Health

Dairy milk intake increases greater risk of breast cancer

Intake of dairy milk is associated with a greater risk of breast cancer in women, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Loma Linda University Health.

Dairy, soy and risk of breast cancer: Those confounded milks, published in the International Journal of Epidemiolo [...]

Sun, 01 March 2020


TB: .5m Nigerians saved in last 5yrs by USAID intervention

It has emerged that over 518, 000 tuberculosis sufferers in Nigeria have had their lives s through the U.S. Agency for International Development, USAID, together with the Nigerian government.

The USAID through the Challenge TB activity implemented health facility and community-based TB case fin [...]

Sun, 01 March 2020


Coronavirus: Researchers in Israel announce vaccine breakthrough

Some researchers at the Migal Galilee Research Institute (MIGAL) in Israel say they have developed an effective vaccine against avian coronavirus infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) and will soon create a human vaccine against coronavirus (COVID-19).

IBV is a disease affecting animals. The resear [...]

Sun, 01 March 2020


Health experts move to end plastic waste pollution in FCT

Health care experts have decried the increasing occurrence of micro plastic damages in the FCT and pharmaceutical waste stressing that it is one of the major threat to human existence.

In a multi-sectoral dialogue in Abuja with the theme, managing health care waste and plastic pollution,  [...]

Wed, 26 February 2020


Ebola outbreak still in Congo DR - WHO

The Ebola disease outbreak, ravaging the Democratic Republic of Congo, appears far from over as new confirmed cases and deaths from the disease are still being reported in the conflict-ridden country.

At a press briefing in Abuja, the World Health Organization, WHO said latest figures shows tha [...]

Sun, 16 February 2020


Nursing council inducts 144 foreign trained nurses in Abuja

The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria has inducted 144 graduates of nursing science of foreign universities.

The inductees conduct completed a six month adaptation programme in Nigerian universities and passed professional examination for general nursing conducted in November 2019.

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Sun, 16 February 2020


Parkinson’s disease may start before birth

People who develop Parkinson's disease before age 50 may have been born with disordered brain cells that went undetected for decades, according to new Cedars-Sinai research. The research points to a drug that potentially might help correct these disease processes.

Parkinson's occurs whe [...]

Sun, 09 February 2020


World Cancer Day: 72,000 die annually - FG

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said that the number of deaths caused by cancer in the country annually is 72,000 while about 102,000 new cases of cancer are recorded annually.

This frightening statistics came just as the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has also expressed wor [...]

Sun, 09 February 2020


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