HEALTH

BEWARE: Bleaching, toning creams cause skin disorders-Expert

Dr Eshan Henshaw, a Consultant Dermatologist with University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, said most skin disorders on humans were largely caused by bleaching and skin toning creams used on the body. Hensahw, who is the Chairperson of National Association of ...

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GTBank holds 7th Annual Autism Program

Foremost African financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, is set to hold the 7th edition of its Annual Autism Conference. The two-day conference, which is free and open to the general public, will hold on the 13th and 14th of ...

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‘Nigeria loses 3,000 women, children to preventable diseases daily’

Nigeria loses 3,000 children and women daily to preventable diseases due to poor access to basic healthcare, the Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib has said. Mr. Shuaib said some the children die before ...

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DID YOU KNOW? Alcohol intake during pregnancy deforms babies

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can subtly influence the way a baby’s face is formed, researchers have found. The finding includes even drinking at low levels such as the occasional drink. Using a 3D facial analysis, features observed were subtle and ...

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Bayelsa opens dialysis center in Yenagoa

The Bayelsa State Government has opened a Dialysis Center in the state to bring relief to people with kidney and other related health challenges. The centre, according to Dickson is part of his reform of the health sector. The governor disclosed ...

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WHO updates Essential Medicines List, gives advice on use of antibiotics, medicines for hepatitis C, HIV, TB and Cancer

In a press statement released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday, a new advisory on antibiotics for treatment of common infections and which to preserve for the most serious circumstances, was issued. The updated list adds 30 medicines ...

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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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