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Nigeria to end malaria

Nigeria to end malaria

Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Prof, Isaac Adewole, has expressed strong optimism that Nigeria is on path to eradicating the scourge of malaria in the country.The Minister, who spoke at a World Malaria Day programme in Abuja, observed the concerns regarding resistance of the malaria parasites to the recommended anti-malaria medicines as well as of the mosquito vectors to available insecticides ... Read More »

Half of gay black men in U.S. likely to have HIV, CDC says

Half of gay black men in U.S. likely to have HIV, CDC says

Reuters/Thomson Reuters Foundation: Half of all black gay and bisexual men in the United States are projected to be diagnosed with HIV, a government study shows, in a ratio parallel to the prevalence of the virus among such men in developing nations such as Mauritania and Senegal. Read More »

Nigeria’s health sector to shut down by 12 midnight

Nigeria’s health sector to shut down by 12 midnight

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) says it will commence an indefinite strike by 12 midnight today (February 17) if the Federal Government failed to meet members’ demands. Read More »

First death due to Lassa fever recorded in Ogun

First death due to Lassa fever recorded in Ogun

The first death due to Lassa fever has occurred in Ogun State. The Ogun State Commissioner of Health, Babatunde Ipaye, disclosed this at a press conference in Abeokuta. He said the government did its best to save the victim, who died on Sunday, and has contacted the deceased family for approval to bury the victim based on WHO protocol. Mr. ... Read More »

Aishat Buhari tasks Governors’ wives on ending FGM/C in Nigeria

Aishat Buhari tasks Governors’ wives on ending FGM/C in Nigeria

THE wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has urged wives of the state Governors in the country to use their position towards ensuring that the practice of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) comes to an end within a generation. Buhari, who spoke Tuesday in Abuja, at the formal launch of a national response to eliminate the practice, told wives of ... Read More »

Zika Virus: WHO Declares Global Emergency

Zika Virus: WHO Declares Global Emergency

The World Health Organization has said that a disease linked to the Zika virus in Latin America poses a global public health emergency requiring a united response. With the increasing report of infection as a result of the virus, experts are worried that it is spreading far and fast, with devastating consequences. The infection has been linked to cases of ... Read More »

5 Health benefits of palm wine

5 Health benefits of palm wine

Palm wine is the sweet tasty sap gotten from wounded palm trees. Anyone who has grown in Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana and other parts of central and West Africa has come across palm wine. Palm wine is good for our health, if only we drink pure palm wine. This is Read More »

Lassa fever outbreak a national embarrassment – Health Minister

Lassa fever outbreak a national embarrassment – Health Minister

Dr Isaac Adewole, the Minister of Health, has described the yearly outbreak of Lassa fever in the country as a national embarrassment. Adewole disclosed this at the Health Reform Foundation of Nigeria (HERFON) health policy dialogue series ‘1’ on Tuesday in Abuja. Read More »

Lassa Fever: Ahmmadiyyah Hospital In Lagos Sealed

Lassa Fever: Ahmmadiyyah Hospital In Lagos Sealed

The Ahmmadiyyah Hospital in the Ojokoro area of Lagos State where the patient diagnosed with the first case of Lassa fever visited before going to LUTH is now under surveillance and sealed off from the public until further notice. According to the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, 15 in-patients, as well as 25 health workers in the ... Read More »

Caesarean Section: The new ‘goldmine’ for Nigerian hospitals

Caesarean Section: The new ‘goldmine’ for Nigerian hospitals

For several days, Franka Eleki refused to be consoled. Like a woman who had just been widowed, she cried her heart out. Eyes, cheeks and skin – all testified to the grief she had been soaked in. Since a doctor delivered a most frightening news to the young mother, only few things made sense as far as she was concerned. Read More »

REVEALED: How Jigawa people suffer for lack of healthcare after ex-Gov. Lamido pocketed billions

REVEALED: How Jigawa people suffer for lack of healthcare after ex-Gov. Lamido pocketed billions

It was on a sunny Friday afternoon. Aisha Magaji, her three-year-old son, Dauda, and his little brother strapped to her back had gone to visit a relation on admission at the Health Centre in Gwaram, a densely-populated semi-urban community and the headquarters of Gwaram Local Government Area of Jigawa State, North-East Nigeria. The trio had just entered the health facility ... Read More »

Study Claims Dogs Can Sniff out Certain Cancers

Study Claims Dogs Can Sniff out Certain Cancers

Researchers in the UK have found that dogs can detect a number of cancers with a success rate of 90 percent. The dogs were being trained to identify odours associated with cancer in urine samples. “Researchers hope this method could help diagnose cancers in their early stages – avoiding some other invasive methods of screening,” our correspondent said. More research ... Read More »

