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

Osinbajo Speaks On Polio Eradication

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the commitment made by the Federal and State governments to provide active leadership on polio eradication activities is a debt owed to Nigerians.

NAFDAC Bans Malco Vitamin B Complex Injection

NAFDAC has placed an embargo on the importation, sale and distribution of Malco Vitamin B Complex injection in Nigeria due to contamination.

NGO Advises FG On How To Prevent Spread Of Cholera

The Nigerian government has been urged to ensure treatment of water sources in communities affected by cholera outbreaks.

Ebola Death Toll Hits 135 In DR Congo

At least 135 people have been killed by the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), says the World Health Organization (WHO).
Don’t Use Breast Milk, Urine To Treat ‘Apollo’, Experts Warn

Don’t Use Breast Milk, Urine To Treat ‘Apollo’, Experts Warn

The Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA) has warned against the use of breast milk, urine, acid and other unorthodox treatment when infected with conjunctivitis, popularly known as Apollo.

Researchers Closing In On First Lassa Fever Vaccine

Researcher are on the verge of finding the first ever Lassa fever vaccine, according to a journal published by Nature Communications.

Buhari Govt Promises More Health Investment In 2019

Nigeria's Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole has assured that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration would invest more on health and education in 2019.

18 Nigerians Die Of Tuberculosis Hourly – NTBLCP

National Tuberculosis, Burulli Ulcer and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP), said no fewer than 18 people die hourly from Tuberculosis (TB) in Nigeria.
Study Reveals How Parenting Causes Antisocial Behaviour In Children

Study Reveals How Parenting Causes Antisocial Behaviour In Children

A study has revealed the less parental warmth and more harshness in the home environment affect how aggressive children become and whether they lack empathy and a moral compass.

WHO Predicts Extent Of Ebola Outbreak In DR Congo

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo could last for another three to four months, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Too Much Sleep Bad For The Brain - Study

Too Much Sleep Bad For The Brain – Study

A new study has revealed that excessive and insufficient sleep are similarly detrimental to the brain’s functioning.

Ondo Approves N1.5bn For Cancer Treatment Centre

The Ondo State Government said that it had approved N1.5 billion for the development of a cancer treatment centre in the state.
Toddlers With Asthma More Likely To Become Obese- Study

Toddlers With Asthma More Likely To Become Obese- Study

A study led by scientists from the University of Southern California (USC) has found that toddlers who have asthma are more likely to become obese children.

More People Die From Ebola Outbreak In DR Congo

The health ministry in DR Congo says the death toll from an Ebola outbreak in eastern part of the country has risen to 118, with three children among the recent victims.

WHO Tasks Nigeria, Other African Countries On Mental Healthcare

Global health body, the World Health Organization (WHO), has called on African countries to take seriously the management of common mental health problems.

Expert Reveals Dehydration Causes Memory Loss

Chief Medical Director, Living Standard Hospital, Dr. Jide Owolana, said that dehydration of the human body can memory loss.

Women, Youths Abusing Tramadol, Cough Syrup – NDLEA

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says there is a high-level of abuse of tramadol and cough syrup among Nigerian youth and women.
Zika

India Records 22 Zika Virus Cases

Twenty-two people in Western India have tested positive to Zika virus in the country's third outbreak in Rajasthan since January 2017.

NAFDAC Apprehends Manufacturer Of Fake Drugs In Anambra

The NAFDAC says it has arrested one Chidiogo Okeke for alleged involvement in the manufacture of fake anti-malaria drugs.
Drugs

Drug Abuse: Niger Govt Task Parents On Proper Child Upbringing

The Niger Government has called on parents to monitor their teenage children against drug abuse in order to reduce crimes in the society.
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