Health

FG expresses optimism on universal health coverage

The federal government has expressed determination to work with state governments and invest in the health sector and provides quality healthcare services with a view to achieving Universal Health Coverage.  

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made this known in Abuja, while del [...]

Sat, 13 April 2019


Adewole cautions Nigerians on medical education in Ukraine

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has warned Nigerian students intending to study medicine in Ukraine to be careful in their choice of institutions and be sure of their authenticity. 

Adewole, who made this known in Abuja, said that the federal government had recently been notif [...]

Sat, 13 April 2019


Oyo: Making Giant Strides in Newborn Health

To prevent most newborn deaths, health experts say, it is important to invest in the first 1,000 days of a child as it is key to boosting the immune system which helps fight against childhood diseases.

Global health put breastfeeding as one of the best investments for a child, as every $1 inves [...]

Sat, 13 April 2019


1.9m Nigerians living with HIV/AIDs - NACA

The Director General, National Agency for the Control of AIDs, NACA, Sani Aliyu, has revealed that about 1.9 million Nigerians are currently HIV positive in the country. 

He made this known in Abuja during the presentation of the survey result obtained from the recent survey conducted.&nbs [...]

Sun, 17 March 2019


Health insurance: Oyo barter system

When one hears of barter system, the attention is focused on business, trading goods for goods but that is not the case here.

In Oyo State, Nigeria you can trade farm produce for health insurance enrolment as this is geared towards ensuring that no one is left behind.

This Bater system w [...]

Sun, 17 March 2019


Sleep tight! Researchers identify the beneficial role of sleep

Why do animals sleep? Why do humans "waste" a third time of their lives sleeping? Throughout evolution sleep has remained universal and essential to all organisms with a nervous system, including invertebrates such as flies, worms, and even jellyfish. But the reason why animals sleep -- desp [...]

Sun, 10 March 2019


Male contraceptive stops sperm not hormones

 

A new study published today in the journal PLOS ONE details how a compound called EP055 binds to sperm proteins to significantly slow the overall mobility of the sperm without affecting hormones, making EP055 a potential "male pill" without side effects.

"Simply put [...]

Sun, 10 March 2019


Having more children slows down aging process

A study by Simon Fraser University researchers suggests that the number of children born to a woman influences the rate at which her body ages.

The study led by health sciences professor Pablo Nepomnaschy and postdoctoral researcher Cindy Barha found that women who give birth to more surviving [...]

Sun, 10 March 2019


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