Health

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

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

Yellow Fever Kills Two In Edo

No fewer than two people have been confirmed dead from suspected cases of yellow fever in Edo State.

UNICEF Urges State Govts. To Increase Funding For Nutrition

Dr. Zakari Adam of the United Nations Children Funds (UNICEF) has called on State Governments to increase funding for nutritional programmes.

Ambode Speaks On High Mortality Rate In Nigeria

Bolanle Ambode, the wife of Lagos State Governor, has called on government to equip Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) with necessary skills for safe delivery.

22 States Record 143 Lassa Fever Deaths

At least 143 people died of Lassa fever disease within the last 11 months in 22 states, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Thursday.

Acupuncture Safest Treatment For Diabetes — Dr. Fasehun

China-trained Acupuncturist Dr Frederick Fasehun has called on the managements of University Teaching Hospitals in Nigeria to embrace Acupuncture.

World Toilet Day: 47m Nigerians Lack Toilets – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has revealed that over 47 million Nigerians are without access to basic toilet amenities.
Cancer

Why Obesity Increases Cancer Risk

Scientists say that a new discovery could explain why obese people are more likely to develop cancer.
Ebola

DRC Ebola Response Effort Suspended In Beni After Clashes

Health Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo has suspended efforts to fight an Ebola outbreak in DR Congo’s restive eastern Beni region.

Regular Sex Helps Against Mental Disorder – Psychiatrist

Dr. Maymunah Kadiri, has advised married women to have regular sex with their spouses in order to prevent depression and gain happiness.

420m Adults Living With Diabetes – WHO

At least 420 million adults have diabetes, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.

Death From Cardiovascular Diseases On The Rise – UCH

The chief medical director (CMD) of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Temitope Alonge, says the deaths recorded as a result of cardiovascular diseases is rising.
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

There Is ‘Strong’ Link Between Obesity And Depression – Study

A study released on Tuesday by the University of Exeter reveals that obesity or being overweight can cause depression even when no other health problems exist.

Excess Sugar Can Cause Cataract – NOA

Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA), Lagos chapter, has advised Nigerians to adopt a healthy lifestyle, stating that diabetes can lead to cataract.
Pregnancy

Nigeria Records 1.3m Unwanted Pregnancies, 735,000 Unsafe Abortion

A 2018 global family planning report has revealed that Nigeria recorded 1,371,000 unwanted pregnancies in 2018 alone.

Eat More Of Local Foods To Prevent Diseases, Expert Advises Nigerians

A Consultant in Reproductive Endocrinology, Prof. Oladapo Ashiru, has urged Nigerians to cultivate the habit of eating local foods to prevent diseases such as diabetes.

Thirty Percent Of Nigerians Suffer From Mental Illness – FG

The Federal Ministry of Health has said that about Twenty to Thirty per cent of Nigerians suffer from mental illness.

Indomie Strategy Boosts Polio Immunisation In Sokoto State

A local immunisation official, Aliyu Abubakar, has disclosed that use of packets of indomie noodle as social mobilisation strategy is boosting polio immunisation in Dange-Shuni Local Government Area of Sokoto state.
Drugs

Pharmacists Council Seals 358 Medicine Stores In Taraba

The Pharmacist Council of Nigeria says it has sealed 358 medicine premises in Taraba State during its 35th outing covering about 30 states in the country.
More Women On HIV Treatment In Nigeria –NACA

More Women On HIV Treatment In Nigeria –NACA

The National Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS  (NACA) says seven hundred and forty-seven thousand, eight hundred and fifty-three females were among the 1,090,233 people on anti-retroviral treatment in Nigeria in June.

Cholera Kills 16 In Yobe With 1,759 Cases Recorded

More than nine cases of Cholera has been recorded in Yobe State in the country's North-East region, a little rise in the number of reported cases in the State.

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