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Kwara Records 35 Percent Increase Public Hospital Patronage In Four Months

Kwara Records 35 Percent Increase Public Hospital Patronage In Four Months The patronage of public health institutions in Kwara State has risen to at least 35% in the last three to four months as the government focuses on basic healthcare and the recent upgrade of equipment at the General Hospital Ilorin,  officials said at the weekend. “We’ll make sure that all our...... more

World Bank supports Niger with $6m

World Bank supports Niger with $6m The sum of $6 million has been injected into the “Save One Million Lives Health Programme for Results” of Niger State Government, by the World Bank, the Commissioner for Health and Hospital Services, Mustapha Jibrin said on Thursday. According to Daily Trust, Jibrin said this while addressing journalists in Minna. He...... more

Scientists develop ‘superdrug’ to cure diabetes

Scientists develop ‘superdrug’ to cure diabetes Scientists have created a new drug cocktail that can induce insulin-producing cells to regenerate at a rate that is fast enough to work in human treatments. This is a key step in the pursuit of a cure for diabetes that restores the body’s ability to make insulin. The recent study by...... more

Malnutrition kills 132 children in Kaduna state

Malnutrition kills 132 children in Kaduna state No fewer than 132 children have died of malnutrition in Kaduna State, State Nutrition Officer, Hajiya Hauwa Usman has said. Usman said on Thursday that, out of the 12,858 hospitalised between January and October 2018 in the state, 132 children died of severe acute malnutrition. She said this, while giving an...... more

Ambode launches health insurance scheme

Ambode launches health insurance scheme Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday launched the State Health Insurance Scheme (LSHS). It is designed to give the residents easy access to affordable and quality healthcare services. According to The Nation, the scheme is mandatory for all Lagosians. Speaking at the launching which took place at the Civic Centre...... more

Roche Diagnostics partners ASLM for Pandemic Response Conference

Roche Diagnostics partners ASLM for Pandemic Response Conference Roche Diagnostics has partnered with African Society for Laboratory Medicine ASLM 2018 for the fourth Biennial International Conference in Lagos in a bid to prevent and control the next pandemic in Africa with a focus on the “Role of the Laboratory.” ASLM plays an important role in advancing and strengthening laboratory...... more

‘191m Nigerians at risk of malaria’

‘191m Nigerians at risk of malaria’ An estimated 191 million Nigerians are currently at risk of malaria, the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) of the Federal Ministry of Health has revealed. National coordinator of the programme, Audu Bala Mohammed, revealed this in a chat with newsmen in Abuja on Monday. He said the rising number of malaria...... more

Hearing disability in Nigeria rises to 8.5m

Hearing disability in Nigeria rises to 8.5m An alarming rate of 466 million people globally, has hearing disability. That number is said to have increased from 360 million, Health Minister, Professor Isaac Adewole has said. The minister also said that, the prevalence in Nigeria increased from 7.3 million to 8.5 million within a decade. According to Independent, prof...... more

Pyramax enters Nigerian market

Pyramax enters Nigerian market The country’s pharmaceutical industry has been swelled by the entry of a new brand, Pyramax. Pyramax, according to the manufacturers promises to give consumers a new experience.  Speaking at its unveiling in Lagos, the Chief Executive Officer of Dovizia Pharma Services, Mr. Oladipupo Ojo, said the need to “innovatively prosecute the...... more

New study shows snoring dangerous for women

New study shows snoring dangerous for women A new study says both snoring and obstructive sleep apnea could lead to earlier impairment of cardiac function in women. “Snoring” refers to a sleeping pattern in which a person breathes while emitting a snorting or grunting sound. Although, the National Sleep Foundation suggests that 90 million people in the United...... more

Herbal increases CD4 count in HIV/AIDS patients

Herbal increases CD4 count in HIV/AIDS patients A recent study by Nigerian researchers has demonstrated how an herbal therapy could reduce the viral loads and increase CD4 counts of Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) patients. The Guardian reports that, a CD4 count measures the number of CD4 cells in your blood. It’s used to check...... more

HIV drugs tipped as cure for Alzheimer’s disease

HIV drugs tipped as cure for Alzheimer’s disease Scientists are suggesting that HIV drugs might successfully treat Alzheimer’s disease. According to research, a recent study suggests that Alzheimer, which affects in the US alone, an estimated 5.7million people, can might be cured by HIV drugs successfully. According to the research, published by Medical News Today, an HIV enzyme plays...... more

Scientists discover new approach to detecting cancer earlier

Scientists discover new approach to detecting cancer earlier Cancer scientists led by principal investigator Dr. Daniel De Carvalho at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have combined “liquid biopsy,” epigenetic alterations and machine learning to develop a blood test to detect and classify cancer at its earliest stages, The Guardian has said. The findings, published online Thursday in Nature, describe not...... more

NMA to train health workers on neonatal, maternal mortality

NMA to train health workers on neonatal, maternal mortality The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) says it will train and retain health workers to reduce the prevalence of neonatal and maternal mortality in rural areas. The FCT Chairman of the association, Dr Ekpe Phillips, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NMA) on Saturday in Abuja. Phillips...... more

Nigeria records 800,000 preterm births annually

Nigeria records 800,000 preterm births annually National President of NAPN, Mrs Olubunmi Lawal, has said that the country Nigeria has been ranked third, with about 800,000 preterm births recorded annually. Lawal, who made the statement on Saturday said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja as the world commemorates 2018 World...... more

Katsina urged to budget N693m for HIV/AIDS in 2019

Katsina urged to budget N693m for HIV/AIDS in 2019 The National Agency for the Control of AIDS has called on the Katsina State Government to include HIV/AIDS in its health insurance scheme. NACA Director-General Dr Sani Aliyu made the call when he led a delegation to Governor Aminu Masari in Katsina on an advocacy visit for HIV/AIDS services and support...... more

