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Abia government confirms outbreak of Lassa Fever
3 weeks ago

Abia government confirms outbreak of Lassa Fever

John Okiyi, Commissioner for Information in Abia, has confirmed the outbreak of the deadly Lassa Fever at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Umuahia.

Okiyi, who made the disclosure in …
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Government warns Nigerians of the dangers of imported rice
3 weeks ago

Government warns Nigerians of the dangers of imported rice

The federal government has cautioned Nigerians over the unhealthy status of imported rice smuggled into the country.

At a media briefing in Lagos on Monday, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, …
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‘One doctor to 6000 patients grossly inadequate’ — NMA
3 weeks ago

‘One doctor to 6000 patients grossly inadequate’ — NMA

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has raised the alarm over the low ratio of medical doctors to patients in the country.

Mike Ogirima, president of the association, expressed the concern …
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Mother’s stress during pregnancy can affect baby’s brain – Study
4 weeks ago

Mother’s stress during pregnancy can affect baby’s brain – Study

New evidence from fetal brain scans has shown that a mother’s stress during pregnancy can change the neural connectivity in the brain of her unborn child, potentially affecting the baby’s …
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NAFDAC gives tip on how to identify fruits ripened with carbide, warns against consumption
4 weeks ago

NAFDAC gives tip on how to identify fruits ripened with carbide, warns against consumption

By  •  HEALTH, LOCAL

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned the public to shun consumption of fruits ripened with calcium carbide.

The agency gave the warning on …
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Groundbreaking research discovers gel that kills cancer tumours
4 weeks ago

Groundbreaking research discovers gel that kills cancer tumours

A groundbreaking research has churned out  a biodegradable gel that has the capacity to kill cancer tumours.

Created by scientists at the Department of Cancer Immunology and Virology Dana-Farber Cancer …
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Fresh Cholera and Lassa Fever outbreak kill 14 in Bauchi
4 weeks ago

Fresh Cholera and Lassa Fever outbreak kill 14 in Bauchi

By  •  HEALTH

About 14 people have been confirmed dead in Bauchi state following the outbreak of Lassa Fever and Cholera, the state commissioner for health says.

Zuwaira Hassan, the commissioner made this …
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FCT records fresh case of Lassa Fever
1 month ago

FCT records fresh case of Lassa Fever

By  •  HEALTH, LOCAL

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) says it has recorded a fresh case of Lassa fever in the territory, bringing the number of confirmed cases to three within three months.


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Health Workers set to begin nationwide strike April 7
1 month ago

Health Workers set to begin nationwide strike April 7

Health workers in Nigeria, under the aegis of Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, and Assembly of Health Care Professionals, AHPA, would commence an indefinite strike on April 7, 2018.

Chimele …
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Pictures: Saraki and Dogara meet Bill Gates, Dangote, discuss sustainable healthcare
1 month ago

Pictures: Saraki and Dogara meet Bill Gates, Dangote, discuss sustainable healthcare

By  •  HEALTH, LOCAL

Bukola Saraki, Senate President, on Thursday, met with Microsoft Founder, Bill Gates and African Business Mogul, Aliko Dangote to proffer solutions to financing healthcare in Nigeria.

Saraki who was accompanied …
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