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Phone, computer light may accelerate aging - Study

Prolonged exposure to blue light, such as that which emanates from your phone, computer and household fixtures, could be affecting your longevity, even if it's not shining in your eyes.

New research at Oregon State University suggests that the blue wavelengths produced by light-emitting dio [...]

Sun, 20 October 2019


Contraceptive cancer free, no negative effect for child spacing

The director of family planning, Federal Ministry of Health, Adebimpe Adebiyi, has said family planning or the uses of contraceptives do not cause cancer.

Mrs Adebiyi disclosed this at the National Health Dialogue held in Abuja.

The two-day event with the theme “Universal Health Co [...]

Sun, 20 October 2019


PSN seeks ban on hawking of psychotic drugs

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN, has called for the removal of psychotic drugs from the streets hawkers and those that sell in a commercial bus.

The president Pharmaceutical society of Nigeria, PSN, Sam Ohuabunwa, stated this at a briefing in Abuja, organised by the society to mark t [...]

Sun, 13 October 2019


Seek medical help for mental health sufferers, not chains, experts caution

As people all over the World mark the 2019 World Mental Health Day, WMHD, psychiatry experts have advocated for proper awareness creation concerning mental illness calling on families with mentally ill patients to stop chaining them to a stake.

The experts, who stated that mental illness is cur [...]

Sun, 13 October 2019


Germany offers €30.5m support to end polio, strengthen Nigeria’s health system

The German Minister of Health, Mr Jens Spahn, has announced 30.5millon euros support to Nigeria to end polio, enhance health security and strengthen the country’s health system.

Spahn made the disclosure during bilateral dialogue between Federal Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Heal [...]

Sun, 13 October 2019


How gonorrhea develops resistance to antibiotics

Steadily and relentlessly, the bacterium that causes gonorrhea has slipped past medicine's defenses, acquiring resistance to once-reliable drugs, including penicillin, tetracycline, and ciprofloxacin. These former stalwarts are no longer used to treat the sexually transmitted disease.

In 20 [...]

Sun, 06 October 2019


Cutting down red, processed meat doesn’t improve health – New study

Most people can continue to eat red and processed meat as they do now. A major study led by researchers at McMaster and Dalhousie universities has found cutting back has little impact on health.

A panel of international scientists systematically reviewed the evidence and have recommended that m [...]

Sun, 06 October 2019


FGFG warns HMOs, demands operations review

The federal government has warned operators of Health Management Organisations, HMOs, that it would no longer accept any form of anomaly in the delivery of quality health care services to enrollees of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS.

According to the government, several complaints of [...]

Sun, 06 October 2019


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