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Lassa Fever: Lagos records first case

The Lagos State Government has confirmed the occurrence of the first case of Lassa fever in the State. The patient; a 25 year old, male, undergraduate of Ahmadu Bello University,

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FG designates 6 labs for lassa fever detection

We will concentrate on prevention because currently, there is no vaccine as of today. I have been notified of a candidate vaccine which we will put through clinical trial to

Health Minister visits Niger

… commiserates with Fuka village elders The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has visited Fuka village in Muyan Local Government Area of Niger State, which has recorded the highest

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Rivers doctors begin strike

… protest incessant kidnap of colleagues Medical doctors in Rivers today commenced a three-day strike to protest the frequent abduction of medical doctors in the state. Addressing a press conference

Lassa fever kills doctor in Rivers state

As the number of death increase from the ravaging Lassa fever outbreak in the country, a medical doctor with Rivers State-owned Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital, BMH, Dr. Livy Ijamala, has

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Lassa Fever Update: Red alert in states

More states in the country have put their citizens on red alert following the outbreak of Lassa fever in 10 states of the federation. While a few of the states

Use of oral antifungal drug during pregnancy may cause spontaneous abortion – Study

In an analysis of approximately 1.4 million pregnancies in Denmark, use of the oral antifungal medication fluconazole during pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of spontaneous abortion compared with

German entrepreneur invents contraceptive device for men

• may replace vasectomy • allows men to turn their fertility on and off with the flick of a switch (inside the scrotum) • first trials on 25 men are

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Lassa fever again!

• Kills 35, 76 cases reported in 8 states in fresh outbreak Nigeria has again been hit with the deadly Lassa fever outbreak now raging in eight states of the

Repeated antibiotics courses may alter children’s development – Study

A new animal study by New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center researchers adds to growing evidence that multiple courses of commonly used antibiotics may have a significant impact on

WHO introduces 17 sustainable goals to end poverty, hunger

GENEVA – As 2016 begins, the World Health Organization (WHO) has called on countries to begin efforts to achieve the 17 SDGs over the next 15 years, (2030). In a

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Buhari’s lean health budget dims hope for improved services

… experts say government requires more than N221.7bn to fully address the nation’s huge health challenges LAGOS – Hope for a dramatic improvement in Nigeria’s healthcare delivery system this year

Male baby boom in Ghana’s military hospital

ACCRA – The Police Hospital and the 37 Military Hospital on New Year’s Day together recorded 37 new births of which 76 per cent were males. Corporal Faustina Nunekpeku, the

Britain set for first mass strike by doctors in 40 years

LONDON – The British government said it was seeking to hold talks with doctors in its state-funded health service in a last-ditch bid to avert a series of mass walkouts,

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Merck, Pfizer, Syndax Collaborate to evaluate combination drug for ovarian cancer

Multinational pharmaceutical companies, Merck, Pfizer and Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. have entered into a collaboration agreement to evaluate avelumab, an investigational fully human anti-PD-L1 IgG1 monoclonal antibody, in combination with Syndax’s

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

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

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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

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

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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,