HEALTH

Public outcry as meningitis kills 269 Nigerians

At least 269 Nigerians have been killed in the last few weeks by meningitis, across the country. The death toll in Zamfara is as high as 80, leading residents of Gusau to appeal for government help to prevent the disease. The appeal ...

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2 dead, 40 hospitalised after drinking stream water

As revealed by the Cross River state Commissioner for Health, Dr Inyang Asibong, two persons have been confirmed dead and some 40 others hospitalised after drinking from a stream suspected to have been poisoned. The victims were reported to have ...

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HELPFUL TIPS: How to avoid suicide

A Clinical Psychologist, who works at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Mr Adedotun Ajiboye, has advised relations, friends and colleagues of persons suffering from depression to be extra vigilant to avert incidents of suicide. He spoke against the ...

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Consumer Protection Council probes NBC over Fanta, Sprite poisonous nature

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has launched a “detailed investigation” into the alleged danger of mixing Fanta or Sprite with Vitamin C. CPC’s Director-General, Mrs Dupe Atoki, announced this in Abuja on Thursday. “The Consumer Protection Council is keenly interested ...

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Fanta, Sprite not fit for human consumption, NAFDAC has been irresponsible

A Lagos state high court has ruled that Fanta and Sprite, soft drinks produced by the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), contain excessive levels of additives which make them unsafe for human consumption. This ruling is the result of a suit filed ...

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MALARIA: Kogi to distribute 2.2m mosquito nets

Two million and two hundred thousand Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs are to be shared to Kogi communities in the campaign to eliminate malaria in the state. Mr Godwin Aidemagbon, Team Lead, National Campaign Immunisation Team/Presidential Malaria Initiative, said at ...

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SOMALIA: Cholera kills 110 people in two days

Prime minister Hassan Khaire has said no fewer than 110 people were killed and several left in serious conditions after cholera broke out in southern Somalia in the past two days. Khaire said the deaths occurred in Bay region amid ...

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List of antibiotic resistant bacteria you need to know – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO), on Monday, published its first-ever list of antibiotic resistant “priority pathogens”, a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that posed threat to human health. The list was released to guide and promote research and development ...

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Lassa fever kills 4 in Bauchi

The Bauchi State Ministry of Health has confirmed the death of four patients out of the five cases of Lassa fever in Bauchi, Alkaleri and Ganjuwa Local Government Areas of the state. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Halima Muqaddas, made ...

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A look at Nigeria’s new National Health Policy

Nigeria has approved a new National Health Policy aimed at promoting the health of Nigerians and accelerate socio-economic development in the country. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made this known when he briefed State House correspondents on the ...

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