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UK approves first womb transplants

Britain will attempt to carry out its first womb transplants after a clinical trial enabling 10 women to undergo the procedure was approved, doctors said Wednesday. Surgeons hope to replicate

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Buhari hails delisting of Nigeria from polio-endemic countries

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday hailed WHO’s delisting of Nigeria from the polio-endemic countries, calling for continued vigilance to ensure that Nigeria maintains this new status. Presidential spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina,

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Nigeria’s new polio status: GPEI leaders react

Stakeholders in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), the partners group coordinating the global development and implementation of short-term, long-term polio eradication strategic plans and emergency action plans, have reacted

WHO removes Nigeria from polio – endemic countries

Nigeria has been removed from the list of polio endemic countries, a major feat in the global polio eradication efforts. The announcement was made today by the World Health Organisation

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Reconstitute Pharmacists Council, PSN urges Buhari

… marks World Pharmacists Day Pharmacistss in Nigeria today joined their counterparts all over the world to mark the World Pharmacists Day amidst calls on President Muhammadu Buhari by the

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Painful menstruation? See a doctor

… experts say it’ts a medical condition that requires treatment Recent studies have revealed that about 50 per cent of women above the puberty age suffer from a monthly disorder

HIV: Only 50% of Nigerian patients on treatment – NACA

Only about 747,000 people living with HIV are currently receiving treatment in the country, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has revealed. This figure was released in

Study links human breast cancer with virus in cattle

A new study by University of California, Berkeley, researchers establishes for the first time a link between infection with the bovine leukemia virus and human breast cancer. In the study,

Malaria death declines – WHO/UNICEF report

Malaria death rates have plunged by 60% since 2000, translating into 6.2 million lives saved, the vast majority of them children, according to a joint WHO-UNICEF report released Thursday. The

Eating imported chicken suicidal – Iwu

Renowned Professor of Pharmacognosy, Prof. Mauice Iwu has described the consumption of imported chicken by Nigerians as “suicidal” because of the chemical used in preserving them which, he says, could

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Good News: Cure for sickle cell confirmed!

• American doctors cure 12 adults • 87% success rate reported in phase 1/11 clinical trial Physicians at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System have cured 12

Fruit and vegetables may protect your mind

… prevent depression, new study reveals Eating a Mediterranean diet or other healthy dietary pattern, comprising of fruit, vegetables, legumes, and nuts and low in processed meats, is associated with

Ministry begins plan to implement Health Act

… inaugurates committee to produce guidelines In a move to commence full operation of the National Health Act, the Federal Ministry of Health has constituted a committee to produce a

Firm offers free hypertension screening for Abuja residents

A Nigerian pharmaceutical company, Neimeth international pharmaceuticals plc, plans to conduct free hypertension screening for residents of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The exercise will also include distribution of free

U-5 death rate drops by 53% – WHO/UNICEF

…however, 16,000 children still die daily  Globally, under-5 death have dropped by 53 per cent, however, about 16,000 children still die every day before their fifth birthday, says a new

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Poor diet, hypertension now leading risk factors for early death

A new study on global burden of disease has revealed that poor diet and high blood pressure are now the leading cause of early death worldwide. According to the results

Deadly heart conditions to watch

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) claim about 17.3 million lives worldwide each year and the number is rising. It is expected that by 2030, about

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Why doctors’ strike persists – NMA President

The President of the Nigerian Medical Association, Dr. Kayode Obembe says incessant strikes by Nigerian doctors have persisted because government is still not fulfilling its promises to them. Speaking on

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Revealed: Health ministry yet to get 2015 bugetary allocation

● Health budget continues to decline ● Nigeria maintains one of world’s lowest health budget           Less than four months before the end of 2015, the

cicirculating vaccine-derived poliovirus confirmed in Ukraine

…emergency outbreak response planned Two cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) have been confirmed in Ukraine, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) has reported. The genetic similarity between

Again, WHO declares Liberia Ebola-free

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced, for the second time around, that Liberia is now free of the Ebola virus. A statement issued by the world body on Thursday

Nigeria immunises 37 million children

No fewer than 37 million under-five children have been immunized so far in 13 states of the northern part of Nigeria during this month’s round of Sub – National Immunization

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Roche unveils Nigeria’s Premier Health Journalists Academy

Multinational Swiss pharmaceutical company, Roche Products Limited, Thursday launched Nigeria’s foremost Health Journalists Academy, which is aimed at enriching health reportage and coverage in the country by sharpening the skills

India eliminates maternal, neonatal tetanus

India has achieved a momentous public health feat – the elimination of maternal and neonatal tetanus. Maternal and neonatal tetanus is reduced to less than one case per 1 000

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US government to build $5 million pharmaceutical warehouse in Lagos

The Federal Ministry of Health Thursday performed the “ground breaking” for the construction of a state-of-the-art pharmaceutical grade warehouse to be built in Lagos by the US government through the