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

FG applauds Shell for donating cancer treatment machine

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has commended Shell Petroleum Development Company for donating a cancer treatment machine to the National Hospital, Abuja.

The minister made the commendation in a statement issued by Mrs Boade Akinola, Director, Media and Public Relation of the minis [...]

Sun, 04 March 2018

Beneficial skin bacteria protect against skin cancer

Science continues to peel away layers of the skin microbiome to reveal its protective properties. In a study published in Science Advances on February 28, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers report a potential new role for some bacteria on the skin: protecting against can [...]

Sun, 04 March 2018

Alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementia

Alcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia.

This according to a nationwide observational study, published in The Lancet Public Health journal, of over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in [...]

Sun, 04 March 2018

Lassa fever: Nigerian death toll rises to 90

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has officially confirmed the death of 90 persons from Lassa fever.

The situation report from NCDC for week eight, released on Friday disclosed that from January 1 to February 25, 2018, 1081 suspected cases and 90 deaths have been reported from 18 s [...]

Sun, 04 March 2018


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