expressing regret that children who are receiving treatment for the ailment would grow up with low intelligent quotient (IQ). He [...]

June 26, 2018 Health issues

3 pupils die, 27 others hospitalized as cholera outbreak hits Gombe

At least three pupils have lost their lives and 27 others hospitalized in a fresh cholera outbreak at Tsangaya Islamic school, Madaki, in Gombe State. The State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Kennedy Ishaya, confirmed the outbreak to newsmen in Gombe [...]

June 25, 2018 Health issues

52-year-old Abuja civil servant reveals how she lowered her blood pressure in 3 weeks

If you’re tired of struggling with high blood pressure, specifically someone who wants to cure hypertension, lower blood pressure and avoid heart attacks, strokes and kidney failures… Then this may be the most important letter you’ll ever read. The reason why [...]

June 16, 2018 Health issues

Cannabis oil cures stomach cancer as new genetic diagnosis

Cannabis oil cures stomach cancer: A new prostate cancer Deoxy ribonucleic Acid (DNA)/genetic material test identifies the one in 100 men who are six times more at risk of developing the life-threatening disease. Researchers identified 63 new genetic mutations that [...]

June 13, 2018 Health issues

Plateau to fight cholera, monkey pox outbreaks

The Plateau government has alerted all health agencies to monitor all contacts in a bid to check the spread of monkey pox having made preparations to contain cholera outbreak in parts of the state. Commissioner for Health, Dr. Kuden Kanshak, [...]

June 12, 2018 Health issues

Nigerians consume 20 billion cigarettes yearly, FG insists

Over 20 billion sticks of cigarettes are consumed in Nigeria yearly, and 4.5 million adults in the country currently use tobacco products. This is as about 82 per cent of the entire population are exposed to second-hand smoke when visiting [...]

June 5, 2018 Health issues

Cholera outbreak spreads, kills 20 in Kaduna, Plateau, Adamawa

The outbreak of cholera has reared its ugly head in some cities in the country. A student of Government Girls Secondary School, Kawo, Kaduna State, has died of the disease while 42 others have been hospitalised at the General Hospital, [...]

June 5, 2018 Health issues

Nigeria needs N14.4b to control TB as 420 die daily

The Coordinator, National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme, Dr. Adebola Lawanson, yesterday disclosed in Abuja that 420 Nigerians die everyday due to tuberculosis. She said N14.4 billion is needed to control the spread of the disease, even as 154, 000 [...]

June 5, 2018 Health issues

‘Multivitamins provide no health benefits’

The most popular vitamin and mineral supplements do not make people healthier, a new study has found.Researchers say that common pills, including vitamin C capsules and calcium tablets have not been proven to provide health benefits. Others could even increase [...]

June 4, 2018 Health issues

Court stops Enugu Federal Neuropsychiatric hospital from sacking resident doctors

The National Industrial Court sitting in Enugu presided over by Hon I.J Essien has stopped moves by the management of the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital Enugu to sack resident doctors in the health institution. Hope For Nigeria  reports that the court [...]

May 30, 2018 Health issues

Sale of codeine syrup thrives in Kano despite ban

Despite the Federal Government recent proscription of codeine containing syrup in the country, the sales and consumption of the abused drug still strive in Kano. Available record shows that about two million bottles of codeine is consumed daily in Kano, [...]

May 29, 2018 Health issues

3 Ebola patients escape quarantine in Congo, 2 found dead

Three patients infected with the deadly Ebola virus escaped from a hospital holding them in a quarantine station in Mbandaka, Congo. Two of the patients got out on Monday but were found dead a day later, Henri Gray, the head [...]

May 24, 2018 Health issues

FG to hands-off HIV/AIDS control to states

The Federal Government may next year hand over the management of HIV/AIDS to states. The coordinator of the Abia State AIDS Control/Programme, Dr. Rock Hemuka disclosed this yesterday.He spoke at an advocacy meeting on maternal, new born and child health [...]

May 24, 2018 Health issues

Don’t reject gunshot victims, Lagos CP warns hospitals

The Lagos State police command yesterday warned hospitals and doctors to henceforth desist from rejecting gunshot victims, saying such act constitutes a flagrant violation of an existing law. Reacting to a media report on the refusal of an hospital to [...]

