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Food supplements needed to boost immune system against Covid-19

There is no single food item that can prevent or cure coronavirus, at present, the Dietitians Association of Nigeria has said.

The association, however, said an adequate diet would help support the body’s immune system to fight infections.

It said its attention was drawn to several [...]

Sat, 25 April 2020


Fake test kits, inferior drugs, low-grade PPEs make winning COVID-19 war difficult —Experts

Health experts in frontline battle against Covid-19, have said that while the coronavirus pandemic presents a difficult situation globally, counterfeiters have used the situation to enrich themselves.

At an emergency press briefing in Abuja, the experts said that it was against the safety of fr [...]

Sat, 25 April 2020


Culture and belief affect exclusive breastfeeding - Expert

The Programme Manager, Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Tilewa Denloye, has expressed worry over the perceived hindrance of cultural influence to exclusive breastfeeding in Nigeria.

Denloye at an event organised by the foundation in Keffi, said it was unfortunate that a lot of mothers had been dece [...]

Sun, 29 March 2020


Expert calls for healthy sleep culture

The Chief Executive Officer of Mouka Foam, Mr Raymond Morphy, has advised Nigerians on the need to have adequate and quality sleep, saying sleep is a necessary part of human life.

At a World Sleep Day organised by the firm in Abuja, Morphy said the role of sleep in mental and physical health co [...]

Sun, 29 March 2020


NGO raises $3.6m for Africa healthcare supply chain

A non -governmental organisation, Field Intelligence, FI, has raised $3.6m equity to transform healthcare supply chain in Africa.

The amount was launched in Abuja. According to them, the money was raised in partnership with Blue Haven Initiative.

The head of growth department in FI, Pete [...]

Sun, 29 March 2020


USAID calls for multi-sectoral approach in tackling TB in Nigeria

The United State Agency for International Development, USAID, has urged the Nigerian government to explore a multi-sectoral approach to locate ‘missing cases’ of Tuberculosis in the country.

A representative of the International agency, Temidayo Odusote, said this at a World Tubercu [...]

Sun, 29 March 2020


I’m glad I survived – Ex-corper who survived Lassa fever

A 2019 Batch ‘A’ corps member, Olayinka Emmanuel, who contracted Lassa fever in Asaba, the Delta state capital, was full of praise during the passing out parade in Asaba on Thursday.

Emmanuel was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, a month ago by his colleagues, where he re [...]

Mon, 09 March 2020


Nigeria’s hot temperature may suppress spread of COVID-19 - Virologist

A Consultant Virologist, Dr Adeola Fowotade, has said that hot tropical climate as obtainable in Nigeria could help suppress the spread of coronavirus COVID-19.

Fowotade, a consultant virologist at University College Hospital, Ibadan, stated this at a press briefing in Abuja.

According t [...]

Mon, 09 March 2020


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