MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE

MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE

Ebola
COVER MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has stated that following a preliminary risk assessment it conducted, the overall risk of importation of Ebola Virus Disease to Nigeria ...
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Hepatitis
MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE

A new scorecard – the first to examine hepatitis prevalence and response in the World Health Organization (WHO) African region, shows that only three of the 47 countries ...
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Hepatitis B Virus
MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE

Dr Bello Kumo, a consultant Gastroenterologist with Ahamadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, says Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) is more infectious than HIV. Kumo stated this in a ...
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Teeth Whitening
MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE

Some high street teeth whitening products “have the potential to significantly harm” our teeth and should be banned, according to a new study. Five over-the-counter products – available ...
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MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE

A quick health lesson: Sweating is your bodys way of keeping your temperature in check and keeping you cool. When youre getting overheated-say, because youve been exercising or ...
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Basic Health Care Provision Fund
MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has launched a Checklist for assessing Quality of Service in Federal Tertiary Health Institutions (FTHIs). The institutions included the National Surgical ...
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MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE

Charcoal-based toothpastes, which is claimed to whiten teeth, is a “marketing gimmick” which could increase the risk of tooth decay and staining, says a review in the British ...
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Tobacco
MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called on countries to develop, implement, and enforce effective policies that will help reduce the demand for tobacco products. WHO made the ...
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WHO
INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE NEWSLETTER

Measles outbreaks will continue to spread in Europe without a robust response, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned as it urged countries in the region to vaccinate vulnerable ...
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HIV
MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE NEWSLETTER

A European study of nearly 1,000 gay male couples who had sex without condoms — where one partner had HIV and was taking antiretroviral drugs to suppress it ...
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ExxonMobil
MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE

ExxonMobil is committing $5.7 million to support local and global organisations working to eliminate malaria around the world. This year’s grants, announced in conjunction with World Malaria Day, ...
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Basic Health Care Provision Fund
MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE

The Pilot scheme of the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF), launched in January 2019 will be flagged off in Osun, Niger, Katsina and Abia States. The Minister ...
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Nigerian Doctors
MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE

Dr Betta Edu, the Director-General, Cross River Primary Healthcare Development Agency, says doctors in Nigeria are the least paid anywhere in the world. Edu said revealed this on ...
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World Malaria Day
NEWSLETTER PHARMACEUTICALS

A Korean firm, Shin Poong Pharmaceutical Company, says it has produced an anti-malaria drug that will reduce the increasing number of malaria-induced ailments among Nigerians. The Chief Executive Officer ...
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MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE NEWSLETTER

Efforts by government at all levels and the international community notwithstanding, malaria still kills no fewer than 81,640 Nigerians and infects 53.7 million yearly. Besides, the country loses ...
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Measles Vaccines
MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE NEWSLETTER

It takes two doses of measles vaccine to protect children from the disease. A troubling new report from UNICEF finds that 2.5 million children in the United States ...
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Shift Work
MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE

On daily basis, billions of people worldwide are into one form of shift work or the other, but the truth is that not all are aware that they ...
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Ayinke House
MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE NEWS

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday unveiled the newly reconstructed Institute of Maternal And Child Health popularly known as Ayinke House located within the premises of Lagos State University ...
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NDLEA
LEGAL NEWSLETTER PHARMACEUTICALS

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Niger state Command, has arrested one suspect with 1,008 kg of 225 tramadols at Tungan Shanu of Tafa Local Government Area of ...
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PHARMACEUTICALS

The world’s first malaria vaccine, RTS,S  pilot programme was launched in Malawi on Tuesday. This makes Malawi the first of three countries in Africa in which the RTS,S ...
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