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Psychotic disorders increase risk of dementia – research shows

According to a review of the existing evidence conducted by University College London researchers, people with psychotic disorders like schizophrenia are 2.5 times more likely than those without a psychotic

Pneumonia kills 700,000 children annually – paediatrician

A paediatrician at the Federal Medical center, Birnin Kudu in Jigawa state Dr. Ummah Idris says it is estimated by the World Health Organization WHO that at least one child

FG disburses N101bn from BHPF to 7600 primary health care centres

The Federal Government has disbursed N101billion to 7,600 primary health care facilities from the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHPF). Secretary of the Ministerial Oversight committee, for BHCPF, in the Ministry

Worried by middle back pain

Being a civil servant with long sitting hours makes your mid-back or mid-thoracic susceptible to mid-thoracic or mid-back pain – Prof. Useh Dear Prof, I feel pain in the middle

Doctors raise alarm over high rate of hernia, diabetes in Abia

Medical doctors have decried the high rate of hernia, diabetes and high blood pressure in Abia communities. They also expressed concern over the rising cases of eye-related diseases, and called

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Is my doctor right to prescribe contraceptive pill for my endometriosis?

What manner of disease is this? Dear doctor, I’m 29 years old and currently undergoing my youth service. Last year, I had severe abdominal pain and the doctor recommended an

WMA President advocates empowerment of Junior doctors

Addresses 1st International Junior Doctors Network Conference The President of the World Medical Association (WMA), Dr. Osahon Enabulele, has called for support and empowerment of junior doctors in the medical

Nigerian governors worry over brain drain

Health Minister confirms 1000  out of  3000 doctors who  graduate annually leave the country  The 36 State Governors under the umbrella of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, weekend expressed worry

Lagos calls for collaborative efforts against breast cancer 

holds Awareness Walk to commemorate Pink October Lagos State Government has called for strategic collaborative efforts; including raising necessary awareness; sensitizing the populace; raising funds to help support life-saving treatment

LASUTH partners Cardiostat Int’l on cardiovascular operations for Indigent patients

The Cardiology Unit in the Department of Medicine of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), in collaboration with Cardiostart International, recently carried out a two-tier cardiovascular mission for less

My exercises are not working, I need to lose weight

Prof Useh: FITT will help Dear Prof, My exercises are not helping me. I am a 54-year-old Human Resource practitioner. I want to lose some weight. I have been on

COVID-19: TB incidence on increase – Report  

A new report by the Global Tuberculosis Report 2022 has revealed that there has been an increase in the number of TB deaths and incidence in the last two years

Lagos hosts 8th African conference on ‘one health’, biosecurity 

No fewer than 400 global health, security and environmental experts including policy makers and researchers in various fields from Africa and continents around the world are expected to converge in

 ‘OneWellness’ health tracker platform launched in Nigeria

Targets 250, 000 users by 2024  OneHealth, an online pharmacy and healthcare platform has formally launched its OneWellness, a platform that provides healthcare management through access, adherence and accountability, in

2023 election: NMA pledges support to presidential candidate with good plans for healthcare

The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, on Tuesday said it would only support presidential candidates whose blueprint in the health sector addresses the nation’s current health challenges and in line with

Lassa fever cases on the rise in Ebonyi – Medical organisation  

Says hand washing, efficient way of preventing spread An International Medical Organisation, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, MSF, has raised the  alarm over the rising cases of Lassa fever in

COVID-19: Over half of eligible Nigerians are partially vaccinated, says NPHCDA boss

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), has said that over half of the country’s eligible population have been partially vaccinated against the COVID-19 pandemic. The Executive Director of

‘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

Will physiotherapy help my persistent cough and weight loss

Yes … it could be COPD, Prof Useh says Dear Prof, I am a 55-year old accountant with a private firm in Lagos. I’ve been coughing for three years and

Flood victims: Midwives panic as 2 pregnant women go into labour in Rivers IDP camp

Midwives in a flood Internally Displaced People’s Camp in Rivers State were reported to be in panic on Thursday over the condition of two expectant mothers in the facility. According

EDSG Inaugurates Health Research Ethics Committee

Commences domestication and implementation of National Health Act 2014 Edo State government formally kicked off the domestication and implementation of the National Health Act 2014 recently as the State Commissioner

Lagos to host Africa discourse on health security, biological threat

In continuation of efforts to ensure that the Africa continent strengthens its health security to mitigate biological threats and consolidate on the gains made in tackling different emerging infectious diseases,

Gates Foundation to commit $1.2b towards polio eradication

BERLIN, Germany – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) yesterday at the World Health Summit, announced it will commit $1.2 billion to support efforts to end all forms of polio

Uganda declares lockdown over Ebola outbreak

A three-week lockdown has been declared in two districts of Uganda as the country battles an Ebola outbreak. Bars, nightclubs, places of worship and entertainment venues will be closed in

Pfizer partners NHIA to expand access to innovative medicine

Multinational pharmaceutical company, Pfizer and the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), have begun partnership on the reimbursement of antimicrobial agents in the country. According to Vanguard report, both parties signed