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World Diabetes Day: DICOMAG lists risk factors to avoid

urges families to embrace healthy lifestyle As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark the 2019 World Diabetes Day (WDD) on November 14, a non-governmental organization, Diabetes Control

Gastroenteritis: Lagos confirms 11 deaths

400 cases reported, 370 treated and discharged Health Commissioner says situation under control The Lagos State Government has confirmed the death of 11 people from the recent outbreak of Gastroenteritis in

UNODC, ECOWAS. EU release report on illicit drug trafficking, drug abuse

ABUJA – The WENDU Report, the first-ever regional report on illicit drug trafficking and drug abuse in West Africa, covering the period of 2014 to 2017, has been published. The Report

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Sanofi steps up campaign against thrombosis

In an unprecedented move to combat the growing incidence of death due to venous thromboembolism (VTE) in Nigeria, multinational pharmaceutical company, Sanofi, on Wednesday October 23, organized a scientific conference aimed at

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Delta, Sanofi, partner on diabetes, hypertension management

To help address the growing incidence of diabetes and hypertension in Nigeria, the Delta State Government and multinational pharmaceutical company, Sanofi Aventis yesterday (October 22) signed an agreement to ensure

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Alleged fake medical doctor docked by ICPC

The ongoing trial of Mr. Martins Ugwu, for an alleged impersonation of a medical doctor has been stalled by his absence in court. Mr. Ugwu, who is being prosecuted by

Delta, Sanofi, partner on diabetes, hypertension management

To help address the growing incidence of diabetes and hypertension in Nigeria, the Delta State Government and multinational pharmaceutical company, Sanofi Aventis yesterday (October 22) signed an agreement to ensure

International Day of the Girl Child: Girls, civil rights groups speak out

There is national confusion about reproductive health, rights of females in Nigeria, and we bear the brunt, they say There is so much gender-based violence, stigmatization, and stereotyping against girls,

Johnson & Johnson recalls baby powder as asbestos trace is discovered in one bottle

World’s largest healthcare company, Johnson & Johnson on Friday, (October 18) recalled a single batch of its baby powder as a precaution after government testing found trace amounts of asbestos

World Food Day: Dietitian association advocates sensitization of food vendors

The Association of Nigerian Dietitian, and its Lagos State chapter have  called on governments at all levels to sensitise food vendors on how to handle, prepare and store foods to

Monkeypox: Lagos alerts residents

 Calls for precautionary measures Lagos State Government has again urged citizens to ensure and maintain adequate personal and environmental hygiene at all times as part of precautionary measures to prevent

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Engaging airlines and travel agents in preventing human trafficking

When she was offered a ticket to Oman to start work as a house help, 28 years old Nigerian woman Adaora already pictured a bright future abroad. But once in

Experts link high death rate of sudden death among Nigerians to thrombosis

as 2019 World Thrombosis Day is marked globally Nigeria joins the rest of the world today to mark the 2019 World Thrombosis Day amid startling revelation revelation that many cases of

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2019 World Mental Health Day Video 1

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Global maritime security: Gulf of Guinea States set to tackle trafficking, piracy, other crisis

With a growing number of incidents of piracy, the epicentre of global piracy has gradually shifted into the Gulf of Guinea, adding further to the multi-dimensional security threats faced by

2 Americans, British scientists win 2019 Nobel prize for medicine

Two Americans and a British scientist have been named winners of  the 2019 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine for discovering how the body’s cells sense and react to oxygen

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To achieve SDGs, Nigeria must give adolescent girls access to health, SFH says

Nigeria will move closer to achieving major targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by assuring adolescent girls access to health and critical social services, the Society for Family Health

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Aspirin may halve air pollution harms

A new study has revealed evidence that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin may lessen the adverse effects of air pollution exposure on lung function. This findings were published in

Yellow Fever report for September

34 Deaths 28 cases confirmed 243 Susupected cases Situation report on Yellow fever as at September 2019 by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)  shows that 34 deaths have

US pharmacy chains to stop sale of Zantac

Pharmacy chains in the US have moved to stop selling Zantac –  a drug for  heartburn –  and its generic versions following the announcement by the (US) Food and Drug

Happy story of mothers who survived Ebola while pregnant

and also cuddle their babies afterwards “I put my feet on the ground and wiggled my toes. It felt strange to touch the ground for the first time in weeks.

FG donates 149-bed specialist hospital for mothers, children to Lagos state

To be unveiled by First Lady on Thursday The First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari and the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu will on Thursday unveil

World Contraceptive Day: Stakeholders tasks Lagos Government on timely release of FP funds

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark 2019 Word Contraception Day (WCD), yesterday, September 26, Civil Society Groups and other stakeholders in Lagos have called on the

Lagos First Lady urges stakeholders to fight cancer ignorance

as Sebeccly, others conduct free screening and treatment of 7, 000 women To eliminate cervical cancer in Lagos and Nigeria in general, the First Lady of Lagos State, Dr Mrs.

Save The Children unveils INSPIRING project to fight pneumonia in Lagos, Jigawa

In a bid to save children from the scourge of pneumonia now rated as the second biggest killer of under-5 children worldwide, Save The Children International yesterday unveiled the  report