May 17, 2018 Health issues

Nigeria, others on alert as Ebola death toll rises to 19 in DRC

Nigeria and other sub-Saharan African countries are on high alert over risk of the ongoing Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) spreading to their territories. The World Health Organisation (WHO), in a statement yesterday, said [...]

May 15, 2018 Health issues

Hospitals count loses as health workers strike persists

As the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) and federal government failed to reach a consensus, teaching hospitals across the country have lamented on the damage the action posed on the health sector. The health workers who embarked on a nationwide [...]

May 12, 2018 Health issues

Nigeria’s Lassa Fever outbreak contained, says WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has assured that with declining numbers and only a handful of confirmed cases reported in recent weeks, the critical phase of Nigeria’s largest Lassa Fever outbreak was under control. A statement issued by the organisation’s [...]

May 12, 2018 Health issues

Nigerian-American Nurse Saved Thousands to Open Medical Clinic, US Customs Seized It at Airport

Anthonia Nwaorie spent years saving up thousands of dollars to open a medical clinic in Nigeria, where she was born. Finally, last October, she walked down a jet bridge at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport to board the plane to [...]

May 11, 2018 Health issues

Ebola outbreak triggers new directive on border control

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) ‎has directed the Ministry of Health to step up surveillance at the nation’s borders, following reports of a fresh outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The outbreak [...]

May 10, 2018 Health issues

President Buhari back in London to see doctor

President Muhammadu Buhari will today begin a four-day trip to the United Kingdom. In the course of a technical stopover for aircraft maintenance in London on his way back from Washington, last week, the president had had a meeting with [...]

May 8, 2018 Health issues

Seven million people die yearly from contaminated air, says WHO

New data from the World Health Organisation (WHO) have shown that 7million people die every year from breathing highly contaminated air. The report said nine, out of 10 people breathe air that contains high levels of pollutants. The updated estimations [...]

May 3, 2018 Health issues

Nigeria commits $300m to eliminate malaria

The Federal Government has committed to secure US$300 million from the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank and African Development Bank to eliminate malaria in the country. This is contained in a statement issued by the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) [...]

April 22, 2018 Health issues

Nigerian health workers declare indefinite strike

The Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, has announced an indefinite strike. The union said the latest industrial action would paralyse activities in all health institutions across the country. “All federal government health institutions in Nigeria including federal medical centres, specialists’ [...]

April 17, 2018 Health issues

Police arrest fake medical doctor who dropped out of primary school

Police arrest fake medical doctor : The Lagos State police command has warned Lagosians to be careful of where they go for medical attention. The advice came following the arrest of a fake medical doctor, Abdulrahman Mohammed, who has allegedly [...]

April 17, 2018 Health issues

No Lassa Fever vaccine anywhere in the world, says Virologist

A Virologist, Prof Simeon Magaji Agwale, yesterday, insisted that there is no certified vaccine for the treatment of Lassa Fever anywhere in the world, stressing that Nigeria was best suited to develop vaccines for the cure of the disease for [...]

April 14, 2018 Health issues

‘Reduce your charges’ – Aisha Buhari begs private health institutions

The Wife of Nigeria President, Aisha Buhari has appealed to owners of private health institutions in Nigeria to reduce the high cost of their services. She made the appeal on Wednesday during a courtesy visit by officials of the Association [...]

April 12, 2018 Health issues

Pregnant women protest against anti-maternal policies in Ondo

Over 200 pregnant women, who have registered for ante-natal treatment in Ondo State Specialist Hospital, Akure, yesterday stormed the hospital to protest against upscale hike in treatment fees by the hospital management. The awaiting mothers, chanting protest songs against Governor [...]

April 6, 2018 Health issues

New malaria drug makes human blood toxic to mosquitoes

There is a new ray of hope in the fight against Africa’s most endemic killer, Malaria, as a new research discovers a pill that can make human blood poisonous to mosquitoes and even kill the blood-sucking insect. The new discovery [...]

April 5, 2018 Health issues