Health

Ikorodu women: How family planning spared our lives

Interacting with some women in family planning clinic visit at Ita Elewa Primary Healthcare Centre, a flagship Centre in Ikorodu Local Government Area of Lagos state shows a high level of awareness with regards to family planning.

Majority of the women whom our correspondent interacted with rev [...]

Sun, 25 August 2019


Excessive social media use harms teens’ health — Study

As the debate on whether social media is good or bad on teenagers’ health continues, a new study has shed some light on its effect on the health and well-being of young people. 

The researchers from the Imperial College London and the Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health at [...]

Sun, 25 August 2019


Research shows new cause of aging

New research from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering could be key to our understanding of how the aging process works.

The findings potentially pave the way for better cancer treatments and revolutionary new drugs that could vastly improve human health in the twilight years.

The work, [...]

Mon, 12 August 2019


Hepatitis a silent killer, says Hassan

The President of Rotary Club of Wuse Central, Abuja, Dr. Mohammed Hassan, has described hepatitis disease as a silent killer in Nigeria and other Africa countries. 

Hassan stated this in Abuja in commemoration of the 2019 Hepatitis day.

The event saw the club conducting free hepatit [...]

Mon, 12 August 2019


Train birth attendants as mobilisers, USAID tells Nigeria

The United States Agency for International Development, USAID, has called on the federal government to train traditional birth attendants as community mobilisers for women on health issues. 

The team leader of United States Agency for International Development Reproductive, Maternal, Newbo [...]

Mon, 12 August 2019


Stakeholders calls for synergy to end TB in Nigeria

Organizers of the National Pre-Tuberclosis conference held in Abuja, have called for stakeholders’ engagement in the health sector to courtail the disease in Nigeria. 

The chairman planning committee for the conference, Dr Odume Bethrand, stated this at a press briefing held in Utako [...]

Sat, 13 July 2019


Nigeria’s population doesn’t tally with economic growth’

Development Communications Network, DevComs, has said that Nigeria's rising population growth is not equivalent with economic development as the little resources apportioned for a certain number of people is being stretched to accommodate more people.

Speaking to journalists in Lagos to mar [...]

Sat, 13 July 2019


Birth control vaginal ring prevents unwanted pregnancy - Research

A recently approved contraceptive vaginal ring -- the first that can be used for an entire year -- is a highly effective birth control method, according to clinical trial data presented at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La.

Approved last August by the Food [...]

Fri, 21 June 2019


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