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By admin On 18 Sep, 2015 At 01:07 AM | Categorized As Health | With 0 Comments

The United Nations (UN) agencies have disclosed that the rates of death from malaria have reduced by 60 per cent in the past 15 years, indicating that more than six million lives have been saved – the vast majority of them African children. In a joint World Health Organisation (WHO)-UNICEF report, experts also said that […]

By admin On 16 Sep, 2015 At 01:45 AM | Categorized As Health | With 0 Comments

populationBauchi—No fewer than 20 million people are infected with Hepatitis virus in Nigeria, Bauchi-based Gastroenterologist of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital, Dr Mustapha Umar, has said. Dr Umar, who stated this in an interview in Bauchi yesterday, as part of activities lined up to mark this year’s Hepatitis Week, said 3.6 million people were […]

By admin On 10 Sep, 2015 At 01:17 AM | Categorized As Health | With 0 Comments

The United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality’s report released yesterday said that the rate of global child mortality has reduced by half of what it was in 1990 but still falls short of the United Nations’ target. “The 53 per cent drop in under-five mortality is not enough to meet the Millennium Development Goal […]

By admin On 5 Sep, 2015 At 01:19 AM | Categorized As Health | With 0 Comments

In recent times a handful of religious institutions advocate for series of tests for couples planning to get married. But for most people, the joy of finding true love and deciding to go into matrimony with a spouse usually knows no bound. TUNDE OGUNTOLA in this piece writes on the dangers attached to this lifelong […]

By admin On 31 Aug, 2015 At 01:10 AM | Categorized As Health | With 0 Comments

Nigeria loses a sum of N250 billion annually to medical tourism, the Nigeria Medical Association(NMA) has said. To put an end to such capital flight, the NMA recommended the upgrading of the country’s tertiary institutions and replacing their obsolete equipment with modern ones. In a communiqué at the end of its national executive council (NEC) […]

By admin On 30 Aug, 2015 At 08:00 AM | Categorized As Health | With 0 Comments

A medical practitioner, Dr Stella Iwuagwu, has called on the Federal Government to formulate better policies to further reduce the maternal mortality rate in the country.   Iwuagwu made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at Alude Ibeme, Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo on Sunday.   According […]

By admin On 23 Aug, 2015 At 05:16 AM | Categorized As Health | With 0 Comments

New mothers may inadvertently pass industrial chemicals along to their babies through breast-feeding which might lower the effectiveness of some childhood vaccinations, researchers report. The class of chemicals called perfluorinated alkylates substances (PFASs) are widely used in consumer products to make them resistant to water, grease and stains. A Harvard-led research team found that a […]

By admin On 22 Aug, 2015 At 05:10 AM | Categorized As Health | With 0 Comments

Mothers in Nigeria have been advised to give good nutrition to their growing children so as to ensure sound intellectual and physical growth. Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs Bolanle Ambode, who gave the advice while declaring open the 10th Nutritional Seminar of Frieslandcampina Wamco Nigeria, at Oregun, Ikeja on Friday said some mothers were […]

By admin On 4 Aug, 2015 At 01:42 AM | Categorized As Health | With 0 Comments

The federal government said yesterday in Abuja that Nigeria has one of the poorest exclusive breastfeeding rates in Africa because many women give their infants water along with breast milk. The permanent secretary of the federal ministry of health, Mr Linus Awute, who disclosed this during an event to flag off the 2015 World Breastfeeding […]

By admin On 15 Feb, 2015 At 05:01 AM | Categorized As Health | With 0 Comments

The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has signed an MoU with General Electric (GE) for a comprehensive healthcare project to be situated in Ogbia Local Government Area, Oloibiri and neighbouring communities where crude oil was first discovered in Nigeria. As a result of the partnership, the local government in Bayelsa State will soon have a […]

By admin On 6 Nov, 2014 At 01:02 AM | Categorized As Health | With 0 Comments

The minister of state for health, Dr Khaliru Alhassan, has disclosed that health officials in Sierra Leone have officially informed the ministry that two Nigerians resident in Freetown have been diagnosed with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). He said that one of the Nigerians is a 27-year-old indigene of Abia State, while the other is a […]