HEALTH

20 million Nigerians infected with Hepatitis – Expert

Wisdom Ihejieto, the Deputy Secretary of the Guild of Medical Directors, FCT chapter, said about 20 million Nigerians were infected with hepatitis in Nigeria. Ihejieto disclosed this when the National President of the Guild, Tony Philips, paid a courtesy visit ...

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Solution to plastic-bag pollution? Scientists discover Caterpillar eats plastic

A moth caterpillar commonly bred to provide fish bait feasts on a notoriously resistant plastic, scientists reported Monday, raising hopes the creature can help manage the global problem of plastic-bag pollution. “This discovery could be an important tool for helping ...

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If you want to stay healthy, take 80% alkaline and only 20% acidic food

Mrs Priscilla Orji, a nutritionist, says people should take 80 per cent of food that has alkaline and 20 per cent of food with acidic content. Orji told newsmen on Monday in Jos that fruits and vegetables were alkaline in ...

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Don’t pay a dime, meningitis vaccination is free – FG

The Federal Government on Friday said vaccination for meningitis is free throughout the country and asked Nigerians not to pay for it.  The Executive Director, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib, said this in a statement made ...

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Senate to speedily approve meningitis intervention

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has pledged the commitment of the Senate to ending the menace of CerebroSpinal meningitis, CSM, which has claimed the lives of over 300 Nigerians since January 2017. In a series of tweets on ...

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Meningitis attack: President Buhari condoles with victims’ families

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the families of the victims of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM) in Sokoto State. It was reported that the disease has claimed about 328 lives in 16 states of the federation in the last four ...

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After 328 deaths, Nigeria gets 1.3m meningitis vaccines from WHO and UK

After about 328 deaths associated with Meningitis, 1.3 million vaccines have arrived from World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Kingdom. The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by Mrs ...

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Chinese doctors grow ear in arm for transplant

Plastic surgeons from a hospital in Xi’an, capital of northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, have successfully transplanted a regenerated ear from a patient’s arm to his head. The patient, whose surname is Ji, according to NAN, suffered severe injuries on the ...

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Millions die from medication errors annually – WHO

Medication errors kill and injure millions of people while an estimated 42 billion dollars is lost annually, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday. The Director-General of  WHO, Margaret Chan,  at a  new campaign, “ Global Patient Safety Challenge ...

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Public outcry as meningitis kills 269 Nigerians

At least 269 Nigerians have been killed in the last few weeks by meningitis, across the country. The death toll in Zamfara is as high as 80, leading residents of Gusau to appeal for government help to prevent the disease. The appeal ...

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