Foods that lower cholesterol

Foods that lower cholesterol

Oats: Eating a diet rich in whole grains is associated with having healthier cholesterol levels. Oats contain a soluble fibre called beta-glucan. If you currently have high cholesterol levels, oats can lower cholesterol by as much as 20 per cent. Oats and oatmeal are also an excellent source of minerals and protein. Read More »

PATHETIC: Nobody wants to marry us, employers reject us, our skin is a problem –Albinos

PATHETIC: Nobody wants to marry us, employers reject us, our skin is a problem –Albinos

He was barely one year old when his parents neglected him and parted ways after a serious fight, simply because he was an albino, a rare breed that was contrary to what they had both expected. Forty years after, Mr. Abdullahi Obafemi, has yet to recover from the painful knowledge that his parents abandoned him. They tossed him between each ... Read More »

Ebola Drug Race Ramps Up in Earnest

Ebola Drug Race Ramps Up in Earnest

When it started developing an Ebola drug in 2010, Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp. wasn’t counting on finding infected humans to test it in. Instead, the company planned to seek approval based on animal studies, which regulators sometimes allow.Now the current outbreak in West Africa is presenting Tekmira and other drug makers with thousands of potential patients desperate for treatment—and setting off ... Read More »

No Ebola in Ogun, just an ulcer patient, says Soyinka

No Ebola in Ogun, just an ulcer patient, says Soyinka

Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr Olaokun Soyinka has debunked rumours making the rounds that the deadly Ebola Virus has infected a resident of the state. In a statement signed the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Olaokun Soyinka, copy which was made available to our correspondent Wednesday morning in Abeokuta, the Commissioner described the rumour as false in its entirety, ... Read More »

Texas health worker with Ebola wore full protective gear

Texas health worker with Ebola wore full protective gear

A Texas health care worker who treated a Liberian man who died of Ebola was wearing full protective gear but was infected with the dangerous virus anyway, health officials said Sunday. Read More »

WHO: Ebola survivors’ blood sold

WHO: Ebola survivors’ blood sold

As hospitals in nations hardest hit by Ebola struggle to keep up, desperate patients are turning to the black market to buy blood from survivors of the virus, the World Health Organization warned. The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has killed at least 2,400 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone — the countries most affected by the virus. Blood ... Read More »

E-cigarettes should be banned for minors

E-cigarettes should be banned for minors

E-cigarettes should be subject to the same regulations as cigarettes and should not be sold to minors, the American Heart Association (AHA) said in new policy guidelines out Monday. Read More »

Eat walnuts

Eat walnuts

Walnuts are in season and they provide essential vitamins and minerals required by the body. They are also an excellent source of protein that is healthier than other sources of protein such as meats. Walnuts can be eaten alone or put into breads. Here are some nutritional benefits of walnuts: Read More »

President Jonathan draws battle line with media over counterfeit drugs

President Jonathan draws battle line with media over counterfeit drugs

President Goodluck Jonathan is threatening to shut down any electronic media organisation advertising substandard and unregistered drugs. He has already directed the appropriate government agencies to watch out for errant media houses for sanction with a view to proving to all the readiness of his administration to eradicate counterfeit and fake drugs in the country. Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said ... Read More »

Ailing First Lady Secretly Flown To Germany

Ailing First Lady Secretly Flown To Germany

Two reliable sources in Abuja have told SaharaReporters that First Lady Patience Jonathan was flown out to a German hospital for treatment.One source stated that President Jonathan’s wife was secretly moved out of Abuja almost a week ago.Earlier last year, SaharaReporters broke the story of Mrs. Jonathan’s secret hospitalization in Germany for a series of serious health problems. “She was ... Read More »

17-year-old boy dies of Progeria, a rare old age disease

17-year-old boy dies of Progeria, a rare old age disease

A 17-year-old Jewish boy died of a rare old age disease this week, according to hospital officials in Massachusetts. Read More »

Expert Warns Against Consumption of Food From Roadside Vendors

Expert Warns Against Consumption of Food From Roadside Vendors

The National Project Coordinator of Food Safety and Hygiene, Africa Hope Foundation (AHF), Dr Malgwi Usman, on Friday advised Nigerians against consuming food sold by roadside vendors to reduce the risk of food and water borne diseases. Read More »

Benefits of taking Zobo

Benefits of taking Zobo

Zobo is the common name given to a drink in Nigeria gotten from a flower called, Hibiscus Sabdariffa also known as Sorrel leaves. Besides the unique taste and flavour of this popular drink, many do not know its nutritive benefits. Zobo is a leafy green vegetable that looks a lot like spinach. This vegetable is native to Europe and is ... Read More »