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

Health workers begin a three days warning strike.
Health Workers Begin Three-Day Warning Strike
The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) and Health Care Professionals have embarked on a three-day warning strike over Federal Government's failure to respond to...
Breast Cancer Survivor Donates Materials For Indigent Patients In LUTH
An NGO, Bricon Foundation, donated 100 mastectomy brassieres to the LUTH, Idi-Araba, Lagos, for the use of breast cancer indigent survivors.
Condoms
Foundation Warns Against Opening Of Condom With Teeth, Scissors
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has counselled couples to not use teeth or a pair of scissors to open a condom whenever they want to use it.
Measles Outbreak: 22 Die In Philippine’s Regions
Measles Outbreak: 22 Die In Philippine’s Regions
Twenty-two people recorded dead as a result of a measles outbreak in the Manila metropolitan area and other Philippines regions.
CMD Calls On FG To Step Up Fight Against FGM
Dr Peters Irobo, Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Triumphant Hospital, has called on the FG to intensify the fight against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
Bello Offers 5,000 Free Breast, Cervical Cancer Screening
Dr Amina Bello, the wife of Niger Governor, Sani Bello, has offered free breast and cervical cancer screening to 5,000 women in the last two years.
NAFDAC Inaugurates Inspection Office At Kaduna Dry Port
National Agency for Food and Drug Administration (NAFDAC), has inaugurated its Ports Inspection office at the Kaduna Inland Dry Port. Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, NAFDAC Director...
Genotype
Types Of Genotype & Blood Groups
Genotype is the genetic makeup of an organism. Here is a list of the types of genotype and blood groups in humans and why you should care about it.
Health Benefits Of Soya Bean IMAGE CREDIT: FTW Online
Health Benefits Of Soya Bean
Some call it the “miracle bean”, some call it the “golden bean”, soya bean (Soybean) is a fantastic legume which bestows skin, hair and...
Malaria In Pregnancy Is Asymptomatic, Parasitologist Reveals
Prof. Wellington Oyibo, has called on pregnant women to always consult medical doctors before they want to take anti-malaria medicines.
Don Reveals How Rotten Tomatoes Can Cause Cancer
A nutritionist, Toyin Aliu has revealed that the consumption of rotten tomatoes, popularly known as "esa," could cause cancer.
World Cancer Day: Pele Remembers Johan Cruyff PICTURE SOURCE: Pele Twitter
World Cancer Day: Pelé Remembers Johan Cruyff
Brazil soccer legend, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, popularly known as Pelé has paid tribute to his "friend" Johan Cruyff (of blessed memory) on February 4 -...
Lassa Fever Kills 15, Infects 102 In Ondo
Doctor Explains How Cats Can Prevent Lassa Fever
Keeping cats at home as pets could serve as preventive measure against lassa fever disease, according to the Gombe state Commissioner of Health, Dr Kenedy Ishaya.
2019 world Cancer Day
World Cancer Day 2019: All You Need To Know
Read all you need to know about Cancer and World Cancer day an annual celebration observed every 4th of February to raise awareness among people about the deadly disease.
Cancer Not A Death Sentence – Survivors
The Abuja Breast Cancer Support Group has enjoined cancer patients to be optimistic and know that the disease is not a death sentence.
NCDC Announces 52 New Cases Of Lassa Fever In Nigeria
Medical Expert Explains Dangers Of Lassa Fever
Public health physician, Dr. Gbenga Adepoju, has disclosed that Lassa fever is a highly contagious sickness, urging the general public to cautious.
Medical Workers Set For Nationwide Strike
Medical Workers Set For Nationwide Strike
The Joint Health Sector Union, are set for another round of a nationwide strike following the expiration of 15-day ultimatum they issued to the Federal Government.
Doctors
Association Of Resident Doctors Plead For More Engagements
The Association of Residents Doctors (ARD) has called on the FG to engage more doctors in public-owned hospitals across the country.
WAAPH
West African Health Body Urges Nigeria To Increase Health Insurance Coverage
The  West African Academic of Public Health (WAAPH) has called on the Federal Government to ensure 60 percent of health insurance coverage in Nigeria...
How To Detect Poor Mental Health – Expert
Medical practitioner,  Dr Amanda Iheme, has advised people to carry out a self-assessment, to avoid or complicate mental health issues.

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