HEALTH

Pressure, family/relationship problem, other causes of doctors’ depression

Family issues, relationship problems, job demands and public expectations can put much pressure on medical doctors and push them into depression, an expert has said. A Consultant Neuro-psychiatrist, Dr Maymunah Kadiri, made the observation on Thursday in Lagos in an ...

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FG Declares Nigeria Meningitis Free

The Federal Government has officially declared Nigeria free from the latest ‘type c’ deadly Cero Spinal Meningitis (CSM) which has claimed thousands of lives since the outbreak in 2016. The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Oyewole disclosed this to State ...

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Acting President appoints 14 heads of tertiary health institutions

Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s Acting President, has approved the appointment of 14 Chief Medical Directors and Medical Directors in Federal Teaching Hospitals, Federal Medical Centres and Specialty Hospitals in Nigeria. In a letter approved by deputy chief of staff to the ...

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Malnutrition, disease loom in Nigera, others

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned that malnutrition, thirst and disease threatened lives of millions of children in Northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Mr Manuel Fontaine, UNICEF Director for Emergency Programmes, said in a statement issued in ...

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Nigerian woman cured of skin cancer in India

Thirty seven-year old Nigerian woman, Amina Abubakar was not sure that she will survive after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 by a Nigerian hospital. But it was a wrong diagnosis for Amina, who was a final year medical ...

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FG introduces new guidelines to prevent and treat HIV

The Federal Government on Tuesday said it was set to implement new guidelines for  HIV prevention, treatment and care to consolidate previous efforts in tackling the scourge. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, stated this at the opening of ...

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Lassa Fever: Anambra Govt confirms one dead, 65 on surveillance

The Anambra Government on Monday confirmed that a nursing student was killed by Lassa Fever, while 65 others were being monitored. Dr Emmanuel Okafor, the Director of Public Health, State Ministry of Health, told newsmen in Awka that the deceased ...

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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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