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Pharmaceutical coy warns on sub-standard drugs

Pharmaceutical coy warns on sub-standard drugs Managing Director and chief Executive Offi cer of New Age Pharmaceutical Company in Gwagwalada, Mr. Nnamdi Ofonagoro, has warned Nigerians, and especially FCT residents, to ensure that the medications administered on them were genuine ...

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How to prevent breast cancer – Expert

Women have been advised to be doing self examination of their breasts at least every month after menstruation as a way of preventing cancer. A gynecologist at the Bauchi state Specialists’ Hospital, Dr Habiba Ismail, who is also the chairman, ...

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Organisation offers free HIV services to IDPs

A Non-Governmental Organisation, FHI 360, has adapted strategies to providing free healthcare services to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the North-east. Th e FHI 360, USAIDfunded Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDs Services (SIDHAS) project, had set up mobile clinics, out ...

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Only 23% Nigerian children immunized

A Multi Indicator Cluster Survey report (MICS) has revealed that only about 23 per cent of children in Nigeria have received all recommended vaccines between 2016 and 2017. Th e survey also revealed that 40 per cent of the children ...

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Quacks take over medical labs in Bauchi

By Najib Sani Bauchi Bauchi state branch of medical laboratory scientists association, has decried the proliferation of fake medical laboratories and quacks in the state, attributing it to the absence of an organised Directorate to coordinate laboratory services. Chairman of ...

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Lassa fever ‘berths’ in Yobe

  By Musa M. Buba Damaturu Yobe state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mohammed Bello Kawuwa, has debunked report that cases of Lassa fever were found in Yobe state. Kawuwa, who made the denial at a press briefi ng yesterday in ...

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Minister decries inadequate doctors

By Kingston Obung Calabar Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has lamented the problem of inadequate doctors in the country to render the level of medical services to Nigerians that the President Muhammadu-led federal government would want to see. Adewole ...

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FG, PACFAH task stakeholders on guidelines, others

By AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna Governments, healthcare providers, parents and other health stakeholders have been tasked on full implementation of Nigeria Standard Treatment Guidelines and Nigeria Essential Medicines List. Federal Ministry of Health and Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family ...

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Ebonyi breaks 8-year water scarcity jinx

By Egwuagha Amarachukwu Abakaliki Ebonyi state government yesterday said it had broken the age-long jinx in the area of distribution of potable water. Th e Commissioner for Water Resources, Mrs. Euphemia Nwali, disclosed this while addressing journalists, saying that the ...

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14m Nigerians single parents – Expert

By Moh Bello Habib Zaria It has been estimated that about 14million Nigerians are single parents who cater for 28 million children educationally and other aspect of life. A University Academic, Dr Sylvester Momoh Onoja, said in his lecture titled ...

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World’s 4th leading killer

By Rufus Adedoyin It is a known fact that chronic diseases (CDs) are the leading cause of mortality worldwide. While efforts are directed to reduce the prevalence of chronic diseases in advanced nations, prevention of CDs and other chronic non-communicable ...

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Why handshakes should be banned

If practices that are considered acceptable social norms become the means by which societies are harmed then such practices should be de-emphasised or taken down in totally, as it were. Th e seemingly harmless custom of handshaking is actually the ...

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Our health system not safe – Expert

By Ajuma Edwina Ogiri Abuja Chief Executive Offi cer of Patients Safety and Global Support Initiative (PSGSI), Dr Oluwole Daini, has said the nation’s health system was not safe. He also said studies in Nigeria and outside the country had ...

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Kagarko LG administrator harps on hygiene

By Abubakar Labaran Kafanchan Administrator, Kagarko local government council of Kaduna state, Alhaji Mohammed Kabir Mainasibi, has advised parents, especially women, to ensure they maintained good hygiene in their homes and the community. Mainasibi gave the advice at Ungwan Pah ...

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Hepatitis can be prevented – WHO

World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that many hepatitis cases could be prevented if hospitals reduced the vast number of unnecessary injections that help spread the disease. Th e UN agency launched a broad campaign against unnecessary injections on the ...

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World marks Hepatitis Day today

By Ahmid Lawal Abuja World Hepatitis Day is being celebrated every year on July 28 to create awareness globally among the common people about the disease condition. It is the world level awareness programme launched as a global public health ...

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Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami and Director GeneralNAPTIP, Julie Okah-Donli, during the 2017 Anti-Human Traffi cking Public lecture

From left: Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Diocese, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami and Director General, National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffi cking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli, during the 2017 Anti-Human Traffi cking Public lecture, ...

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What wears down your teeth

By Oluwatosin Akingbulu Your teeth are made from tough stuff . Th eir outer layer, the enamel, is the strongest substance in your body. But habits, health conditions, and injuries can lead to wear and tear. Learn what can damage ...

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Lactose intolerance in infants

Kids Health Sometimes lactose intolerance is mistaken with food allergy in babies. Th erefore, parents of babies must understand what lactose intolerance in infants exactly is. Read on to fi nd more about the causes and symptoms of lactose intolerance ...

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Ogun doctors threaten strike

Medical doctors in the employ of Ogun state government, yesterday vowed to embark on an indefi nite industrial action by August, if the state government continues to ignore their demands. Th e doctors, under the aegis of the National Association ...

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