Health

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


IVF treatment more affordable in Nigeria – Dr. Ajayi

The managing director, Nordica Fertility Centre, Lagos, Dr. Abayomi Ajayi, has advised couples experiencing infertility to consider In Vitro Fertilisation treatment.

Ajayi, disclosed this at a briefing organised in Abuja to unveil the company’s two new products, Nordica Flex Pay Plan and [...]

Fri, 10 July 2020


Expert says maternal deaths preventable with safe motherhood strategies

The Regional Manager, south west Marie Stopes International Organisation Nigeria, Mr.Abimbola Faloye, has said maternal deaths are preventable through combined safe motherhood strategies of focused antenatal care.

He noted that immediate postpartum care and access to family planning, go a long [...]

Fri, 10 July 2020


Early detection, treatment, help fight cancer- Survivors

Some cancer survivors have said early detection and treatment is important in the management and treatment of cancer.

Narrating their experience at a symposium organised by the Atinke Cancer Foundation in Abuja, the survivors disclosed their battles with cancer, how they survived and stressed t [...]

Tue, 30 June 2020


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