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Patients, health worker’s safety should be prioritised- Iden

The chief executive officer, Occupational Health and Safety Managers, Mr. Ehi Iden, has stressed the need for patients and health workers’ safety to be prioritised.

Iden said this at an event organised to commemorate the World Patients Safety Day held in Abuja.

According to him, th [...]

Mon, 28 September 2020


Breakthrough in prostate cancer treatment

 

 

 

A novel formulation of the prostate cancer drug abiraterone acetate -- currently marketed as Zytiga -- will dramatically improve the quality of life for people suffering from prostate cancer, as pre-clinical trials by the Univer [...]

Sun, 26 July 2020


Covid-19: Minister seeks Rotary’s support in fight

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has appealed to Rotary International to help in curtailing the spread of Covid-19 in Nigeria by setting up sample collection centers across the country to increase the number of tests, which is a crucial step in the government’s trace [...]

Sun, 26 July 2020


CSO launches videos to eliminate trans-fat

Civil society organizations have launched a series of public service announcement, PSAs, on regulating trans-fat consumption in Nigeria.

 

At a virtual event projected from Abuja, the Network for Health Equity and Development, NHED, and Corporate Accountability and Public Participat [...]

Sun, 26 July 2020


How COVID-19 causes smell loss

Temporary loss of smell, or anosmia, is the main neurological symptom and one of the earliest and most commonly reported indicators of COVID-19. Studies suggest it better predicts the disease than other well-known symptoms such as fever and cough, but the underlying mechanisms for loss of smell in pat [...]

Sun, 26 July 2020


Newer variant of COVID-19-causing virus dominates global infections

Research in the journal Cell shows that a specific change in the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus virus genome, previously associated with increased viral transmission and the spread of COVID-19, is more infectious in cell culture.

The variant in question, D614G, makes a small but effective change in the [...]

Fri, 10 July 2020


NHIS reconciles HMOs, HCFs over unpaid bills

The National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, said it had commenced reconciliation between Health Maintenance Organisations and Healthcare Facilities over unpaid bills.

The organisation premised the decision on its resolve to end the contentions between the HMOs and HCFs over claims of unpaid bil [...]

Fri, 10 July 2020


Civil society group laments severe malnutrition in North East

A civil society group has lamented the high rate of malnutrition in the North- Eastern part of the country, describing the situation as pathetic.

Spokesman for the group, Mr. Alhassan Yahya, stated this in Abuja during a press briefing organised by the International Society of Media and Public [...]

Fri, 10 July 2020


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