Incredible: 30% Nigerians Suffer Mental Disorders, Says FG

Incredible: 30% Nigerians Suffer Mental Disorders, Says FG An estimated 40 million Nigerians are believed to be suffering from one form of mental sickness or another. The Federal Ministry of Health made this known on Monday in Abuja at a workshop on mental health. According to a report in the Vanguard, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Abdulaziz Abdullahi,...... more

198 Dead As Ebola Scourge Ravages Congo

198 Dead As Ebola Scourge Ravages Congo As the scourge of the deadly Ebola virus continues to ravage the DR Congo since August, almost 200 people have reportedly died from the latest outbreak. According to BBC reports, the nation’s health ministry confirmed the number. “At this point, 319 cases and 198 deaths have been registered,” Oly Ilunga, the...... more

Premature Birth: Nigeria Ranks 3rd, Says Shinkafi-Bagudu

Premature Birth: Nigeria Ranks 3rd, Says Shinkafi-Bagudu Wife of the Kebbi State Governor, Dr. Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu, has said Nigeria ranks third among 10 top countries with high rate of preterm birth of 773,600. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Dr. Shinkafi-Bagudu, disclosed this in Abuja when the National Association of Nigerian Paediatric Nurses (NANPAN) paid advocacy...... more

Be Warned, Sex Addiction On The Increase – Study

Be Warned, Sex Addiction On The Increase – Study Researchers at the University of Minnesota, United States, have sensationally claimed that sex addiction is on the increase. This is coming on the heels of growing concern about increasing reports of rape cases and sexual predation or harassments. This new finding revealed that 10 per cent of men and seven percent...... more

7m smokers die yearly in Nigeria, say FMoH, CISLAC • Tobacco tax can generate over N20b

 7m smokers die yearly in Nigeria, say FMoH, CISLAC • Tobacco tax can generate over N20b Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) and Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) have revealed that over seven million Nigerians die yearly from tobacco smoking. They warned that the death toll would rise to about eight million by 2020, if measures were not taken to check it. According to a report in...... more

Delta First Lady raises alarm over neonatal tetanus

Delta First Lady raises alarm over neonatal tetanus WIFE of Delta State Governor, Dame Edith Okowa, has called for adequate awareness on the dangers of neonatal tetanus, warning that mothers could be infected during unsafe and unhygienic delivery of their babies.  According to a Vanguard report, Mrs. Okowa, who made the call while flagging off the 2018 Maternal Neonatal...... more

Tips to control high blood pressure

Tips to control high blood pressure Research reveals that packaged, tinned and canned foods are mostly to be avoided by those living with high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a frightening disease because it has few symptoms yet puts people at great risk of heart disease or stroke. Huge numbers of people have been diagnosed but...... more

Blood pressure drugs spark lung cancer fears

Blood pressure drugs spark lung cancer fears Scientists have found out that blood pressure drugs taken by millions worldwide could raise the risk of lung cancer. The study, published yesterday in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) shows that patients on Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors were 14 per cent more likely to develop the disease than those on other...... more

Bayelsa Diagnostic Centre, Health Insurance Scheme Rank Among World's Best - Obasanjo

Bayelsa Diagnostic Centre, Health Insurance Scheme Rank Among World's Best - Obasanjo   Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday described services provided by the Bayelsa State Diagnostic Centre and the Health Insurance Scheme as affordable and world class. Chief Obasanjo, who spoke with newsmen in Yenagoa shortly after undergoing routine medical checks at the Bayelsa State Diagnostic Centre and the...... more

CODEINE: NAFDAC reopens Emzor, others

  CODEINE: NAFDAC reopens Emzor, others National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control, NAFDAC, at the weekend, reopened the three pharmaceutical companies it ordered shut over the production of codeine cough syrups. The three companies are Emzor Pharmaceuticals Ind. Ltd in Lagos; Peace Standard Pharmaceutical Limited and Bioraj Pharmaceutical Limited, both based in Ilorin, the Kwara...... more

WORLD AIDS DAY: Okowa Calls For Increased Advocacy Against Stigmatisation

  WORLD AIDS DAY:  Okowa Calls For Increased Advocacy Against Stigmatisation AS the World marks World AIDS Day today on December 1, Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa  has called for increased advocacy on the HIV/AIDS pandemic to eradicate stigmatisation and discrimination in the country. Governor Okowa who made this call during a Live Radio and Television broadcast  to mark the day said...... more

FG plans N1b support to fight HIV and AIDS through NHIS

FG plans N1b support to fight HIV and AIDS through NHIS The Federal Government said on Monday that it would support the fight against HIV and AIDS programmes through the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in 2018. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said this at the opening of a two-day Nigeria HIV and AIDS intervention symposium in Abuja. Adewole said...... more

Monkey Pox : No outbreak in Kwara

Monkey Pox : No outbreak in Kwara The Kwara Government on Monday said there was no outbreak of Monkey Pox disease in any of the 16 local government areas of the state.  The state Commissioner for Health, Alhaji Atolagbe Alege, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in llorin on Monday.  He said that investigation by...... more

Ondo holds workshop on Strategic Health Development

Ondo holds workshop on Strategic Health Development The Ondo State Government has inaugurated a four-day validation workshop on 2017-2021 Strategic Health Development Plan II.  Inaugurating the workshop on Tuesday in Akure, Dr Wahab Adegbenro, the state Commissioner for Health, said the training was meant to produce an all-encompassing and harmonised strategic health development document for the health sector...... more

 

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