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NMA elects new officers

… as courts rules membership should be voluntary for medical doctors in Nigeria The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has elected a new team of leaders to steer the association, while

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Man who received first-ever modified pig kidney transplant dies

The first man to receive a genetically modified pig kidney transplant has died two months after the operation, the hospital which carried out the procedure has said. Richard “Rick” Slayman,

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Over 500 Patients Recover From Meningitis In Yobe

No fewer than 564 patients out of the 636 recorded cases of meningitis outbreak in Yobe State have recovered, an official has said. Mr Haruna Umar, the Disease Surveillance and

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FGM is gruesome, criminal violation of women’s rights- Senator Ireti

The Chairman Senate committee on Women Affairs, Senator Ireti Kingibe has described female genital mutilation, FGM as a gruesome act and a criminal violation of women’s rights and that of

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Facts you should know about cervical cancer

Overview Globally, cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women, with 604 000 new cases in 2020. About 90% of the 342 000 deaths caused by cervical cancer occurred in

Enugu gets model health centre for the poor

By Paul Ejime On the 28th of November 2023, all roads will lead to the Umuchimgbo, Iji Nike, Abapka Community in the Enugu East Local Government Area of Enugu State,

OAU Alumni celebrate Nigeria’s first Faculty of Pharmacy at 60

Old Pharmacy graduates of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)  from different walks of life  recently stormed the Ile-Ife campus of the university to celebrate the centenary anniversary of the Faculty.

Anthrax: Look out for the meat that you buy

Dr Ifedayo Adetifa is the Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC. In this interview with Vanguard Newspaper, Adetifa speaks on the case of anthrax discovered in

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 Malnutrition deficiencies hit 20.5m new babies – NESG

The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NEGS), has revealed that malnutrition deficiencies have hit 20.5 million new babies in Nigeria. Chief Executive Officer, CEO, NESG, Laoye Jaiyeola, disclosed this recently  in

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How Lagos embraces digital transformation to improve healthcare – Perm Sec

The Lagos State Government is embracing digital transformation to improve health services for its residents, the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Health, Dr. Olusegun Ogboye has said.  Perm SecOgboye

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How supplements, good nutrition could reduce Nigeria’s  maternal, infant mortality burden – Experts

The neonatal ward at the Paediatric section of the Mother and Child Centre at Isolo General Hospital, Lagos, has a lot of children. Some are premature and are in incubators,

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Kidney disease or anger of the gods?

– Ufuoma’s ordeal with condition that swells her body In the small Isoko community in Delta state where she hails from, it is a taboo to conduct the bedroom affair

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Valentine’s Day: Share love not HIV –  NACA DG urges Nigerians

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark 2023 Valentine’s Day, the Director General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS, NACA, Dr. Gambo Aliyu, has

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How effective use of PrEP ring reduces HIV in women by 50% – NHVMAS

says women aged 15–49 twice likely to be living with HIV than men Lately, it appears that there’s less mention of HIV on the lips and programs of government authorities

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Ascent to Mental Health Bill now – WMA President urges FG at Vanguard Mental Health Summit

The President of the World Medical Association, WMA, Dr Osahon Enabulele, has called on the federal government to ascent to the Mental Health Bill to address the challenges of mental

‘We have successfully remodeled Edo State’s health care system’

Exactly one year ago, the governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki appointed Prof. Obehi Akoria, a consultant physician and head of the Geriatric team of the University of Benin

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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.

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Monkeypox: Signs and Symptoms

           Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Monkeypox virus is part of the same family of viruses as variola.  It is now being

I didn’t allow sickle cell thwart my dream – Singer, Adekunle Gold shares experience

‘Sickle cell disease took away my freedom, my childhood … My mind and body were challenged (but) I’m stronger, more determined and ready to take on the world. I’m ready

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Addressing stunting among children

A News Analysis By Ibukun Emiola News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Most people are unmindful of the connections between nutrition and physical growth of their children, especially in Africa, heath

It’s International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

May 23 is marked globally as the International Day to end Obstetric Fistula – a hole in the birth canal caused by protracted, obstructed labour in the absence of timely

Performance enhancing drugs may cause organ damage, sudden death, NAFDAC warns

Dangerous to healthy living The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC has warned Nigerians to desist from using performance enhancing substances known as aphrodisiac in order

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Lagos vows to strictly enforce international COVID-19 travel protocols 

“The Federal Government has put very strict guidelines in place for people coming from India, Brazil and Turkey. These passengers coming in are to be mandatorily isolated at any of the accredited State isolation facilities at their own expense.”

Don blames lack of potable water on inability to implement laws, policies

 Prof. Josiah Babatola of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) has blamed inability of government to execute its policies and decision as a major cause of inadequate potable water.

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COVAX COVID-19 vaccines arrive Nigeria

Nigeria has received nearly 4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, shipped via the COVAX Facility, a partnership between CEPI, Gavi, UNICEF and WHO.   The vaccines arrived at the