Health

Expert tasks FG on alternative HIV/AIDS funding

As donor fund for HIV treatment continue to shrink in the country, a clinician at Nigeria Institute of Medical Research, NIMR, Lagos, Dr. Dan Onwujekwe, said that the effect of total withdrawal without alternative source of funding for HIV would not be good for Nigeria.

Speaking to our correspo [...]

Sun, 16 October 2016


7.2 million children at risk over non-release of immunization funds

There are fears that the lives of over 7.2 million children in Nigeria are at risk as the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, withholds the release of N12.8bn for immunization.
After months of President Muhammadu Buhari’s assent of the 2016 budget and barely five months to the end of th [...]

Tue, 16 August 2016


Nigeria ranks 80 percent in malnutrition status, globally - CISLAC

As the scourge of malnutrition bites hard, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, has observed that malnutrition reduces economic advancement of a nation by at least 8 percent saying Nigeria ranks 80 percent in the global malnutrition status.
At a one day capacity building organised [...]

Tue, 16 August 2016


PHC, core of Nigeria’ health system - Oluyombo

The Director of Medical Services, Lagos State Primary Health Care Board, Dr Sanni Oluyombo, has said that the National Health Policy recognises Primary Health Care, PHC, as the core of Nigeria's health system.
Addressing journalists in Lagos at a programme organised by Development Communicat [...]

Tue, 16 August 2016


“Kids of divorce less likely to race to the altar”

Daughters and sons of mothers who tied the knot young are more likely to want to marry early too, but only if Mom stayed married, new research has found.
And millennials whose moms divorced tend to want to move more slowly, perhaps in the interest of avoiding the mistakes of their parents.
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Sat, 13 August 2016


Brain stimulation during sleep can boost memory – Study

When you sleep, your brain is busy storing and consolidating things you learned that day, stuff you'll need in your memory toolkit tomorrow, next week, or next year. For many people, especially those with neurological conditions, memory impairment can be a debilitating symptom that affects every-d [...]

Fri, 12 August 2016


FG launches rapid result health initiative

The Federal Ministry of Health has launched rapid result initiative program tagged “better health for all” designed to produce quick and visible impact that will affect the lives of every Nigerian, especially the most vulnerable. 
Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said th [...]

Fri, 12 August 2016


Researchers pinpoint neurons that tell the brain when to stop drinking

By activating particular neurons, we may be able to influence alcohol drinking behavior, according to new findings published by researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine in the journal Biological Psychiatry.
The group's prior research showed that alcohol cons [...]

Mon, 11 July 2016


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