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What to eat and do when pregnant

Health experts said observing some health do’s and don’ts during pregnancy ensures the health of mother and the baby.

Dr Victor Ohenhen, a Consultant Gynecologist and Obstetrician, has said a healthy baby and mother are the outcome of the nine-month ‘journey’ when there [...]

Sat, 18 January 2020


Nigerians links mental disorder to supernatural causes-Study

Precise statistics are hardly available, a new survey conducted recently in Nigeria, has suggested that it could take a dramatic shift for Nigerians to start linking mental disorders to natural causes.

The survey conducted by Africa Polling Institute in collaboration with EpiAFRIC, found that t [...]

Sat, 18 January 2020


Bauchi state has high rate of acute malnutrition-UNICEF

The United Nations International Children Education Fund, UNICEF, has revealed that Bauchi State still faces a high prevalence of acute malnutrition of 28.2% and a high stunting rate of 45.6%.

A situation which is over the national indices of 19.9% and 32.0% prevalence of acute malnutrition and [...]

Mon, 23 December 2019


Humans exposed to more infertility, cancer chemicals than thought – Study

Humans are exposed to far more hormone-disrupting chemicals than previously thought, according to a new study.

Patricia Hunt, the researcher at Washington State University who first discovered that BPA, a dangerous toxin in plastics, can cause cancer and other diseases and disorders, has now de [...]

Mon, 23 December 2019


Nigeria would spend 25 years to produce enough doctors - NMA

The Nigeria Medical association, NMA, says with at least 3,000 doctors graduating yearly, it would take about 25 years to produce adequate numbers of doctors to cater for the country’s population.

The president of the association, Francis Faduyile, stated this at the week-long annual symp [...]

Mon, 23 December 2019


How excessive sleep raises risk of stroke, others –Research

A new research has revealed that excessive sleep could raise the risk of cardiovascular problems like stroke.

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide and the new research suggests that people who take long naps in the day may be at a higher risk of [...]

Mon, 23 December 2019


FEC approves N307.6m to buy 15 vehicles for NAFDAC

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved N307.6 million for the purchase of operational vehicles for the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC.

Minister of State for Health, Adeleke Mamora, told State House correspondents after FEC meeting, presided by Vic [...]

Sat, 14 December 2019


Measles outbreak: NMA urges government on vaccination

The Nigeria Medical Association has called on the federal government to provide vaccination against measles and to expand the coverage of vaccination in order to prevent a possible outbreak of the disease in Nigeria.

The National Centre for Disease Control said in its weekly report on the manag [...]

Sat, 14 December 2019


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