HEALTH

BEWARE! Cooking Moin-moin with nylon causes cancer

A dietician, Mr John Tehinse, has warned people against cooking Moin-moin and other foods in nylons or cellophane bags as it produced dioxins, a toxic substance that causes cancer. Tehinse gave the warning on Tuesday in Ilorin at an awareness ...

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MORTALITY RATE: FG to launch a new campaign on family planning

Family Planning

As part of efforts to decrease maternal and infant mortality rate in Nigeria, the Federal Government has said that it plans to launch a new campaign on family planning. The government also plans to ensure that about 7.3 million Nigerian ...

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Doctors continue strike as FG breaches agreement

If there was any hope that ongoing strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) will be suspended, it has all been dashed on Friday as the federal government breached agreement reached with the doctors on Wednesday. Specifically, the ...

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Doctors continue strike despite meeting with FG delegation

Despite the long meeting between resident doctors and a federal government delegation, officials have said the strike will continue‎. The meeting in Abuja ended in the early hours of Thursday between the leaders of the striking doctors, NARD, and a ...

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Gynaecologist warns: Oral sex is dangerous, cases HPV

A professor, Adegboyega Fawole of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, UITH, has warned that Human Papiloma Virus (HPV) has been found in the throat of people engaging in oral sex. Mr. Fawole, who is of the Department of Gynaecology, ...

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Resident doctors commence nationwide strike (signed notice of strike inside)

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has rejected the Federal Government’s (FG) offer, and have therefore commenced an indefinite strike over the failure of the FG to meet its demands. The decision to go on strike is coming after ...

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DID YOU KNOW? Cell-phone radiation can cause infertility in Male

Prof. Ganiyu Arinola, a Senior Lecturer of Immunology at the University of Ibadan, has said cell-phone radiation might likely cause male infertility. Arinola, the Head of Department of Chemical Pathology, University College Hospital (UCH), told the interview with the News ...

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STRANGE disease, NOT LASSA killed 50 in Kogi

Saka Audu, Kogi state commissioner for health, said an unknown disease with symptoms, including diarrhoea, blood stain vomiting, and high fever, has killed 50 people at Okunran, Okoloke and Isanlu-Esa villages in Yagba west local government of the state. “We initially ...

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Oil workers at increased risk of skin cancer

A new research has shown that oil workers, having direct contact with crude oil and benzene have a much greater risk of developing skin cancer. This is as revealed by public broadcaster NRK, on Tuesday. Researchers at the Cancer Registry ...

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Patients reportedly raped at Benin Central Hospital

Patients at the Edo Central Hospital in Benin and their caregivers on Tuesday staged a protest against alleged robbery and rape in the hospital. The patients and their caregivers, who protested around the central hospital premises, appealed to the management ...

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