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High blood pressure? Beware of OTCs

– Fresh warning from American Heart Association … also warns against indiscriminate use of supplements, vitamins The American Heart Association (AHA) has warned people with high blood pressure to always

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Lagos abolishes contract doctors

The Lagos State Government says it has abolished the recruitment of contract doctors and health workers in the state. Speaking during a media parley held recently at the Conference Room

Check your toothpaste composition!

Do you know there is a colour code on your toothpaste indicating its composition? Just check now as indicated in the picture above. A green colour means the toothpast contains

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Women with Type 2 diabetes more at risk of coronary heart disease – Study

Women with Type 2 diabetes are twice as likely to have coronary heart disease compared to men, and may also need more frequent and intense physical activity to lower their

2016 Budget: FG allocates N221.7bn to health sector

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said a total sum of N221.7 billion would be spent on health sector in 2016 – about N38 billion less than the 2015 allocation of

Sudden death : Watch out for cardiac arrest – Cardiologist

There were conflicting reports about the sudden death, on November 22, of Abubakar Audu, fomer Kogi State Governor and APC governorship candidate for the 2015 election. While it was rumoured

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Breakfast still most important meal any day!

• You may end up with weight gain, diabetes, other diseases if you skip it, endocrinologist says Are you one of those who think skipping breakfast is a good way

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Arts, Politics and Mental Health

Full text of the 2015 Thomas Lambo Lecture delivered by renowned Psychiatrist and author, Dr. Femi Olugbile Protocols This is a ‘double-barreled’ assignment. One barrel is for the lecturer, representing

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49 per cent of Nigerian women are anaemic, experts say

At 26, Grace, a banker, could not cope with the rigours of her job. She was always weak and tired all day, making her to resort to heavy eating both

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Nigerian Government can’t fund local vaccine production – Minister

… Seeks private sector involvement ABUJA – Nigerian Government cannot realistically fund local vaccine production, given its present depressed economy, Minister for Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has said. Prof Adewole,

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How micronutrient deficiency ruins Nigerian children

… Several defects could be avoided through antenatal care, exclusive breastfeeding, experts say When 29 year old Vivian brought Andy, her 16-month-old boy to Medway hospital Obalende few weeks back,

Chevron intensifies partnership with Lagos government on healthcare

… donates ambulance, refurbishes General Hospital ward Chevron, Nigeria’s third-largest oil producer, Tuesday intensified its partnership with the Lagos state government on health care delivery, as it handed over to

Killer in your fridge!

… Aspartame is sweet poison By  Ifeoma Okoye In October of 2001, my sister started getting very sick She had stomach spasms and she was having a hard time getting

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Mrs Shonuga: Another unwarranted death

    By Franka Osakwe Forty-four days long gone since the needless death of Mrs Omowunmi Shonuga and her baby from child birth-related complication at Alimosho General Hospital. Since then

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Women with PMS have increased risk of High Blood Pressure

… also high risk of heart attack and stroke, new study shows   The headaches, fatigue and other symptoms of premenstrual syndrome may not all the problem women suffering from

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WHO Africa region holds AGM

Polio, Ebola, Immunisation top agenda  By Deo Akinbo, Abuja The 65th session of the Annual General Meeting  of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Committee for Africa is currently being

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Liberia seeks US help to determine cause of new Ebola cases

Two experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are set to travel to Liberia to try to determine the cause of new Ebola cases confirmed last week, more

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WHO survey reveals global ignorance on antibiotic resistance

Read findings of survey by countries here: As  the World Health Organisation (WHO) ramps up its fight against antibiotic resistance, a new multi-country survey shows people are confused about this

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Ebola vaccine is safe, study shows

… stimulates strong immune response   A clinical trial of a new Ebola vaccine (ChAd3-EBO-Z) that resulted from an unprecedented global consortium assembled at the behest of the World Health

Moderate coffee drinking may be linked to reduced risk of death

P “Regular consumption of coffee can be included as part of a healthy, balanced diet,” study authors recommend. Drinking a second or third cup of coffee may do more than

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Viagra may benefit patients at risk for diabetes, new study shows

The drug sildenafil, sold as Viagra and other brand names, improves insulin sensitivity in people at risk for diabetes, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville, Tennessee, USA,  reported Thursday.

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FG re-affirms commitment to combat Measles

  By DEO  AKINBO,  Abuja The Federal Government has re-affirmed its commitment towards eradication of measles in Nigeria by year 2020. Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made this statement

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Atueyi, Ogundipe, Osakwe shine at health media award

Publisher of Pharmanews, Nigeria’s prestigious  pharmaceutical journal, Dr. Ifeanyi Atueyi  and eleven other health journalists today emerged winners of the first health Media Award held in Lagos.  Other awardees include

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Gowon tasks pharmacists on fake drugs

As 22 new Fellows were inducted into the Nigerian Academy of Pharmacy (NAPharm), Former Nigerian  Former Head of State, General General Yakubu Gowon, urged Nigerian pharmacists to assist the Federal

Nigeria: ‘210,557 Kids Died From Pneumonia, Diarrhoea in 2015’

  N Since the beginning of this year, about 750,000 Nigerian children under the age of five years died, as a new report ‘The 2015 Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progress Report: