Archive

Doctor, implant contraceptive has changed my menses pattern, am I in danger?

Dear Doctor, I’m 38 and a mother of two. I’m separated but I have a boy friend.  Two months ago, I went to the health centre to replace my in-plant. 

FG rewards outstanding states in routine Immunisations, COVID-19

The Winners Kaduna Adamawa Edo Lagos Ebonyi Benue Jigawa Gombe Cross River Ogun Abia, Nasarawa Kano Yobe. The Federal Government has rewarded 15 states of the federation for their outstanding

COVID-19 vaccine: Why we are suing Pfizer, BioNTech – Moderna

Moderna has said that it is suing Pfizer and BioNTech for infringement of patents central to its (Moderna’s) mRNA technology platform used to develop the COVID vaccine.  In a statement

How financial gap, community transmission, others hinder TB elimination in Nigeria – Experts 

Say childhood TB on increase Call for online data platform  Minister pledges to explore more funding avenues  For Nigeria to end tuberculosis, TB, the country must take care of huge

Lassa fever: NCDC monitoring team visits Edo

Commissioner pledges cooperation towards elimination Edo State Commissioner for Health Prof. Obehi Akoria has assured the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) of the state’s resolve to strengthen its collaboration

Polio: 3 yrs after, COVID-19, insecurity threaten onslaught against re-emerging viruses – Minister   

As Nigeria celebrates three years of free status the federal government, Thursday, said the impact of COVID-19 and the emerging insecurity in the country was threatening its onslaught against re-emerging

Prof, my neck hurts!

Dear Prof, I woke up this morning with a painful and sore neck. This has happened on a few occasions in the past,but thepain disappeared after two days of taking

We are committed to stopping malaria – Minister

The Federal Government has said although the decline of malaria prevalence from 42 percent in 2010 to 23 percent in 2020 was commendable, it remains committed to ending Nigeria’s reign

NAFDAC begins crackdown on unapproved sex enhancing drugs

says herbal sex enhancing drugs are laced with cannabis, dangerous chemicals  THE National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has begun nationwide crackdown on producers

Nigeria, China signs letter of intent to improve health sector

The People’s Republic of China and the Federal Government of Nigeria have signed a letter of intent to improve the health sector of both countries, share knowledge and expertise. The

Dermatologist warns against tattooing, body piercing

Dr.  Uche Ojinmah, a Consultant Dermatologist at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) Enugu, has warned against tattooing of the body as some substance in the ink could lead

FEATURES 0 Comments

Why do I have weak erection?

Dear Doctor Okon, I’m 57 years old and I’ve been living with diabetes for about 12 years now. I don’t have any symptoms now because I take my drugs regularly.

My mum is seeking attention with back pain

Dear Prof, My mum is 64. Every morning she complains of back and waist pain. She’s always expecting someone, especially dad, to help her out of bed. Could this be a

Exclusive Breastfeeding: Nigeria can reduce under 5 child mortality by 13%  – UNICEF    

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) says Nigeria stands a chance to reduce under 5 child mortality by 13 per cent if exclusive breastfeeding is practice to the fullest.  

APGA guber candidate takes free medical outreach to Abia North

  …Says no responsible government should toy with health sector The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in Abia State, Prof Greg Ibe, has expressed worry over

Abia loses 2 medical doctors every month to brain drain – NMA

The Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, has disclosed that no fewer than two medical doctors leave Abia State in search of greener pastures abroad every month. Chairman of NMA, Abia State,

Do mosquito bites cause typhoid fever?

Enter “Ask The Doctor” Public Health Physician, Dr. Imo Okon today begins NHO’s help column, Ask The Doctor, our new column  designed to assist readers with free counselling on their health

Global experts name new Monkeypox virus variants

A group of global experts convened by WHO weekend named new monkeypox virus variants, as part of ongoing efforts to align the names of the monkeypox disease, virus and variants

Lagos screens over 50, 000 women for breast, cervical cancers  

No fewer than 53,762 women have been screened so far for cervical and breast cancers by the Lagos State government in a free programme it commenced last year.   The

Healthcare: UNICEF rates Gombe highest in Nigeria

Mr Eframe Tafle, the Immunisation Manager, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has ranked  Gombe State highest in Nigeria in terms of quality healthcare delivery. Tafle stated this in Gombe on

My dad suffered stroke, can physiotherapy help?

Dear reader, Welcome to my world As we begin to age and become relatively less active, we experience different ailments that require different physiotherapy interventions. The joints of our knees,

Health Minister tasks military on mental health awareness

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire has urged the military to increase awareness on mental health among its personnel toward addressing impact of post-trauma and stress disorder among troops.

Now, you can “Ask The Doctor”

As NHO introduces new column for readers to access medical advice Got a health question? Allow NHO to help. From Monday, August 15, our new column “Ask The Doctor” will

Edo intensifies response to contain monkeypox

Patients recount experience After four days of complaining of fever, headache, fatigue and cough, 40 year-old Mr V Ehosa (not real name), a land seller residing in Benin, Edo State,

World Breastfeeding Week: Firm launches first MilkBank in Nigeria

The Milk Booster, a company that produces lactation products that help increase breast milk supply, on Friday introduced the first MilkBank in Nigeria in commemoration of the 2022 World Breastfeeding

  • 1
  • 2