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Health minister lauds NCDC over leading role in prevention, control of communicable diseases

The minister at the lab The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, today, January 9, commended the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for its lead role in the prevention,

Johnson & Johnson recalls baby powder as asbestos trace is discovered in one bottle

World’s largest healthcare company, Johnson & Johnson on Friday, (October 18) recalled a single batch of its baby powder as a precaution after government testing found trace amounts of asbestos

CACCP seeks collaboration with relevant stakeholders to tackle menace of Counterfeit drugs

The Coalition Against Counterfeit Pharmaceutical Products (CACCP)  in conjunction with Nigerian Representatives of Overseas Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (NIROPHARM) and Pfizer is leading the charge in seeking collaborations between relevant stakeholders in

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Ascent to Mental Health Bill now – WMA President urges FG at Vanguard Mental Health Summit

The President of the World Medical Association, WMA, Dr Osahon Enabulele, has called on the federal government to ascent to the Mental Health Bill to address the challenges of mental

Nigeria-EU-UNODC Partnership Project on Drug Control closes

As the European Union funded project “Response to Drugs and Related Organized Crime” implemented by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC, comes to an end, stakeholders gathered

Lagos targets 1.3M school-based children for deworming

Lagos State Government has commenced free school based deworming exercise to treat soil transmitted helminthiasis (STH), targeting 1.3 million school aged children between ages of five and 14 year who

Prof, my daughter bends sideways while standing

“Could be Scoliosis, visit nearest public hospital for thorough examination” Dear Prof, I noticed that my eighteen-year-old daughter bends sideways while standing. She also complains of pain around the mid

No case of COVID-19 recorded in Nigerian Prisons since outbreak – Controller General

The Nigerian Correctional Service NCoS has again scaled up its environmental and health surveillance systems, as part of its mandate to provide good health services for the wellbeing, protection and

Rotavirus immunisation begins in Lagos Friday

The Lagos State Primary Health Care Board (LSPHCB) with the support of development partners will be conducting a statewide immunisation campaign against Rotavirus from Friday, 25th November to Wednesday, 30th

Rainbow Hospital begins free screening to mark World Diabetes Day

As part of activities to mark the 2022 World Diabetes Day (WDD), Rainbow Specialist Medical Centre, a private hospital with focus on the management of diabetes and other endocrine and

Is scabies incurable?

Dear Doctor, I’m a 32-year old man and unemployed. Four years ago at the university, I contracted scabies which covered my arms and some parts of the body. It took

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Learn about diabetes – DICOMAI urges Nigerians

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark the 2022 World Diabetes Day (WDD) on November 14, a non-governmental organization, Diabetes Control Media Advocacy Initiative (DICOMAI) has urged

My pregnant sister has swollen legs, constantly feels dizzy and tired. Is this normal?

Dear Doctor, My 27-year old sister is four months pregnant. It’s her first pregnancy but she’s yet to register at any hospital for her ante-natal care. Someone advised her to wait till

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