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

Air Pollution Causes Miscarriage, Stroke, Other Non-communicable Diseases – Expert Warns

A public health expert, Dr Tolulope Tolufase, has warned that air pollution can cause non-communicable diseases like stroke, diabetes, miscarriage, dementia, Parkinson disease and poor development in children.

Roche Diagnostic Equips 27 Laboratories In Nigeria

Roche Diagnostics says it has so far equipped 27 Laboratories in Nigeria to ascertain the viral load of HIV patients to further curtail the spread of the dreaded disease.

How To Apply For Federal Ministry Of Health Recruitment 2018

The Federal Ministry of Health has announced a massive nationwide recruitment into the ministry for this year (2018).
Too Much Sleep Bad For The Brain - Study

Study Reveals Danger Of Sleeping Beyond Eight Hours

Study has revealed that sleeping more than eight hours a day can be associated with an increased risk of death and cardiovascular diseases.
Yellow Fever Hits 10 LGA's In Edo, Leaves 9 Dead

Yellow Fever Hits 10 LGA’s In Edo, Leaves 9 Dead

No fewer than nine people have  lost their lives in the Yellow Fever outbreak that ravaged parts of Edo state recently.

Ogun Begins Recruitment of Doctors, Nurses

In a bid to build a quality healthcare service, the Ogun State Hospitals Management Board says it has commenced the screening of some health personnel.

Doctor Strike: Patients Desert Enugu Hospital

Admitted patients in various wards have left for other hospitals, following an industrial strike by the Association of Resident Doctors in ESUTH.
In 2015, 107.7 million children and 603.7 million adults worldwide were obese, according to a wide-scale study published in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at a conference in Stockholm on Monday © AFP/File Tim SLOAN

672m People Affected Globally As Obesity Rises In Africa

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has warned over what it described as the  “fastest rising incidences of obesity in African”, noting that an estimated 672 million people are affected globally.

Nigerian Men Eager To Resume Sex After Wives’ Delivery -Study

A new study conducted by a Nigerian Mom and Baby Care Company, Mothersbond Limited, has shown that most Nigerian men who recently became fathers are...

NAFDAC Records Destruction Of N3bn Fake Drugs In One Year

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control says it has destroyed substandard and falsified medicines, worth N3bn in the last one year.

NCDC Inaugurates Public Health Emergency Centre In Kogi

NCDC in Lokoja has inaugurated a Public Health Emergency Operations Centre to aid swift rapid response to emergency public health situations in the state.

How Vocational Training Will Reduce Spread Of HIV/AIDS – Coordinator

State Coordinator of People Living With HIV/AIDS, has called on governments to organise vocational training for victims of the virus to curtail its spread.

NAFDAC Unveils Plan To Collaborate With Herbal Medicine Practices

NAFDAC has revealed it is collaborating with herbal and traditional medicine practitioners to provide guide to good practices.

Real Reasons Doctors Exodus From Nigeria – NMA

Nigeria Medical Association has attributed poor remuneration and inadequate health facilities as some of the major reasons for leaving the country en masse.

LUTH Resident Doctors To Embark On Indefinite Strike

LUTH, Idi-Arabia, chapter of the ARD has vowed to begin an indefinite strike on Thursday over unpaid salaries and allowances of doctors.

WHO Issues New Guidelines On Better Housing

World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued new guidelines, highlighting that better homes invariably lead to better standards of health.

Taraba To Allocate N100m To Hope Health Rehabilitation Centre

Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba has said that the state government would allocate N100 million to the Hope Health and Rehabilitation Centre.

FG To Inaugurate National Reference Laboratory To Curb Yellow Fever

The Federal Government has revealed its intention to inaugurate a national reference laboratory in Abuja in less than six months.a

Rivers MDCAN Lament Shortage Of Medical Doctors

Rivers State chapter of the Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria, (MDCAN), has decried a low medical doctors-patients ratio in the state.
Yellow Fever Hits 10 LGA's In Edo, Leaves 9 Dead

Yellow Fever Hits Three LGs In Edo

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Edo State has confirmed the outbreak of yellow fever in three local government areas of the state.


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