Health

WHO approve $178 million to support health sector in Nigeria

The world health organization, WHO, has approved the $178 million in support of Nigeria’s health sector.

The amount covers the WHO budgeted work plan, and activities under the country’s official selected output for 2018 to 2019.

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made t [...]

Fri, 06 April 2018


Meat protein is unhealthy, but protein from nuts, seeds good

A study conducted by researchers in California and France has found that meat protein is associated with a sharp increased risk of heart disease while protein from nuts and seeds is beneficial for the human heart.

Titled "Patterns of plant and animal protein intake are strongly associated [...]

Fri, 06 April 2018


FG inaugurates committee for health fund

The Federal Ministry of Health has inaugurated a National Steering Committee on Basic Healthcare Provision Fund.

Inaugurating the committee in Abuja, Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said that the main purpose behind the inauguration of the steering committee was to advocate for more re [...]

Fri, 06 April 2018


Oral contraceptives prevent womb cancer

Use of oral contraceptives (usually referred to as "the pill"), even for just a few years, gives substantial long-term protection against endometrial (womb) cancer, and the longer the pill is used the greater the reduction in risk, according to a detailed re-analysis of all the available evi [...]

Fri, 06 April 2018


Ehanire commissions isolation unit at FMC Keffi

Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has commissioned an Isolation Unit, Electronic Personnel Record, EPR, and a new administrative block at the Federal Medical Centre, Keffi, Nasarawa State. 

Speaking during the commissioning ceremony, last week, Ehanire noted that the projec [...]

Sat, 24 March 2018


Ehanire commissions isolation unit at FMC Keffi

Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has commissioned an Isolation Unit, Electronic Personnel Record, EPR, and a new administrative block at the Federal Medical Centre, Keffi, Nasarawa State. 

Speaking during the commissioning ceremony, last week, Ehanire noted that the projec [...]

Sat, 24 March 2018


Adewole inaugurates committee for review of herbal pharmacopoela

In recognition of the global upsurge in the use of herbal and traditional medicines resulting in a huge market and wealth creation, the Federal Ministry of Health has inaugurated a 16-man expert committee for the review of the first edition of the Nigeria Herbal Pharmacopoeia. 

Spe [...]

Sat, 24 March 2018


Early life experiences influence DNA in the adult brain

In the perennial question of nature versus nurture, a new study suggests an intriguing connection between the two. Salk Institute scientists report in the journal Science that the type of mothering a female mouse provides her pups actually changes their DNA.

The work lends support to studies ab [...]

Sat, 24 March 2018


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