HEALTH

Man dies aboard Arik Air flight from Owerri to Lagos

Albert  Nnadi, aged 57 years, was on Wednesday confirmed  dead aboard an Arik Air flight from Owerri to Lagos. It was gathered that the passenger was found dead at the point when passengers were disembarking the flight at the Murtala ...

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Nigeria’s cancer patients groan, 5 of 7 radiation machines not working

The number of persons living with cancer in Nigeria is rapidly increasing, but the number of Radiation machines needed to give them succour are too few and almost all of them are no longer in in good working condition. Close ...

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Over 50m Nigerians defecate openly –UNICEF

THE United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has disclosed that over 50million Nigerians do not have access to toilets hence resort defecate openly. Nigeria ranks among the five countries in the world with the greatest rates of open defecation as revealed ...

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8 year old cancer patient finds love

David Spisak, Jr. was diagnosed to have leukemia at just 2 years old. Today, six years later, the Chesapeake, Virginia boy has had two bone marrow transplants and was diagnosed with cancer for the fourth time in March. Although doctors ...

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LASUTH performs successful kidney transplant

The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, Ikeja, yesterday made its way into the list hospitals that offers kidney transplant services following a successful kidney transplant on a 56-year- old man in Lagos. The procedure which took two and half ...

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Medical Director, 4 other arraigned for N4.8m scam

Wilson Uwujaren The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 arraigned a former Medical Director of the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Ondo State, Dr Olufemi Abiodun Omotosho and four other suspects: Adebayo Sunday Dada; Yusuf Saka ...

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4-year-old Saudi girl stabbed 8 times by Ethiopian Maid

According to a Saudi Arabian newspaper, Sada, an Ethiopian housemaid on Sunday, November 8, stabbed the four-year-old son of her Saudi employer while he was asleep. She reportedly brought a kitchen knife and stabbed him eight times while screaming “die… ...

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WHO declares Sierra Leone Ebola free

Sierra Leone was officially declared Ebola free by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Saturday, November 7, following 42 days with no cases of Ebola. The ceremony was attended by President Ernest Bai Koroma and (WHO) representative Anders Nordstrom. “We ...

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South South has highest abortion rate in Nigeria

A study conducted by US-based Guttmacher Institute, and Ipas, a nongovernmental organisation that focuses on female reproductive rights, puts the South-South in the lead, and the South West at the bottom. The report shows that besides insurgency, the North East ...

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ABORTION: 50,000 girls in Nigeria die from abortion yearly

More than 50, 000 Nigerian girls die annually from complicatgions arising from wrong and poorly done abortions. The Nigeria Medical Association Committee on Girl Child Education revealed that young school girls are influenced by peer pressure. Speaking on Wednesday during ...

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