HEALTH

Fresh outbreak of bird flu recorded in FCT, 7 states

The federal government on Friday called the attention of the public to the outbreak of avian influenza (bird flu) in the federal capital territory (FCT) and seven other states in the country. Gideon Mshelbwala, director of veterinary and pest control services, ...

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Women who breastfeed have less risk of uterus cancer

Women who breastfeed their children have been found to be at substantially less risk of developing uterus cancer, according to researchers at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Australia. Dr Susan Jordan, head of the Cancer Causes and Care ...

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VIDEO: 10 doctors injured as security men clash with doctors in LUTH

Ten members of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) in the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), were allegedly injured by some security men during a clash in the hospital. Adebayo Sekunmade, president of the association, disclosed this to reporters during ...

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Oyo state flag-off health insurance scheme

Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Thursday flagged off the state health insurance scheme, saying it would improve health care service delivery to the people. Speaking at the flag off ceremony held at the Civic Centre in Ibadan, the ...

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Exercise, good diet lower risk of colon cancer recurrence

Researchers have found that colon cancer patients who have a healthy body weight, exercise regularly and eat a diet high in whole grains, fruits and vegetables have a significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence or death. The team of researchers, ...

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Nigeria saves $6bn by training doctors locally

Prof. Ademola Olaitan, President, National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, on Thursday said that the college had saved more than $5 billion for the country by training doctors locally. Olaitan disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of ...

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MALNUTRITION: FG launches “Agriculture and Food Systems”

The Federal Government has launched a 10-year Agricultural Sector Food Security and Nutrition Strategy to combat malnutrition and food insecurity in Nigeria. At the Launch of the document in Abuja on Tuesday, Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and ...

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Body Care Routine for a Healthy and Glowing Skin

Majority of women take care of their face more carefully than the body, because their body skin is not as thin as face skin and it is protected from harmful external influences – ultraviolet radiation, dust, wind, temperature changes. However, ...

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Osun doctors protest against unpaid salaries

Medical doctors in Osun State on Thursday staged a peaceful protest in Osogbo over unpaid salaries and poor healthcare facilities in state-owned health institutions. The doctors, members of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Osun Chapter, carried placards, and marched from the ...

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MNM: Malaria is not yet defeated

An International Organisation, Malaria No More (MNM), on Wednesday called on countries to buckle up to the battle against malaria as the scourge is yet to be defeated. The organisation’s Chief Executive Officer, Martin Edlund, in a statement issued in ...

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