NCDC, build three new laboratories

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has activated three laboratories to test disease outbreak samples.

The Director General of NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, disclosed this in Abuja, during a media tour of the NCDC National Reference Laboratory in Gaduwa a suburb in Abuja.

According t [...]

Sat, 18 January 2020

Smoking cigarette can lead to depression - Study

A new study has found that smoking cigarettes can affect our mental and emotional well-being.

The study, which appeared in the journal of Plos One, revealed that there were clues that point to smoking as a predisposing factor to depression.

The senior and corresponding author of the stud [...]

Sat, 18 January 2020

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


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