HEALTH

STRANGE disease, NOT LASSA killed 50 in Kogi

Saka Audu, Kogi state commissioner for health, said an unknown disease with symptoms, including diarrhoea, blood stain vomiting, and high fever, has killed 50 people at Okunran, Okoloke and Isanlu-Esa villages in Yagba west local government of the state. “We initially ...

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Oil workers at increased risk of skin cancer

A new research has shown that oil workers, having direct contact with crude oil and benzene have a much greater risk of developing skin cancer. This is as revealed by public broadcaster NRK, on Tuesday. Researchers at the Cancer Registry ...

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Patients reportedly raped at Benin Central Hospital

Patients at the Edo Central Hospital in Benin and their caregivers on Tuesday staged a protest against alleged robbery and rape in the hospital. The patients and their caregivers, who protested around the central hospital premises, appealed to the management ...

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Dettol Nigeria advocates for proper hygiene during breastfeeding

Global leader in consumer health and hygiene, Reckitt Benckiser (RB) makers of Dettol has urged nursing mothers to embrace good hygiene practice during breast-feeding. This was emphasised at a Breast-feeding workshop, titled ‘Sustaining Development Together’ which was carried out in ...

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40 cases of measles reported in Taraba ― Official

About 140 cases of measles have been reported across 10 local governments in Taraba state, a health official in the state has said. According a statement, Innocent Vakkai, the Commissioner of Health, on Wednesday told journalists that majority of those ...

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Lassa fever kills two in Lagos, 100 placed under surveillance

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Chris Bode, the Chief Medical Director at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, has disclosed that two patients have died from Lassa Fever. He also said 100 members of staff have been placed under surveillance. Bode said the late patients ...

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2 fresh cases of Lassa Fever confirmed in Edo State

Health authorities in Edo State on Monday confirmed two fresh cases of Lassa Fever in the State. The Director of Primary Health Care in Akoko-Edo Local Government Council of Edo, Dr Sunday Yerumoh, made the confirmation in Igarra. He disclosed ...

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UN, WHO kick off World Breastfeeding Week; states health benefits

The UN on Tuesday kicked off World Breastfeeding Week, stressing that although breastfeeding has cognitive and health benefits for infants and mothers, investment shortcomings impede the practice. The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Ghebreyesus, said: “Breastfeeding gives ...

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WHO warns against spread of HIV drug resistance

The World Health Organiation (WHO) has warned that the spread of an HIV strain resistant to some of the most widely used medicines could undermine global progress in treating and preventing HIV infection if early and effective action is not ...

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NHIS Executive Secretary rejects suspension by health minister

The Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf has rejected the recent directive by the Minister of Health to go on three months suspension. Yusuf was on Friday ordered by the Minister of Health Prof. ...

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