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Under-5 Mortality Rate: Kano leads in Nigeria

No fewer than 101,000 Under-5 children die every year in Kano State out of the 575,000 live births recorded annually in the state, the highest under-5 mortality rate by any

Worldwide switch to bivalent oral polio vaccine begins on Sunday

The trivalent oral polio vaccine has been instrumental in the near-eradication of the disease worldwide, but the vaccine still has some challenges that can be addressed by switching to a

Fast food exposes consumers to harmful chemicals – study shows

Fast food eaters beware! A new study has found that people who ate more fast food had higher levels of phthalates, than non-consumers. Phthalates are a group of chemicals used

Better way to wash your hands

You do it several times a day: You grab some soap, rub your hands together for 20 seconds or so, then rinse. Yet if you’re aiming to get rid of

NAFDAC shuts 16 herbal medicine facilities

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has shut 16 herbal medicine facilities and seized products over illegal operations in Onitsha, Anambra. The seizure was effected

Diabetes patients must be involved in their own management – Olufemi-Ajayi

People living with diabetes must be involved in the management of their condition to be able to achieve good control of their blood sugar and prevent the numerous complications associated

Diabetes epidemic looms in Nigeria – Health Minister

… NMA says over 2m people are diabetic in the country ABUJA: Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole yesterday decried the growing rate of diabetes in the country, saying the

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Diabetes: Enlighten Nigerians now, endocrinologist tells govt

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark the World Heath Day yesterday, a consultant endocrinologist, a specialist physician who diagnoses and treats diseases related to the glands,

Please don’t go on strike, Buhari begs doctors

ABUJA:President Muhammadu Buhari earlier today pleaded with Nigerian resident doctors to shelve their plan to embark on a strike from April 25 and give his government a chance to address

WHO out with first global report on diabetes

… says 422 million adults now live with it. The World Health Organisation (WHO) today released the first WHO Global Report on Diabetes showing that the number of people living

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Nigerian has huge diabetes burden – Minister

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole said yesterday at the NHO Media Roundtable on Diabetes that the disease is gradually becoming an epidemic worldwide and Nigeria remains one of

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WHD: Roche, Rainbow Hospital lead Media Roundtable on diabetes

Multinational pharmaceutical company Roche Diagnostics in collaboration with Rainbow Specialist Medical Centre earlier today kicked off activities marking the 2016 World Health Day (WHD) in Nigeria with a media roundtable

Update on Health Minister’s Visit to LUTH

Darkness in A& E The current bleak power situation in the country was at its best at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital when the Health Minister paid a scheduled visit

EU supports immunisation in FCT with N188m

The European Union, EU, has supported immunisation of children in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, against polio and other child-killer diseases with 859,147 euros (about N188, 338,000) EU, through the

Health Minister visits LUTH

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Folorunso Adewole, earlier today, paid a schedule visit to the Lagos University Teaching Hospitals (LUTH). He was conducted round the hospital by the Chief

TB: Not yet success story for Nigeria

• Records 250,000 deaths annually • Ranks No. 4 among high-burdened countries • Undetected and Undiagnosed tuberculosis on the increase • WHO says battle is only half-won globally. The World

NHO holds media Roundtable Conference on diabetes

… Countdown begins on 2016 World Health Day activities To mark the 2016 World Health Day (WHD), Africa’s premier health online newspaper, Nigeria Health Online (NHO) is organizing a media

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Why we adopted Nigeria’s CDC for Africa – Amb Maiyegun

The African Union last weekend adopted the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, as one of its five Regional Collaborating Centres for Disease Control. It is part of the AU’s

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How diabetes causes blindness

For the diabetics – experts say there are over twelve million of them in Nigeria – how they will control the disease to ensure that they avoid complications often associated

New WHO report ranks Nigeria low in immunisation

• Yet to eliminate tetanus, measles • Still low in new vaccine introduction A new report on Africa’s immunisation coverage released by the World health Organisation (WHO) at the just

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Nigeria’s number 1 disease

Sam Eferaro This Week As the remains of mama Rebecca Eferaro, my mum was being lowered into the grave penultimate Saturday, some pictures and memories of her very active life

Lagos’ “Strange illness” is measles!

… Health commissioner confirms outbreak The strange outbreak of febrile rash illnesses that claimed the lives of many young children in Otodo Gbame community of Etiosa local government area of

More Nigerians develop diabetes mellitus foot

Caption: A Diabetes Mellitus foot Pa Emmanuel Dodoh never really paid any serious attention to his blood sugar level, least of all his feet, when he was diagnosed with diabetes

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2016 Health budget controversy: Group demands increase funding for PHC

Stakeholders have called for the inclusion of 1% consolidated federal revenue to fund primary health care (PHC) in the new version of the 2016 health budget to be submitted to

Kidney stones on the rise

Contrary to general belief in medical circle that kidney stone occurs only in white people especially the middle-aged and obese men who eat unhealthy diets and don’t drink enough fluids