Health

Expert says maternal deaths preventable with safe motherhood strategies

The Regional Manager, south west Marie Stopes International Organisation Nigeria, Mr.Abimbola Faloye, has said maternal deaths are preventable through combined safe motherhood strategies of focused antenatal care.

He noted that immediate postpartum care and access to family planning, go a long [...]

Fri, 10 July 2020


Early detection, treatment, help fight cancer- Survivors

Some cancer survivors have said early detection and treatment is important in the management and treatment of cancer.

Narrating their experience at a symposium organised by the Atinke Cancer Foundation in Abuja, the survivors disclosed their battles with cancer, how they survived and stressed t [...]

Tue, 30 June 2020


Why more men are coming down with low sperm count – Fertility expert

The president, Association for Fertility and Reproductive Health, AFRH, Adebayo Folorunsho Francis and a reproductive health expert, Ibrahim Wada, has alerted that men should be more careful with some social habits they indulge in.

According to him, certain social habit can lead to increasing t [...]

Tue, 30 June 2020


Expert says victim of rape should not bathe before visiting hospital

A family medicine specialist, Dr Adesida Adewumi, has advised rape victims not to bathe or change their clothes before visiting the hospital for examination.

Adewumi, made this revelation at a webinar organised by The Pro Bono Centre in Abuja.

He said rape victims always suffer infection [...]

Tue, 30 June 2020


CSOs urge Reps to hold hearings on infectious diseases bill

A group of civil societies in Nigeria has urged the House of Representatives to hold both virtual and physical public hearing on the controversial infectious diseases bill.

While the coalition, consisting 65 CSOs, commended the House for bowing to pressure to subject the bill to a public hearin [...]

Sun, 10 May 2020


No definitive treatment for Covid-19 patients —Physicians

President of the Nigerian Medical Association NMA, Dr. Francis Faduyile, and a nephrologist, Prof. Babatunde Salako, say there is no definitive treatment for the treatment of the novel coronavirus.

Salako, who is also the director general of the Nigeria Institute for Medical Research, says that [...]

Sun, 10 May 2020


Covid-19: Patients develop stronger immunity- Virologist

Against the backdrop that some coronavirus patients who were treated for the global pandemic were re-infected in some countries, expert say such patient would rather develop strong immunity against the virus.

A Professor of Medical Virology at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Idi-A [...]

Sun, 10 May 2020


Food supplements needed to boost immune system against Covid-19

There is no single food item that can prevent or cure coronavirus, at present, the Dietitians Association of Nigeria has said.

The association, however, said an adequate diet would help support the body’s immune system to fight infections.

It said its attention was drawn to several [...]

Sat, 25 April 2020


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