Latest health news from Nigeria, Africa and around the world.

NGO Speaks Against Public Breastfeeding, Calls For Leave Extension

Alive and Thrive, an NGO working to improve nutrition in Kaduna State, has mobilised labour unions and other relevant stakeholders to break barriers inhibiting...

HIV/AIDS Survey Records 99% Response In Nasarawa

North-Central Zonal Coordinator, National Aids Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS), Dr Musa Abdullahi, said that a recent survey on HIV/AIDS recorded 99 per cent response in Nasarawa State.

WHO Expects Increase In Congo Ebola Virus Cases

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared its uncertainty that it had identified all people exposed to the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu region.

Nasarawa LG Trains Community Health Workers

Nassarawa Eggon Local Government Area of Nasarawa State has put in place a training programme for the council’s health workers. Concise News understands that the...

U.S. Announces $11m Demographic Health Survey Funding In Nigeria

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Mission Director, Erin Holleran, has announced joint funding of 10.96 million dollars for the 2018 Demographic...

Why Rich Men Love Smaller Breasts, Poor Men Love Big Breasts

Psychologists conducted a study which investigated whether men’s access to resources would influence their choices for breast size in women.

FHIN Charges Nigerians On Proper Food Hygiene

FHIN has called on Nigerians to adopt adequate food handling and safety policies to prevent diarrhoea and other diseases.

HMO Calls Enrollees For Service Delivery Feedback

The Health Management Organisation (HMO), has called on enrollees of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) on service delivery at the country’s healthcare facilities...

28 Die Of Cholera In Kano

Twenty-eight persons have died in Kano after cholera swept through 33 Local Government Areas in the State. 

Cancer: U.S. Trains 44 Nigerian Oncologists

The United States Mission in Nigeria has begun a week-long training programme for 44 Nigerian clinical oncologists on the treatment of cancer.

Seven Die Of Cholera In FCT

Seven deaths have been recorded from the outbreak of cholera in four communities in the Federal Capital Territory.

Medical Marijuana Effective For Treating Epilepsy – Study

A trial which used a marijuana extract to treat 40 children with severe epilepsy found the drug has a manageable side effect profile.

Nigerian Govt To Distribute 14.4m Mosquito Nets

The Nigerian government, through the ministry of health, says it will distribute 14.4 million Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) to combat malaria in four select states before the end of 2018.

Expert Warns Against Patronage Of Quack Bone-setters

Head of Orthopaedic and Traumatology at the University of Calabar Ngim Ngim has cautioned Nigerians against patronising quack bonesetters.
Good Nutrition Helps Fights Malaria, Cancer, Hypertension – Expert

Good Nutrition Helps Fights Malaria, Cancer, Hypertension – Expert

A Nutritionist, Francis Ojile, says nutrition plays a huge role in the prevention and management of diseases like cancer, diabetes, hypertension and malaria.

DRC Begins Vaccination Against Latest Ebola Outbreak

The WHO on Thursday said the Democratic Republic of the Congo has started vaccination against the latest Ebola outbreak in the northeaster North Kivu province.

Vaccination On Latest Ebola Outbreak May Start Wednesday – WHO

A senior official of the WHO said the Ebola outbreak in Congo has been confirmed to be the Zaire strain of the virus and vaccinations of health workers may start on Wednesday.
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Nine Confirmed Dead In DR Congo’s Ebola Outbreak

Nine confirmed Ebola victims have died since the virus resurfaced in the DR Congo this month, the country’s health ministry said Tuesday.

No Scientific Evidence Breast Sucking, Fondling Prevent Cancer – Experts

The belief that sucking or fondling of a woman’s breasts could prevent lumps is not scientifically proven, according to some medical experts.

One Dies Of Lassa Fever In Enugu

One person has died from Lassa fever in a health facility within Enugu metropolis, the government of the state said on Monday.
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