HEALTH

Over 90% of deaths in our hospitals caused by health workers

Over 90 per cent of deaths recorded in Nigerian hospitals are due to poor attitude of health workers. Thomas Agan, the Chief Medical Director (CMD), University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), said this during an interaction with journalists on Tuesday ...

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Kaduna village residents lament absence of health facilities

Residents of Maiyola, a community of 3,000 residents in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, have said that they lose an average of one pregnant woman monthly due to absence of antenatal services. The residents said in separate interviews ...

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FRESH: Resident doctors suspend strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, early Thursday morning announced the suspension of its two week’s old strike which has crippled activities in public hospitals across Nigeria. The suspension of the strike follows a series of meeting between officials ...

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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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