Health

Drinking baking soda safe way to combat autoimmune disease

A daily dose of baking soda may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, scientists say.

They have some of the first evidence of how the cheap, over-the-counter antacid can encourage our spleen to promote instead an anti-inflammatory environment [...]

Wed, 23 May 2018


FG tasks civil servants on immunization

The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, has called on civil servants to be advocates of immunization and monitor the activities of Primary Healthcare Centres, PHC, in their various localities. 

Adewale made the call in Abuja while speaking at the sensitization workshop on immunization [...]

Wed, 23 May 2018


Frequent sexual activity can boost brain power in older adult

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 [...]

Wed, 23 May 2018


FG to unveil national health development plan 11

The federal government has revealed that plans are on top gear to unveil the National Etrategic Health Development Plan II and put to effective use.  

Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, made this known in Abuja, while speaking at the validation of inputs from various heath s [...]

Sun, 06 May 2018


FG to unveil national health development plan 11

The federal government has revealed that plans are on top gear to unveil the National Etrategic Health Development Plan II and put to effective use.  

Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, made this known in Abuja, while speaking at the validation of inputs from various heath s [...]

Sun, 06 May 2018


FG launches national cancer control plan

The Federal Ministry of Health has launched a comprehensive strategy on cancer control to span 2018-2022. 

The document titled; “National Cancer Control Plan 2018-2022” provides clear road maps on the various action plans for achieving total eradication of all forms of cancer i [...]

Sat, 21 April 2018


Kissing Diseases virus linked to seven serious diseases

A far-reaching study conducted by scientists at Cincinnati Children's reports that the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) -- best known for causing mononucleosis -- also increases the risks for some people of developing seven other major diseases.

Those diseases are: systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE [...]

Sat, 21 April 2018


FG sets up measures to end neuro-development disorder

The federal government is set to develop a national strategy for neuro-development disorders in Nigeria with a view to managing children and the families with such challenges.

President Muhammadu Buhari made this known recently in Abuja, while speaking at the launch of a book: Neuro-Development [...]

Sat, 21 April 2018


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