Health

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


National hospital receives second cancer treatment machine

The National Hospital, has taken delivery of the second Radiotherapy machine for cancer treatment in Abuja. 

The Elekta machine for Linear Accelerator, LINAC, is made up of several components to be coupled and installed soon. 

Speaking in a brief interview at the hospital, the [...]

Fri, 16 March 2018


U.S flags-off insecticide treated bed nets distribution in Nasarawa

The U.S.  Government through the President’s Malaria Initiative, PMI, has donated 1.6 million bed nets for distribution in Nasarawa state.

The program is jointly implemented by the United States Agency for International Development, USAID, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prev [...]

Fri, 16 March 2018


Vaccination: Lagos targets 3.6mn children for measles

In order to curb child mortality resulting from measles infection, the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Primary Health Care Board (LSPHCB), Dr. Iyabo Are, has said that the state targets to reach 3.6 million children for vaccination.

Speaking to journalists at an event organised by LSPHCB with [...]

Fri, 16 March 2018


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