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NAFDAC impounds sex stamina drugs, others worth N15 million in Taraba

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has in its recent operations in Gembu, Taraba State, impounded unregistered drugs worth N15 million. The impounded drugs included

Bayer introduces OTC back pain device

German multinational pharmaeuutical company has a drug-free, device for fhe management of pain. The device, Aleve Direct Therapy, uses transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), which delivers stimulating pulses to the

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Sordid state of Lagos FP clinics

Most facilities lack consumables for modern contraceptive procedure Some have no dedicated FP room to ensure privacy for users Some operate with old or incomplete equipment Many can’t offer implant

China’s military hospitals offer illegal experimental cures – report

Military hospitals in China are offering unapproved immunotherapy and stem cell treatments, Reuters reports, promising miracle cures at steep fees. The news agency said promising preclinical therapeutics were offered at

About 5000 Lagosians may lose homes to flood in 2016, says LASEMA operations boss

  Following the prediction by Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET), that high level of flood will occur in Lagos and other states this year, Head Operations and Logistics, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA),

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Chevron Nigeria launches $1.4m HIV Mother-To-Child prevention project in Bayelsa

First phase of intervention helped reduce HIV prevalence rates in Bayelsa State from 9.1% in 2010 to 3.8% in 2015 Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), operator of the NNPC/CNL Joint Venture

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How bleaching, analgesic misuse damage kidney – expert speaks

In view of the growing problem of chronic kidney disease (CKD)  in Nigeria,  a consultant transplant nephrologist, and Clinical Director, St Nicholas Hospital Lagos, Dr. Ebun Bamgboye, has an advice

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WHO Regional Director visits Nigeria 

The World Health Organisation, Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, has arrived Nigeria on a three-day visit. The visit, according to a statement from the Federal Ministry of Health,

ECOWAS Centre for Disease Control takes off

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS0) today kicked-off its Regional Surveillance and Disease Control Centre (RCSDC)  in Nigeria. Operations of the centre began with the inaugural meeting of

FG sacks striking resident doctors

…   as ARD suspends strike The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, yesterday announced the sack of resident doctors in tertiary health institutions all over the country, less than 48 hours after

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Revealed! Many Nigerians can’t control their asthma!

A recent survey has revealed that only few Nigerians could be said to be in control of the dreaded condition. According to the Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention (GINA),

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Viagra could reduce risk of heart attack, new study shows

  Research shows it can save patients from heart attack Study of 6,000 diabetic patients reveals those taking the pill had less heart incidents than those who didn’t Cuts heart

New HPV vaccine prevents 80 percent of cervical cancers

The new 9-valent human papillomavirus vaccine, can potentially prevent 80 percent of cervical cancers if given to all 11- or 12-year-old children before they are exposed to the virus. In

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NARD strike disrupts  services at UCH

Normal medical services have been disrupted at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, following the nationwide strike called by the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD). The News Agency of

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LUTH performs 7 open heart surgeries in 3 days

… celebrates medical team The management of Lagos University teaching Hospital (LUTH) Thursday addressed a press conference to formally honour its team of professionals that performed seven open heart  surgeries

Buhari goes to London for ear infection treatment

  Although he promised to reduce medical tourism to the barest minimum, President Muhammadu Buhari travelled  out of the country earlier today  to receive treatment for an ear infection. A statement

World No Tobacco day: Introduce plain packaging

WHO urges countries  GENEVA  – The world marks the World No tobacco Day today with a call by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on all countries to introduce plain (standardized)

Buhari: More promises than action!

  Promises, promises and promises. This may well be the best way to sum up President Muhammadu Buhari’s performance in the health sector during his first year in office. Perhaps

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Health minister tasks Africa on production of HIV/AIDS drugs

Health minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole  has called on nations on the African continent to explore ways of producing drugs for HIV/AIDS locally and halt dependence on nations of other regions

Stroke on increase in Nigeria

Dr Biodun Ogungbo is a Consultant Neurosurgeon and Director, Stroke Action Nigeria. He currently practices at Lifebridge Diagnostic Centre, Abuja. A passionate crusader against stroke, Ogungbo says incident of stroke

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Zika virus: WHO backs Brazil for 2016 Olympic

World Health Organization, WHO, has cleared the way for Brazil’s hosting of this year Olympic games, hence putting an end to earlier fears the games might be cancelled or shifted

Nigeria Prize for Science: Judges receive entries

The selection process for The Nigeria Prize for Science 2016, formally took off earlier today with the handing over of entries to the panel of judges by the Chairman of

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Zika virus hits Africa

Just few months after containing the dreaded Ebola virus disease, the World Health Organization, WHO, has announced the presence of another rampaging virus, Zika, on the continent. In a statement

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NAFDAC alerts on recall of IV solution, children medication

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has announced the recall of three lots of intravenous solution by the Singaporean Health Science Authority (HSA). According to

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FG warns against use of unprescribed drugs

ABUJA: The Federal Government yesterday warned Nigerians against the use of unprescribed drugs, saying it is dangerous to health. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, gave the warning at