Health

Frequent sexual activity can boost brain power in older adults

More frequent sexual activity has been linked to improved brain function in older adults, according to a study by the universities of Coventry and Oxford.

Researchers found that people who engaged in more regular sexual activity scored higher on tests that measured their verbal fluency and thei [...]

Mon, 06 November 2017


Gentle touch soothes pain of social rejection

The gentle touch of another individual soothes the effects of social exclusion, one of the most emotionally painful human experiences, according to new UCL research.

The study, published in Scientific Reports and funded by the European Research Council, tested the impact of a slow, affectionate [...]

Mon, 06 November 2017


FG commences 10,150 free surgery on VVF

The ongoing Rapid Result Initiative, RRI, programme which has targeted 10,150 surgeries as part of the better health for all project of the federal government received a boost as international society of obstetrics fistula surgeons partnered with the programme to begin free surgery for people with ves [...]

Wed, 21 December 2016


FG vows to meet family planning obligations

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said that Federal Ministry of Health will continue to meet all its financial obligation towards the provision of family planning commodity in the country despite the economic challenges. 

Adewole made this known while declaring open the fort [...]

Wed, 21 December 2016


"Health funding best way to revamp Nigeria’s economy"

Team Leader, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria-Partnership Advocacy in Child and Family Health, PSN-PACFaH, National Advocacy Group, Lady Christie Uche, has said that adequate funding of the health sector was the best buy in revamping the Nigerian economy.
She made the assertion when she led mem [...]

Sat, 12 November 2016


80% eggs of women above 40 yrs can’t become babies - Expert

A consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, Dr. Abayomi Ajayi, has revealed that 80 percent eggs of women above the age of 40 years cannot produce baby, just as he advocates Assisted Reproductive Technique, ART, for couples above that age range.  

Ajayi, who is the Managing Director of No [...]

Fri, 11 November 2016


Fake drug: Nigeria laws too lenient, says former NAFDAC DG

The former Director General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Dr. Paul Orhii, has said that Nigeria’s laws are too lenient to punish drug counterfeiters.
Orhii, who stated this in a chat with journalists in his home in Makurdi, lamented that drug coun [...]

Sat, 29 October 2016


Mothers nutrition key in malnutrition fight – Nestlé

As the rate of malnutrition continues to affect the growth and development of the Nigerian child, Nestlé Nigeria has called on pregnant as well as nursing mothers to feed on adequate nutrient that are beneficial.

Speaking to journalists at the Nestlé media workshop on 'Good Nu [...]

Fri, 28 October 2016


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