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Obasanjo Seeks Bill to Support Kidney Patients, Combat Organ Harvesting


James Sowole in Abeokuta Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has said there was urgent need for legislative support in terms of a new bill to support people with kidney disease.

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Ensure Adequate Precautionary Measures Are Taken During Antenatal, Post Natal Period, Sen. Oluremi Advises Mothers


Ensure Adequate Precautionary Measures Are Taken During Antenatal, Post Natal Period, Sen. Oluremi Advises Mothers | Independent Newspaper Nigeria Home News Ensure Adequate Precautionary Measures Are Taken During Antenatal, Post Natal Period, Sen. Oluremi Advises Mothers

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Treatment Of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease And Fertility Prospects


Pelvic inflammatory dis­ease (PID) is an inflamma­tion of a woman’s upper re­productive tract, including the structures of the uter­us, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. Salpingitis, inflam­mation of the fallopian tubes, is the most common manifestation of the dis­ease. PID is known to be a long-term consequence of many sexually trans­mitted diseases as well as bacterial vaginosis […]

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Iwosan ramps up fitness services amid soaring treatment costs


Iwosan Lagoon has ramped up its capacity to provide fitness services to Nigerians in a bold move to address the

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US Agency Approves Cure For Sickle Cell Disease


The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a treatment for sickle cell disease. The therapy, called Casgevy, from Vertex Pharmaceuticals and CRISPR Therapeutics, is the first medicine to be approved in the United States that uses the gene-editing tool CRISPR, which won its inventors the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2020. The […]

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NAHCON To Appoint Volunteers In Medical Team


In a bid to ensure effective health care management during the 2024 hajj, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) is planning to restructure the operations of National Medical Team (NMT) to achieve cost- reduction and sizable personnel. This was contained in the report of the NMT guidelines review committee submitted to the chairman/CEO of […]

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AbdulRazaq approves 100% CONHESS for Kwara nurses

The Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has approved the implementation of a 100 per cent Consolidated Health Salary Structure for nurses in the state. This was disclosed in a statement on Thursday jointly signed by the Chairman and Secretary of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, Kwara State Council, Mr Aminu Shehu and […]

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New HIV infection occurs every day, 70 new cases discovered in one month in Oyo — NEPWHAN coordinator 


OYO State coordinator, Network of People Living With HIV and AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN), Mr Faith Olawale, has said contrary to people’s perception, new HIV infections still occur every day in Nigeria and 70 new cases were recently discovered in a month in Oyo State. Olawale, speaking during a World AIDS Day walk and sensitisation […]

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UI boost health workforce with 31 dentists, 24 doctors


UNIVERSITY of Ibadan, again, boosted Nigeria’s health workforce with 31 dentists and 24 doctors, as it urged them to demonstrate good character and fulfil the ethics of their profession in their daily duties. Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Kayode Adebowale, speaking at the induction ceremony into the dental and medical professions for the Bachelor […]

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‘Viral hepatitis: $7bn required annually for elimination in high-burden countries by 2030’


The Executive Director of The Hepatitis Fund, Finn Jarle Rode, has said about $7 billion is required annually for the elimination of viral hepatitis in high-burden countries by 2030. He said the current global spending for the elimination of hepatitis B and C, is about 10 times less than what is required. He stated this […]

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American rapper, Snoop Dogg, quits smoking


American rapper and actor, Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr, popularly known as Snoop Dogg, has announced his decision to quit smoking.   The rapper, who disclosed on an exclusive preview of Martha Stewart’s iHeartRadio podcast in 2022 that he started smoking at the age of 18, stated thoughtful consideration and discussions with his family as reasons […]

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Foundation takes breast cancer awareness campaign to Ogun community


A non-government organisation, Penuel Wellness Foundation (PWF), has taken its breast cancer awareness campaign programme to the Ibafo community in Ogun State, where it enlightened some women and young girls about the disease, treatment, and precautions against it. Speaking at the one-day event with less privileged and vulnerable beneficiaries, the Executive Director of the foundation, […]

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Ekiti orders hospitals to treat gunshot victims.


