HEALTH

100,000 athletes from 27 countries set for Access Bank Lagos-City Marathon

No fewer than 100, 000 athletes from 27 countries including Nigeria will be participating in the second edition of Access Bank sponsored Lagos Marathon billed to hold from 7am to 2pm today. Also, 64 elite athletes from 26 countries and ...

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250,000 women killed by cervical cancer yearly

No fewer than 250,000 women are killed by cervical cancer every year with 85 per cent of these deaths occuring in low- and middle-income countries, particularly, Africa and Asia, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. The UN health agency ...

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Here is why you should never skip breakfast

When people eat breakfast daily, they’re less likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease like high cholesterol and elevated blood pressure. But people who skip this morning meal are more likely to have risk factors like obesity, poor nutrition ...

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Ogun State Govt. shuts 5 health institutions

The Government of Ogun State, on Monday closed down five health facilities in Ifo Local Government Area of the State for non-compliance with validation. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Babatunde Ipaye, announced this while monitoring the level of compliance with ...

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Health Minister explains why Nigeria still battles with leprosy

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has attributed the prevalence of leprosy in Nigeria, after the country achieved the WHO elimination target in 1998, to pockets of high endemicity in some states. Mr. Adewole made the remark at a news ...

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NMA begs FG to improve health sector

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) on Friday appealed to the Federal Government to increase budgetary allocation to the health sector to improve healthcare delivery in the country. Dr Aniekeme Uwah, NMA South-South Caucus Chairman, made the appeal in an interview ...

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Gov’t should intensify awareness on cervical cancer

Dr Achara Peter, a consultant gynaecologist, Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Keffi, has advised the three tiers of government to intensify awareness campaign for women on the dangers of cervical cancer. Peter told newsmen on Monday in Keffi that adequate awareness ...

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Buhari is not sick, but will continue to visit London for his health – Presidency

Speaking on Sunday Politics, a programme on Channels Television, Femi Adesina, President Buhari’s spokesman said that President Muhammadu Buhari will continue to consult doctors in London hospital for his medical needs because his medical history is known to them. “You ...

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Buhari releases $55.5 million for revitalisation of 109 primary healthcare centres

President Muhammadu Buhari has released $55.5 million to the 36 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) for women healthcare project. Each of the states and FCT would get $1.5 million. The women quality healthcare initiative is on the platform ...

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Do you love catfish? Note these warnings from a medical expert

An Abuja-based medical expert has warned that excessive consumption of catfish could increase the chances of developing cardiovascular diseases. Dr Arikawe Adeolu, a medical practitioner at Federal Medical Centre, Abuja, said that catfish contained omega-6 fatty acids. The acid, he ...

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