Health

New treatment for Chlamydia

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a new way to prevent and treat Chlamydia, the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection in the world.

The new treatment differs from the traditional anti-biotic treatment as it is a type of gene therapy that is delivered via na [...]

Sun, 17 February 2019


New pill can deliver insulin through the stomach

An MIT-led research team has developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin, potentially replacing the injections that people with type 2 diabetes have to give themselves every day.

About the size of a blueberry, the capsule contains a small needle made of compress [...]

Sun, 17 February 2019


FG launches first report on national drug use

The federal government has launched the first report on National Survey on Drug Use and Health. 

With the launch, the survey would provide baseline information needed for the design and implementation of effective prevention, treatment and care services that are evidence based towards redu [...]

Sat, 09 February 2019


309 Nigerian communities abandon FGM -UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said over 309 communities in Nigeria have publicly declared their abandonment of female genital mutilation, FGM, in 2018.

Country Representative in Nigeria, Mohamed Fall, made the disclosure to commemorate the International Day of Zero Tolerance [...]

Sat, 09 February 2019


Leprosy treatment cost free - Osagie

The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has reiterated that leprosy is curable and treatment-free in all the designated treatment centers across the country. 

He made this known while briefing the press to commemorate the 2019 World Leprosy Day with a theme: "Ending disc [...]

Sat, 09 February 2019


NGO calls for investment in new HIV prevention, treatment

The Centre for the Right to Health has called for investment in new HIV prevention and treatment, Pre- exposure Prophylaxis, PReP, as it helps in reducing infection.

Speaking to journalists in Lagos during a two-day media training on biomedical HIV prevention in Nigeria, the program director of [...]

Sat, 09 February 2019


NCDC calls for new ways to tackle Lassa Fever

In charting new ways to cope with Lassa fever in West Africa and defining the future of the disease globally, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, in collaboration with partners organized a two-day international conference on Lassa fever. 

The conference tagged “Lassa Fever [...]

Sat, 26 January 2019


Expert tasks women post-pregnancy family planning

To avoid unplanned pregnancies within the first 12 months following delivery or miscarriage inclusive of any pregnancy that does not result in a live birth, expert has urged women to take up Post Pregnancy Family Planning, PPFP.

At a media round table in Lagos organised by Development Communica [...]

Sat, 26 January 2019


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