Ekiti State government has directed hospitals and medical facilities in the state to accept victims of gunshots for treatment in their facilities without a police report.  The state’s Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Oyebanji Filani, said this followed the directive by police authorities to states nationwide to enforce the provisions of the Compulsory […]

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A’Ibom plans teaching hospital to complement UUTH

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Umo Eno has unveiled his administration’s plan to establish a teaching hospital in the state. He said work on the completion of the medical facility which is located in Onna Local Government Area of state is being intensified. The governor stated this on Monday while interacting with the management of the […]

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Ogun raises concerns over rising blindness among factory workers


The Ogun State government has called on factories operating in the state to ensure that their workers are provided with proper kits, including protective goggles, in order to safeguard their eyesight. The state said its finding had shown that blindness was more predominant among factory workers in the state. The Commissioner of Health, Dr Tomi […]

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Why we destroyed fake, expired goods worth N535m – NAFDAC DG


The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control on Wednesday destroyed fake and expired goods worth over N500 million in Abuja. Speaking during the exercise, the Director-General of the agency, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, stated that some of the goods were also voluntarily submitted to the agency. Represented by Mr Francis Ononiwu, NAFDAC Director […]

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Six warning signs of blood cancer as 76-year-old actor, Neill, battles ailment


Sam Neill, the 76-year-old actor battling angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma, a rare blood cancer, has shared his resolve not to fear death. Despite undergoing unsuccessful chemotherapy, Neill has started an experimental drug treatment. He acknowledges that the drug’s effectiveness will eventually wane, but he remains prepared, DailyMail reports. AITL symptoms include fever, night sweats, rashes, and […]

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Cervical cancer: FG gets six million doses of HPV vaccine


The Federal Government has secured over six million doses of the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine and essential supplies for the rollout of the vaccination for girls aged nine to 14 years on October 24, 2023. The Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Primary Health Care Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib, who disclosed this on […]

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Conjunctivitis outbreak hits 15 LGAs in Adamawa

A recent outbreak conjunctivitis which has been spreading rapidly throughout Adamawa State has hit 15 local government areas of the state. In an interview with Daily Trust, Mr. Damba Kwinke, the Adamawa State Epidemiologist from the ministry of public health,  listed the affected LGAs to include Gerei, Yola/North, Yola/South, Fufore, Mubi/North, Mubi/South, Numan, Shelleng, Song, […]

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Reps to probe funds ‘mismanagement’ in national health insurance

The House of Representatives has mandated its Committees on Insurance and Actuarial Matters and Healthcare Services to investigate alleged mismanagement of funds and other irregularities in the National Health Insurance Authority. This followed the adoption of a motion moved by Esosa Iyawe at the plenary on Tuesday. Presenting the motion, Iyawe said that despite the […]

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Health insurance: Jigawa threatens to sanction erring HMOs


The Jigawa State government has threatened to sanction any Health Maintenance Organisation (HMO) that fails to provide quality service to those that registered for the health insurance scheme. The Executive Secretary of Jigawa Contributory Health Insurance Management Agency (JICHIMA), Hamza Kakuri, issued the warning while briefing newsmen yesterday in Dutse, the state’s capital. He explained […]

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US-based epidemiologist backs govt effort with free medical outreach in Edo

In his effort to ensure that citizens of Edo State get the needed medical attention, a United States-based epidemiologist, Emmanuel Osemota, organised a free medical outreach to about 200 residents of Okhoromi community in Benin City, the state capital, on Saturday. The outreach is being carried out under the Emmanuel Osemota Foundation, which has given […]

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Lagos sensitises residents to COVID-19 vaccination

The Lagos State Government has sensitised residents of the state to the role of vaccination in safeguarding human health and the community, saying that one of the safest ways to curb the spread of COVID-19 is by taking the required dosages of the vaccine. The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Health District III, Dr Monsurat Adeleke, […]

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, UK govt collaborate to tackle African animal trypanosomiasis disease


THE Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the UK Government Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office, Boehringer Ingelheim and GALVmed have announced the creation of a new partnership to work on solutions to combat African animal trypanosomiasis (AAT). AAT is a disease of vertebrate animals affecting cattle, water buffalo, sheep, goats, horses, pigs, dogs and other species. […]

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Why arthritis patients must consult therapists before exercise – Expert


The National president, Association of Clinical and Academic Physiotherapists of Nigeria, Dr Udoka Okafor has cautioned people living with arthritis to be mindful of the form of exercise they engage in as it could be detrimental to their overall health. Okafor, an associate professor of ergonomics physiotherapy at the College of Medicine University of Lagos, […]

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