HEALTH

MEDTRONIC AND RENESCOR PARTNER TO RENDER CARDIAC SERVICES TO NIGERIA

Medtronic, the world’s largest medical technology, services, and solutions company, and Renescor, Limited Liability Partnership, have signed a partnership deal to bring high quality cardiac care and healthcare managed services to the purpose-built Gbagada Cardiac and Renal Centre (CRC) in ...

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5 arrested for packaging & selling adulterated water to banks

The Lagos State Rapid Response Squad, RRS, on Sunday arrested two men who specialize in the adulteration of dispensable jar and sachet water. The operatives of the RRS, reportedly acted on a tip-off which led to the arrest of the ...

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‘Choleralike’ illness hits FGC, 300 students admitted

Close to 300 students of the Federal Government Girls’ College in Efon Alaaye, Ekiti State, have been infected with an outbreak of a disease suspected to be cholera. Some of the affected students were treated and discharged, but a good ...

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Fake Cambodia doctor who infected 200 villagers with HIV arraigned

An unlicensed medical practitioner, who infected more than 200 villagers here in northwestern Cambodia with HIV by reusing unsterilized needles, has began trial today. The unlicensed medic is identified as Yem Chrin, 57, who was arrested on Dec. 17 2014 ...

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Edo former NMA Chair, two doctors abducted in Imo

A former Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Edo State Chapter, Dr Philip Ugbodaga and two other medical doctors yet to be identified, have been reportedly abducted by suspected kidnappers. Ugbodaga and colleagues were reportedly abducted Friday at Umuaka, ...

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Top-rated gyms for fitness conscious Lagosians

Ndem Nkem Believe it or not, Lagosians are known as some of the most active people on the planet. With the intense nightlife, one would think the inhabitants of this city would have little or no time for gyms or ...

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NIGERIA: 124,000 kids die from poor hygiene yearly

Not less than 124,000 children die from poor sanitation and hygiene in Nigeria every year, an official with UN’s Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) said Thursday. Ebele Okeke, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council ambassador for Nigeria, ...

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