HEALTH

Malnutrition, disease loom in Nigera, others

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned that malnutrition, thirst and disease threatened lives of millions of children in Northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Mr Manuel Fontaine, UNICEF Director for Emergency Programmes, said in a statement issued in ...

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Nigerian woman cured of skin cancer in India

Thirty seven-year old Nigerian woman, Amina Abubakar was not sure that she will survive after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 by a Nigerian hospital. But it was a wrong diagnosis for Amina, who was a final year medical ...

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FG introduces new guidelines to prevent and treat HIV

The Federal Government on Tuesday said it was set to implement new guidelines for  HIV prevention, treatment and care to consolidate previous efforts in tackling the scourge. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, stated this at the opening of ...

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Lassa Fever: Anambra Govt confirms one dead, 65 on surveillance

The Anambra Government on Monday confirmed that a nursing student was killed by Lassa Fever, while 65 others were being monitored. Dr Emmanuel Okafor, the Director of Public Health, State Ministry of Health, told newsmen in Awka that the deceased ...

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BEWARE: Bleaching, toning creams cause skin disorders-Expert

Dr Eshan Henshaw, a Consultant Dermatologist with University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, said most skin disorders on humans were largely caused by bleaching and skin toning creams used on the body. Hensahw, who is the Chairperson of National Association of ...

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GTBank holds 7th Annual Autism Program

Foremost African financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, is set to hold the 7th edition of its Annual Autism Conference. The two-day conference, which is free and open to the general public, will hold on the 13th and 14th of ...

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‘Nigeria loses 3,000 women, children to preventable diseases daily’

Nigeria loses 3,000 children and women daily to preventable diseases due to poor access to basic healthcare, the Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib has said. Mr. Shuaib said some the children die before ...

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DID YOU KNOW? Alcohol intake during pregnancy deforms babies

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can subtly influence the way a baby’s face is formed, researchers have found. The finding includes even drinking at low levels such as the occasional drink. Using a 3D facial analysis, features observed were subtle and ...

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Bayelsa opens dialysis center in Yenagoa

The Bayelsa State Government has opened a Dialysis Center in the state to bring relief to people with kidney and other related health challenges. The centre, according to Dickson is part of his reform of the health sector. The governor disclosed ...

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WHO updates Essential Medicines List, gives advice on use of antibiotics, medicines for hepatitis C, HIV, TB and Cancer

In a press statement released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday, a new advisory on antibiotics for treatment of common infections and which to preserve for the most serious circumstances, was issued. The updated list adds 30 medicines ...

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