Health

Seek medical help for mental health sufferers, not chains, experts caution

As people all over the World mark the 2019 World Mental Health Day, WMHD, psychiatry experts have advocated for proper awareness creation concerning mental illness calling on families with mentally ill patients to stop chaining them to a stake.

The experts, who stated that mental illness is cur [...]

Sun, 13 October 2019


Germany offers €30.5m support to end polio, strengthen Nigeria’s health system

The German Minister of Health, Mr Jens Spahn, has announced 30.5millon euros support to Nigeria to end polio, enhance health security and strengthen the country’s health system.

Spahn made the disclosure during bilateral dialogue between Federal Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Heal [...]

Sun, 13 October 2019


How gonorrhea develops resistance to antibiotics

Steadily and relentlessly, the bacterium that causes gonorrhea has slipped past medicine's defenses, acquiring resistance to once-reliable drugs, including penicillin, tetracycline, and ciprofloxacin. These former stalwarts are no longer used to treat the sexually transmitted disease.

In 20 [...]

Sun, 06 October 2019


Cutting down red, processed meat doesn’t improve health – New study

Most people can continue to eat red and processed meat as they do now. A major study led by researchers at McMaster and Dalhousie universities has found cutting back has little impact on health.

A panel of international scientists systematically reviewed the evidence and have recommended that m [...]

Sun, 06 October 2019


FGFG warns HMOs, demands operations review

The federal government has warned operators of Health Management Organisations, HMOs, that it would no longer accept any form of anomaly in the delivery of quality health care services to enrollees of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS.

According to the government, several complaints of [...]

Sun, 06 October 2019


WHO calls for action to reduce patients harm in healthcare

The World Health Organisation, WHO, has called for urgent action to combat patients’ harm, which causes millions of preventable deaths annually.

It also called on countries to increase their investments and efforts toward reducing patient harm.

At a press briefing in Abuja, WHO rev [...]

Sat, 21 September 2019


NAFDAC taps technology to track fake drugs

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, said it had developed a more reliable platform to trace and track unregistered and substandard products in Nigeria.

The agency stated that the technology would trace and monitor the movement of medicines from the manufacture [...]

Sat, 21 September 2019


Sanusi laments poor nutrition, calls for more funding

The emir of Kano, Mohammed Sanusi, said lack of agency to focus on malnutrition in the country and poor implementation of polices is responsible for poor nutrition among children in the country.

He noted that statistics indicate half of all deaths among children, aged under-five are linked to m [...]

Sat, 21 September 2019


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