Health

Consuming more than five drinks a week could shorten your life

Regularly drinking more than the recommended UK guidelines for alcohol could take years off your life, according to new research from the University of Cambridge.

Part-funded by the British Heart Foundation, the study shows that drinking more alcohol is associated with a higher risk of stroke, [...]

Sun, 15 April 2018


Ehanire wants release of 1% health sector consolidated revenue

The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has called on the National Assembly for the release of the 1 percent consolidated revenue in the 2018 budget for the health sector. 

He made the call in Abuja while briefing the press to commemorate the 2018 World Health Day with the th [...]

Sun, 15 April 2018


Abuja host WHO global policy group

The Nigerian government has played host to the World Health Organization, WHO, Global Policy Group, GPG, meeting in Abuja. 

Our correspondent learnt that the meeting was first of its kind in Nigeria as membership was drawn from Director-General, Deputy Director-General, six Regional Direct [...]

Sun, 15 April 2018


Digital addiction increases loneliness, anxiety and depression

Smartphones are an integral part of most people's lives, allowing us to stay connected and in-the-know at all times.

The downside of that convenience is that many of us are also addicted to the constant pings, chimes, vibrations and other alerts from our devices, unable to ignore new emails [...]

Sun, 15 April 2018


WHO approve $178 million to support health sector in Nigeria

The world health organization, WHO, has approved the $178 million in support of Nigeria’s health sector.

The amount covers the WHO budgeted work plan, and activities under the country’s official selected output for 2018 to 2019.

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made t [...]

Fri, 06 April 2018


Meat protein is unhealthy, but protein from nuts, seeds good

A study conducted by researchers in California and France has found that meat protein is associated with a sharp increased risk of heart disease while protein from nuts and seeds is beneficial for the human heart.

Titled "Patterns of plant and animal protein intake are strongly associated [...]

Fri, 06 April 2018


FG inaugurates committee for health fund

The Federal Ministry of Health has inaugurated a National Steering Committee on Basic Healthcare Provision Fund.

Inaugurating the committee in Abuja, Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said that the main purpose behind the inauguration of the steering committee was to advocate for more re [...]

Fri, 06 April 2018


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


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