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

DR Congo Approves Five Drugs For Ebola

Five investigational therapeutics have been approved by the Democratic Republic of the Congo for the treatment Ebola Virus Disease.

Nasarawa Govt Denies Cholera Report

The health ministry in Nasarawa state on Tuesday said dismissed reports of Cholera outbreak in Keffi area of the north-central state.
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WAHO Calls For Regional Awareness Against Ebola

Director-General of West African Health Organisation (WAHO) Stanley Okolo has called for regional countries to stay alert with the resurgence of the Ebola epidemic in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

UN Says Tuberculosis Kills Over 1.6m People Annually

The United Nations has said no fewer than 1.6 million people are killed annually by tuberculosis and the disease would cost about one trillion dollars in economic loss by 2050.

One Killed, 55 Hospitalised In Kaduna Cholera Outbreak

At least one person has died following an outbreak of cholera in the Government Girls Secondary School, Kawo, Kaduna North Local Government Area of Kaduna state.

FG Urges Police To Enforce Ban On Shisha, Others

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has called on the Nigeria Police Force and all other government agencies to enforce the ban on flavoured tobacco products including Shisha.
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New Therapy Helps Woman Beat Terminal Breast Cancer

The life of a woman with terminal breast cancer has been saved by a pioneering new therapy, according to US researchers.

Adamawa Cholera Outbreak Spreads To More LGs

The cholera outbreak in Mubi North and Mubi South Local Government Areas of Adamawa state has extended to Hong and Maiha Local Government Areas.
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JUTH Performs Heart Surgeries

Four patients have had successful cardiac heart surgery at the University of Jos Teaching Hospital (JUTH).
Johesu workers salary: Union seeks prompt payment

JOHESU Seeks Salary Payment Of Health Workers Despite Strike

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) are seeking the payment of salaries of health workers who did not work during the recently called off strike.

Chemotherapy Avoidable With Early Breast Cancer Test

About 70% of women with the most common form of early stage breast cancer can be spared the "agony of chemotherapy", researchers say.

Adamawa Steps Up Response To Cholera Outbreak

Commissioner for Health in Adamawa state, Dr Fatima Atiku, says massive chlorination of infected water points in Mubi town is being carried out to contain the outbreak of cholera.

Adamawa Cholera Outbreak Kills 15

The death toll in the Cholera outbreak in Mubi, Adamawa, has risen to 15, according to the World Health Organization.
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JOHESU Members Resume Work In Some Lagos Hospitals

Members of Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) resumed work in some government-owned hospitals in Lagos on Friday following suspension of the 44-day-old strike embarked upon on April 18.

JOHESU Finally Suspends Strike

The Joint Health Workers Union (JOHESU) on Thursday suspended its nationwide strike.Concise News recalls that the union has therefore directed all members to resume work on Monday, June 4, 2018.
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Researchers Develop Material To Treat Spinal Cord Injury

Chinese researchers on Thursday announced a new type of bioactive material that may help treat spinal injuries.
Johesu workers salary: Union seeks prompt payment

National Industrial Court Takes Over JOHESU, FG Negotiation

The National Industrial Court disclosed that it would take over the negotiations between the Federal Government and JOHESU through its Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Centre.

WHO Says 1.1bn People Smoke Worldwide

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says around 1.1 billion smoke in the world today, the same number as at the turn of the century.

JOHESU Set To Call Off Strike On Friday

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) on Wednesday announced that it would suspend its six weeks old strike on Friday, June 1, 2018.

Vitamin, Mineral Supplements May Not Boost Heath – Study

A study has revealed that taking vitamin and mineral supplements may not make much a difference in one’s health.
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